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

    Leonardo concedes it “will be difficult” for him to return to Paris Saint-Germain

    Report: Expected Brazil line up for Chile friendly

    Chile Head Coach Jorge Sampaoli concedes he will have to rotate for Brazil friendly

    Lucas-Liverpool: "Philippe Coutinho could be anything he wants to be"

    Sampdoria forward Eder pleased to silence critics with debut Italy goal

    Dunga hails Chelsa's Willian as key player for Brazil

    Dunga: "Players recuperate after 72 hours"

    Dunga: "No more new players for the Copa America"

    Miranda begins to form partnership with Thiago Silva

    Marquinhos signs new PSG contract

    Brazil U17 beat Paraguay

    Diego Costa: 'Christmas fixture list took its toll'

    Rafael faces a fight to get back into the Manchester United line up

    Stefano Fiore: 'Anderson is better than Coutinho'

    Chelsea's Diego Costa criticises English defenders

    Lucas Leiva steps up his recovery from injury

    Report: Arsenal and Chelsea to battle over Internacional midfielder Charles Aranguiz

    Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano hints at December exit

    Sampdoria forward Eder believes controversy over Italy call up is "nonsense"

    Leonardo: 'Not enough Brazilian managers in Europe'

    Philippe Coutinho: 'Liverpool can make the top four'

    John Terry: 'Chelsea can cope without Diego Costa'

    John Aldridge: 'Liverpool are too reliant on Philippe Coutinho'

    Arsenal's Paulista keen to keep improving

    Chelsea aim to swap Oscar with Pogba

    Glenn Hoddle: 'Ryan Mason is better than Fernandinho'

    Diego Costa pulls out of Spanish squad

    Neymar admits he is tired after win against Real Madrid

    Agent unhappy with controversy surrounding Sampdoria forward Eder's selection for Italy

    FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio defends decision to select Sampdoria forward Eder for Italy

    Latest News.

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    • Seleção
    • Teams
    • Players
    March 29, 2015
    17:55Leonardo concedes it “will be difficult” for him to return to Paris Saint-Germain
    17:53Roberto Firmino's strike ensures victory for a poor Brazil against Chile
    15:32Brazil x Chile: Live
    14:30Chelsea's Filipe Luis: "Alexis Sanchez is really dangerous"
    14:07Report: Expected Brazil line up for Chile friendly
    13:59Chile Head Coach Jorge Sampaoli concedes he will have to rotate for Brazil friendly
    13:17Lucas-Liverpool: "Philippe Coutinho could be anything he wants to be"
    12:47Sampdoria forward Eder pleased to silence critics with debut Italy goal
    March 28, 2015
    20:30Arsenal centre-back Gabriel Paulista: "I want to defend and defend well"
    19:57Dunga hails Chelsa's Willian as key player for Brazil
    19:50Dunga: "Neymar to overhaul Pele's Brazil goal record"
    19:45Dunga: "Players recuperate after 72 hours"
    19:42Dunga: "No more new players for the Copa America"
    19:32Lucas-Liverpool: "It will be just like old times again"
    18:25Top European club chasing Chelsea Midfielder Oscar
    17:15Chelsea star Ramires facing summer Stamford Bridge exit
    13:25Barcelona president: 'We signed Neymar to be our Beckham'
    13:20Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho says he must score more goals to be considered as one of the best midfielders in Europe
    13:16Arsenal's Alexis Sánchez excited for Chile's special rematch against Brazil
    13:14Dunga thinks Brazil have rediscovered their self-belief
    13:12Barça president Bartomeu to Judge Ruz: 'Tito Vilanova asked us to sign Neymar a year earlier'
    March 27, 2015
    13:29Manchester United and Liverpool still battling for Dani Alves
    13:27Pelé: 'Impossible for Neymar to replace me'
    13:25Dunga says confidence and balance key to Brazil's winning run
    13:22Dani Alves releases charity single with former Barcelona keeper José Pinto
    13:20Victory over France not a revenge, says Neymar
    11:04Miranda begins to form partnership with Thiago Silva
    10:57Marquinhos signs new PSG contract
    10:45Brazil U17 beat Paraguay
    March 26, 2015
    22:59Ruthless Brazil defeat France 3-1 in Paris
    20:41Live: France vs Brazil
    13:35Dunga says 1998 World Cup final defeat to France still hurts
    13:34Neymar won't convince Manchester United target Danilo to sign for Barcelona
    13:32Philippe Coutinho says Liverpool have a good chance of securing a top-four
    13:30Dunga says sky is the limit for Neymar
    13:28Neymar's father defends Barcelona deal
    12:05Diego Costa: 'Christmas fixture list took its toll'
    11:56Rafael faces a fight to get back into the Manchester United line up
    11:48Stefano Fiore: 'Anderson is better than Coutinho'
    11:41Chelsea's Diego Costa criticises English defenders
    11:34Lucas Leiva steps up his recovery from injury
    March 25, 2015
    17:17Report: Arsenal and Chelsea to battle over Internacional midfielder Charles Aranguiz
    16:29Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano hints at December exit
    15:56Sampdoria forward Eder believes controversy over Italy call up is "nonsense"
    13:01Leonardo: 'Not enough Brazilian managers in Europe'
    13:00Kaká thinks he was better than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
    13:00Neymar - The most expensive player in history?
    13:00Danilo proud of Real Madrid interest
    13:00Roberto Firmino set to start for Brazil against France
    13:00Kaká's dream XI revealed; Messi not included
    March 28, 2015
    13:25Barcelona president: 'We signed Neymar to be our Beckham'
    13:20Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho says he must score more goals to be considered as one of the best midfielders in Europe
    13:16Arsenal's Alexis Sánchez excited for Chile's special rematch against Brazil
    13:14Dunga thinks Brazil have rediscovered their self-belief
    13:12Barça president Bartomeu to Judge Ruz: 'Tito Vilanova asked us to sign Neymar a year earlier'
    March 27, 2015
    13:29Manchester United and Liverpool still battling for Dani Alves
    13:27Pelé: 'Impossible for Neymar to replace me'
    13:25Dunga says confidence and balance key to Brazil's winning run
    13:22Dani Alves releases charity single with former Barcelona keeper José Pinto
    13:20Victory over France not a revenge, says Neymar
    March 26, 2015
    13:35Dunga says 1998 World Cup final defeat to France still hurts
    13:34Neymar won't convince Manchester United target Danilo to sign for Barcelona
    13:32Philippe Coutinho says Liverpool have a good chance of securing a top-four
    13:30Dunga says sky is the limit for Neymar
    13:28Neymar's father defends Barcelona deal
    March 25, 2015
    13:00Kaká's dream XI revealed; Messi not included
    13:00Roberto Firmino set to start for Brazil against France
    13:00Danilo proud of Real Madrid interest
    13:00Neymar - The most expensive player in history?
    13:00Kaká thinks he was better than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
    March 24, 2015
    13:00Neymar looks forward to the friendly against France
    13:00Bayern will not sell Dante, insists Sammer
    13:00Luis Suárez: 'Neymar is right to be selfish'
    13:00Marcelo says Real Madrid will never surrender
    13:00Neymar case - Public prosecutor requests prison sentence for Sandro Rosell and Bartomeu
    March 23, 2015
    13:00Liverpool landlord: 'I beat Pele - and bit him too!'
    13:00Liverpool target Felipe Anderson's contract renewed by Lazio
    13:00Dani Alves assists winning goal in El Clásico
    13:00Messi is better than Cristiano, says Pelé
    13:00Felipe Anderson: 'Lazio are improving every game'
    March 21, 2015
    13:00Arsenal want Charles Aránguiz from Internacional
    13:00Messi, Suárez and Neymar have scored 55 league goals this season
    13:00Former West Brom striker faces ban after crossing Dani Alves' ex-wife
    13:00Arsenal goalkeeper Ospina reveals frustration over Colombia's World Cup loss to Brazil
    13:00São Paulo trying to take Nathan from Atlético Paranaense
    March 20, 2015
    13:00Zé Roberto talks about his Copa América memories and how he maintains fitness at the age of 40
    13:00Liverpool to miss out on Felipe Anderson
    13:00Maxwell extends PSG contract
    13:00Hart: 'I just tried to smother Messi, Neymar & Suárez'
    13:00Dani Alves set to snub Manchester United move as he eyes Barcelona stay
    March 19, 2015
    13:45Sylvinho reflects on time with Messi and says he's a phenomenon
    13:42Zé Roberto discusses Dunga's return to the national team and says Brazil need to win the Copa América
    13:41Danilo back in training after being knocked unconscious
    13:39Neymar will surpass Pelé, says Romário
    13:36Braga's Danilo and São Paulo's Dória cut off from Brazil Olympic squad
    March 18, 2015
    13:00Neymar is Brazil's only superstar, says Dunga
    13:00Brazil waiting on Diego Tardelli's fitness
    13:00Zé Roberto denies that Brazil are dependent on Neymar
    13:00Dunga says Fred could play for Brazil again
    13:00Luis Enrique insists he is happy with Neymar's form
    January 19, 2015
    20:37Willian: 'Chelsea controlled the game'
    January 11, 2015
    19:49Coritiba confirm the signings of Negueba and Pedro Ken
    17:17De Arrascaeta to Internacional can be announced any time now, says Defensor president
    January 04, 2015
    16:03Mircea Lucescu: Tour of Brazil will become part of Shakhtar history
    15:08Lucescu: Shakhtar’s Brazil tour will be part of the history
    January 03, 2015
    12:16Sergei Palkin: It’s important for us to play with the top teams of the Brazilian league
    January 02, 2015
    16:49Cruzeiro confirm survey from Mexico regarding Anselmo Ramon
    15:28Internacional have competition from Europe for De Arrascaeta
    14:16No contacts with Internacional, says Sandro's agent
    14:13Shakhtar goes on tour across Brazil
    December 30, 2014
    17:18Fluminense director says no offer for Darío Conca
    December 25, 2014
    14:37Leandro Damião to Cruzeiro is back on
    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
    March 29, 2015
    17:55Leonardo concedes it “will be difficult” for him to return to Paris Saint-Germain
    14:07Report: Expected Brazil line up for Chile friendly
    13:59Chile Head Coach Jorge Sampaoli concedes he will have to rotate for Brazil friendly
    12:47Sampdoria forward Eder pleased to silence critics with debut Italy goal
    March 28, 2015
    18:25Top European club chasing Chelsea Midfielder Oscar
    17:15Chelsea star Ramires facing summer Stamford Bridge exit
    March 25, 2015
    17:17Report: Arsenal and Chelsea to battle over Internacional midfielder Charles Aranguiz
    16:29Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano hints at December exit
    15:56Sampdoria forward Eder believes controversy over Italy call up is "nonsense"
    March 23, 2015
    17:00FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio defends decision to select Sampdoria forward Eder for Italy
    17:00Agent unhappy with controversy surrounding Sampdoria forward Eder's selection for Italy
    March 22, 2015
    15:28Corinthians Head Coach Tite hails defender Gil following Brazil call up
    13:32Philippe Coutinho insists Liverpool "will do everything to come out victorious" against Manchester United
    12:54Agent Andrea Bagnoli admits Italy call up is a "dream come true" for Sampdoria forward Éder
    March 19, 2015
    17:15Chelsea use former player Deco to sign Fluminense's star
    March 18, 2015
    14:05Report: Internazionale step up pursuit of Corinthians forward Paolo Guerrero
    13:58Almeria loanee Wellington Silva confident of making an impression at Arsenal next season
    13:54Report: Midfielder Wellington Silva in talks with Arsenal over new contract
    March 17, 2015
    21:48Manchester United have become latest English club to watch Roberto Firmino
    20:45Twente almost signed Chelsea's Diego Costa
    17:42Palmeiras Head Coach Oswaldo de Oliveira explains why midfielder Jorge Valdivia will not link up with Chile
    17:37Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson hopes for Brazil call up and closes in on new contract
    17:28Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson believes in Champions League qualification
    March 16, 2015
    12:33Intermediary Eduardo Valdes confirms Chelsea and Juventus interest in Fluminense forward Kenedy
    12:23Intermediary Eduardo Valdes suggests São Paulo loanee Alexandre Pato will eventually move to England or Italy
    March 15, 2015
    21:10Report: Chelsea agree €25.3 million deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa
    21:05Report: Sampdoria forward Eder to be called up by Italy Head Coach Antonio Conte
    March 13, 2015
    17:08Report: Proposal made to add play-offs to Brasileirão campaign has presidential support
    15:56Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho insists he missed Leicester City game due to injury and looks to Burnley
    15:05Defender Felipe admits Internazionale move happened quickly
    14:04Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho explains alleged altercation with captain Vincent Kompany
    13:12Marcelo Fernandes named as new Santos Head Coach
    March 11, 2015
    16:52Report: Barcelona consider Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa as possible replacement for Pedro
    15:38Corinthians Head Coach Tite believes goalkeeper Cássio Ramos deserves Brazil call up
    14:43São Paulo loanee Alexandre Pato disappointed to be barred from playing against owners Corinthians
    14:04Forward Luiz Adriano does not expect Shakhtar Donetsk to be intimidated when they face Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena
    13:05Atlético de Madrid midfielder Cristian Rodríguez arrives in Brazil after agreeing to join Grêmio on loan
    March 10, 2015
    19:07Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc wary of "provocative" Chelsea forward Diego Costa
    17:42Report: Manchester United submit bid for Fluminense forward Kenedy
    17:34Report: Roma defender Maicon could return for Europa League tie against Fiorentina
    15:05EXCLUSIVE-Wellington Silva: "I am ready now to play for Arsenal"
    March 08, 2015
    21:24Report: Manchester United continue to push for Fluminense starlet Kenedy
    21:16Santos loanee Robinho delighted to earn Brazil recall
    21:11Parma loanee Cristian Rodriguez suggests he is set to move on to Gremio.
    March 05, 2015
    17:52Report: Liverpool to target Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello rather than Fiorentina's Neto
    16:55Gilberto Silva hopes Arsenal can keep winning despite lack of big spending
    16:15Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva insists Mesut Özil must improve
    March 04, 2015
    16:00Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright hails influence of Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho
    March 03, 2015
    17:29Agent Alex Firmino expects on loan Juventus midfielder Rômulo to sort his future "in the next week"
    16:02Former Arsenal midfielder Edu sees "Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay" as 2015 Copa América favourites
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