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America
Has success without Neymar unveiled another dimension for Tite's Brazil?
12:00 Sunday 7th July 2019

Brazil has experienced a rollercoaster ride in earning back their gigantic reputation. When Neymar was ruled out of the Copa America, the whole nation probably experienced a scary jolt. The treacherous journey ahead without their biggest influence…

International
Copa America knockout rounds: No continent for old men?
08:01 Wednesday 26th June 2019

Despite more credible showings than the two Conmebol teams eliminated from the Copa America, the guests have gone home and South America can get down to the business of deciding its champion for 2019. Bolivia and Ecuador looked more like rank…

International
Will Fabinho, Lucas Moura snubs come back to haunt Tite, Brazil?
08:00 Tuesday 11th June 2019

Copa America, CONMEBOL’s international football tournament, returns for its 46th edition in a matter of days, with South American giants Brazil hosting for the first time in thirty years. The home nation head into…

International
Can Sanchez, Vidal hustle another Copa America for Chile?
12:00 Thursday 6th June 2019

Chile stunned South America by winning back-to-back Copa Americas over Argentina in 2015 and 16, keeping Lionel Messi off the scoresheet for four hours in the process. While Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal are world-class in their…

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,…

World Cup
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…

World Cup
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…

World Cup
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.…

World Cup
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…