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

Internacional 3 Santos 3: What’s going on with both teams?

Does Borges (left) deserve a chance for the seleção? (Getty Images)

Internacional and Santos drew 3-3 in a fascinating match on Wednesday night. In absolute cruise control, 3-0 in front (and deservedly so) with 15 minutes to go, Internacional inexplicably let Santos back in the game. 15 minutes later, its 3-3 and Inter’s players are being booed off the pitch at the final whistle. Continue reading

Brazilian stars of the future win under 20 World Cup

Many of Brazil's young players have shot to fame (Getty Images)

Even without their two star names – Neymar and Lucas – Brazil won the under 20 World Cup in Colombia. They beat Portugal 3-2 after extra time in a lively final in which midfielder Oscar was the hero, scoring all three of Brazil’s goals. It’s the fifth time that Brazil have won the trophy. 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

Brazil battered by Germany: my reflections

The seleção are in a mess (Mowa Press)

The great Brazilian national football team are looking anything but at the moment. After being dumped out of the Copa America by Paraguay, the team were well beaten by Germany in an international friendly tonight. Continue reading