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A foreigner living in São Paulo gives his two cents on the beautiful game

Seleção put through their paces in Moscow

Brazil’s players are put through their paces in Russia ahead of Friday’s game (pic: Mowa Press)

Brazil’s players have been training in Moscow ahead of their friendly match with Russia tomorrow. Tite has not confirmed his starting line up but it looks likely that Thiago Silva will start in place of Marquinhos. Continue reading

Discontent at São Paulo after another defeat

São Paulo’s players don’t look like turning it around

São Paulo are one of the big guns in Brazilian football, but they’ve had a wretched run over the last few years. Things hit a new low on Saturday as they slumped to defeat against São Caetano, although the players do have a chance to redeem themselves on Tuesday night. Continue reading

WC tickets go on sale at 9am UK on 13 March

Nobody said it was cheap

World Cup tickets go on sale at 9am UK time on Tuesday March 13th (06:00am in Brazil), and not the time I had thought and indicated in the previous post. (I had assumed it would be at 00:00 in Russia, which would be 9pm in the UK on Monday – nowhere on FIFA’s website do they actually tell you this, except for when you log in to your account and actually try and buy the tickets.) Anyway, there it is folks. For more information and tips if you are trying to buy tickets on Tuesday, check Brazilfooty’s Russia 2018 ticket guide.

Guide to this week’s Russia World Cup ticket sales

Act fast – this might be your last chance to get 2018 World Cup tickets

The final batch of World Cup tickets go on sale on Tuesday. Its not clear from the FIFA website what time on Tuesday, but I suspect it is 00:00 in Moscow, which would be 9pm on Monday in the UK and 6pm on Monday in Brazil. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading