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James has lived in Brazil for the last eight years, and writes about Brazilian football for The Blizzard, ESPN, World Soccer, IBWM, and others. He is currently at work on a novel about love, death and footbal in the nordeste of Brazil. Twitter: @seeadarkness

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The Wasteland: Cruzeiro’s Brazilian title triumph turns Rio and São Paulo into footballing tiddlers, Football

The Wasteland: Cruzeiro’s Brazilian title triumph turns Rio and São Paulo into footballing tiddlers

It has been a deserved, runaway triumph, built around a clutch of astute signings, ranging from the marquee to the relatively unheralded, combined with the emergence of some bright young players

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 14 November 2013 at 11:56 am

From the Centipede to the Rat Hunter – How Brazil’s longest suffering club escaped from the wilderness, Football

From the Centipede to the Rat Hunter – How Brazil’s longest suffering club escaped from the wilderness

Welcome to football in the north east of Brazil…

By | Football, Sport | Saturday, 9 November 2013 at 9:00 am

Fifa threatens Brazil with World Cup expulsion (almost…), Football

Fifa threatens Brazil with World Cup expulsion (almost…)

June 12, 2014. England against Brazil in the opening game of the World Cup. Surprisingly the stands at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo are almost entirely empty…

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 18 October 2013 at 2:44 pm

Beautiful Horizon – How Belo Horizonte became the football capital of Brazil in 2013, Football

Beautiful Horizon – How Belo Horizonte became the football capital of Brazil in 2013

There might still be sixteen games left of this Brasileirão season, but last night’s celebrations of almost 50,000 Cruzeiro fans after a 3-0 win over closest rivals Botafogo had a definite ‘put the champagne on ice’ feel.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 2:32 pm

The tale of the masseur and the goal-line clearance in Brazil – ‘I did it because of my love for the club’

While the back four of the Seleção has looked settled in recent months, competition for the incumbents may have emerged in the shape of a surprising late challenger.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 10 September 2013 at 4:28 pm

Cup more than half full for Brazilian football minnows, Football

Cup more than half full for Brazilian football minnows

To begin, a health warning. Regular readers of this column, if such things exist, should make a mug of strong, sweet tea and find a sturdy armchair in which to settle.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 23 August 2013 at 4:39 pm

More Wacky Races than Formula One as season heats up in Brazil, Football

More Wacky Races than Formula One as season heats up in Brazil

With painful slowness, the Brasileirão season has finally worked its way clear of Confederations Cup snarl-ups and Libertadores bottlenecks and hit the open road that will carry it through to December’s finishing line.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 at 6:37 pm

Home town heroes: Atletico Mineiro v Olimpia, Copa Libertadores final second-leg preview, Football

Home town heroes: Atletico Mineiro v Olimpia, Copa Libertadores final second-leg preview

A tough task lies ahead for Atlético after a 2-0 first-leg defeat, but not an impossible one.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 24 July 2013 at 6:00 am

Lost in translation – Why sensationalist journalism over referee beheading does Brazil a disservice, Football

Lost in translation – Why sensationalist journalism over referee beheading does Brazil a disservice

Reporting of events in the run-up to the World Cup have not helped the situation in Brazil.

By | Football, Sport, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 11 July 2013 at 1:37 pm

How Brazil’s Confederations Cup triumph was born amidst protests, Football

How Brazil’s Confederations Cup triumph was born amidst protests

Winning the Confederations Cup has surely never been commemorated with quite so much gusto.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 2 July 2013 at 5:42 pm

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