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Brazilian star midfielder quits Tottenham Hotspur in £10M transfer deal

Monday September 1 2014,

Tags: English Premier League, QPR, Sandro

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.

"I'd like to thank...

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Douglas officially presented as FC Barcelona player, the Brazilian will wear #16

Friday August 29 2014,

Tags: FC Barcelona, Douglas, Presented

“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. 

“I’m...

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Transfer News: Former Toronto FC goalkeeper Julio Cesar signed by Benfica

Wednesday August 20 2014,

Tags: Julio Cesar, Benfica, Brazil, Transfer

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...

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PAYBACK? Neymar takes Ice Bucket challenge, then nominates Juan Zuniga [VIDEO]

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.

In a video...

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Ronaldinho’s fan collects more than 70 jerseys of Brazilian star

Friday August 15 2014,

Tags: Ronaldinho, Fan, Brazil, Collection

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:

"Look at that collection...

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INJURY UPDATE: Neymar expects to return in a few weeks

Thursday July 31 2014,

Tags: Neymar, Brazil, Barcelona, La Liga

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...

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TRANSFER RUMOURS: Brazilian Legend Ronaldinho to join MLS club?

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...

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IN DECLINE? Former French coach expresses concern about Brazilian captain's recent performances

Wednesday July 23 2014,

Tags: PSG, Thiago Silva, Ligue 1, Brazil, FIFA World Cup

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...

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July 2014 Fifa rankings - World Cup champions Germany climb to No.1 spot

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...

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Scolari resigns after Brazil's disappointing World Cup campaign

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...

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Jasper Cillessen Sits on Things trends as the Dutch savour beating Brazil

The Netherlands goalkeeper was seen relaxing during the game against the Selecao, leading to hilarious tweets and trolls all across Twitter
Brazil and Netherlands faced off in a third-place final game in the 2014 World Cup.

The host nation and the Dutch side saw their hopes of lifting the trophy end when they lost to finalists Germany and Argentina, respectively.

The game was especially important to the Selecao after their chances of clinching a sixth trophy, on home soil, faded away thanks to a 7-1 thrashing at the hands...

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Brazil's 3-0 loss to Netherlands spells first consecutive home defeats since 1940

Brazil's disappointing World Cup campaign has seen the five-time champions break many records, with the latest coming in their 3-0 loss to Netherlands
Brazil's 2014 World Cup campaign has turned from a dream to a total nightmare for the home fans.

The five-time champions kicked off their campaign with a bang, winning the opening game 3-1 against Croatia, but the tournament became a nightmare for them as they fell to a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-finals, ending their 62 competitive games unbeaten run.

#BRA were 62 competitive...

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LIVE stream: Brazil vs Netherlands team sheets - World Cup 2014 Third-Place Final

The Dutch and the host nation, Brazil, will contest the third place play-off, trying to pick themselves up after their semifinal defeats.
The third place play-off is constantly looked at as somewhat of a "loser's trophy". While two demoralized teams do contest the match, it gives a third team the chance to take home some medals. Previously, famous nations have contested the battle fiercely such as Germany, Uruguay and Portugal. Whether Brazil and Netherlands will do so with pride remains to be seen.

Brazil is extremely...

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World Cup TV listings: Brazil vs Netherlands LIVE stream - watch July 12, 2014 match

The 2014 FIFA World Cup’s Third-Place Final, Brazil vs Netherlands, will be streamed live online, on TV, mobile and radio. Check here for worldwide timing and broadcast listings in 345 countries!
For both sides, there is nothing like consolation. Louis van Gaal and Felipe Scolari came into the FIFA World Cup to win the trophy but they experienced heartbreaks in the semis. The Dutch were close to reaching the final but Argentina’s strong defence denied them from hitting the back of the net after 120 minutes. In the penalty shoot-outs, the Oranje ended up being the losing side.

Things...

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Why you should watch Brazil vs Netherlands LIVE despite World Cup heart-break

The Dutch and the host nation, Brazil, will contest the third place play-off, trying to pick themselves up after their semifinal defeats.
1) Entertainment Value:

Involved in the competitive nature of the sport, some of us fans forget that we watch the beautiful game because of how entertaining it is. The third place play-off has proved to be very entertaining in recent years. In 2010, Germany beat Uruguay, 3-2 in a highly entertaining end to end affair. In 2006, Germany beat Portugal, 3-1, in a very open contest. In...

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Brazil's worst nightmare would be Argentina lifting the World Cup at the Maracana

The hosts have been knocked out of the tournament and to add insult to injury their fierce rivals Argentina might go ahead to win the coveted crown at their own backyard.
Despite of suffering a moral crushing 7-1 defeat at the hands of Germany, Brazilian fans are more likely to be cheering for their eradicators rather than taking sides with their arch nemeses. Brazilian fans and the local newspapers have already started expressing their fears that following a devastating loss to Germany their miseries might be further galvanized should Argentina win the title on Sunday.

“Seeing...

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WORLD CUP 2014: Golden Ball, Golden Gloves, Best Young Player nominees announced

The nominees for the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot, Golden Gloves, and Best Young Player awards are out, and they contain some surprise exclusions
The nominees for the Golden Ball, Golden Gloves, and Best Young Player awards of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil have been announced.

The Best Young Player candidates come in the shape of France national team duo Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane, and Netherlands' Memphis Depay. 

The Hyundai Best Young Player Award nominees are @paulpogba, @Memphis & @raphaelvarane - http://t.co/dGCo6Jsfax...

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The Netherlands vs. Argentina semifinal is CBC's most-watched match of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Netherlands vs. Argentina becomes the second-most-watched FIFA World Cup™ match ever, behind only the 2010 Final; An average audience of more than 3.1 million Canadians watched Argentina’s shootout victory on Wednesday
Semifinal action from 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ was appointment viewing for Canadians as they flocked to TV screens across the country to watch Germany and Argentina secure their spots in the Final. Yesterday’s thrilling semifinal match that saw Argentina defeat the Netherlands in a shootout was the most-watched game of the tournament so far and the second-most-watched FIFA World Cup&trade...

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Univision Deportes delivers its most-viewed World Cup semifinal matches ever

More Than 5.4 Million Total Viewers Watch Argentina Advance to Final With Win Over Netherlands In Riveting Semifinal; Univision Deportes 2014 World Cup Audience Reaches Nearly 78 million Total Viewers
Univision Deportes’ presentation of the two semifinal matches of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ set new ratings records, delivering its most-viewed World Cup semifinal round matches ever, averaging 5.6 million Total Viewers and 2.7 million Adults 18-49 for Brazil vs. Germany and Argentina vs. Netherlands. Univision Deportes’ coverage bested the previous semifinal high set on 7/7/10-7/8/10...

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Germany decided not to humiliate Brazil in 7-1 semis victory, claims star defender

Thursday July 10 2014,

Tags: FIFA World Cup, World Cup 2014, Germany, Brazil, Mats Hummels

Die Mannschaft made a vow at half time not to embarrass the Selecao in front of their own crowd during Germany's huge semi-final win
The 2014 World Cup host nation were humbled by European giants Germany when the two faced off in the semi-final encounter.

It ended the Selecao's World Cup hopes with many fans left heartbroken as a sixth trophy on home soil slipped from the five-time champions' grasp.

After Brazil's record-breaking loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, the German side has revealed to the press...

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