Brazil

News, commentary, tickets, pre and post match reaction alongside opinion about the Brazil national football team.

News

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.

News

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.

Premier League

Should Pele Just Shut Up?

Brazilian legend Pele seems to be not backing down on the whole Messi-Neymar debate. For only the umpteenth time, Pele has once again made his voice heard on just who he prefers between the pair.

Now, much as their is reason for Pele to simply mind his own business, i agree (to some point) with what he has to say this time. Speaking during celebrations to mark Santos’s centenary, Pele said that Messi would only become the best player in th eworld once he became better than Neymar.

World Cup

Brazil World Cup Chief Steps Down

This is a huge blow to Brazil’s LOC for the World Cup as their chairman Ricardo Texeira quit Monday as the head of the Brazilian Football Federation and the 2014 World Cup organising committee on health grounds.

Brazil have in the past few weeks come under intense scutiny by FIFA for what the football body considers falling behind on major projects. Sure the World Cup is 2 years away, however, with the Confederations Cup a little over a year away, Brazil are ill prepared for both tournaments.

Premier League

Adriano And Corinthians Part Ways

Former Inter Milan striker Adriano has been left clubless after Corinthians terminated his contract. The South American giants revealed that they were forced to take such actions after the striker failed to show enough commitment towards returning to full fitness.

Adriano who’s career has been dogged by alcoholism, depression and weight problems could most likely retire after this latest setback. The 30 year old once considered the most lethal striker in the world has been reduced to a pale shadow of his former self by off field issues that have at times revealed the extent of his wild lifestyle.

Premier League

Menezes’s Remarks Fire Up Santos VP

A war of words is emerging between the Brazilian national team and Santos football club after coach Mano Menezes advised Santos starlet Neymar to move to Europe. Menezes believes that Neymar can only live up to expectation if he moves to Europe sooner rather than later.

The Santos striker who made headlines last week for his heroic display against Internacional in their 3-1 Copa Libertadores fixture has vowed to remain with the South American giants until his contract expires in 2014. Menezes’s made his feelings known when speaking to Globesporte.

News

Rivaldo In Talks With Angolan Side Kabuscorp

Brazilian World Cup winner and former AC Milan and FC Barcelona star Rivaldo could soon be playing his football in the African plains with top flight Angolan club Kabuscorp.

Rivaldo who was until last month a Sao Paulo player will become the first international star player to ever play in an African league. The 39 year old play maker has won a host of personal and collective honours since turning pro in 1991.

Speaking about it on Twitter, Rivaldo neither denied nor confirmed the allegations only maintaining that negotiations were ongoing.

Barcelona, World Cup

Santos Out To Win World Club Title

The stage is set for what will be an amazingĀ  showdown between two of the most talked about players in the game today. In the next couple of hours, Neymar’s Santos and Messi’s Barcelona will fight it out for the honour of being called the best club in the world.

What i am going to say next might be hard to take for a few, however, it is a fact. First, both players and clubs are talented and whoever emerges the winner, will have won by right.

World Cup

Former Brazilian Striker Ronaldo To Lead Brazil 2014 Organising Committe

Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo has accepted an offer to lead the Brazilian 2014 world cup organising committee. Ronaldo who holds the record of having scored the most goals in world cup finals history, will be confirmed in his new role today.

Ronaldo who recently retired after admitting that the injuries he had sustained over the course of his career had taken a toll on his fitness is regarded as one of the all time best out and out strikers in the game.

World Cup

Neymar v Messi Showdown Expected In World Club Cup Finals

In a couple of days, the world’s finest clubs will meet in Japan to battle it out for the coveted title of the best club in the world. The teams that make up this years challengers include:

Al-Sadd Club, Auckland City FC, Club de Futbol Monterrey, Esperance Spotive De Tunis, FC Barcelona and Santos

Brazilian club Santos released it list of players who will feature in the competition with both Ganso and Neymar making the cut. It will be the first time that Neymar and Messi will come face to face in what is expected to be a showdown between 2 of the best players in the world.