Thousands of Mexicans celebrate their team's soccer gold at the Angel de la Independencia monument, in Mexico City.Photo: Reuters Thousands of Mexicans celebrate their team's soccer gold at the Angel de la Independencia monument, in Mexico City.Photo: Reuters
Thousands of Mexicans celebrate their team's soccer gold at the Angel de la Independencia monument, in Mexico City.Photo: Reuters
Alvin Sallay
Opinion

Opinion

Alvin Sallay

Time for Brazil soccer team to return to their free-flowing ways

As Olympic gold eludes them yet again, it seems like the instinctive samba style has been lost from the world's most successful football nation

Thousands of Mexicans celebrate their team's soccer gold at the Angel de la Independencia monument, in Mexico City.Photo: Reuters Thousands of Mexicans celebrate their team's soccer gold at the Angel de la Independencia monument, in Mexico City.Photo: Reuters
Thousands of Mexicans celebrate their team's soccer gold at the Angel de la Independencia monument, in Mexico City.Photo: Reuters
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Alvin Sallay

Alvin Sallay

Alvin Sallay was a Sunday columnist with the paper for more than 10 years and reported on the Hong Kong sports scene for the last 25 years. Through his columns he covered four Olympic Games and one soccer World Cup. A long-time Asia expert, he has also been to seven consecutive Asian Games.