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Opinion
Richarlison: Have Brazil found the heir to Ronaldo's throne?
15:00 Saturday 15th September 2018

Eyebrows were raised in some quarters when Everton paid Watford £35million, potentially rising to £50million to bring young Brazilian Richarlison to the Merseyside. Marco Silva bought the 21-year-old from Fluminense to Vicarage…

World Cup
Roberto Martinez proving tactical flexibility in Russia
09:30 Monday 9th July 2018

Whether or not Belgium crash to France in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal, Roberto Martinez has achieved a personal mission. Criticised for being tactically naive, the Spaniard has shown guts and bravery with his strategies. …

World Cup
World Cup Quarterfinal: Is there a better matchup in this round than Brazil v Belgium?
09:30 Friday 6th July 2018

Beautifully flawed in their own ways, Brazil and Belgium meet in the quarter-finals, providing the tie of the round. A glittering array of stars have threatened to sparkle, but have only twinkled thus far - will this encounter…

World Cup
Brazil cruising towards a sixth star
12:30 Wednesday 4th July 2018

Every four years, the conversation comes around to who we think will win the World Cup. you can always expect the same answers. Optimists will say England while the realists will have a punt at Germany. Argentina, Italy and Spain will…

World Cup
World Cup Round of 16: Brazil and Mexico throw a party; everyone should come!
08:30 Monday 2nd July 2018

The Samara Arena will host a colourful encounter on Monday afternoon when Brazil met Mexico for a place in the World Cup quarter-final.  Given Brazil's inexhaustible talent pool, no team wants to play them this early. Mexico,…

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World Cup Group E: Serbia stinging from loss to Swiss now face Neymar and Coutinho with tournament on the line
15:30 Wednesday 27th June 2018

Before the tournament got underway, Brazil were favourites to go all the way and lift the World Cup. However, after stumbling to a draw in their first outing against Switzerland, all the pressure was on them as they geared up to face Costa…

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World Cup Group E: With or without Neymar, Brazil must handle Costa Rica
08:30 Friday 22nd June 2018

Brazil wasn't at destructive best against Switzerland. Talisman Neymar was most culpable. Philippe Coutinho took up the mantle, but his superbly curled effort proved not enough. The Selecao will be out to show their opening draw with…

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World Cup Group E: Brazil v Switzerland could be magic
12:30 Sunday 17th June 2018

With the tournament already underway, Brazil and Switzerland play their first game at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-On-Don. The 7 pm UK start is the second contest in Group E. Costa Rica and Switzerland will have completed their afternoon match.…

World Cup
Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group E
12:30 Tuesday 12th June 2018

Group E could be the most enthralling group in the competition thanks to the diversity of the four teams involved. Brazil's technical wizardry, Costa Rica's relentless fight, high-flying Switzerland, and defensively sound Serbia, who…

World Cup
Has Brazil benefited from hosting the 2014 World Cup?
08:30 Monday 11th June 2018

Grieving is a long, arduous journey. It has been four years since the death of Brazil’s dream: World Cup glory on home soil. Yet the Brazilians appear to have entered into the final chapter of the grieving process, namely acceptance.…

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Roberto Firmino or Gabriel Jesus: Who should Brazil opt for in the World Cup?
08:00 Saturday 9th June 2018

There are only five days to wait until the World Cup begins. As five-time champions, Brazil is under pressure to meet high expectations after producing a horror show on home soil in 2014, hammered 7-1 by Germany in the semi-final. Manager…

International
4 players with a point to prove for Brazil in Neymar's absence
10:00 Thursday 22nd March 2018

For many nations the first phase of preparation for Russia begins this weekend. Not Brazil. The Selecao commenced immediately after beating Paraguay 3-0 one year ago. Tite’s team intensifies plans with warm-up games against…

World Cup
Ederson vs Alisson: Who deserves to be Brazil's no 1 in Russia?
08:30 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Brazil's national team is so rich in depth it can afford to send three formidable squads. Such excessive luxury can be intoxicating and problematic when there is just one competition to consider. Selecao boss Tite has such a selection headache…

Rest Of The World
Conmebol World Cup Qualifying: The Stretch Run
15:00 Monday 4th September 2017

Russia 2018 is just months off. Before the New Year, all 32 participants will be known. Here's how Conmebol World Cup qualifying is set for the stretch run. In terms of member nations, Conmebol is FIFA's smallest confederation. UEFA has 55…

Opinion
The resurgence of Brazil under Tite
12:00 Thursday 30th March 2017

The Brazil we used know is the Brazil that wallops opponents 3-nil and 4-nil in games; but recently, the Brazil we see, is a Brazil that gets thrashed 7-1 in a World Cup semi-final; a Brazil that simply cannot navigate the Copa America group…