Copa America 2011: Brazil out

Fred struggles to control the ball against Paraguay (Mowa Press)

Brazil sensationally missed all four of their penalties in a penalty shootout against Paraguay as they crashed out of the Copa America at the quarter final stage. Unlike previous games at the competition, Brazil dominated the match from start to finish.   Continue reading

Brazil progress to Copa America quarter finals

Neymar scored two goals for Brazil against Ecuador (Mowa Press)

Brazil belatedly got their act together at the Copa America by beating Ecuador 4-2 thanks to an excellent second half performance. The result means Brazil finish top of Group B and will now face Paraguay in the quarter finals on Sunday. Continue reading

Disappointing Brazil draw with Venezuela in Copa America

Neymar is carrying Brazilian hopes at the Copa America (VIPCOMM)

Good and bad news readers. Good news first. Your favourite Brazilian football blogger was contacted by the BBC to comment on Brazil’s chances at the Copa America on their Sportsworld have your say radio show on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

It’s back! Vasco win Brazilian Cup

Vasco players - led by striker Eder Luís - celebrate a goal against Coritiba (Fotocom.net)

After a two week leave of absence, brazilfooty.com is back! My sincere apologies for the bad timing of the break (if only it was in the middle of the State Championships instead of crunch Libertadores, Brazilian Cup and league matches!) but real life got in the way as it sometimes does. Quite a lot has happened so without further ado let me get started. Continue reading

Two Neymar goals help Brazil beat Scotland 2-0

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 seleção, 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

Leandro Damião gets Brazil call-up for Scotland friendly

Leandro Damião (LUCAS UEBEL/VIPCOMM)

Leandro Damião has been called up to the Brazil squad for the friendly against Scotland after injury ruled Pato and Nilmar out of the match. The 21 year old received the call from Mano Menezes after some cracking form at Internacional where he has scored 13 goals in his last 9 games (admittedly against some weak opposition in the Gaúcho State Championship). Nonetheless he’s quality and hopefully we’ll see him get out on the pitch and make his debut.

Fluminense coach Muricy quits

Muricy shocks Brazilian football by quitting as coach of Fluminense less than four months after winning league title with them

Muricy quits Fluminense (Getty Images)

Muricy Ramalho has sensationally quit as coach of Fluminense. The news is a huge surprise since Muricy turned down the chance to coach the seleção (Brazilian national team) last year in order to honour his contract with Fluminense. It also comes less than four months after he won the National Championship with Fluminense. Muricy cited a lack of structure and Santos (currently coach-less) are said to be interested. Continue reading