The art of playing football is entirely different in Italy when compared to other countries; it is stylish and cunning at the same time and these art forms in the game are known as Fantasia and Furbizia; the two ingredients of Italian football that make it exquisite.

In Part-2 of the series, TheHardTackle's Somnath Sengupta analyzes how Brazilian football became more defensive in the 90s and how the new tactics have led Brazil to a successful return to the pinnacle of the beautiful game, and concludes his observations with a comparison of Brazil's changing formation and tactics in different World Cups.

Brazil, the most successful nation has long been lauded as the team that plays most attractive football. But is this epithet completely correct in last two decades ? THT's Somnath Sengupta takes a cynical look at recent Brazilian teams, and compares them with the older teams. In Part-1 let us looks at the historical context of Brazil's association with Joga Bonito