Tag Archives: Brazil

Ronaldinho and his goofy smile are officially retiring

Brazilian legend Ronaldinho will officially retire from soccer next month, according to reports emerging from Brazil. Ronaldinho, 35, is currently playing for Mexican club Querétaro after a two-year stint at Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro. Ronaldinho’s career had hit a relatively stagnant period following his dazzling spell at Barcelona, which ended in 2008. Still, he’ll be fondly remembered as one of ...

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Philippe Coutinho named in Brazil squad after red-hot Liverpool run

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Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho has been named in the Brazil squad for the upcoming friendlies with France and Chile. The attacking midfielder has seen his fine form rewarded after two goals in his last three games as well as the winner at Bolton in the FA Cup last month. The Liverpool man is joined in the squad by Chelsea’s Oscar, Willian ...

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Dunga to announce Brazil squad on March 3

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The likes of Diego Tardelli and Thiago Silva face a nervous wait as the Selecao boss prepares to name his group for next month’s Brasil Global Tour friendlies. Brazil coach Dunga will name his squad for next month Brasil Global Tour friendlies on March 3. The Selecao will meet France in Paris on March 26 before facing Chile at the ...

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Willian gives Brazil 1-nil win over Ecuador in friendly

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A first-half goal from Chelsea’s Willian was enough to give Brazil victory over Ecuador in Tuesday’s international friendly in New Jersey. It was a second successive 1-0 win for new coach Dunga, following last week’s friendly with Colombia in Miami. Chelsea’s Oscar, Ramires and Filipe Luis were also in the Brazil line-up. The winner came from a free-kick on the half-hour as ...

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Maicon dropped from Brazil squad for indiscipline

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Brazil’s former Manchester City defender Maicon has been dropped from the national squad due to a serious breach of discipline. The five-time World Cup winners are preparing for a friendly against Ecuador in New York on Tuesday. But Roma’s right-back Maicon, 33, who has 76 caps, will take no part in new manager Dunga’s second game in charge. Maicon played ...

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Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 in friendly

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Neymar scored the only goal of the game seven minutes from time as Dunga’s second spell as Brazil boss began with a win over 10-man Colombia in Miami. Barcelona forward Neymar curled home a free-kick to give the Selecao victory in their first game since finishing fourth at their home World Cup. Colombia had been reduced to 10 men on ...

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Dunga named as Brazil coach for the second time

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Brazil have named former player Dunga as their new coach for the second time. Dunga was the captain of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning team and coached the national team from 2006 to 2011. “I am immensely happy to be back,” said the 50-year-old, who was the favourite to land the job. Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil ...

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Pele son sentenced to 33 years

The son of the Brazilian football legend Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in jail for laundering money raised from drug trafficking. Edinho is a retired footballer who played goalkeeper for Pele’s old club, Santos, in the 1990s. He was first arrested in 2005 and has served a sentence for drug trafficking offences and links with a notorious drug ...

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Brazilian anti-World Cup protests hit Sao Paulo and Rio

Riot police in Brazil have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro who marched against the cost of hosting the football World Cup. Some demonstrators hurled stones while other burned tyres and blocked roads. They say they are angry that billions of dollars are being spent on next month’s football tournament, rather ...

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Chelsea lack a scorer – Mourinho

Chelsea’s Champions League game at Galatasaray on Wednesday has been overshadowed by comments made by manager Jose Mourinho last week about the lack of scorers in his squad. “The problem with Chelsea is we lack a scorer,” the Portuguese said in footage captured by French TV station Canal Plus. “I have one (Samuel Eto’o) but he’s 32. Maybe 35, who ...

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