Soccer-Brazil’s suspect temperament exposed in Swiss defeat (Reuters)

By Brian Homewood BASEL, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Brazil’s shock defeat by Switzerland exposed the same temperamental weaknesses that led to their downfall at the 2010 World Cup and could undermine their bid to win a sixth title on home soil next year. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari brushed aside Wednesday’s 1-0 loss, putting it down to a lack of preparation time at the start of the season, but the match’s apparent lack of importance made Brazil’s petulant behaviour all the more noticeable. …

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