The Prison of Expectation

The Prison of Expectation

Neymar offers thanks. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

World Cup | Brazil 2014

A match interpretation in one image and one sentence

June 12: Brazil 3 Croatia 1

When ESPN commentator Ian Darke said Brazil had been let out of jail, he was spot on in at least three senses: they escaped, via luck, with a wink and a nod; they seem a rag-tag bunch, with Neymar as the irrepressible youth drawing plots in the sand; and, certainly, upon their next visit, the warden (referee) will not be as lenient.


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