Less than a week after my report about the coaching merry-go-round in Brazil and another one bites the dust. This time it’s FalcÃ£o at Internacional. Ironically (or perhaps fittingly depending on how you look at it), the sacking came after Inter lost 3-0 at home to SÃ£o Paulo, the team who sacked their coach a week earlier. Adilson Batista will be the new coach at SÃ£o Paulo.
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
Four Brazilian clubs were dumped out of the Copa Libertadores in spectacular fashion last night. Going into the eveningâ€™s games, only GrÃªmio had a difficult first leg score to overturn. Internacional lost 2-1 (3-2 agg) at home to PeÃ±arol, Â Cruzeiro lost 2-0 (3-2 on agg) at home to Once Caldas and Fluminense were humiliated 3-0 (4-3 agg) against Libertad in Paraguay. GrÃªmio lost their away match against Universidad CatÃ³lica from Chile 1-0 and 3-1 on aggregate. Continue reading