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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

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