Soccer-Spain quash doubts, fans get behind Brazil (Reuters)

By Andrew Downie SALVADOR, June 21 (Reuters) – The early signs from the Confederations Cup are that Brazil’s fans can help rather than hinder the team at home, reports of Spain’s demise are premature and the heat is going to cause problems for everyone at the World Cup. Hosts Brazil, already through to the semi-finals along with Italy, came into the tournament under a cloud with some people questioning whether Luiz Felipe Scolari’s young squad has what it takes to beat the best. …

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