Viral Video of the Day: Giovani Dos Santos Demonstrates Joga Bonito for Brazil
Life is full of mysteries.
Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone? What happened to Kelly and Jessie during the last season of Saved by the Bell? And, most mysterious of all: Why can't Giovani Dos Santos get a sniff of game time at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club?
As this clip shows, the young man can clearly play some ball. In fact, during Mexico's friendly with Brazil on Sunday, Mr. Two Saints taught the Sambas a pretty little lesson in joga bonito.
That's the beautiful game, and if you're unclear on the concept, watch the video.
Then, if you're an American, cover your face with your hands and shake your head slowly. That's what I'm doing. You might even want to shed a tear or two, because this just isn't fair.
Here's the thing, though: Apparently, some doubt whether or not Dos Santos meant to score this glorious golazo—as if, maybe, just maybe, he'd actually been trying to pass or something.
Yeah right. He knew exactly what he was doing.
Check this out if you don't believe it. Gio is a great goal scorer, and only 'Arry Redknapp will ever really know why the Mexican international isn't good enough to even sit on the bench at White Hart Lane.
Mexico won the game, by the way, beating Brazil 2-0 at Jerry Jones' billion-dollar playground.
And there, friends, is a neat little summation of the difference between Mexican and American soccer right now. We puff out our chests after drubbing poor Scotland in front of 44,000 people (rightfully so... no hatin' here). Then Brazil beats the snot out of us, and then Mexico blanks them in a 100,000-seat cathedral with a gargantuan video board capturing every moment in real time.
And then the Brazilians say stuff like this:
"Mexico were a good test. They are a stronger team than USA and I think this game has served as preparation to face harder rivals like we will have in London," said Brazil playmaker Lucas Moura.
Gee, thanks, Lucas.
And for Gio: Keep on keepin' on, hombre. Once sulky Gareth Bale leaves London, maybe you'll get to sit on the bench every once in a while.
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