Vasco Beat Ponte Preta 2×0 in Copa do Brasil: Daily

Vasco Beat Ponte Preta 2×0 in Copa do Brasil: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vasco comfortably beat Ponte Preta 2-0 last night to edge towards the final sixteen of the Copa do Brasil. Second half goals from Diego Renan and Thalles, as well as a majestic performance from midfielder Douglas, put the Cruz-Maltino on the path to victory […]

Dunga Announced as Brazil’s New Seleção Coach

Dunga Announced as Brazil’s New Seleção Coach

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, known as “Dunga”, was unveiled as the new coach of the Brazilian national side – the Seleção Brasileira – to begin his second spell in charge of the five-time world champions yesterday morning (Tuesday, July 22nd) in Rio de Janeiro. […]

Fluminense Beat Santos 1×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

Fluminense Beat Santos 1×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense beat Santos 1-0 in the eleventh round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro yesterday (July 20th) evening to move back into the G-4 at the top end of the table. Darío Conca’s wonder strike on 61 minutes separated the two sides, as Flu returned […]

Botafogo Beat Coritiba 1×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

Botafogo Beat Coritiba 1×0 in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo beat Coritiba 1-0 last night in the the eleventh round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro to put some breathing space between themselves and the relegation zone. An early strike from Argentine midfielder Bolatti was enough to give the Glorioso the points in a […]

All Three Carioca Teams Lose in Brasileirão: Daily

All Three Carioca Teams Lose in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The tenth round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro, and first since the FIFA World Cup, was dreadful for the Carioca clubs. Botafogo, Fluminense and Flamengo were all defeated in a nightmare restart to domestic football. A wonder goal from Neto Baiano helped Sport Recife […]

Campeonato Brasileiro to Start Again in Brazil

Campeonato Brasileiro to Start Again in Brazil

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just three days after the conclusion of the international football (soccer) spectacle 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Brazilian national tournament, the Campeonato Brasileiro is ready to get underway again. Tonight (July 16th), three Carioca clubs are in action after a five-week hiatus for the […]

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on “Too Big to Fail”

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on “Too Big to Fail”

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the 7-1 disgrace/humiliation/shame inflicted upon the “Seleção” in the semi-final by the “Nationalmannschaft”, all the pundits and políticos went ballistic—or perhaps “foot-ballistic.” They unanimously agreed that something must be done! Immediately if not sooner! About the only thing they all agreed upon, though, was to […]

Luiz Felipe Scolari Leaves Post as Brazil Coach: Daily

Luiz Felipe Scolari Leaves Post as Brazil Coach: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Luiz Felipe Scolari has been relieved of his duties as coach of the Brazilian national side following the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Seleção could only manage a fourth placed finish, and in their final two games, against Germany and Holland, conceded ten goals, […]

Germany Beats Argentina to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup: Daily

Germany Beats Argentina to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Germany have won the 2014 FIFA World Cup after a 1-0 win over Argentina at the Maracanã this afternoon (July 13th). An extra-time goal from Mario Gotze separated the two sides, as the Germans lifted their fourth world title. The game, during normal time […]

Brazil Finish Fourth in FIFA World Cup: Daily

Brazil Finish Fourth in FIFA World Cup: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Seleção (Brazil national team) finished fourth in the FIFA World Cup after a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at the hands of Holland at the Estádio Mané Garrincha yesterday evening. The result means the Brazil end the tournament on a low after conceding ten goals […]

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