Has the seleção peaked too soon? Has it peaked?

Will Neymar be fully focused next summer? (Mowa Press)

Brazil topped their qualifying group after beating Chile 3-0 last Tuesday. Tite, the coach, has won an incredible ten out of twelve qualifying games since taking over just over one year ago. The seleção was the first team to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia and once again they top FIFA’s world rankings. But have they peaked too soon? Continue reading

Can Flamengo really win the league?

Trauco celebrates his equaliser against Fluminense (photo: Flamengo)

Just over a month ago, on the eve of the competition, I predicted Flamengo would win the Série A. But after eight league games played, they have just 11 points, are in 10th position and nine points off the pace. Can they still do it? Continue reading

Fantastic Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho – what a legend (Atletico-MG website)

Atlético Mineiro kept their slim title hopes alive with a fantastic win against Fluminense on Sunday afternoon. They won 3-2 with a goal in the last minute. Can’t say they didn’t deserve it – look how many times they hit the post. What a glorious header that was. What an atmosphere! Check out the highlights to the game below and look out for Ronaldinho dictating play from his central attacking midfield role. He is in fantastic form and I think its great. I’d still be shocked if Fluminense didn’t win the title (they have their own stars like Fred and Deco) and are six points clear at the top with six games left but I’ve left a few videos highlights of the great man’s recent performances below. Look at his and the fans reaction. Fantastic. What a legend! Continue reading

Serie A kick-off: A fans’ preview

Can reigning Champions Corinthians juggle Libertadores and Serie A? (Getty)

It’s the big kick off in the Brazilian Serie A (also known as Brasileirão) this weekend. And we’ve got some inside track, fans’ opinion and the local angle on some of the main teams below. So read on and get all the inside scoop. Continue reading