BRAZIL is the biggest exporter of footballing talent – the Brazilian can be found plying his trade in all corners of the world and in every continent. The national team, despite its ups and downs, is always considered among the favourites when a World Cup comes around. The media is still hung-up on the spirit of beach-playing ball artists and the culture of joga bonito. Sadly, the circus element of Brazilian football perished long ago, way before Germany won 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final and delivered a crushing blow to the psyche of the nation that was comparable to the disaster of “Maracanazo” of 1950. Football is so important to Brazil as to a large degree it used the game to define its…