The Elastico Podcast: Shakhtar's wonder scouts

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The world's only English language Brazilian football podcast

Sambafoot's Christopher Atkins is joined by Rio Coimbra (The Elastico) for another edition of our weekly podcast focusing on the crazy world of Brazilian football.

This week on the show:

  1. All the latest news from the Brasileirão
  2. Flamengo lurch into crisis once more
  3. Champions in China and the return of Conca?
  4. Shakhtar Donetsk and their Brazilian army


     

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    Latest articles

    Barcelona defender Daniel Alves sees positives in Paris Saint-Germain defeat

    Lucas Moura confident Paris Saint-Germain can go far in the Champions League

    Gustavo Manduca: APOEL "deserved better" than 1-1 draw with Ajax

    APOEL midfielder Gustavo Manduca looks ahead to Paris Saint-Germain after Ajax draw

    Daniel Alves: Barcelona "must be more vigilant at set-pieces"

    Fernandinho confident Manchester City can reach Champions League knock-out stage despite Roma setback

    Fernandinho: Manchester City "have to learn to play a different way”

    Brazilians in Europe: Tuesday Champions League

    Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz praises Barcelona forward Neymar

    Diego Costa set to face Sporting Lisbon

    Brazil drawn in Group B alongside holders Colombia for 2015 U-20 South American Championship

    England manager Roy Hodgson questions Paris Saint-Germain's decision to sign David Luiz

    Free agent André Santos agrees to join Indian Super League franchise FC Goa

    Agent feels its premature to compare defender Kostas Manolas to Roma legend Aldair

    Fc Barcelona's Douglas won't face PSG

    Julio Cesar uncertain for Leverkussen game

    Tourism firm confident that FC Goa Head Coach Zico will be a big draw for fans

    Brasileirão round 25 summary: Coritiba lose again, while Sport Recife hold Cruzeiro

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    October 01, 2014
    11:05Barcelona defender Daniel Alves sees positives in Paris Saint-Germain defeat
    11:01Lucas Moura confident Paris Saint-Germain can go far in the Champions League
    09:17Gustavo Manduca: APOEL "deserved better" than 1-1 draw with Ajax
    09:13APOEL midfielder Gustavo Manduca looks ahead to Paris Saint-Germain after Ajax draw
    09:02Daniel Alves: Barcelona "must be more vigilant at set-pieces"
    08:56Fernandinho confident Manchester City can reach Champions League knock-out stage despite Roma setback
    08:50Fernandinho: Manchester City "have to learn to play a different way”
    September 30, 2014
    23:45Brazilians in Europe: Tuesday Champions League
    19:23Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz praises Barcelona forward Neymar
    12:04Gilmar Rinaldi: Rules are the same for each club
    11:55Gilmar Rinaldi: I have nothing to hide
    11:46Diego Costa set to face Sporting Lisbon
    08:34Brazil drawn in Group B alongside holders Colombia for 2015 U-20 South American Championship
    08:16England manager Roy Hodgson questions Paris Saint-Germain's decision to sign David Luiz
    08:04Free agent André Santos agrees to join Indian Super League franchise FC Goa
    September 29, 2014
    16:57Agent feels its premature to compare defender Kostas Manolas to Roma legend Aldair
    14:14Fc Barcelona's Douglas won't face PSG
    13:59Julio Cesar uncertain for Leverkussen game
    13:49Roberto Carlos voices support for Iker Casillas
    12:56Tourism firm confident that FC Goa Head Coach Zico will be a big draw for fans
    12:16Brasileirão round 25 summary: Coritiba lose again, while Sport Recife hold Cruzeiro
    10:50Brazilians in Europe: Weekend round up
    08:17Brasileirão round 25 team of the week: Grêmio dominate with four players included
    September 28, 2014
    22:44Report: Manchester United midfielder Anderson rejects move to Indian Super League side FC Pune City
    22:35Barcelona Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta hails Neymar and Lionel Messi
    22:30Paris Saint-Germain Head Coach Laurent Blanc defends David Luiz
    16:24Free agent André Santos linked with switch to Indian Super League side FC Goa
    16:16Barcelona forward Neymar pleased with Granada hat-trick and his growing understanding with Lionel Messi
    September 27, 2014
    23:30Another Baptistao brace earns Rayo Vallecano three more points
    23:15Miranda: Atletico Madrid need to continue to work and train
    22:36Paris Saint-Germain Head Coach Laurent Blanc refuses to confirm whether Thiago Silva will replace David Luiz
    22:24Jonathan out of Internazionale squad for Cagliari clash
    22:10Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho reveals Diego Costa’s injury situation
    22:00Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho praises Oscar
    21:29Brazil to play Bolivia and USA U23 in preparation for the Olympics
    21:19Neymar scores a hattrick for Barcelona
    21:13Oscar and Willian on target for Chelsea against Aston Villa
    16:56Defender Dória starts French lessons to help settle quickly at Marseille
    16:38Palmeiras loanee Henrique not concerned about talk of a permanent switch
    September 26, 2014
    23:35Chelsea defender Filipe Luis willing to wait for first-team chance
    23:29Internacional midfielder Charles Aranguiz praises Chile Head Coach Jorge Sampaoli
    23:23Report: Manchester United ready £40 million bid for former Atletico Mineiro defender Nicolas Otamendi
    23:17Malaga defender Weligton explains Lionel Messi altercation
    23:11Dunga hints at severe Maicon misconduct
    16:30Chelsea’s Filipe Luis praises goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
    16:15Douglas admits Malaga made it difficult for Barcelona
    15:58Filipe Luis backs Chelsea team mate Diego Costa to challenge for Ballon d’Or
    15:47Brazil head coach gives backing to Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Cruzeiro pair Ricardo Goulart and Everton Ribeiro
    15:00Sao Paulo Kaka set for Brazil recall, according to Dunga
    September 25, 2014
    17:36Brazil boss Dunga likens Neymar to legendary Romario
    September 30, 2014
    08:34Brazil drawn in Group B alongside holders Colombia for 2015 U-20 South American Championship
    September 24, 2014
    22:13Brazilian Football Confederation President José Maria Marin wants Germany rematch
    September 22, 2014
    22:09Argentina squad named for next month's friendly against Brazil
    20:00Argentina Head Coach Gerardo Martino refuses to confirm if he will recall Carlos Tevez for Brazil friendly
    September 10, 2014
    17:10Head Coach Dunga blames MetLife Stadium pitch for mixed Brazil performance in 1-0 win over Ecuador
    September 09, 2014
    18:35Alex Sandro eager for Brazil to move on from 7-1 defeat Germany
    September 08, 2014
    19:12Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro praises Brazil Head Coach Dunga
    18:57Brazil midfielder Everton Ribeiro pleased with Colombia win and hopes for further success against Ecuador
    September 06, 2014
    21:04Colombia Head Coach Jose Pekerman admits Juan Cuadrado red card was costly in friendly defeat to Brazil
    August 29, 2014
    22:27Dunga expects Brazil to recover
    August 20, 2014
    16:56Interim Brazil Assistant Coach Mauro Silva believes Dunga is the right man to revive the Seleção
    August 12, 2014
    23:04Brazil Under-20 Head Coach Alexandre Gallo intrigued by World Cup tactical trends
    23:00Selecao Under-20 Head Coach Alexandre Gallo believes it will be difficult for Brazil to collectively improve
    18:03Brazilian flair to win European Fantasy League in 2014/15
    August 11, 2014
    23:19Under-20 Head Coach Alexandre Gallo compares Brazil with Germany
    August 09, 2014
    22:34Alexandre Gallo: Germany an example, but Brazilians don't have the same patience
    August 08, 2014
    22:47Brazil Under-20 Head Coach Alexandre Gallo hopes more attention will be paid to youth system
    August 07, 2014
    13:27Dunga takes Brazil back to the future
    July 23, 2014
    17:02Napoli goalkeeper Rafael Cabral hoping for Seleção return under Dunga
    July 19, 2014
    23:19Gerard Houllier explains why Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball
    23:13Neymar believes Brazil can learn from Germany and Spain
    23:07Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli welcomes introduction of vanishing spray into Serie A after World Cup success
    July 14, 2014
    23:57FIFA President Sepp Blatter denies involvement in selection of Lionel Messi as Golden Ball winner
    23:48FIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke expects Russia and Qatar World Cups to match Brazil
    23:13Maicon philosophical over Brazil World Cup disappointment
    July 13, 2014
    23:44Fred hopes Fluminense will give him time off after World Cup disappointment
    23:41Fred confirms he has retired from international football
    09:54Sambafoot Sunday: Brazil's 2014 World Cup Fallout: New Failures
    July 12, 2014
    23:51Joachim Low: Germany can be the first European nation to win in Latin America
    23:48Dunga: Germany played as a unit
    23:44Thiago Silva left frustrated by Netherlands defeat
    23:35Oscar has "horrible feeling" after Netherlands defeat
    July 11, 2014
    22:50Germany forward Thomas Muller looking forward to playing in the Maracana
    July 09, 2014
    23:55Neymar agent Wagner Ribeiro makes astonishing attack of Luiz Felipe Scolari
    23:51Brazil Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists Germany defeat "not all bad"
    23:48Cafu refused entry to Brazil dressing room after Germany defeat
    15:30Tim Vickery Column: A look at Brazil’s capitulation against Germany and what now for Luiz Felipe Scolari
    July 08, 2014
    23:59Luiz Felipe Scolari: “Who is responsible for this result? I am, it’s me”
    23:55Germany forward Miroslav Klose "truly happy" to break Ronaldo's World Cup scoring record
    23:50Julio Cesar struggles to comprehend Brazil defeat
    23:39Brazil 1-7 Germany: Ruthless Germany tear Seleção apart to secure historic semi-final victory
    23:29Brazil 1-7 Germany: Player ratings
    20:10Brazil v Germany: line-ups
    July 07, 2014
    22:25Brazil legend Amarildo believes Neymar absence could work to the Selecao's advantage against Germany
    22:22Germany Head Coach Joachim Low wary of "robust" Brazil
    22:05Maicon disappointed with refereeing on Neymar challenge
    July 06, 2014
    09:25Sambafoot Sunday: Ney Problem - Can Brazil Cope Without Neymar?
    July 05, 2014
    23:45Argentina forward Lionel Messi aiming for the World Cup final
    23:30Medic insists vertebra injury will not compromise Neymar’s career
    July 04, 2014
    23:59Thiago Silva defends emotional Brazil
    June 26, 2014
    14:33Report: Flamengo one of eight clubs who have enquired about loaning Internazionale midfielder Rubén Botta
    June 16, 2014
    11:35Brazil Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari backs Portugal to recovery from heavy Germany defeat
    June 09, 2014
    23:18Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne insists Italy’s poor defending in victory against Fluminense is “not important”
    23:12Italy forward Ciro Immobile “excited” with hat-trick against Fluminense
    22:56Italy Head Coach Cesare Prandelli pleased with Fluminense victory
    22:52Italy Head Coach Cesare Prandelli delighted with Brazilian support
    June 07, 2014
    23:32Italy line up confirmed for Fluminense friendly
    May 19, 2014
    22:13Portugal Manager Paulo Bento names his 23-man 2014 FIFA World Cup squad
    May 18, 2014
    19:09Sambafoot Sunday: Botafogo's Shaky Start to 2014
    April 13, 2014
    08:34Sambafoot Sunday: Brazilian Clubs' Libertadores Numbers Game
    April 06, 2014
    09:20Sambafoot Sunday: Atlético Mineiro's Anelka Interest Should be the Norm
    February 14, 2014
    12:23Shakhtar Donetsk: President decided to support Maicon’s family
    February 09, 2014
    09:25Sambafoot Sunday: Where’s Wallyson? Botafogo find their new hero post-Seedorf
    January 26, 2014
    10:09Sambafoot Sunday: Cruciate curse affects Seleção hopes of three midfielders
    December 01, 2013
    13:36Sambafoot Sunday: Could Éverton Ribeiro Crack Europe?
    November 25, 2013
    11:39Brasileirão Week 36 round up: Vasco shock champions to stay in contention while defeat leaves Ponte Preta on the brink
    November 24, 2013
    10:17Sambafoot Sunday: Palmeiras Promoted with Chapecoense in Tow
    November 17, 2013
    12:00Palmeiras secure Brasileirão Série B title with 3-0 win against Boa Esporte
    November 12, 2013
    08:42Relegation threatened Fluminense sack head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo
    November 10, 2013
    12:59Sambafoot Sunday: Atlético Paranaense's hurricane season
    November 09, 2013
    10:05Drummer angers Flamengo fans
    November 04, 2013
    13:04Brasileirão week 32 round-up: Big win for Vasco as in-form Goiás maintain top four push
    November 03, 2013
    17:31Sambafoot Sunday: Surprise Packages in the 2013 Brasileirão
    October 28, 2013
    11:31Brasileirão Week 31 round up: Vital win for Ponte Preta while Goiás maintain top four push
    October 21, 2013
    13:21Olympique Marseille without defender Lucas Mendes for Napoli fixture
    12:12Injury rules Bayern Munich defender Dante out of Viktoria Plzeň tie
    October 20, 2013
    23:50São Paulo president Juvenal Juvêncio admits interest in Lucas Moura loan return
    October 18, 2013
    11:47Diego Maradona dispute’s Pelé’s FIFA recognition
    09:04Del Bosque: Costa approach no insult to current strikers
    October 17, 2013
    21:43Hard work is paying off insists Bayern Munich defender Rafinha
    13:17Rodrigo Lasmar: Ronaldinho on track to be fit for the Club World Cup
    October 16, 2013
    19:53Report: Tottenham Hotspur set to offer Paulinho extended deal
    09:12Report: São Paulo could terminate Lúcio’s contract if injury concerns prevail
    October 13, 2013
    18:32Brasileirão: Grêmio slip up as Vitoria and Santos grab victories
    14:49Vanderlei Luxemburgo: ‘Simulation part of football’
    October 09, 2013
    20:37Mineiro learn Club World Cup fate
    October 06, 2013
    22:39Oswaldo de Oliveira in hospital after Botafogo defeat
    11:55Sambafoot Sunday: Cruzeiro cruising at the top of the Brasileirão
    October 04, 2013
    23:52Internacional manager Dunga sacked
    September 14, 2013
    14:29Guerrero: Corinthians can still be champions
    September 11, 2013
    20:49Roberto Carlos: Anzhi could collapse
    14:57Exeter City play down Brazil fears
    September 07, 2013
    14:12Atlético Madrid's Filipe Luis: Barca-Madrid dominance an injustice
    September 06, 2013
    19:04Santos announce tour of South East Asia
    18:42São Paulo slump to defeat as Rogerio Ceni misses penalty
    September 05, 2013
    19:17Cruzeiro go four points clear after defeating Bahia
    18:43Romário and Maradona fight against CONMEBOL corruption
    September 03, 2013
    21:29Marcelo Mattos says Botafogo will overcome difficulties
    20:54Réver believes Atlético Mineiro can challenge for Brazilian title
    September 02, 2013
    23:21São Paulo to honour Brazil legend Leonidas da Silva
    October 01, 2014
    11:05Barcelona defender Daniel Alves sees positives in Paris Saint-Germain defeat
    11:01Lucas Moura confident Paris Saint-Germain can go far in the Champions League
    09:17Gustavo Manduca: APOEL "deserved better" than 1-1 draw with Ajax
    09:13APOEL midfielder Gustavo Manduca looks ahead to Paris Saint-Germain after Ajax draw
    09:02Daniel Alves: Barcelona "must be more vigilant at set-pieces"
    08:56Fernandinho confident Manchester City can reach Champions League knock-out stage despite Roma setback
    08:50Fernandinho: Manchester City "have to learn to play a different way”
    September 30, 2014
    23:45Brazilians in Europe: Tuesday Champions League
    19:23Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz praises Barcelona forward Neymar
    08:16England manager Roy Hodgson questions Paris Saint-Germain's decision to sign David Luiz
    08:04Free agent André Santos agrees to join Indian Super League franchise FC Goa
    September 29, 2014
    16:57Agent feels its premature to compare defender Kostas Manolas to Roma legend Aldair
    12:56Tourism firm confident that FC Goa Head Coach Zico will be a big draw for fans
    12:16Brasileirão round 25 summary: Coritiba lose again, while Sport Recife hold Cruzeiro
    10:50Brazilians in Europe: Weekend round up
    08:17Brasileirão round 25 team of the week: Grêmio dominate with four players included
    September 28, 2014
    22:44Report: Manchester United midfielder Anderson rejects move to Indian Super League side FC Pune City
    22:35Barcelona Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta hails Neymar and Lionel Messi
    22:30Paris Saint-Germain Head Coach Laurent Blanc defends David Luiz
    16:24Free agent André Santos linked with switch to Indian Super League side FC Goa
    16:16Barcelona forward Neymar pleased with Granada hat-trick and his growing understanding with Lionel Messi
    September 27, 2014
    22:36Paris Saint-Germain Head Coach Laurent Blanc refuses to confirm whether Thiago Silva will replace David Luiz
    22:24Jonathan out of Internazionale squad for Cagliari clash
    16:56Defender Dória starts French lessons to help settle quickly at Marseille
    16:38Palmeiras loanee Henrique not concerned about talk of a permanent switch
    September 26, 2014
    23:35Chelsea defender Filipe Luis willing to wait for first-team chance
    23:29Internacional midfielder Charles Aranguiz praises Chile Head Coach Jorge Sampaoli
    23:23Report: Manchester United ready £40 million bid for former Atletico Mineiro defender Nicolas Otamendi
    23:17Malaga defender Weligton explains Lionel Messi altercation
    23:11Dunga hints at severe Maicon misconduct
    September 24, 2014
    22:06Report: Juventus to return for Benfica captain Luisão in January
    21:58Agent Antonio Caliendo admits midfielder Ederson could leave Lazio
    21:51Agent confirms Lazio midfielder Ederson is fit for selection
    14:39Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp bemoans Sandro injury
    September 23, 2014
    22:45Former Barcelona midfielder Luis Suárez Miramontes believes Luis Suárez will fit in alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi
    22:37Milan forward Jérémy Ménez questions Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura
    22:30Gabriel Barbosa extends Santos contract until 2019
    22:21Argentina add Valencia defender Nicolás Otamendi to squad for October friendlies with Brazil and Hong Kong
    22:14Eduardo notices change in recognition since joining Flamengo
    September 22, 2014
    22:30Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany admits he enjoyed battling with Chelsea's Diego Costa
    22:25Atlético Madrid defender Miranda eager to keep fans onside
    22:20Atlético Madrid centre-back Miranda concerned with out of form defence
    September 20, 2014
    23:17Ramires hopes for extended stay at Chelsea
    23:11Brazil international Rafael hails influence of senior players at Manchester United
    23:03Manchester United defender Rafael hopes for extended stay
    22:58New Internacional forward Nilmar pleased to get back to playing at a "higher standard"
    22:54Internacional forward Nilmar insists he is "not a saviour"
    September 19, 2014
    21:28Barcelona defender Douglas looking to learn from Cafu and Daniel Alves
    17:56APOEL Nicosia defender Carlão named in UEFA.com's team of the week
    16:50Chelsea forward Didier Drogba praises team-mate Diego Costa's start in England
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