- Carlos Alberto Parreira dismisses Dunga criticism
Scolari and Parreira
- Neymar: Brazil has fallen behind Germany and Spain
The 22-year-old suggested that Brazilians should train with more determination
- Tim Vickery Column: Why David Luiz is evidence that Brazilian football has drifted away from the sound concepts of how the game should be played
David Luiz: guilty of misdirected drive and determination at the World Cup
Tim Vickery Column: Why David Luiz is evidence that Brazilian football has drifted away from the sound concepts of how the game should be played
Brazilian football has just hit a new rock bottom. A local TV channel – SporTV, where I make regular appearances and have plenty of respect for the journalists – have just announced their team of the 2014 World Cup; in the line up is David Luiz.
Thomas Müller will take on Brazil tonight targeting personal and team celebrations.
Selecao make the last four after late comeback
Brazil won this World Cup second-round match on penalties after a close encounter with Chile.
Stubborn resistance dents home progress in the World Cup
The teams have been announced and Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has picked Chelsea's Ramires to start in place of Hulk, who is still suffering from a muscle injury picked up last week.
The host nation will take on Mexico in Fortaleza on Tuesday in their second World Cup group game.
Today is Brazil’s ‘first step’, as Luiz Felipe Scolari described the opener against Croatia. This small step, of the seven to the final, will offer the first indication of whether the host nation has what it takes to make one giant leap to World Cup glory and banishing the agony of the 1950 defeat against Uruguay.
Memories of past tournaments stay with you as a fan forever
The striker has restarted his career and comes into this tournament full of confidence. He will give Luiz Felipe Scolari another option from the bench.
Fred is an instinctive goalscorer and better technically than he has been given credit for in the past. He is capable of leading his country to glory this summer.
Exclusive Interview: Rafinha talks Seleção, his World Cup hopes and how Bayern Munich are improving under Pep Guardiola
The 28-year-old full back wasn’t a first team regular at Bayern last season but has been given more opportunities since Pep Guardiola has become manager. Rafinha’s form earned himself a recent appearance in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Brazil squad and after speaking exclusively to Sambafoot, Rafinha revealed that he dreams of winning more titles at Bayern and playing in the World Cup.
Exclusive Interview: Fernandinho talks about Manchester City, Brazil and and how he hits the ball so hard
The 28-year-old has wasted no time settling in to English football. In his first season at the Etihad Stadium, the former Shakhtar Donetsk man has made 19 appearances and scored three goals. His performances have earned praise and hie was rewarded by a call-up to the Brazil squad for the recent friendly against South Africa.
Last June and July, it all fell into place for Luiz Felipe Scolari. Starting with those friendly matches against England and France, continuing though the Confederations Cup, not only did he win the fans over and claim a trophy, he also ended the period with a firm idea of his first team.
Luiz Felipe Scolari seems so at ease in the post of Brazil coach, and has made so much progress towards building a settled side, that it is easy to forget all the furore that surrounded his appointment towards the end of 2012.
This was the last squad before the 23 for the World Cup are named. So those on the outside who missed out this time (I’m thinking specifically of Kaka) need something very special to happen if they are going to force their way into the World Cup.
Brazil legend Romario has launched yet another stinging volley of criticism at the Brazilian football authorities – this time criticising the Seleção itself.
Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup are offering a unique form of legacy for the country’s prison inmates.