What comes next in this sequence: 4, 8, 24, 8, ?
It’s 4, right? No, of course it isn’t. Roberto Carlos pulled his socks up at the wrong moment and Brazil didn’t win the 2006 World Cup. We don’t know what comes next, but all connected with the Seleção will hope it’s 20. The sequence – as I’m sure you knew anyway, you heritage fan you – is the number of years between Brazilian World Cup wins since their first triumph in 1958.
They also won it in 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Since then:…