If I was Leonardo Da Vinci, this would be my Mona Lisa. Continue reading
Brazilfooty is back and the Brazilian 2017 SÃ©rie A kicks off this weekend. To mark both of these highly auspicious events in global football,Â Brazilfooty has prepared an in-depthÂ SÃ©rie 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 SÃ©rie A teams. Continue reading
The Brazilian National Championship kicked off yesterday afternoon which makes my report at least one day late. Sorry about that! Better late than never, right? In my report, I give a short comment on each of the twenty teams and my prediction about where they will finish in the league table. For a full explanation on Brazilian football and all of the club competitions see this link. Continue reading
Santos drew with Once Caldas in a chilly SÃ£o Paulo to reach the last four of the Copa Libertadores. Neymar, once again, was the star of the show; he scored the goal in the 1-1 draw (which classified Santos 2-1 on aggregate) and was a constant outlet for Santos down the left hand side of the field. Continue reading
One day after Coritiba and CearÃ¡ progressed at the expense of Palmeiras and Flamengo, SÃ£o Paulo are the latest big name to be knocked out of the Brazilian Cup by supposedly inferior opposition. They lost to AvaÃ in FlorianÃ³polis 3-1 (3-2 on aggregate). Vasco are the only ‘big name’ left and are through to the semi finals after beating AtlÃ©tico Paranaense on away goals. The semi final first legs will be played next week.
In other news, Neymar is going to be a father for the first time and SÃ£o Paulo is not going to be a host city in the 2013 Confederations Cup. The five cities that will be hosting the competition are: Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Brasilia and Salvador.