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The October 2014 FIFA World Ranking has been released. USA have been kicked out of the Top 20, Spain have suffered another blow and Portugal have surprisingly been promoted.
The FIFA World Ranking is perhaps the most hated chart in world football. However, as long as it affects the seeding ahead of tournament draws, fans continue to be concerned about it. The October 2014 edition of the ranking is not less controversial than last month’s.
The biggest talking point is the fall of reigning European champions Spain. They are now out of the continent’s top... Read the rest of the article »
Rogerio Ceni can clearly convert from the spot...but how often does one see a goalie score a free-kick?
Yesterday, a Brazilian player netted his 123rd goal as Sao Paulo battled to a 2-1 win against Bahia, leaving his club just a few points behind league leaders Cruzeiro.
Now, this wouldn't be the most noteworthy thing, save for two key things about Rogerio Ceni. First of all, he's 41-year-old and clearly still going strong. But more important and impressive is his position on the pitch.
See... Read the rest of the article »
Bayern Munich's center back stated he wants to become a German citizen, since his days defending the "Verdeamarelha" are over for sure
After Brazil's disappointing World Cup, Bayern Munich defender Dante believes his days with the National Team have come to an end. If things go as planned by the Brazilian center back, he will request the German citizenship and live the rest of his life there.
"I don't think I'll ever be called up again. I fulfilled my dream of being in a World Cup, even though that dream ended up in a... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian striker surpassed Bebeto in the all-time scoring list for Brazil. Only Zico, Romario, Ronaldo and Pelé lie ahead of him.
Brazil managed to thrash Japan in their friendly match held in Singapore. Dunga's men won their fourth match in a row with their new coach, while Japan have been struggling to get satisfying results with Mexican Javier Aguirre running things for them.
The big story of the day was Neymar's performance. Being just 22-years old, Neymar scored a "poker" against the Samurai Blues, surpassing... Read the rest of the article »
Japan vs Brazil will go live on Tuesday, the 14th of October as the two sides compete in an international friendly at the Stadium of Singapore.
Brazil showed signs of recovery after picking up an impressive 2-0 victory over arch rivals Argentina. The match was highlighted by a brace from Diego Tardelli whose first two goals for the national side helped Brazil pick up an impressive win.
The Selecao head coach Dunga who has guided his side to three straight wins after taking the hot seat following Brazil's embarrassing World Cup... Read the rest of the article »
The friendly match had the added bonus of watching Lionel Messi and Neymar, two of Barcelona's superstars against each other
Brazil celebrated another victory in a friendly match against Argentina in their 100th match ever. With two goals by Diego Tardelli, the team led by Brazilian legend Dunga earned their 40th victory against their historic rivals.
Argentina dominated the first half hour of the match, but it was Tardelli who scored after 28 minutes, when a miscoordination between Zabaleta and Fernandez ended up... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian star returned to La Albiceleste after missing their last two matches due to an injury to his thigh.
Besides the end result, Lionel Messi has to be mad about another poor performance on his part with his National Team. Barcelona's superstar could not shine at all against Brazil, missing every opportunity he had to score.
The worst moment for Messi was, without a doubt, when number 10 missed another penalty kick. After 40 minutes, a controversial penalty kick was awarded to Argentina, and Messi... Read the rest of the article »
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The return of Kaka and Robinho in the Selecão has spiced up the Superclásico de las Americas taking place this Saturday at the Bird’s Nest stadium in China. Obviously, the other big attraction ahead of this super clash is Lionel Messi, who has reunited with ex-Barcelona manager Tata Martino.
“Messi and I have talked about this game a lot,” captain Neymar revealed.... Read the rest of the article »
The former Real Madrid player believes Brazil's new coach can leave behind quickly the bad image left after their semifinal defeat against Germany.
Brazilian midfielder Kaká, who is returning with the National Team, believes Dunga is the right coach to earn Brazil's pride back after losing 7-1 their semifinal match against Germany in the past World Cup. Kaká feels this team can show commitment to their fans, something that the general public missed this summer:
"Pride comes and goes quickly. If you play like you're supposed... Read the rest of the article »
Prior to their matchup tomorrow, Neymar stated the Brazilians enter this match as underdogs, but will try to put on a good show for those attending the South American Clasico.
Before tomorrow's match between the two South American giants, Neymar spoke candidly about his team, how Brazil is rebuilding after the World Cup, and his matchup against his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi. The former Santos player stated this match will be tougher for Brazil, since Argentina are not rebuilding:
"They have been playing together for a while, and we are just regrouping after... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian Football Confederation wants to start fresh with their fans, hoping the reigning World Champion accept the meeting.
After their below average performance in the World Cup they hosted, Brazil's "Canarinha" wants to renew their fans' faith. And what better way to redeem themselves than having a friendly match against the squad that thrashed them at their home country. At least that's what CBF's president Jose Maria Marín thinks:
"We want to play a friendly match against Germany, so that... Read the rest of the article »
Roughly a week after the first international break during the 2014/15 club football season, FIFA has updated its Coca-Cola rankings.
Like James Rodriguez’s Colombia, Neymar's Brazil have jumped a spot above. The Colombians find themselves just behind world leaders Germany and second-best Argentina. Meanwhile, Spain have gone further down in eighth position despite smashing Macedonia recently.
For Mexico, the United States of America and Roy Hodgson’s England, the progress continues. They are 16th, 17th and 18th... Read the rest of the article »
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.
Now... Read the rest of the article »
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.
The... Read the rest of the article »
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 »