BRAZIL ROUT MEANS NOTHING

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By STEVE BRENNER

ORLANDO, Fla. — It will undoubtedly take more than a convincing win over Haiti to reinvigorate Brazil’s love affair with its national soccer team.

With only 35 minutes on the stadium clock, Brazil, five-time world champions, already had three goals against an earnest collection of Haitian players who were content enough to be joining the party at this summer’s Copa América Centenario without registering a seismic result against a team that has traditionally been one of the game’s greatest powers.

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HAITI DREAM OF A NEW BEGINNING

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BY STEVE BRENNER

When the Haitian national anthem permeates the Seattle air on Sunday night , raw emotion will fill a proud nation’s heart.

On hearing the poetic ‘La Dessalinienne ‘ , minds will flash back to Port au Prince , the country’s brilliantly chaotic capital – a battered , beautiful , historic part of the world which has been ravaged with unimaginable hardships no one should ever experience.

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WEBB’S REIGN OF SHAME LAID BARE

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BY STEVE BRENNER

Fast cars. Monstrous mansions. Bribes, backhanders, and ridiculously expensive gravy boats.

Welcome to the murky world of Jeffrey Webb and his reign at the Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), which has developed into a key component on cracking down on corruption-shaming soccer.

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LAMPS: JOSE IS THE MAN

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EXCLUSIVE FROM STEVE BRENNER IN NEW YORK

JOSE MOURINHO has the X-Factor to help Manchester United regain their oomph.

That’s the view of Chelsea legend Frank Lampard whose love affair with the Special One has never died following their glory days together which saw the Portuguese rule the Premier League.

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