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

Confederations Cup and Brazilian street protest reflections

Neymar collects one of his trophies in front of the cronies (Mowa Press)

Neymar collects one of his trophies in front of the cronies (Mowa Press)

On Tuesday I published a post with my reaction to Brazil’s stunning victory against Spain in the Confederations Cup final. In this post, I reflect on the more important point that was raised during the Confederations Cup: the massive street protests. What does this win do for the protest movement, if anything? People always pull off the clichés about winning will unite the country. Bollocks. Continue reading

Confederations Cup final at the Maracana: Brazil 3 Spain 0

Thiago Silva lifts the trohpy (Mowa Press)

Thiago Silva lifts the trohpy (Mowa Press)

Wow. Who saw that coming? In the first of a two article special, I reflect on Brazil’s stunning Confederations Cup win and what is means for the football. Read on for more. Tomorrow, I’ll give my reflections on what is means for the protest movement sweeping through the country. Continue reading

Blog latest

Neymar dribbles past Oscar in training (Mowa Press)

Neymar dribbles past Oscar in training (Mowa Press)

Faithful readers,

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

Sul-Americana final violence: what happened

Lucas honours the shirt (Vipcomm)

Last night, late, I watched the Sul-Americana final second leg. Great first half from São Paulo, 2-0 up going into the break. Lucas, in his last game for the club, with the first and the lightning quick Osvaldo with the second. But, what happened next is nothing short of astonishing and sad. Continue reading