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Brazilian National Team: The Old Tale of Glorious Past, Horrifying Present and Worrisome Future – pt. 4

Mano Menezes in an exciting press conference

(Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)

Mano Menezes had a good history on his back as well. Taking Grêmio in 2005 after the club’s relegation, he had the mission to bring the team back to its deserved position. The play-off match which brought Grêmio back to First Division was known as Batalha dos Aflitos and gained some attention from international media. In a game against Náutico where Grêmio lost 4 players with red cards and had 2 penalties against the team, Mano’s squad managed to grab a 1-0 win with an Anderson (now at Manchester United) goal.

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