Host nation's belief will help them prevail

AFTER busting the budget and spending close to US$12 billion to host what has turned out to be one of the most enthralling World Cups of all time, Brazil is now just 90 minutes away from gracing its own final.

No one in this football-mad country of 200 million people would even dare fathom any outcome other than their beloved team making it through.

In their eyes, it would be nothing short of a travesty if the Selecao was not one of the two teams contesting the showpiece match at the majestic Maracana...

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