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3.0 out of 5 stars Football's finest deserve better, 2 July 2006
This review is from: Boys From Brazil: The Official History of the Brazilian World Cup Team 1930-1986 [DVD] (DVD)
What you get with this DVD is a very quick and perfunctory set of clips of Brazil's World Cup outings from 1930 - 1966. From thereon, the clips or highlights become more extensive. Therefore, it's clearly aimed at an audience who don't particularly care about how Brazil's football developed or its history. All they want to see is modern footage of goals. And on that level, this DVD certainly delivers.

So, my problem with this DVD is firstly a paucity of pre-'66 footage. There is plenty of material available and particularly depressing is how little of this DVD is spent on Garrincha, whom many Brazilians feel was their finest player of all time. Additionally the 1958 World Cup is simply brushed over quickly without dwelling on the iconic quality of Brazil's performance. It was the first time that the world got to see the trademark style of their play and the first three minuites of their final group match against the USSR is widely believed to have been the greatest three minuites in Brazilian footballing history. And where is it on this DVD? Nowhere.

The post-1966 material fares better but even then, it's edited and presented in such a mediocre fashion that after a while you just become numb watching goal after goal after goal with very little context attached to them. You don't really get a sense of how incredible the 1970 victory was and what a pivotal moment in international football history it was. Likewise the 1982 team, a team comprable to the 1970 one. When you watch this DVD, Zico and the boys are simply presented as just another Brazilian side.

Still, the goals are wonderful as are the touches of indivdual skill that once characterised Brazilian football. But don't be misled by the title. This is quite definitely NOT the history of Brazilian World Cup football. It is merely a collection of clips of goals, nothing more.
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