How Tite restored Brazilian pride after 2014 embarrassment

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup Match of the Day, 9 July 2014. Argentina have just beaten the Netherlands on penalties to reach the final. But everyone is still trying to assimilate the scarcely credible result from the previous day’s semi-final. Hosts Brazil have been thrashed 7-1 by Germany. What happens now? "Will Brazil now want a root-and-branch overhaul of their system?" asks Mark Chapman. "I hope so," I replied – but feared that after a 10-day period of mourning, things would chug along much as before.

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