refs should not favor anybody not even their own country. brazilians do whine, one of the best example was ronaldo not being fit in that 98 final.
hand of god was not an excuse. in 1986 maradona scored a goal against england, replays showed a hand was used. when a journalist asked him after the match, ofcourse he could not accept it but he did not lie either, he just joked "it is hand of god".
When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Gets Going.