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

    Al-Wasl team manager Majed Obaidallah confirms loan signing of Fábio Lima from Atlético Goianiense

    New Chelsea signing Filipe Luís confident he will fit in perfectly at Stamford Bridge

    Filipe Luís looking forward to working with Chelsea manager José Mourinho

    Kaka nearing Sao Paulo debut

    Former Brazil U-20 coach Lourenco claims he and Dunga never spoke in the past

    Report: Juventus and Roma could move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa following refusal to return to Ukraine

    Flamengo to keep hold of Ney Franco as manager- for now

    1994 World Cup winner Jorginho set to be Brazil assistant manager again

    Former Palmeiras midfielder Valdivia has not moved to the Middle East for money

    Manchester United's Anderson criticised by ex-international Tostao

    Brazil set to name Luiz Felipe Scolari’s replacement this afternoon

    Former Brazil national team forward Adriano set for another comeback?

    Report: Barcelona to target São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio

    La Liga newcomers Córdoba confirm the loan signing of forward Ryder Matos from Fiorentina

    Robinho taking his time over his next move

    Serie B newcomers Perugia sign veteran midfielder Rodrigo Taddei on a free transfer from Roma

    2014 Brasileirão Round 11 summary: Internacional thump struggling Flamengo

    Palmeiras forward Henrique disappointed with his miss versus Cruzeiro

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    July 22, 2014
    14:36Al-Wasl team manager Majed Obaidallah confirms loan signing of Fábio Lima from Atlético Goianiense
    13:47New Chelsea signing Filipe Luís confident he will fit in perfectly at Stamford Bridge
    13:31Filipe Luís looking forward to working with Chelsea manager José Mourinho
    13:25Kaka nearing Sao Paulo debut
    13:15Former Brazil U-20 coach Lourenco claims he and Dunga never spoke in the past
    12:44Report: Juventus and Roma could move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa following refusal to return to Ukraine
    12:25Flamengo to keep hold of Ney Franco as manager- for now
    12:251994 World Cup winner Jorginho set to be Brazil assistant manager again
    12:14Former Palmeiras midfielder Valdivia has not moved to the Middle East for money
    12:04Manchester United's Anderson criticised by ex-international Tostao
    12:03Brazil set to name Luiz Felipe Scolari’s replacement this afternoon
    11:44Former Brazil national team forward Adriano set for another comeback?
    July 21, 2014
    23:53Report: Barcelona to target São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio
    23:47La Liga newcomers Córdoba confirm the loan signing of forward Ryder Matos from Fiorentina
    23:45Robinho taking his time over his next move
    23:42Serie B newcomers Perugia sign veteran midfielder Rodrigo Taddei on a free transfer from Roma
    23:352014 Brasileirão Round 11 summary: Internacional thump struggling Flamengo
    23:25Palmeiras forward Henrique disappointed with his miss versus Cruzeiro
    23:10Former Arsenal defender André Santos describes attack by Flamengo fans
    23:04Deivid hailed by Atlético Paranaense head coach Doriva following Criciuma victory
    22:30Atlético Paranaense head coach Doriva praises supporters and forwards
    16:06Palmeiras defender Lúcio apologises to Cruzeiro’s Manoel
    15:32Manchester United full-back Rafael da Silva relishing opportunity to work with Louis van Gaal
    15:17Neymar: Brazil has fallen behind Germany and Spain
    14:53Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale reflects on a “wonderful occasion”
    14:46Fluminense 0-0 Exeter City
    10:06Ricardo Goulart scores again as Cruzeiro build championship lead
    08:30Andre Santos attacked by supporter after Flamengo thumped by Internacional
    08:16Orlando City president confirms Robinho interest after Kaka swoop
    08:07Juan Zuniga's father reveals continued threats to his son over Neymar injury
    07:59Liverpool's Lucas Leiva closing in on Napoli move
    July 20, 2014
    12:06Dodo hopes Inter Milan move can improve international prospects
    11:55Sao Paulo boss Muricy Ramalho backs Dunga for Brazil post
    11:45São Paulo Ganso disappointed his side failed to convert their chances against Chapecoens
    11:35Leandro Damiao misses out again for Santos as striker's woes continue
    11:30Atlético Mineiro head coach Levir Culpi hails Luan
    11:23Real Madrid confirm Casemiro loan to FC Porto
    10:53Botafogo right back Lucas looking for improvement ahead of next weekend’s derby
    10:43‘Ugly duckling’ Chapecoense shocks São Paulo in the Brasileirão
    10:30Victor and Jô discuss Atlético Mineiro’s Brasileirão draw with Bahia
    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
    23:01Report: Hellas Verona to target Cagliari forward Nenê
    17:17World Champions leave a good impression at the São Januário
    16:55Jefferson returns to Botafogo after his time at the World Cup
    16:29Muricy Ramalho sees Kaká as one of São Paulo’s leaders
    16:12Rogério Ceni eyeing another record with São Paulo
    15:59New coach of Brazil to be revealed on Tuesday
    10:11Reports: Casemiro to leave Real Madrid for Porto
    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
    23:55James Rodriguez: David Luiz told me I was a good player
    23:50David Luiz looks forward to "classic" encounter with Germany
    23:47David Luiz: Colombia would have gone further if they “hadn't come up against Brazil”
    15:34Luiz Felipe Scolari feels Brazil’s lack of a rivalry with Colombia will allow his players to be “more at ease'
    July 03, 2014
    18:58Brazil v Colombia – Preview
    July 02, 2014
    22:14Neymar confirms he is fit to face Colombia
    22:10Colombia Head Coach Jose Pekerman confident his side can upset Brazil
    22:06Neymar insists he can fit in any formation amid rumours that Luiz Felipe Scolari will switch to a 3-5-2 against Colombia
    22:02Neymar happy for Brazil to win 1-0 against Colombia
    July 01, 2014
    23:24Fernandinho confident Brazil can handle expectations
    June 30, 2014
    16:29Brazil Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari unsure whether Neymar will be fit to face Colombia
    16:24Brazil Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari compares Neymar to Cristiano Ronaldo
    June 29, 2014
    23:11Diego Maradona: "Chile deserved to go through"
    23:00Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez respectful of Brazil
    21:23Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez hopeful of Brazil victory
    19:21Diego Maradona excited by Colombia and James Rodriguez
    June 28, 2014
    21:04Brazil vs. Chile: Player ratings
    16:14Brazil vs Chile: Line up
    12:44Sambafoot providing minute by minute commentary on Brazil versus Chile
    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
    July 22, 2014
    14:36Al-Wasl team manager Majed Obaidallah confirms loan signing of Fábio Lima from Atlético Goianiense
    12:44Report: Juventus and Roma could move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa following refusal to return to Ukraine
    July 21, 2014
    23:53Report: Barcelona to target São Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio
    23:47La Liga newcomers Córdoba confirm the loan signing of forward Ryder Matos from Fiorentina
    23:42Serie B newcomers Perugia sign veteran midfielder Rodrigo Taddei on a free transfer from Roma
    23:352014 Brasileirão Round 11 summary: Internacional thump struggling Flamengo
    July 19, 2014
    23:01Report: Hellas Verona to target Cagliari forward Nenê
    09:30Report: Chelsea set to move for Atlético de Madrid defender Miranda after completing deal for Filipe Luís
    July 18, 2014
    22:42Udinese complete the signing of midfielder Guilherme from Corinthians
    22:34Robinho representative suggests temporary switch to Brazil is likely
    22:31Representative confirms negotiations between Milan and Orlando City over Robinho
    22:27Report: Livorno striker Paulinho set to join Al Arabi
    17:542014 Brasileirão Round 10 summary: Newly promoted Sport Recife shock Botafogo
    10:51Report: Genoa set to sign defender Edenílson on loan from Udinese
    July 17, 2014
    22:58Report: Sunderland forward Ignacio Scocco can't return to Newell's Old Boys until payment is settled with Internacional
    22:53Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale bemoans lack of a second goalkeeper for Fluminense test
    22:49Exeter City Manager Paul Tisdale expecting stern test against Fluminense
    22:42Santos Head Coach Oswaldo de Oliveira hopeful for Robinho return
    22:37Former Croatia international Eduardo signs for Flamengo
    22:33New Flamengo signing Eduardo retires from international football
    July 16, 2014
    23:07Daniel Alves defends new Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez
    23:02Daniel Alves wants Barcelona stay
    22:57Report: Robinho to Santos before joining Kaka at Orlando City
    22:52Livorno forward Paulinho considering a number of offers
    July 14, 2014
    23:52Hellas Verona confirm signing of Romulo from Fiorentina
    23:12Cafu expects former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole to succeed at Roma
    23:12Maicon wants a new deal at Roma
    July 12, 2014
    23:39Dodo hails Walter Mazzarri influence in Internazionale move
    July 11, 2014
    23:01Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani hails capture of Brazilian defender Alex
    22:58Internazionale defender Juan Jesus talks Nemanja Vidic and Alexandre Pato
    22:54Internazionale defender Juan Jesus thankful for fans support after long injury layoff
    22:46Rodrigo Taddei open to Fiorentina switch
    July 09, 2014
    23:59Goalkeeper Diego Alves signs a new five year deal with Valencia
    23:36Dodo thanks Roma fans after agreeing Internazionale move
    July 07, 2014
    22:16Report: Roma defender Dodo set to join Internazionale on loan
    22:11Report: Alexandre Pato's wage demands are holding up potential Internazionale move
    22:01Maicon confident he will win the Scudetto with Roma
    July 02, 2014
    22:21Kaka expects Robinho to join him in Major League Soccer
    July 01, 2014
    23:14Ethics committee confirms claims of match fixing against Cameroon will be investigated
    23:13Angel Di Maria believes Argentina deserved to beat Switzerland
    23:12Chelsea confirm signing of Atlético Madrid forward Diego Costa
    June 30, 2014
    16:40Agent Tadeu Cruz denies that Kaka has left Milan for family reasons
    16:34Agent Tadeu Cruz confirms that Kaka is likely to join Sao Paulo before moving on to Orlando City
    June 28, 2014
    21:16Chievo Verona sign defender Edimar from CFR Cluj on a free transfer
    11:39Neymar hails role of Santos President Luis Álvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro and Pelé in decision to snub Chelsea in 2010
    June 27, 2014
    23:17Kaka expects to be at Milan for the start of pre-season
    14:28Play-maker Paulo Henrique Ganso hopes to have the opportunity to play alongside Kaká at São Paulo
    11:46Brazil forward Fred feels four month ban handed to Liverpool's Luis Suárez is “a bit too severe"
    June 26, 2014
    23:59Al-Ain goalkeeper Waleed Salem hails Palmeiras play-maker Jorge Valdivia
    22:03Brazilian forward Neto Berola vows to "give everything I have" after joining Al Wasl on loan from Atlético Mineiro
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