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FIFA Postpones South American World Cup Qualifiers

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FIFA has postponed South American qualifying matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup after a request from the region’s football federation amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus.

,A statement from the sport’s world governing body read:

“Following consultation with CONMEBOL, FIFA has decided to postpone the upcoming South American qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as follows:

“Matches originally scheduled to take place during the international window of 23-31 March 2020 are postponed to later dates
Details of the postponed matches will be discussed and announced soon

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Brazil Wins Copa America

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In front of 70,000 revellers at the Maracana, Brazil prolonged their record of having won the Copa America each time they have hosted the tournament by beating Peru 3-1 on Sunday evening.

Despite it being the Mecca of Brazilian football, this was only the host’s third game at the iconic stadium since a 2013 friendly against England and the Confederations Cup final win over Spain in the same year, which tricked Brazil into being fooled about its standing in the international power ranks after overcoming the reigning world and European champions at the time.

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David Luiz Says He Is Over World Cup Implosion

david-luiz-psgDavid Luiz was formally introduced to the press on Thursday as a Paris Saint-Germain player, after the French club overpaid by at least £25 million in signing the Chelsea defender.

The press did not care about the £50 million transfer fee, or how the deal has handicapped PSG from signing other players this summer. Instead all they wanted to ask about was Brazil’s collapse in the World Cup this summer. After scoring a sensational winning free-kick in Brazil’s quarter-final victory over Colombia, Brazil imploded against Germany in the semifinals with Luiz drawing heavy criticism for his performance as he captained Brazil to a humbling 7-1 thrashing.

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Brazil Destroyed By Germany In World Cup Semi-Final

brazil-fans-tearsIt started so well for Brazil. A rousing national anthem had the stadium in Belo Horizonte rocking and a national stood waiting to take its expected place in Sunday’s World Cup Final at the home of soccer, the Maracana stadium in Rio.

But then the referee blew his whistle to start the game and a ruthless German side ripped the heart out of the Brazilian side on their way to a 7-1 victory. Germany were up 5-0 inside the opening 30 minutes and the only reason the score wasn’t higher was because they took their foot of the pedal in the second half.

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Neymar Out Of World Cup

Neymar-Brazil-4The World Cup took another twist and turn on Friday as Brazil and Barcelona stat Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup after Brazil’s team doctor confirmed he suffered a broken vertebra in the quarterfinal victory against Colombia.

Neymar was involved in a late collision with Colombia’s Juan Camilo Zuniga in the 88th minute. Neymar appeared to take a knee in the back, and as the medical staff came out to attend to the forward, they decided to stretcher him off the field.

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World Cup Day Six: Favorites Struggle

Ocho-MexicoOn Tuesday we got to see two of the favorites for the World Cup in action as dark horse Belgium played their first game of the tournament against and Algeria and host nation Brazil entertained Mexico.

Whether it was first game nerves,or the pressure of being their so called “golden generation: Belgium were not impressive at all against Algeria, and went behind after 23 minutes when Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen pulled back Sofiane Feghouli in the box.

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Confederations Cup Draw: Brazil v Italy and Spain v Uruguay

The draw for next summer’s Confederations Cup was made in Sao Paulo today and it set up some interesting matches.

The Confederations Cup takes place in Brazil on 15-30 June 2013 when hosts Brazil line up in Group A with Japan, Mexico and Italy. While Spain, Uruguay and Tahiti will be joined in Group B by the champions of Africa, whose identity will be revealed after next February’s CAF Africa Cup of Nations final.

The first match for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Brazil side will be against Japan on 15 June at Brasilia’s Estadio Nacional.

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Brilliant Messi Stars In Thriller In New York

The Argentina v Brazil game at MetLife Stadium yesterday had been billed as a battle between Lionel Messi and Neymar. But it turned into the Messi show as the Barcelona star dazzled the 81,994 in attendance with an incredible halt-trick as Argentina beat their bitter rivals 4-3.

This was Messi’s last game of the season, and what a historical season it was as he scored an unprecedented 82 goals for club and in 2011-12.

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Mexico Stuns Brazil In Dallas

Two first half goals from Giovani Dos Santos and Javier Hernandez were enough to see Mexico stun Brazil 2-0 in front of almost 85,000 fans in Dallas today.

Dos Santos opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he picked up a pass from Pablo Barrera, beat Brazilian defender Danilo and cleverly lobbed his shot over Santos goalkeeper Rafael.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward then turned provider for Mexico’s second goal, taking advantage of a defensive mistake before being fouled by Juan inside the box. Hernandez made no mistake from the resulting spot-kick with a powerful right-footed finish.

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Brazil 4 USA 1

The U.S Men’s National team came crashing back to earth last night, losing 4-1 to Brazil. The US came into the game full of confidence after beating Scotland 5-1 last week, but they soon realized that Brazil is a big step up in class from the Scots.

Brazil quickly jumped into a two-goal lead as Neymar showed why he is rated as one of the top three players in the world. First he converted a penalty after a handball from Oguchi Onyewu and then it was from his corner kick that Thiago Silva headed in for his first international goal in the 26th.