Category: Brazil

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“Ooooooooohhhh, ZIKA!” – Homophobia in Brazilian football

“Ooooooooohhhh, ZIKA!” – Homophobia in Brazilian football

Joshua Law - “Ooooooooohhhh, ZIKA!” If you were following the Olympics you may have noticed these shouts from the Brazilian crowds every time Hope So [...]
From Bust to Glory – Borussia Dortmund’s 1996 Trip to Brazil

From Bust to Glory – Borussia Dortmund’s 1996 Trip to Brazil

Manuel Veth - Between 1995 and 1997 Borussia Dortmund was one of the best teams in world football. Coached by the legendary Ottmar Hitzfeld, Borussia [...]
Bernardo – RB Leipzig’s Red Bull Product

Bernardo – RB Leipzig’s Red Bull Product

Manuel Veth - RasenBallsport (RB) Leipzig got off to their first historic Bundesliga start with a spectacular 2-2 draw on Sunday August 28 against TS [...]
The Seleção – A Barometer for Football Globalization

The Seleção – A Barometer for Football Globalization

Manuel Veth - Brazil’s new national team coach, Tite, has finally announced his new squad, and the team includes two players that are currently plyin [...]
Taison – A Miner for the Seleção

Taison – A Miner for the Seleção

By Manuel Veth - Shakthar Donetsk’s Taison has been called up to the Brazilian national team. The news ends speculation on whether the Brazilian coul [...]
The 2016 Rio Olympic Football Tournament – A Must Win for Brazil

The 2016 Rio Olympic Football Tournament – A Must Win for Brazil

Nicolás Miremont - On August 3 the Rio Olympic football tournament set off with the women’s football match between Sweden and South Africa. The most [...]
Diego – The Flawed Magician Returns to Brazil

Diego – The Flawed Magician Returns to Brazil

Manuel Veth - When Diego Ribas da Cunha, more commonly known as Diego, arrived at Werder Bremen in 2006, the playmaker was instantly considered one o [...]
Victor Andrade – An Eagle Becomes a Lion

Victor Andrade – An Eagle Becomes a Lion

Manuel Veth - It has almost become a stigma. Every talented young Brazilian player, especially those who hail from FC Santos, is labelled as the new [...]
Copa América Centenario Impressions

Copa América Centenario Impressions

Manuel Veth - The kicker’s verdict was clear: Arturo Vidal, who had been categorized as world class by the magazine, was voted, as the best defensive [...]
Ribamar – A Diamond in the Rough for 1860

Ribamar – A Diamond in the Rough for 1860

Manuel Veth - The German second Bundesliga club TSV 1860 Munich has frequently been in the news for its erratic leadership, and closely fought relega [...]
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