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

Brazil end qualification campaign on a high

Paulinho looks certain to be heading to Russia (Mowa Press)

Despite having qualified for next year’s World Cup in Russia several months ago, the seleção were in no mood for charity last week. Tite fielded a full strength team, which brushed aside Chile 3-0. That result, combined with others, means that Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and co will not be spending their summer in Russia next year.  Continue reading

Seleção squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

No place for Diego (photo: Mowapress)

Brazil have already qualified for next year’s World Cup, but Tite called up mainly tried and tested players for the upcoming qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia. The two new faces were Corinthians keeper Cássio and Grêmio’s excellent playmaker Luan. Continue reading

Série A 2017 preview

Will Diego recover from injury and lead Flamengo to the title? (Mowa Press)

Brazilfooty is back and the Brazilian 2017 Série A kicks off this weekend. To mark both of these highly auspicious events in global football, Brazilfooty has prepared an in-depth Série A review. It has been a herculean effort for a part-time blogger: social plans were cancelled; reluctant support from an unimpressed girlfriend was obtained; football almanacs were dusted off and scanned from cover to cover; match reports read; team rosters inspected; fan forums observed; journalists interviewed; hours of TV footage reviewed; player dossiers complied; and an excessive amount of stroking of the chin while looking ponderously into the air and uttering ‘hmmmmm’ was done. The result is a thorough review of all 20 Série A teams. Continue reading

Seleção fall against the Swiss

Dani Alves holds his hand up (Mowa Press)

Dani Alves holds his hand up (Mowa Press)

After their exploits in the Confederations Cup, the seleção were back on the field, this time in Europe in a friendly against Switzerland in Basel. Its fair to say that the Swiss are no pushovers when it comes to football and they proved that they are top of their World Cup qualifying group for a reason by beating Brazil 1-0 last night. Continue reading