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

The 12 players on World Cup standby revealed

Lucas Paqueta. Tite. Standby list World Cup. Brazil

20-year-old Lucas Paquetá is close to a Seleção call up (pic: André Durão)

There has been some mystery and lots of speculation about the names of the 12 players on standby for Brazil’s World Cup squad: who were they and were the eligible to play for their clubs in the meantime? All has now been revealed. Continue reading