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Team Brazil fares better than it has in decades at the World Cup
Maybe the Samba spread to their feet. In a pulsating first week at the World Cup, the goals piled up in a barrage of offense that hadn’t been seen in nearly 50 years.
The early games are often turgid defensive battles, but the first 18 matches of this World Cup averaged 3 goals per game–a big jump from the 2.27 average for all the 2010 Cup’s games. …