Dressed in a dark suit as he stalked the grass in front of Brazil’s bench, Tite allowed himself to be engulfed by his players as they cavorted in celebration around him

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joining them eventually with a wiggle of his shoulders and hips. There were still more than 15 minutes left in the first half.

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That is how carefree a game it was for Brazil, how much joy it took in dismantling an outmatched South Korea squad in the round of 16 on a balmy Monday night in Doha

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The Brazilians repeated the same pattern all night — coldblooded goal, happy dance — until the final whistle blew to end their fun. The lopsided score, 4-1,

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Brazil’s display, even with South Korea providing only mild resistance to the outburst of collective skill, surely cemented its status as one of the favorites to lift the FIFA World Cup Trophy on Dec. 18

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Brazil plays next on Friday against Croatia in the quarterfinal round, and it will be favored to win that game, too.

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The goal that got Tite, 61, doing his jig was the team’s third, which materialized from the foot of his striker, Richarlison, in one of the finest displays of individual wizardry in the tournament thus far.

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Tussling with a South Korean defender just outside the penalty area, Richarlison bounced the ball three times off his head in a stylish effort to keep possession

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