Category: Brazil

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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 ...
Renato Augusto – From Copacabana to the Forbidden City

Renato Augusto – From Copacabana to the Forbidden City

Manuel Veth - It was January 2016, and it seemed indeed possible that the Bundesliga could celebrate the return of one of the most prolific playmaker ...
Gabriel Barbosa – More Than Just the Next Neymar

Gabriel Barbosa – More Than Just the Next Neymar

Manuel Veth - It is the 61st minute in the Copa America match, Brazil vs Ecuador, when the Seleção’s (as Brazil is often called) coach Dunga decides ...
Botafogo – The Return of the White Star

Botafogo – The Return of the White Star

By Pedro Redig - One of Brazil’s most storied clubs is back where it belongs. Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas have done enough in the second division t ...
Corinthians São Paulo – The Malcom Case

Corinthians São Paulo – The Malcom Case

By Manuel Veth - The young Brazilian striker Malcom remains one of the hottest Brazilian properties in this summer’s transfer window. In April, a mov ...
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