Bahia were the big winners in the opening round of the Série A, thumping an under strength Atlético Paranaense 6-2. Palmeiras also got their title defence off to an excellent start, thrashing Vasco 4-0. Grêmio won, while fellow title hopefuls Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro drew with each other. Corinthians, São Paulo and Santos had days to forget. My predictions and fantasy football team all got off to a lousy start. Continue reading
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
Busy life, living in London and no football on TV: the story of how Brazilfooty drifted into the wilderness. But after a four-year absence, Brazilfooty is back. What have you missed and what’s in store? Continue reading
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
Good evening sports fans!
Brazil are taking on Switzerland in a friendly this week. I’ve blogged about that in a separate post. In this one, I’d like to give you a quick update on the comings and goings from the Serie A with a bit of player news and transfer gossip thrown into the mix. Continue reading
Apologies for the lack of activity on here over the last few months but things like work, studies and other annoying day to day things have been keeping me busy and kept me away from blogging. I’ll try and get back up to speed after my exams in June. Until then, here are a few bits and bobs to keep you going. Continue reading
Good morning sports fans! Its been a little while so just a quick post with an update from the Serie A and other Brazilian football news. There are now just four rounds of the Championship left and it is now a question of when, not if, Fluminense will be crowned Champions.
Marcelo added to Brazil’s full back injury problems after he pulled out of the squad with a broken foot. He’s unlikely to play again this year in a blow to both club and country. Continue reading
You’ll have noticed that things have been very quiet on Brazilfooty in the last couple of months… summer holidays? Olympics? Exams? Actually, I was travelling around Africa, completely out of touch with Brazilian football. Quite a lot has happened since then and my last post (my trip to Santos) on 22 July 2012 so I’ll do a short summary of the main stories below. Continue reading
I completed my Brazilian trip with a visit to the Morumbi stadium with fanatical São Paulo fan Thiago. Continue reading