Arroyo Con Frijoles said:They targeted James more than Colombia targeted Neymar just this afternoon!
Yeah, Neymar was often fouled because he was just faster than anyone the opponents had defending him. Colombia didn't foul him as much this afternoon because they actually had speed tracking back in Zapata.
Meanwhile DtTtB is basically agreeing with me, saying that Brazil played a physical game because they're bigger than their Latin American opponents. Well, of course, because that's the team Big Phil chose. That's what he does. They came into this tournament planning to beat people up and score with a few flair players. The stats reflect this. Defend that as pragmatic if you want, but don't turn around and wail about other sides fouling if you came into the tournament planning to beat everyone up.