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Archives: Brazil

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

Italy vs Brazil and Japan vs Mexico, Confederations Cup: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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For the old fogies like me, Italy against Brazil conjures up memories of the 1982 World Cup in one of the greatest World Cup matches in the history of the tournament. Italy faced Brazil in the second round. For a … Continue reading

Brazil vs Mexico and Italy vs Japan, Confederations Cup: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Two key matches are on deck today in the FIFA Confederations Cup. Brazil, who defeated Japan 3-0 on Saturday, face Mexico who are still reeling from a 2-1 defeat against Italy in their opening game. In the second match today, … Continue reading

Regardless of His Talent, Neymar’s Move to Barcelona is Still a Gamble

Posted on by Jack Flahavan
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Two weeks ago was an exciting day for football and could quite well go down as a date in history where another divine footballing marriage was sealed. That was the day when Brazil’s most prodigious talent since Ronaldo — Neymar … Continue reading

Why The Fuss About Brazil’s Neymar Is Well-Deserved

Posted on by Patrick Mordi
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The protracted transfer of Santos and Brazil’s flamboyant forward Neymar came to a closure recently when he formally joined Barcelona for a reported transfer fee of $75 million on a five-year contract. Even though Barcelona had made a down payment of … Continue reading

Brazil vs Japan, Confederations Cup, Group Stage: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup begins today with host Brazil facing Japan. For viewers in the United States, the match is being shown live on ESPN and WatchESPN. The kick-off is scheduled for 2:30pm ET. Brazil opens the tournament at … Continue reading

USA vs Germany and Brazil vs England, International Friendlies: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Both Roy Hodgson and Jurgen Klinsmann are under pressure to make sure that their respective team produces a better performance than the one we saw mid-week against weaker opposition compared to what England and the United States will face today. … Continue reading

Brazil vs England Friendly Back On After Judge Reverses Decision

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Ah, you’ve got to love politics. After a judge suspended the Brazil against England friendly yesterday due to concerns about public safety, the same judge overruled her decision today and said that the game must go on. The state government … Continue reading

England Friendly Against Brazil At Maracana Suspended, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The mess that is Brazil 2014 and FIFA continues as a newspaper report in Brazil claims that this Sunday’s friendly between Brazil and England at the redeveloped Maracana Stadium has been suspended due to public safety issues. According to reliable … Continue reading

Two Fans Shot Dead as 2014 World Cup Stadium is Put to Test in Brazil: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Brazil’s problems continue south of the equator in their preparedness for this summer’s Confederations Cup and next summer’s World Cup. After the recent revelation that only 3 of the 6 stadiums are ready for this summer’s tournament, more bad news … Continue reading

Brazil’s Future Destroys USA In The Present

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

What a fantastic crowd at the New Meadowlands Stadium as over 77,000 came to see the US National Team take on a young and hungry side as Brazil is looking to get back to the flair and fun from many … Continue reading

Vicente del Bosque Announces Spain’s Provisional 30-Man Squad For FIFA World Cup 2010 Part Three

Posted on by Andy Pineda

On Tuesday, the goalkeepers and defenders were discussed, and Wednesday, the midfielders were discussed.  With all of the creative talent in the midfield, that will bring the pressure on the forwards to convert the multitudes of chances that Xavi, Xabi … Continue reading