Archives: Brazil

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

In Winning the Battle Against Athletic Bilbao, Deportivo La Coruña May Have Lost the War in La Liga

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The use of war imagery for the headline may not be appropriate during these sensitive times, but it aptly describes Deportivo La Coruña’s predicament as they conclude the first half of their season tied for fourth place, the final UEFA … Continue reading

Tactically, the US Need DaMarcus Beasley

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

The last time many of us saw DaMarcus Beasley, his miss on a corner launched a Brazilian counter-attack that led to the eventual trouncing of the US in the group phase of the Confederations Cup.  It was the culmination of … Continue reading

Can Deportivo La Coruña be “Super Depor” Again?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

An impressive 1-0 win by Deportivo La Coruña over Sevilla on Saturday raises Depor to a tie of third place with Sevilla at fifteen points, four points behind league leaders FC Barcelona.  Los blanquiazules have won five of their first … Continue reading

Why is Defense So Reviled in Football?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The theory is that because of the low amount of scoring in football, using particularly protective and cynical tactics ruins the sport whose nature inhibits a high amount of goals per match.  Football’s common nickname is “The Beautiful Game,” but … Continue reading

Sevilla Flies Underneath the Radar

Posted on by Andy Pineda

While the press and the media focus most of their ink and font on the newly built Real Madrid and the continued brilliance of FC Barcelona, Sevilla carries on with their consistent good form.  On the surface, there is nothing … Continue reading

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A Mixed Bag in Barcelona’s 3-0 Victory over Sporting Gijón

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Writer’s Note: Unfortunately, WordPress does not recognize the “c” with an accent mark, so Bojan Krkic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s names will not include an accent mark above the ” c.” It is easy to overreact and overanalyze after one match … Continue reading

Amauri Does The Right Thing- Let The Big Boys Fight It Out

Posted on by Juan Arango

Juventus forward Amauri is handling things the best way he can, similar to me when I was being fought over by the US and Colombia to play in 1998.  I can understand his situation.  For me it was a stressful … Continue reading

Amauri Finally Gets The Call

Posted on by George Metellus

Juventus’ goal poacher, Amauri finally received the call to play for A Seleção. Dunga called Amauri to the team for the friendly against Italy on February 10th after original call up Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano ruptured two ligaments in his … Continue reading

Oliveira Returns To Betis

Posted on by Juan Arango

Betis and Zaragoza finalized the terms on the return of Ricardo Oliveira to the Andalucian verdiblancos.  Zaragoza agreed to the terms placed on the table by Manuel Ruiz de Lopera and Betis board.  The only thing that Betis are waiting … Continue reading

Surprises on Brazil Roster For Italy Friendly

Posted on by George Metellus

VS. The 5-time World Champion (and official national team of the Metellus Family) Brazil announced their roster for the highly anticipated Feb. 10th friendly vs. 4-time and current World Champion, Italy. Its a roster that was surprising due to its … Continue reading