Brasileirão movers and shakers

Switching Rio de Janeiro for Madrid

With the league on hold due to the World Cup and the European transfer window wide open, there have been plenty of comings and goings at Brazilian clubs over the last few weeks. Check out this comprehensive list. Continue reading

Saransk: a city I never knew existed but one I won’t forget

Delighted to meet the locals in the middle of nowhere

Saransk. What is a Saransk? Some type of Russian cuisine? A coat you wear in winter? The name of your fluffy pet at home? No, it’s a little town, mostly unbeknown by Russian citizens and its existence unheard of by the international traveller. In this guest post for Brazilfooty, Iresh gives you the lowdown on this unusual place. Continue reading

Brazil breathe huge sigh of relief after late show against Costa Rica

Brazil’s players and coaching staff celebrate their late win (Mowa Press)

There is a very fine line between success and failure in top-level sport. And Brazil straddled that line yesterday. But, after scoring two very late goals against Costa Rica, they managed to end the day on the right side of that line, just. Continue reading