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Archives: Brazil

Brazil To Change Calendar for Club Soccer In 2015

Posted on by Juan Arango
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If you’ve heard managers of European players complain a lot about their grueling schedule, spare a thought for the managers and players in Brazil. The hosts of next year’s World Cup have arguably the most grueling club soccer schedule in … Continue reading

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Brazil Home Shirt for 2014 World Cup: Leaked [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Photos of Brazil’s new home shirt have been leaked on the Internet. Brazil’s home shirt for World Cup 2014 isn’t scheduled to be officially unveiled until November, but the leaked photos above and below show a sharply dressed shirt featuring … Continue reading

Brazil to Return to South Florida After 10-Year Absence

Posted on by Juan Arango
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After a decade-long absence, Brazil returns to Miami. The Brazilian national team is scheduled to face Honduras at Sun Life Stadium on November 16th as part of their World Tour. The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) as well as promoters Kics … Continue reading

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Brazilian Pitch Invader Stops Certain Goal to Help His Team Advance: Incredible Must-See [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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A pitch invader entered a Brazilian Serie D soccer match Saturday to prevent a last minute certain goal from being scored, and helped his team advance in the playoffs. And the pitch invader happened to be the masseur for the … Continue reading

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Luiz Gustavo Scores A Brilliant Goal For Brazil; Commentary By Ian Darke & Macca [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo scored his first-ever international goal for Brazil in sensational fashion today against Australia. In the United Kingdom, the match was televised live by BT Sport, which means that the clip below features commentary by a duo … Continue reading

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Is The Number 10 Role A Dying Breed in Soccer?

Posted on by Gary O'Toole
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Ah yes. The double holding midfield pair. How I love to watch them. The joy of viewing a perfectly weighted backwards pass, the ambition and invention of a lateral pass, and the beauty of a tactical foul. You can’t help … Continue reading

1.3 Million Viewers Watch Brazil-Spain Confederations Cup Final On ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN’s coverage of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil was watched by 1.3 million people in the United States. The TV rating for the final was a 1.2, according to Nielsen Company. Note that the ratings … Continue reading

Confederations Cup Shows How Media Overreacts Rather Than Follows International Soccer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The media narrative constantly changes when it comes to international soccer.  Previously, we’ve been subjected to massive over-reaction to every Spanish triumph, but now as we sit two days removed from Spanish defeat at Maracana, we are hearing about how … Continue reading

6.4 Million Watch Brazil Against Spain in Confederations Cup on Univision

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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A total of 6.4 million viewers watched the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup final game on Univision between Brazil and Spain on Sunday, June 30. It was Univision’s highest rated game of the 2013 Confederations Cup. Overall, the 2013 FIFA Confederations … Continue reading

Why Scolari Deserves Praise For Turning Brazil Into World Beaters

Posted on by Abe Asher
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As the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup drew to a close Sunday night in the famous Maracana, Luiz Felipe Scolari raged. He ranted and gesticulated, looking more like a wildly animated cartoon character than the coach who had just … Continue reading

Brazil Wins Confederations Cup Against Spain While Police Attack Protestors: Nightly Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Brazil are the deserved winners of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup after convincingly beating Spain 3-0 in the final on Sunday night. The Brazilian team outperformed, outmuscled and outwitted Spain with two goals by Fred and another sublime goal by … Continue reading

Brazil vs Spain, Confederations Cup Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After an entertaining Third Place match earlier today, the stage is set for the final match of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil, the hosts, playing Spain, the current European and World champions, in a match that should be … Continue reading

Could FIFA’s Role in the Brazilian Crisis Be Little More Than A Convenient Scapegoat?

Posted on by Robert O'Connor
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A generation from now, naughty children around the world will be hushed into submission by whispers of a hideous and sinister figure from the darkest corner of history. Disobedient little ones will tremble at the mention of his name, balk … Continue reading

Brazil vs Spain, 2013 Confederations Cup Final Preview

Posted on by Josh Harris
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The tournament hosts Brazil will play the World and European Champions Spain on Sunday at Estadio do Maracana. For viewers in the United States, the broadcast for the match will kick off at 5:30pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. Spain … Continue reading

Chaos In Brazil: The Wrath of a Nation Holds FIFA In a Vice

Posted on by Robert O'Connor
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Anyone following the FIFA PR machine as it trips and skids its way through its response to the chaos unfolding in Brazil could be forgiven for thinking we’re in pantomime season. As the Confederations Cup quickly turns from close-season money … Continue reading

Brazil vs Uruguay, Confederations Cup Semi-Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The TV broadcast for today’s semi-final of the Confederations Cup between Brazil and Uruguay begins at 2:30pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. The starting line-ups have been announced: Brazil starting lineup: Cesar, Alves, Thiago, Luiz, Marcelo, Fred, Neymar, Oscar, Gustavo, … Continue reading

Brazil vs Uruguay Preview; Confederations Cup Semi-Final

Posted on by Josh Harris
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Brazil host Uruguay in the first semi-final of the 2013 Confederations Cup today (2:30pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN), a match which will add a little extra spice to what promises to be an intriguing encounter with a reinvigorated Brazil … Continue reading

Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0-4 Cruzeiro: Friendly Overshadowed by Brazilian Protesters and Anti-FIFA Message

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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A nice crowd at Lockhart Stadium in addition to a national television audience on Univision Deportes witnessed Cruzeiro’s 4-0 friendly win over NASL outfit Fort Lauderdale Strikers. But the real story wasn’t the match but the continued growth of the … Continue reading