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Brazilian paper throws objectivity out the window, awards all players 10/10

Word has it they are considering changing markings to ‘Out of 11′ with the World Cup in mind.

THE CONFEDERATIONS CUP, rather than sinking into an end-of-season trudgefest, was a successful tournament that was taken seriously by all sides involved [bar holidaymakers Tahiti] and delivered the result the home fans wanted, a Brazil win.

One local newspaper was so caught up in the raptures of Brazil beating world champions Spain 3-0 that it doled out 10 out of 1o’s all-round for the 14 players that featured in the win. Even coach, Big Phil Scolari got a 10.

The reading was not so pretty for the Spanish team, with Alvaro Arbeloa and Gerard Pique tanking out with marks of 2.5. Star performer, according to the subjective Brazilian ratings, was Barcelona forward Pedro, who got 6.5.

Who knows what the ratings will be if Brazil win the World Cup at the Marecana next summer. Will they turn the ratings amp up to 11?

(Credit: @BenSmithBBC)

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