Match report: Argentina 0 0 Brazil

Captain for the night (Mowa Press)

Brazil and Argentina drew 0-0 last night in a match that was below the standards we would normally expect from two of the Worlds’ great footballing nations. On the whole it was another disappointing performance from Brazil. Continue reading

Argentina v Brazil: training pictures and team latest

Ronaldinho practises his free kicks in training (Mowa Press)

Brazil will play Argentina in Cordoba (Argentina) on Wednesday evening. The match is the first leg of a competition called the Superclássico das Américas, which I must admit I’ve never heard of before. I’m guessing it must just be a one off. Continue reading

Ronaldinho rolls back the years as Brazil beat Ghana 1-0

Great to see that famous smile back in a Brazil shirt (Mowa Press)

Brazil got back to winning ways by beating Ghana 1-0 in a friendly at Craven Cottage in London. Continue reading

Brazil training pictures and latest team news for Ghana friendly

RONALDINHO IS BACK! (Mowa Press)

Brazil play Ghana in a friendly at Craven Cottage on Monday evening (15.45 Brazil time). Their European based players have been training in London for a few days and were joined on Friday by those playing their club football in Brazil. Some good pics below. Good to see Ronaldinho back. Continue reading

Derby day in Brazil

Good chance the in-form Leandro Damião will be thumping his chest again come Sunday (VIPCOMM)

With no less than eight fiercely contested local derby matches to be played in the Serie A this weekend, I can hardly contain my excitement. I am like a kid in a candy shop. It is a truly mouth-watering fixture list. Sumptuous Brazilian club football, tasty tackles, a banquet of goals with the added spice of local pride at stake! I am running out of superlatives and strange culinary metaphors…. Continue reading

Ronaldinho gets Brazil recall for Ghana friendly

Ronaldinho's good form for Flamengo has earned him a seleção recall (VIPCOMM)

Ronaldinho has been recalled to the Brazilian national team for the friendly match against Ghana in London on September 5. It is his second call up under coach Mano Menezes and the first since Brazil’s 1-0 loss against Argentina nine months ago in Qatar. Continue reading

Brazilian Championship: The big kick off

They are State Champions but can they be National Champions? (Lucas Uebel - VIPCOMM)

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

Top 10 youngsters playing in Brazil

Colo-Colo v Santos - Copa Santander Libertadores 2011

And the winner is.... (photo: Getty Images)

I have finally finished the most complex piece of work in this blog’s history: a list of the top 10 youngsters playing in Brazil. In order to compile the list, I have followed countless rumours and leads, gone through player dossiers, match reports, television footage, trawled the state championships, lower leagues and youth divisions up and down the country, interviewing coaches, fans and scouts alike. All in the hope of finding the best up-and-coming talent in Brazil in order to report to you, this blog’s readers. Continue reading