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Magical or not, Brazilian football still demands our attention and attendance

Bruce Springsteen, even with dentures. The Bolshoi Ballet. Martin Scorsese talking movies. The All Blacks hunting. With these folks, you don't ask questions. If they turn up in town, you show up. Think of it as the beckoning of beauty.

So on Thursday, of course I will go and watch Brazil. And please do not ask, as a friend did yesterday:

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 08, 2019, with the headline 'Magical or not, Brazil still demand our attention and attendance'. Print Edition | Subscribe