Copa America 2011: Brazil out

Fred struggles to control the ball against Paraguay (Mowa Press)

Brazil sensationally missed all four of their penalties in a penalty shootout against Paraguay as they crashed out of the Copa America at the quarter final stage. Unlike previous games at the competition, Brazil dominated the match from start to finish.   Continue reading

Brazil progress to Copa America quarter finals

Neymar scored two goals for Brazil against Ecuador (Mowa Press)

Brazil belatedly got their act together at the Copa America by beating Ecuador 4-2 thanks to an excellent second half performance. The result means Brazil finish top of Group B and will now face Paraguay in the quarter finals on Sunday. Continue reading

Disappointing Brazil draw with Venezuela in Copa America

Neymar is carrying Brazilian hopes at the Copa America (VIPCOMM)

Good and bad news readers. Good news first. Your favourite Brazilian football blogger was contacted by the BBC to comment on Brazil’s chances at the Copa America on their Sportsworld have your say radio show on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

It’s back! Vasco win Brazilian Cup

Vasco players - led by striker Eder Luís - celebrate a goal against Coritiba (Fotocom.net)

After a two week leave of absence, brazilfooty.com is back! My sincere apologies for the bad timing of the break (if only it was in the middle of the State Championships instead of crunch Libertadores, Brazilian Cup and league matches!) but real life got in the way as it sometimes does. Quite a lot has happened so without further ado let me get started. Continue reading