Brazil’s chances in Russia – the lowdown

I recently gave an interview to a Swiss-based beer and football blogger Rob who runs the cool website thisdrinkinglife.com. Rob is conducting a series of interviews with bloggers and writers from around the world to discuss their teams’ chances at the world cup. I discussed Brazil’s chances, explained how I came to love Brazilian football and give my thoughts on Brazilian beer. Check out the full interview:

The 12 players on World Cup standby revealed

Lucas Paqueta. Tite. Standby list World Cup. Brazil

20-year-old Lucas Paquetá is close to a Seleção call up (pic: André Durão)

There has been some mystery and lots of speculation about the names of the 12 players on standby for Brazil’s World Cup squad: who were they and were the eligible to play for their clubs in the meantime? All has now been revealed. Continue reading

To rest or not to rest?

Renato Gaúcho – not a huge fan of questions about his team selection

Grêmio‘s slip against Botafogo in the Serie A last weekend, after fielding a weakened side, brought up that old question: is it right to rest players in the league to keep them fresh for midweek Copa Libertadores games? Continue reading