Brazil's Fernandinho is an inconsolable figure after Germany's Toni Kroos scores his team's third goal during their World Cup semi-finals in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AP Brazil's Fernandinho is an inconsolable figure after Germany's Toni Kroos scores his team's third goal during their World Cup semi-finals in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AP
Brazil's Fernandinho is an inconsolable figure after Germany's Toni Kroos scores his team's third goal during their World Cup semi-finals in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AP
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Brazil's Fernandinho is an inconsolable figure after Germany's Toni Kroos scores his team's third goal during their World Cup semi-finals in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AP Brazil's Fernandinho is an inconsolable figure after Germany's Toni Kroos scores his team's third goal during their World Cup semi-finals in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AP
Brazil's Fernandinho is an inconsolable figure after Germany's Toni Kroos scores his team's third goal during their World Cup semi-finals in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo: AP
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.