Robinho Goal Versus Ireland

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Brazil make the game of soccer look easy. Brazil makes it look like they’re always playing against a team who belongs in a Sunday soccer league. Robinho, who really didn’t get a fair shake at Manchester City, plays a nice one two and slots the ball home.

Poor Ireland, who won’t be attending this year’s World Cup in South Africa in large part thanks to an Henry handball, got beat at the Emirates Stadium by Kaka, Maicon and Robinho. But perhaps it’s better they’re not going, if they were going to let a team, even if it’s Brazil, walk through and score like Robinho was able to do.


This is what Brazilian coach Dunga had to say about Robinho. Dunga might have one of the hardest jobs in all of world soccer, picking the best Brazilian players for the World Cup.

It meant a happy return to England for Robinho, who endured a disappointing first half of the season with Manchester City before being loaned to Santos.

“You can see he is happy again,” Brazil coach Dunga said. “He needs the ball at his foot and to play well to be happy. With his effort on the pitch, he showed all of us what he can do. Robinho is always someone who has great emotion for the national team.”

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