About Brian Davidson

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

Palmeiras miss chance to go top

Can Borja become a Palmeiras hero on Sunday? (Source: Palmeiras)

The Série A title race is wide open after three defeats in four matches for leaders Corinthians and the excellent form of Palmeiras. But Palmeiras missed an opportunity to take the lead at the top of the Série A after they only managed a draw against Cruzeiro on Monday night. Had they won that game, a win in this Sunday’s classico against Corinthians would have taken them top of the log. Continue reading

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

Ten players your team can sign from Brazil this transfer window

Good enough for the seleção, but would he make it in England? (Photo: Mowapress)

Some of the hottest property in Brazil may have already made its way to Europe this summer, but there are still plenty of good players left in Brazil. Still need a star striker before the transfer window closes? Damn right you do. Forward this post to your local club Chairman and tell him to get his cheque book out fast.
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