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Adriano: A story of what might have been

Not the look of a man who once terrified defenders all around Europe.

Not the look of a man who once terrified defenders all around Europe.

2005 Confederations Cup final: Brazil 4-1 Argentina. The Brazilians battered their rivals and looked a simply unstoppable force on their way to retaining the World Cup in Germany in a year’s time. Adriano scored a brace in the final, taking his tournament tally to five on his way to the Golden Shoe as top goalscorer and Golden Ball as best player. The 24-year-old had the world at his feet. Continue reading

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