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
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
A tough task lies ahead for Atlético after a 2-0 first-leg defeat, but not an impossible one.
Reporting of events in the run-up to the World Cup have not helped the situation in Brazil.
Winning the Confederations Cup has surely never been commemorated with quite so much gusto.
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