Diego Tardelli signs for Anzhi

Diego Tardelli switches Atlético Mineiro for Anzhi in Russia

Switching Atlético for Anzhi (Getty Images)

Diego Tardelli is the latest Brazilian star to sign for this strange up-and-coming team Anzhi Makhachkala from Dagestan, Russia. This team clearly means business and have now signed Roberto Carlos and two of Brazil’s better young players Jucilei (22) and Diego Tardelli (25).

Diego Tardelli has been on the fringes of the seleção for a few years now and came close to going to the 2010 World Cup for his form with Atlético Mineiro. Continue reading

Corinthians beat Santos in São Paulo State Championship

Fábio Santos, Roberto Carlos' replacement, struck two goals for Corinthians (Getty Images)

Corinthians surprised many by beating Santos 3-1 in the match of the weekend in the São Paulo State Championship. Corinthians were inspired. It can’t possibly have been because of the silly marketing and gimmicky tributes to Ronaldo before the game so I’ll put it down to good coaching. Continue reading