Last night, late, I watched the Sul-Americana final second leg. Great first half from SÃ£o Paulo, 2-0 up going into the break. Lucas, in his last game for the club, with the first and the lightning quick Osvaldo with the second. But, what happened next is nothing short of astonishing and sad. Continue reading
As part of their preparations for the Olympic Games in London the seleÒ«Ã£o take on the USA in Washington DC tonight. Continue reading
For the first time in Mano Menezesâ€™ era as coach, Brazil finally came good against one of the heavyweights of world football. Continue reading
Judging from Mano Menezesâ€™ team during training on Tuesday, Brazilâ€™s likely starting line-up for tonightâ€™s game will be: Continue reading
Good day at the office for SÃ£o Paulo and Rogerio Ceni. Not only did they beat AtlÃ©tico Mineiro 2-1 but they also moved to the top of the table and celebrated a remarkable milestone: Rogerio Ceni’s 1000th game for the club. Continue reading
Once in a while football gets put into perspective. Sunday afternoon unfortunately was one of those times when Vasco coach Ricardo Gomes was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke during the second half of the derby match between Flamengo and Vasco. Continue reading
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
One day after Coritiba and CearÃ¡ progressed at the expense of Palmeiras and Flamengo, SÃ£o Paulo are the latest big name to be knocked out of the Brazilian Cup by supposedly inferior opposition. They lost to AvaÃ in FlorianÃ³polis 3-1 (3-2 on aggregate). Vasco are the only ‘big name’ left and are through to the semi finals after beating AtlÃ©tico Paranaense on away goals. The semi final first legs will be played next week.
In other news, Neymar is going to be a father for the first time and SÃ£o Paulo is not going to be a host city in the 2013 Confederations Cup. The five cities that will be hosting the competition are: Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Brasilia and Salvador.
Young Neymar was once again the star of the show. This time, however, he was wearing the famous yellow and green of Brazil as opposed to the white and black of Santos. In his third appearance for the seleÃ§Ã£o, Neymar scored two goals and showed off his skills to the world in London. He also showed off his full array of dives, which angered Scotland players and fans alike. Continue reading