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Brazil exorcise ghosts of penalty past to advance against Paraguay

Brazil exorcise ghosts of penalty past to advance against Paraguay

Ralph Hannah - Brazil vs Paraguay — Tite had one forced change, with Allan replacing the suspended Casemiro and then there was a last minute scare as [...]
Alisson – Champions League glory and Copa ambitions

Alisson – Champions League glory and Copa ambitions

Manuel Veth - On June 1st, 2019, Alisson Becker, born in Novo Hamburgo, the southernmost municipality of Rio Grande do Sul, lifted the most prestigio [...]
Copa America 2019 – Group Stage Wrap

Copa America 2019 – Group Stage Wrap

Ralph Hannah - After 18 games, 46 goals and a few hundred minutes waiting for VAR – the 2019 Copa America Group stages are over. In Group A Brazil ha [...]
Home comforts for Tite and Brazil as they advance to the Quarterfinals

Home comforts for Tite and Brazil as they advance to the Quarterfinals

Ralph Hannah - Peru vs Brazil — The hosts received Peru in the Arena Corinthians, a happy hunting ground for Brazil who defeated Paraguay 3-0 (WCQs) [...]
Skirmish in Salvador as Chile edge Ecuador in a heated affair

Skirmish in Salvador as Chile edge Ecuador in a heated affair

Ralph Hannah - Ecuador vs Chile - Ecuador and Chile closed out the 2nd round of group matches with a feisty show in Salvador. There were ten cards (c [...]
Christiane Endler – A trailblazer for women’s football

Christiane Endler – A trailblazer for women’s football

Manuel Veth - It was an impossible task for Chile at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The Andean nation was facing the United States, the biggest fav [...]
Bright young stars of Japan push Uruguay’s Old Guard to limit

Bright young stars of Japan push Uruguay’s Old Guard to limit

Ralph Hannah - Japan v Uruguay — Japan earned their first point of this tournament and their second ever in the Copa América after a gutsy display in [...]
Day 6 Copa América: Colombia progress, Argentina hang on

Day 6 Copa América: Colombia progress, Argentina hang on

Ralph Hannah - Day 6: Colombia progress, Argentina hang on. Group B threw up two tight and at times utterly boring matches, the results of which saw [...]
Day 5: VAR rescues Venezuela again as Brazil stumble

Day 5: VAR rescues Venezuela again as Brazil stumble

Ralph Hannah - Day 5: VAR rescues Venezuela again as Tite’s team stumbles. In the end, it was a historic night for Venezuela who drew against Brazil [...]
Japan’s Blue Samurai brushed aside by Chile

Japan’s Blue Samurai brushed aside by Chile

Ralph Hannah - Japan v Chile - Defending champions Chile came away with a comfortable win in their opener in the Morumbi against an experimental Japa [...]
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