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

    Porto midfielder Casemiro eager to impress after Brazil recall

    Chelsea manager José Mourinho admits he is powerless to stop Diego Costa playing for Spain

    Brazil Olympic Head Coach Alexandre Gallo hints that he will call up Barcelona forward Neymar for Rio 2016

    Orlando City SC manager Adrian Heath praises role of owner Flavio Augusto da Silva in securing Kaká signing

    Orlando City SC manager Adrian Heath praises Designated Player Kaká

    Liverpool have the squad to cope - Lucas Leiva

    'Amazing' Dunga has started well - Parreira

    Neymar laughs off new girlfriend reports

    Pato not ready to be considered for Sao Paulo - Doctor

    Let's win it - Rogerio Ceni calls for Sao Paulo to win Copa Sudamericana

    Brazilian Cup Round-up: Flamengo strike late to seal first leg advantage

    Dodo puts in strong display as Internazionale win

    Liverpool's Coutinho shares romantic moment

    Atlético de Madrid defender Diego Godín disappointed Miranda, Filipe Luís and Diego Costa were overlooked at LFP awards

    Forward Óscar Muñoz unhappy with defender Marcelo's celebration after scoring in Real Madrid's 4-1 Copa del Rey victory over Cornellà

    Milan defender Alex accepts Cagliari draw and looks ahead to Sunday's tie against Palermo

    Milan defender Alex confident of top three challenge

    Fernandinho has night to forget as Manchester City are dumped out of League Cup

    Marcelo on scoresheet as Real Madrid cruise past Cornella

    We won't play to defend first-leg lead vows Luxemburgo

    Report: Arsenal line up January move for Romulo

    Brazilian Cup Preview: Cruzeiro face Santos

    Bolívar stresses importance of coach Mancini to Botafogo

    Costa and Ramires set to return for Chelsea

    Internazionale midfielder Hernanes wary of Sampdoria threat and refuses to be compared to Siniša Mihajlović

    Elano praises Chennaiyin FC fans and hails teams togetherness

    Elano pleased to assist team-mates Jeje Lalpekhlua and Stiven Mendoza in Chennaiyin FC's 5-1 win over Mumbai City FC.

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims Russia's 2018 World Cup preparations are "considerably ahead of schedule" compared to Brazil

    Neymar and Messi set to miss game Espanyol

    Santos sign deal with Huawei from China

    Latest News.

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    • Seleção
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    • Players
    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
    13:42Liverpool have the squad to cope - Lucas Leiva
    13:30'Amazing' Dunga has started well - Parreira
    12:20Neymar laughs off new girlfriend reports
    11:58Pato not ready to be considered for Sao Paulo - Doctor
    11:20Let's win it - Rogerio Ceni calls for Sao Paulo to win Copa Sudamericana
    October 30, 2014
    23:55Brazilian Cup Round-up: Flamengo strike late to seal first leg advantage
    23:22Dodo puts in strong display as Internazionale win
    22:50Liverpool's Coutinho shares romantic moment
    18:22Atlético de Madrid defender Diego Godín disappointed Miranda, Filipe Luís and Diego Costa were overlooked at LFP awards
    17:34Forward Óscar Muñoz unhappy with defender Marcelo's celebration after scoring in Real Madrid's 4-1 Copa del Rey victory over Cornellà
    17:10Milan defender Alex accepts Cagliari draw and looks ahead to Sunday's tie against Palermo
    17:01Milan defender Alex confident of top three challenge
    12:22Fernandinho has night to forget as Manchester City are dumped out of League Cup
    12:11Marcelo on scoresheet as Real Madrid cruise past Cornella
    11:54We won't play to defend first-leg lead vows Luxemburgo
    11:14Chicao warns Flamengo against complacency after first-leg semi-final win
    10:38Report: Arsenal line up January move for Romulo
    October 29, 2014
    23:15Brazilian Cup Preview: Cruzeiro face Santos
    22:52Bolívar stresses importance of coach Mancini to Botafogo
    21:17Portuguesa relegated after another defeat
    20:24Costa and Ramires set to return for Chelsea
    18:58Internazionale midfielder Hernanes wary of Sampdoria threat and refuses to be compared to Siniša Mihajlović
    18:49Elano praises Chennaiyin FC fans and hails teams togetherness
    18:43Elano pleased to assist team-mates Jeje Lalpekhlua and Stiven Mendoza in Chennaiyin FC's 5-1 win over Mumbai City FC.
    16:57FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims Russia's 2018 World Cup preparations are "considerably ahead of schedule" compared to Brazil
    14:52Neymar and Messi set to miss game Espanyol
    13:18"We don't talk about the 7-1 anymore in the dressing room"
    12:52Santos sign deal with Huawei from China
    12:24Neymar gains 5lbs of muscle to help him succeed at Barcelona
    11:51Assist King Michel Bastos just happy to contribute to Sao Paulo
    11:15Lyon legend Juninho backs Doria for Marseille success
    10:42Khaznadar's Santos bid compromised by Neymar friendship - Leite
    10:07Chelsea reportedly line up move for Cruzeiro's Lucas Silva
    00:05Bielsa explains Doria absence
    October 28, 2014
    22:39Le Havre rule out Adriano deal
    22:18Sporting eye Grêmio defender Geromel
    19:36Cavalieri set to leave Fluminense after contract leak
    18:54Assistant Manager Vivek Nagul insists Chennayin FC are not solely reliant on Brazilian midfielder Elano
    18:36Milan defender Alex: “PSG wanted to sign a younger player than me"
    18:23Defender Alex admits he misses Paris but has no regrets over Milan move
    18:15Hernanes confident Internazionale will be develop their own style
    18:10Hernanes hails Internazionale owner Erick Thohir and criticises Italian press
    14:58Barcelona coach Luis Enrique defends Douglas from critics
    14:16Rafinha gets award at FC Barcelona
    14:04Harry Redknapp praises Sandro after Aston Villa game
    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
    22:45Paris Saint-Germain defender Maxwell hints this could be his last season
    October 06, 2014
    16:34Kaká: “I see A Seleção Brasileira as a reward"
    12:16Kaká wants Brazil to follow Germany model
    October 03, 2014
    22:03Internazionale defender Juan Jesus pleased with Brazil recall
    21:58Internazionale defender Juan Jesus latest player to be brought into Brazil squad following injury to Marquinhos
    17:26São Paulo executive Ataide Gil disappointed to lose Kaká to Brazil
    17:12Grêmio goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe brought into Brazil squad for Argentina and Japan friendlies
    October 01, 2014
    15:54Japan squad named for friendlies against Brazil and Jamaica
    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
    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 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
    23:22Dodo puts in strong display as Internazionale win
    22:50Liverpool's Coutinho shares romantic moment
    18:22Atlético de Madrid defender Diego Godín disappointed Miranda, Filipe Luís and Diego Costa were overlooked at LFP awards
    17:34Forward Óscar Muñoz unhappy with defender Marcelo's celebration after scoring in Real Madrid's 4-1 Copa del Rey victory over Cornellà
    17:10Milan defender Alex accepts Cagliari draw and looks ahead to Sunday's tie against Palermo
    17:01Milan defender Alex confident of top three challenge
    October 29, 2014
    23:15Brazilian Cup Preview: Cruzeiro face Santos
    22:52Bolívar stresses importance of coach Mancini to Botafogo
    21:17Portuguesa relegated after another defeat
    20:24Costa and Ramires set to return for Chelsea
    18:58Internazionale midfielder Hernanes wary of Sampdoria threat and refuses to be compared to Siniša Mihajlović
    18:49Elano praises Chennaiyin FC fans and hails teams togetherness
    18:43Elano pleased to assist team-mates Jeje Lalpekhlua and Stiven Mendoza in Chennaiyin FC's 5-1 win over Mumbai City FC.
    00:05Bielsa explains Doria absence
    October 28, 2014
    22:39Le Havre rule out Adriano deal
    22:18Sporting eye Grêmio defender Geromel
    19:36Cavalieri set to leave Fluminense after contract leak
    18:54Assistant Manager Vivek Nagul insists Chennayin FC are not solely reliant on Brazilian midfielder Elano
    18:36Milan defender Alex: “PSG wanted to sign a younger player than me"
    18:23Defender Alex admits he misses Paris but has no regrets over Milan move
    18:15Hernanes confident Internazionale will be develop their own style
    18:10Hernanes hails Internazionale owner Erick Thohir and criticises Italian press
    October 27, 2014
    23:59FC Goa manager Zico refuses to blame defeat on the absence of Pires
    23:31Dante voted best defender in Germany for the third time
    22:25Bernard shines as Shakhtar cruise through
    21:04Fabio Capello: Neymar attitude 'very annoying'
    18:40FC Goa manager Zico disappointed with lack of end product following 2-0 defeat to FC Pune City
    18:14Report: Genoa ahead of Lazio, Napoli and Sassuolo in race to sign Corinthians defender Gil
    15:48Report: Milan set to target Fluminense defender Marlon
    15:37Marcelo pleased with his improved fitness and hopes Real Madrid can keep up their good form
    15:29Marcelo wants Real Madrid to enjoy El Clásico victory over Barcelona
    October 25, 2014
    23:01Filipe Luís does not believe his Chelsea team-mates need "special advice" to cope with Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao
    22:53Chelsea defender Filipe Luís hails former team-mate Radamel Falcao ahead of Manchester United clash
    15:50FC Goa manager Zico claims midfielder Robert Pirès was punched in the face by Atlético de Kolkata Head Coach Antonio López
    15:34Mumbai City manager Peter Reid pleased midfielder André Moritz managed 45 minutes in 2-0 defeat to NorthEast United
    15:21Lucas Leiva admits he is open to Liverpool exit and confirms there was contact with Napoli over the summer
    October 24, 2014
    15:17FC Goa manager Zico unhappy with Atlético de Kolkata defeat
    13:06Assistant Toni Grande admits "it was a relief" when Diego Costa finally scored for Spain
    12:54Report: Juventus set to target Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro in January
    October 23, 2014
    23:25Report: Milan join race for Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva
    17:22Atlético de Madrid defender Guilherme Siqueira hails team-mate Koke after role in Malmö FF victory
    15:44Head Coach Dunga names three debutants in Brazil squad to face Turkey and Austria next month
    October 22, 2014
    22:51Mário Fernandes believes CSKA Moscow's comeback against Manchester City has kept them in the Champions League
    17:54David Luiz: “In every game we need to improve"
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