Brazil face Venezuela in Mérida this evening, looking to consolidate their status in the CONMEBOL qualifying spots. In fact, with current table toppers Uruguay playing away to Colombia earlier in the evening, the Seleção could conceivably rise to first in the standings if Uruguay do not win. This is quite the turnaround considering Brazil were 6th- outside of the playoff place- back in August when Tite took the reins. But it also illustrates just how tight the CONMEBOL table is.
In September qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia, Brazil showed their resilience under new boss Tite. They fought and won impressively against Ecuador in the altitude of Quito. Chile’s 3-0 defeat at the same stadium last night emphasised what an excellent result that was. They then duly dominated an in form Colombia side in Manaus, winning 2-1 but in reality, the gap between the teams was significantly larger on the night.
Brazil claimed a vital three points in World Cup qualification by defeating Colombia 2-1 in Manaus last night. Brazil are the only CONMEBOL nation to take 6 points from this round of fixtures, moving them from 6th to 2nd in a very tightly contested table. Argentina and Chile were held to draws by Venezuela and Bolivia respectively, sweetening the taste of a well deserved victory in the Amazon, after a dominant performance.
Brazil face Colombia in the Arena Amazônia in Manaus on Tuesday night, off the back of a superb 3-0 win over Ecuador in Quito last week. Tite enjoyed an emphatic victory for his first game in charge of the Seleção, whilst debutant Gabriel Jesús won a penalty and scored twice to top off a dream first cap. The victory was an enormously crucial one for Brazil, given that only four points separate the top 7 in the CONMEBOL qualifying table.
A Neymar penalty and two excellent strikes from Gabriel Jesús gave Brazil a consummate 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Ecuador in Quito last night; the Seleção’s first win in the city since 1983. It was an impressive way to kick start the Tite era for Brazil as they aim to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track. With Argentina marginally defeating Uruguay and Chile losing to Paraguay in Asuncion, only two points separate Paraguay in 6th place (outside of the playoff spots) and Argentina in first.
Brazil face Germany in the Maracanã tomorrow in search of the hitherto elusive gold medal for football. Winning the gold for football has become a fairly recent obsession for the world’s most storied international side. Having won every other bauble available to them on multiple occasions, bagging an ‘ouro’ for the sport that is so closely identified with the projection of their national identity across the globe has become a mission.
Brazil face Honduras in the semi-final of the Olympic games on Wednesday in the Estádio Maracanã, as Rogerio Micale’s teams stand on the precipice of a second consecutive Olympic final. The Seleção are in search of their first ever gold medal for soccer and where better to do it than Rio de Janeiro and the citadel of Brazilian football, the Maracanã. But they will have to negotiate a tricky tie with Honduras in Rio first.
Brazil opened their Olympic campaign by stuttering to a disappointing 0-0 draw against South Africa in Brasília last night.
Brazil tumbled out of the Copa América last night, their first group stage elimination in the tournament since 1987. The Seleção only needed a draw against Peru to top the group, but conspired to lose the game in controversial circumstances, as they fell 1-0 to Ricardo Gareca’s young side. The result surely leaves Dunga’s job hanging by a thread. During his second reign at the helm of the Brazil side, they have struggled in their World Cup qualifying group and been consigned to embarrassing exits at consecutive Copa Américas.
Brazil v Peru Preview - Copa America 2016
Whether Brazil would defeat Haiti was not the question for Dunga and the Seleção in Orlando. The barometer for a satisfactory evening would always be set by the margin of victory and the panache with which it was achieved. In both respects, the manager and his team passed this examination with flying colours. It is true that Haiti are among the weakest sides in the competition, but they had only conceded six goals in their last 5 outings.
Brazil drew their opening Copa América match 0-0 with Ecuador in Pasadena on Saturday evening.
Dunga has elected an experimental squad for this summer’s Copa América in the USA. Dunga grappled with Barcelona for some months for the release of captain Neymar for the competition.
In his press conference on Monday, Dunga (correctly) pointed out that even the great Seleção teams of yesteryear have often struggled to qualify from CONMEBOL’s qualification league. Years in which Brazil have gone onto win the tournament have been preceded by subpar qualification campaigns, salvaged on the final match day. Dunga is also correct to say this might be the toughest CONMEBOL qualifying round yet.
Gabriel Paulista has been in England for over a year now. Since the New Year, he has forced his way into the Gunners starting eleven ahead of Per Mertesacker. He was not included in Dunga’s most recent Brazil squad for qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay, but the Arsenal defender tells Sambafoot, that his international ambitions remain as strong as ever.
Brazil coach Carlos Dunga announced his squad for the next two games of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay.
Paris Saint Germain’s Brazilian captain Thiago Silva thinks his ex Milan teammate Alexandre Pato can be a good signing for Chelsea. Pato joined Chelsea on loan from Corinthians in January and has yet to make his debut, as he still searches for fitness.
In 2014, Brazil, who were the favourites to win the competition for the fifth time in their history, fell short of the football world’s expectations.
After an 18 month campaign trail of auctioning Alexandre Pato to European clubs, it looks as though Corinthians are edging closer to shedding the 26 year old forward from their wage bill. Having been hawked to the likes of West Ham, Sunderland, Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal without avail, it looks, astonishingly, as though Chelsea will be the club to bite on Timão’s bait. But can this transfer work?
The recruiter of young talent in Brazil on behalf of Shakhtar Donetsk, Franck Henouda has granted an exclusive interview to Sambafoot, where he expands on football news in Ukraine and on the future of Alex Teixeira.
That’s two! FC Barcelona striker, Neymar, won his second consecutive Samba Gold, the annual award of the best Brazilian in Europe that has existed since 2008.
The last round for the Brasileirão.
Eight years, already! The Samba Gold is in its eighth edition for 2015. A new joust that could confirm a long hegemony.
Corinthians beats São Paulo, 6-1.
Brazilian football star Neymar looks to keep Barcelona on top in the European landscape of the beautiful game.
The title for Corinthians soon.
Brazil have been handed a boost ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Buenos Aires next month with the news that Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero will both definitely miss the match through injury.
A new victory for Corinthians.
Dunga has selected his squad for November qualifiers against Argentina and Peru. His job is said to rest on the Argentina result, according to reports that have been circulating this week.
Corinthians star Jadson is hoping to regain his place in the national team when coach Dunga names his 23 man squad on Thursday for the games against Argentina and Peru.
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