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Goalkeepers are, obviously known for stopping goals, but this one in particular is even impressive at scoring them, too.
Obviously, a goalkeeper's job is to prevent the opposing team from finding the back of his net, and shot-stoppers are rated on how often he can keep a clean sheet.
Every now and then, though, there are cases there the men between the posts decide to try their luck against their direct opposition, and this is exactly what happened in a match between Sao Paulo and Cruzerio in Brazil's Serie A.
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The former Barcelona player went back to Brazil to get his working papers in order, having everything in place for a possible debut tomorrow against Puebla
After making quite an impact last Friday with his unveiling as a Club Queretaro player, Ronaldinho Gaucho went back to his home country to get his papers in order so he could start playing for Gallos Blancos as soon as possible. This morning, the international player showed off on his Twitter feed his papers.
Originally, "Dinho" was supposedly arriving on Wednesday, providing him enough... Read the rest of the article »
The Selecao legend believes La Albiceleste's finals loss to Germany at the Maracana won't be the Barca ace's last shot at clinching football's greatest prize
Brazil legend Pele believes Argentine superstar Lionel Messi still has a shot at winning a World Cup title, despite the fact that the Blaugrana ace might be 31 years old when Russia host the tournament in 2018.
The Albiceleste captain, believed by many to be the greatest player to have graced the world of football, has seen the World Cup crown stand in the way of him completing his legendary... Read the rest of the article »
Willian scored the only goal in Brazil’s hard-fought win against Ecuador on Tuesday.
It was a pretty even first half at the Metlife Stadium in terms of chances created. Brazil dominated the ball possesion and managed to capitalize their efforts in the 31st minutes with Willian scoring a right-footed goal following an assist from Neymar in a set piece situation.
Ecuador missed the chance to equalize after a shot from Enner Valencia hit the post with 10 minutes to go before the... Read the rest of the article »
Sources indicated earlier the wingback was involved in an argument with David Luiz, but this was later disregarded by the CBF
Starting yesterday, rumors flooded the Internet following the announcement that Maicon had been axed from Brazil's national team. At first, the "internal problem" quoted by the Brazilian Football Confederation involved Maicon's participation in a couple of pranks against his teammates David Luiz and Elias.
Following these reports, the CBF hasn't made an official statement, but sources... Read the rest of the article »
Brazil will face Ecuador at the MetLife Stadium in an international friendly on Tuesday, the 9th of September.
Dunga picked up a win on his second coming as Brazil notched a 1-0 victory over Colombia in their last outing. Neymar who picked up a horror injury last time the two sides met in the World Cup scored the solitary goal of the match as Brazil look to redeem themselves from their horrible end to the World Cup.
Brazil were rather unimpressive largely as the match seemed to be heading towards a goal-less... Read the rest of the article »
An 83rd minute free-kick goal from the Selecao's new skipper was enough to seal all three points in Dunga's first game in charge since his return to the Brazil national team
Barcelona superstar Neymar captained his national side to a narrow 1-0 win over fellow South American side Colombia in an international friendly on Friday, scoring the winning goals thanks to an 83rd minute well-taken free-kick.
The 22-year-old Blaugrana ace wore the armband after he was named skipper by new coach Dunga, replacing 29-year-old Paris Saint-Germain center-back Thiago Silva.
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The two South American sides will meet at the Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, the 4th of September in a friendly match.
The two teams met in the Quarter-Final of the World Cup last time out, a match the hosts won by a 2-1 score line. What followed it was one of the worst moments in the history of Brazilian football as eventual champions Germany ran rampant condemning the hosts to a 7-1 defeat.
Following their embarrassing exit former manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was shown the way out with 1994 World Cup winner... Read the rest of the article »
The highest sports tribunal in Brazil decided to ban Gremio after fans racially abused Santos goalkeeper last week.
Last Thursday, Gremio and Santos were playing the first leg of the Brazil Cup’s round of 16 playoffs at the Gremio Arena stadium in Porto Alegre. Santos was winning 2-0 and with just few minutes to go before the final whistle, Gremio fans began racially abusing their rival’s goalkeeper Aranha.
According to Aranha, Gremio fans started to call him “monkey” and other kind... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona’s coach Luis Enrique hasn’t been pleased with Neymar’s behavior on and off the pitch, and this sanction may be used to set an example to other top players.
According to sources, Neymar Jr. was fined by Barcelona for interrupting his warmup exercises to sign a boot for a fan. During last Sunday's match against Villarreal, Neymar was warming up near the stands, where he saw a fan with a boot and a marker. After jogging, Neymar approached the stands, took the boot and signed it. This was considered a lack of concentration by coach Luis Enrique, who reported... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian player rejected a bid from Italian side Napoli to join the recently promoted English squad.
Queens Park Rangers secured one of their summer targets late in the day. Brazilian midfielder Sandro will join the Hoops on a three year deal off Tottenham Hotspur.
The player thanked coach Redknapp and the team via his Facebook account:
"I'm delighted to have joined QPR FC and look forward to working with Harry Redknapp again," the player posted.
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“I’m ready to play for FC Barcelona.” Those were among the first words that the 24-year-old said in press conference on Friday.
The former Sao Paulo defender gave his first words as Barcelona player in a press conference organized by the club on Friday. Douglas Pereira dos Santos signed a 5-year contract with Barcelona in a deal worth $7.2 million and he will be wearing number 16.
“As soon as I saw this shirt I realized how much I am going to have to do here,” said the Brazilian.
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The Brazilian national team's first-choice goalkeeper signs a two-year contract with the Portuguese side.
Julio Cesar signed a two-year deal with Benfica as officially confirmed by the Portuguese side on Tuesday. The Brazilian goalkeeper was transferred from English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers and will be playing for his fourth European club after Internazionale, Chievo and QPR.
Cesar enjoyed European success during his time at Internazionale as he won five ‘scudettos’ and... Read the rest of the article »
More than a month after Juan Zuniga's horrendous tackle ended Neymar's 2014 World Cup run, the 22-year-old Barca ace nominates the Colombian defender for the Ice Bucket challenge
Barcelona superstar Neymar is the latest footballer to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to undergo the Ice Bucket challenge.
Nominated by Los Blancos' Brazilian defender Marcello, the Selecao ace accepted the challenge, submerging himself in ice water, before passing on the gauntlet to others.
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Ronaldinho shared on his official Facebook account the picture of the fan showing off his collection.
Giovani Tocohua, a huge Ronaldinho fan, might have spent a lot of time and money collecting 79 replica shirts of former Barcelona player but it was worth it as his dream was materialized on Thursday when his idol shared the picture of the collection via his Facebook and Twitter official accounts.
Ronaldinho’s message to Giovanny was the following:
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The Brazilian star, who suffered a fractured back during this summer's World Cup, has announced that he hopes to return next month.
Certainly, this is something that will please Barcelona fans.
Blaugrana star Neymar, who suffered a horrific injury during Brazil's World Cup campaign this summer, has now announced that he has been recovering much faster than initially planned and will hope to make a return next month.
"I'm slowly recovering from the injury, [and] I want to have a good season," the 22-year-old... Read the rest of the article »
After capturing Chelsea icon Frank Lampard and Spanish national team idol David Villa, the Major League Soccer is set to acquire another legend, Ronaldinho.
The Brazilian midfielder was controversially left out of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup as Neymar was at the centre of the host nation’s plans. However, when the #11 Barcelona star’s World Cup campaign brutally ended due to a back injury against Colombia, Brazil’s sixth trophy hopes ended as well. The five-time world champions humiliatingly collapsed... Read the rest of the article »
Former Auxerre coach Guy Roux feels that the Brazilian and PSG captain's performances have been going downhill since earlier this year.
Despite being rated as one of the best center backs in the world, Brazilian captain Thiago Silva still has his fair share of critics.
The PSG star, who also serves as captain of Les Parisiens was unable to participate in his team's semi-final clash with Germany due to suspension, and as a result the hosts were subject to a 7-1 humiliation, the joint-worst loss in their history.
And despite... Read the rest of the article »
After clinching the trophy in Brazil, Germany top Fifa's latest world rankings, followed by Argentina, whilst Spain drop to eighth
The latest Fifa world rankings are out, and they come shortly after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil came to an end, a tournament which saw European giants Germany win a fourth trophy, their first since 1990. Die Mannschaft, the first European nation to win football's greatest prize on South American soil, see themselves reach the summit of the Fifa rankings after beating Argentina 1-0 in the final, making... Read the rest of the article »
After many called for his sacking, Luiz Felipe Scolari steps down as Brazil manager
The Brazilian Football Confederation (BFC) has confirmed that Luiz Felipe Scolari has tended his resignation as Brazil coach, a move widely supported by the Selecao fans after Brazil's humiliating crash out of the 2014 World Cup.
It is rumoured that Scolari resigned early Monday morning in the wake of Brazil's whopping 1-7 loss to Germany and a 0-3 thrashing by Netherlands in the semi-finals... Read the rest of the article »