Hot-headed David Luiz could cool Brazil ambition (Reuters)

Brazil's football player David Luiz listens to questions during a news conference ahead of a friendly soccer match against Russia at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London March 24, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

By Brian Homewood (Reuters) – The last thing that Brazil need when they try and win a sixth World Cup on home soil next year is for their players to lose their cool at a crucial moment in the tournament. Brazil should have learned the lesson in 2010 when they imploded in the second half of the quarter-final against the Netherlands after the whole team, including coach Dunga, let their anxiety get the better of them. Yet, there were worrying signs in Sunday’s 3-0 friendly win over France that it has not been heeded. …


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