Full-blooded derbies or glorified preseason friendlies?

There were three big clássicos (local derbies) in the third round of games in the state championships this past weekend. Continue reading

Seleção: mixed feelings mark start of new era

Barcelona’s Arthur was one of four players to make his Seleção debut on Friday (Mowa Press)

A new era began for the Seleção as they beat the USA in a friendly on Friday night: Neymar has been named as full time captain and four players made their debuts. But more questions were raised about their World Cup exit. Continue reading

Brazil breathe huge sigh of relief after late show against Costa Rica

Brazil’s players and coaching staff celebrate their late win (Mowa Press)

There is a very fine line between success and failure in top-level sport. And Brazil straddled that line yesterday. But, after scoring two very late goals against Costa Rica, they managed to end the day on the right side of that line, just. Continue reading