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Down goes Brazil

Updated: July 2, 2010, 5:49 PM ET
By Roger Bennett

Notes from the last 10 minutes of Brazil's self-destruction …

Watching Brazil was akin to witnessing a bully crumpling after being punched for the very first time. Brazil wrote the future and now lies on the tournament scrap heap alongside the likes of North Korea, Honduras and England.

The game itself was a testament to two things:

The unpredictability of football. For all the ink we spilled salivating over the prospect of a steely defensive matchup, ...

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