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

    Marcelo praises Real Madrid Head Coach Carlo Ancelotti

    Real Madrid defender Marcelo hails team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo

    Roma Head Coach Rudi Garcia confident that Maicon will soon be back

    Rom Head Coach Rudi Garcia unsure when Leandro Castan will return

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has no plans to protect Diego Costa

    Lucas Leiva nearing Liverpool exit door claims agent

    Report: Barcelona consider new Neymar contract

    Wellington Silva: My chance at Arsenal will come

    Neymar could face fine by Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

    Ronaldo tips Real Madrid star Cristiano for Ballon d'Or success

    Ronaldo: Neymar will prove himself to be a good Brazil captain

    Dante claims Guardiola has taken Bayern Munich to 'a new level'

    Thiago Silva hails Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marquinhos

    Ronaldo: Chelsea boss Mourinho will improve Oscar, Willian and Filipe Luis

    Neymar explains giving Brazil armband to Thiago Silva

    Miranda hoping for short-term injury lay-off

    Anderson Talisca taking confidence from Brazil experience

    Brazil coach Dunga plays down Miranda injury

    Neymar: The players are working for Dunga

    Ronaldo: World Cup nightmare not yet forgotten for Brazil

    Luxemburgo demands extension of Nixon's contract

    Dunga happy to be given Brazil selection headache

    Diego Alves: "The decisions belong to Dunga"

    Dunga: "The results reflect all the work done so far"

    Brazil 2 v 1 Austria: Match Report

    Miranda hopes impressive form will keep Thiago Silva out of Brazil side

    Neymar: I still call Thiago Silva captain

    Santos ready to discuss long-term Robinho deal with AC Milan

    Manchester United wanted Douglas Costa claims Under-17 coach

    Alexandre Pato accepts fate as substitute

    Latest News.

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    November 21, 2014
    23:40Marcelo praises Real Madrid Head Coach Carlo Ancelotti
    23:36Real Madrid defender Marcelo hails team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo
    23:27Roma Head Coach Rudi Garcia confident that Maicon will soon be back
    23:21Rom Head Coach Rudi Garcia unsure when Leandro Castan will return
    14:46Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has no plans to protect Diego Costa
    14:29Lucas Leiva nearing Liverpool exit door claims agent
    14:18Report: Barcelona consider new Neymar contract
    13:57Wellington Silva: My chance at Arsenal will come
    13:36Neymar could face fine by Barcelona coach Luis Enrique
    November 20, 2014
    19:09Ronaldo tips Real Madrid star Cristiano for Ballon d'Or success
    16:52Ronaldo: Neymar will prove himself to be a good Brazil captain
    16:35Dante claims Guardiola has taken Bayern Munich to 'a new level'
    16:23Thiago Silva hails Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marquinhos
    November 19, 2014
    17:28Ronaldo: Chelsea boss Mourinho will improve Oscar, Willian and Filipe Luis
    17:00Neymar explains giving Brazil armband to Thiago Silva
    16:41Miranda hoping for short-term injury lay-off
    16:31Anderson Talisca taking confidence from Brazil experience
    15:40Brazil coach Dunga plays down Miranda injury
    14:17Neymar: The players are working for Dunga
    13:52Ronaldo: World Cup nightmare not yet forgotten for Brazil
    13:35Luxemburgo demands extension of Nixon's contract
    13:32Dunga happy to be given Brazil selection headache
    13:28Diego Alves: "The decisions belong to Dunga"
    13:20Dunga: "The results reflect all the work done so far"
    12:58Roberto Firmino reveals a dream come true after Brazil goal
    November 18, 2014
    20:03Brazil 2 v 1 Austria: Match Report
    18:46Live: Austria - Brazil
    16:27Miranda hopes impressive form will keep Thiago Silva out of Brazil side
    16:24Neymar: I still call Thiago Silva captain
    15:52Santos ready to discuss long-term Robinho deal with AC Milan
    15:50Manchester United wanted Douglas Costa claims Under-17 coach
    14:55Brazil U21 wins international tournament in China
    14:48Alexandre Pato accepts fate as substitute
    14:43Neymar: "Being captain is a great responsibility"
    14:30Austria vs. Brazil: Pre-game
    14:00Manchester City's Fernandinho impressed with Anderson Talisca
    13:08Thiago Silva plays down Brazil captaincy rift with Neymar
    12:39AC Milan's Robinho wants long-term Santos stay
    12:29Chelsea's Oscar likens Manchester United target Anderson Talisca to Rivaldo
    11:52Manchester United's Anderson welcomes Cristiano Ronaldo on his return to Old Trafford
    November 17, 2014
    22:34Brazil Head Coach Dunga confirms he will use the same line up that beat Turkey for Austria test
    22:24Agent Bayram Dağdeviren claims Galatasaray tried to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos in 2012
    22:19Kaká confident Milan will win Derby della Madonnina despite Roberto Mancini's return to Internazionale
    18:13Neymar: No rift between me and Thiago Silva
    17:27Carlos Alberto slams Thiago Silva over captaincy issue
    16:58Iker Casillas defends Diego Costa's Spain commitment
    16:35Thiago Silva upset with losing Brazil captaincy to Neymar
    11:46Filip Luis: "Neymar is unstoppable"
    11:35Cafu: "2014 has opened the eyes of youth coaches"
    11:29Fernandinho and Oscar impressed with Talisca
    November 17, 2014
    22:34Brazil Head Coach Dunga confirms he will use the same line up that beat Turkey for Austria test
    November 15, 2014
    20:06Austria 1-0 Russia: Das Team maintain unbeaten UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying record ahead of Brazil friendly
    November 12, 2014
    20:44Neymar scored twice as Brazil turned on the style in beating Turkey 4-0
    17:56Turkey vs. Brazil: Line ups
    November 11, 2014
    18:35Luiz Adriano expected to start for Brazil in Wednesday's friendly against Turkey
    18:25Defender Miranda wary of Atlético de Madrid team-mate Arda Turan ahead of Brazil's friendly with Turkey
    18:14Turkish Football Federation President Yıldırım Demirören honoured to see Istanbul hosting Brazil friendly
    November 07, 2014
    21:11Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Ömer Toprak left out of Turkey squad for matches against Brazil and Kazakhstan
    November 04, 2014
    15:41Sambafoot exclusive: Adriano talks Le Havre, Neymar, Dunga and the Brasileirão title race
    November 03, 2014
    22:38Atlético Mineiro forward Diego Tardelli admits relief at breaking Brazil duck
    October 29, 2014
    16:57FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims Russia's 2018 World Cup preparations are "considerably ahead of schedule" compared to Brazil
    October 24, 2014
    14:13Kaká confident he can help Brazil over the short-term
    October 23, 2014
    23:14Head Coach Dunga refuses to confirm whether Neymar or Thiago Silva will captain Brazil
    23:10Brazil Head Coach Dunga hopes Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano can help "create an alternative approach"
    October 21, 2014
    21:161994 World Cup winning Head Coach Carlos Alberto Perreira believes Brazil must regain their identity
    October 20, 2014
    23:09 José Mourinho praises Dunga despite frustration over lack of communication with international managers
    October 18, 2014
    21:55Carlos Alberto Parreira: Dunga's "been doing a good job"
    October 16, 2014
    17:18Dunga’s Most Important Players
    October 15, 2014
    16:24Santos forward Robinho: Brazil want to "win the World Cup in Russia"
    12:26Brazil forward Neymar reveals Head Coach Dunga's advice after 4-0 friendly win over Japan
    October 14, 2014
    22:43CSKA Moscow defender Mário Fernandes hopes he "pleased Dunga" with Brazil debut
    22:38Brazil goalkeeper Jefferson pleased late save against Japan kept clean sheet run intact
    22:32Brazil goalkeeper Jefferson: "It is good to see Dunga’s philosophy is working for us"
    18:09Neymar admits four goal haul against Japan "gives me goosebumps"
    18:03Neymar not concerned about Brazil goal tally
    13:59Brazil destroy Japan thanks to a fantastic Neymar
    08:46Brazil-Japan (National Stadium, Singapore): Preview
    October 13, 2014
    15:57Internazionale defender Yuto Nagatomo insists Japan must play as a team against Brazil
    15:52Japan Head Coach Javier Aguirre "relaxed" ahead of Brazil friendly
    15:45Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar confirms David Luiz is a doubt for Japan friendly
    15:41Mainz 05 forward Shinji Okazaki insists Japan must be clinical if they are to get a result from Brazil friendly
    October 12, 2014
    22:38Neymar unconcerned with physical approach during Brazil's 2-0 win over Argentian
    22:34Brazil Head Coach Dunga insists Argentina win "gives huge confidence to the players"
    13:14Brazil goalkeeper Jefferson: “I have studied the way Lionel Messi takes penalties"
    13:09Atlético Mineiro Diego Tardelli admits its "a unique feeling" to score for Brazil after Argentina brace
    11:10Brazil Head Coach Dunga questions appointment of referee Fan Qi for Argentina friendly
    October 11, 2014
    17:29Argentina 0-2 Brazil [Superclásico de las Américas, National Stadium]: Player ratings
    16:13Argentina 0-2 Brazil [Superclásico de las Américas, National Stadium]: Diego Tardelli brace earns Seleção prestigious friendly victory
    12:08Argentina 0-2 Brazil [Superclásico de las Américas, National Stadium]: Minute by minute
    11:59Brazil Head Coach Dunga concerned about effects of Beijing smog on Superclásico de las Américas against Argentina
    October 10, 2014
    22:38Neymar hails Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi ahead of 2014 Superclásico de las Américas
    16:182014 Superclásico de las Américas: Argentina vs. Brazil preview
    October 09, 2014
    22:50Danilo and Elias expected to start for Brazil in Saturday's 2014 Superclásico de las Américas against Argentina
    22:45Brazil Olympic squad line up announced for Bolivia friendly
    22:35Corinthians defender Gil believes Seleção team-mate Neymar is better than Lionel Messi
    22:13Sambafoot is recruiting!
    20:55Japan recall Kagawa for Brazil clash
    October 08, 2014
    12:11Sebastian Coe doubts a men's Great British football team will compete at 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
    October 07, 2014
    23:28CBF announce Brazil friendlies against Austria and Turkey in November
    23:09Report: Brazil Head Coach Dunga monitoring Guangzhou Evergrande forward Elkeson
    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
    November 21, 2014
    23:40Marcelo praises Real Madrid Head Coach Carlo Ancelotti
    23:36Real Madrid defender Marcelo hails team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo
    23:27Roma Head Coach Rudi Garcia confident that Maicon will soon be back
    23:21Rom Head Coach Rudi Garcia unsure when Leandro Castan will return
    November 17, 2014
    22:24Agent Bayram Dağdeviren claims Galatasaray tried to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos in 2012
    22:19Kaká confident Milan will win Derby della Madonnina despite Roberto Mancini's return to Internazionale
    November 15, 2014
    22:39Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos concedes Ronaldinho was "virtually unstoppable at his best"
    16:33Report: Internazionale trio Hernanes, Jonathan and Juan Jesus left in tears following dismissal of Head Coach Walter Mazzarri
    15:46Getafe loanee Naldo eager to learn in La Liga and impressed with defenders Alexis and Emiliano Velázquez
    November 14, 2014
    22:53FC Goa Head Coach Zico confident ISL will help develop football in India
    22:42Corinthians Director of Football Edu talks up possible loan move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho
    22:34Representative Taciano Pimenta claims Manchester United have enquired about Atlético Paranaense forward Douglas Coutinho
    15:01Chelsea's Diego Costa and Querétaro forward Camilo Sanvezzo nominated for 2014 FIFA Puskás Award
    November 13, 2014
    22:10FC Goa manager Zico "very happy" with 4-1 win over Delhi Dynamos
    22:03Ederson confident Lazio can surprise Juventus when they meet after the international break
    21:59Ederson happy to play in any position for Lazio
    November 12, 2014
    15:57Galatasaray defender Alex Telles admits frustration over lack of playing time
    15:51Galatasaray defender Alex Telles denies he has offers from Real Madrid and Sevilla
    15:33Report: Roma weighing up move for Grêmio owned forward Marcelo Moreno
    November 11, 2014
    21:16Marco van Basten hails Barcelona forward Neymar
    November 10, 2014
    22:02Report: Arsenal lead Chelsea and Manchester United in race to sign Benfica midfielder Talisca
    21:49Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho hails Brazil's self-belief after strong start under Head Coach Dunga
    21:43FC Goa manager Zico confident of making the play-offs despite being bottom of the Indian Super League
    21:41FC Goa manager Zico hopes André Santos is fit for Delhi Dynamos clash and wishes he could bring more Brazilians to the ISL
    November 08, 2014
    22:53Chelsea manager José Mourinho admits Ramires "played injured" in 2-1 win over Liverpool
    17:05Elche manager Fran Escribá compares forward Jonathas to Chelsea's Diego Costa
    16:36Atlético Mineiro forward Diego Tardelli handed four match ban for abusing referee Elmo Alves Resende Cunha in 1-1 draw at Bahia
    15:55Internazionale owned defender Álvaro Pereira wants São Paulo stay
    November 07, 2014
    22:25Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz targeting extended Champions League run
    21:24Defender Danilo pleased with Porto's early qualification for the Champions League knock-out stages
    20:47Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva claims Napoli are still interested in signing him
    November 05, 2014
    22:15Report: Juventus lead Liverpool and Manchester United in race to sign Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro
    15:30Benfica Head Coach Jorge Jesus hails midfielder Talisca following his winning goal in Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Monaco
    15:22Adriano praises Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimović and hopes he can quickly recovery from injury setback
    15:09Report: Free agent Cristian Baroni set for Corinthians return
    November 04, 2014
    22:50Maribor defender Arghus: Chelsea "don't have any weaknesses"
    22:34Atlético Mineiro release Brazil international Jô following "serious" breach of team rules
    10:27Adriano "99 percent" certain he will sign for Ligue 2 outfit Le Havre
    November 03, 2014
    19:27Report: Juventus step up interest in Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro
    19:16Report: Internazionale eager to bring €20 million rated Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva to Italy
    19:05President Enrique Cerezo admits Atlético de Madrid only received 50% of €38 million fee Chelsea paid for Diego Costa
    November 02, 2014
    22:53Milan Head Coach Filippo Inzaghi bemoans loss of Alex to injury in 2-0 defeat against Palermo
    22:36Daniel Alves admits he didn't play well in Barcelona's 1-0 defeat to Celta de Vigo
    22:33Daniel Alves "not worried" about Barcelona's 1-0 defeat to Celta de Vigo
    October 31, 2014
    18:44Porto midfielder Casemiro eager to impress after Brazil recall
    18:35Chelsea manager José Mourinho admits he is powerless to stop Diego Costa playing for Spain
    18:25Brazil Olympic Head Coach Alexandre Gallo hints that he will call up Barcelona forward Neymar for Rio 2016
    18:15Orlando City SC manager Adrian Heath praises role of owner Flavio Augusto da Silva in securing Kaká signing
    18:05Orlando City SC manager Adrian Heath praises Designated Player Kaká
    October 30, 2014
    23:55Brazilian Cup Round-up: Flamengo strike late to seal first leg advantage
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