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 […]

Tite Could Replace Scolari as Brazil’s Seleção Boss: Daily

Tite Could Replace Scolari as Brazil’s Seleção Boss: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reports in the Brazilian media are suggesting former Corinthians boss Tite could replace Luiz Felipe Scolari once the FIFA World Cup is over. Brazil crashed out of the tournament at the semi-final stage this past Tuesday, when they were demolished 7-1 by Germany. Scolari […]

Argentina to Meet Germany in World Cup Final: Daily

Argentina to Meet Germany in World Cup Final: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Argentina and Germany will meet this Sunday in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final at the Maracanã after the South Americans edged out Holland on penalties this evening (July 9th). The tight semi-final clash, played at the Arena Corinthians, ended goalless after 120 minutes […]

Brazil Humiliated by Germany in World Cup Semi-Final: Daily

Brazil Humiliated by Germany in World Cup Semi-Final: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Seleção (Brazil national team) were unceremoniously dumped out of the FIFA World Cup after being thrashed 7-1 by Germany at the Mineirão this evening (July 8th). A sensational six minute period in the first half saw the Germans score four goals, snatching away […]

Brazil Plays Without Neymar in World Cup Today: Daily

Brazil Plays Without Neymar in World Cup Today: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Neymar, scorer of four goals at the FIFA World Cup, will miss the rest of the tournament after suffering a broken bone in his back following a challenge from Juan Zuniga, the Colombia right-back. The initial prognosis is that the Seleção No. 10 will […]