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Because it is turning out better than expected, the World Cup is doing more good than harm to brand Brazil. The opposite is true for Brazil's brand of football.Those teams didn't win the World Cup.There has been fabulous football, but only smatterings of it from Brazil, mostly from Neymar, the team's principal entertainer now out with a broken back.Brazil has been a scrappy team, committing more fouls -- 96 so far -- than any other and collecting 10 yellow cards, again the most with Costa Rica. Against Colombia, Brazil's players ganged up on James Rodriguez, taking turns to foul the 22-year-old because he was central to that team's electric attacks and scored half of its tournament-leading 12 goals.Oscar's run, however, started with Ramires charging into Ivan Rakitic, clattering him off the ball and to ground, which the referee chose to ignore.Brazil has simply become like many other teams in doing these things.
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