Série A week 1: Vinicius Júnior makes professional debut

Vinicius Junior and Robinho: a star of the future with his idol (Mowa Press)

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

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

2017 State championship review

Paulo Guerrero: top scorer in Rio (Mowa Press)

Love em or hate em, last weekend saw the state championships come to a close. If you have no idea what I’m on about and would like to know more about Brazil’s state championship system – what they mean, when they run and how they work – check out Brazilfooty’s state championship primer. For a short wrap of all the key results and events across the main states on the final day of this year’s state championship calendar, read on. 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

Serie A latest, player news and transfer gossip

Seedorf. Legend! (Globoesporte)

Seedorf. Legend! (Globoesporte)

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

Experiencing Futebol

The futebol bug (AFP)

The futebol bug (AFP)

Brazilfooty is rethinking itself and embracing new ideas to improve the site. As part of the process, we’re inviting authors, travellers and inspired people to contribute. If you think you’ve got what it takes and/or something worth saying, please get in touch. The first new contributor is Eric, an American who has recently moved to Brazil with his (Brazilian) wife and Brazilfooty reader. As a ‘soccer enthusiast’ and with a passion for Brazil, he has already caught the Brazilian futebol bug and started his own blog about Brazilian football (www.footballdobrasil.com). Here are his reflections on the game, how he came to love it and what it means in Brazil. Check it out. Continue reading