2019 Brazilian Série A season preview

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Can Diego inspire Flamengo to their first Serie A title win in 10 years?

If I was Leonardo Da Vinci, this would be my Mona Lisa. Continue reading

The must-sign Brazilians on Soccermanager – part 2

If you sign one player, make it AC Milan-bound Lucas Paqueta (pic: Getty Images)

With the Brasileirão Serie A ratings review now under way, this is the second installment of the best Brazilian-based players to sign in the online football game Soccermanager. Continue reading

A trip to Goodison Park for a first hand check on Richarlison

Brazilfooty and the Dixie Dean statue at Goodison Park

Richarlison made a fine start to life at Everton, scoring three goals in his first two league games and impressing the fans with his work rate, skill and attitude. Brazilfooty witnessed the good vibes first hand. Continue reading

Brasileirão 2018 preview

Will it be a straight fight between Palmeiras and Corinthians? (Pic: Amanda Perobelli /Estadao)

The Brasileirão kicks off this weekend. Palmeiras are the bookies’ favourites. Corinthians are the pundits’ favourites. Cruzeiro, Grêmio and Flamengo will want to have something to say about that. Here’s a lowdown of all the teams, the major ins and outs, players to watch, my predictions and the latest betting odds. Continue reading

Fluminense kid stars in Cup win and praises injured idol

Pedro scored one of Fluminense’s goals against Botafogo

Fluminense continue to defy the critics and they won the Rio Cup (Taça Rio) on Sunday. Their 20-year-old forward Pedro scored one of the goals in a 3 – 0 win against Botafogo and was quick to praise Fred (ex-seleção), who used to play for Fluminense, but suffered a serious knee ligament injury playing for Cruzeiro this weekend. Continue reading

Can Flamengo really win the league?

Trauco celebrates his equaliser against Fluminense (photo: Flamengo)

Just over a month ago, on the eve of the competition, I predicted Flamengo would win the Série A. But after eight league games played, they have just 11 points, are in 10th position and nine points off the pace. Can they still do it? Continue reading