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

    Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa praises Chelsea manager José Mourinho

    Report: Fenerbahçe target Grêmio forward Marcelo Moreno

    Cruzeiro agree deal to sign defender Eugenio Mena on a free transfer from Santos

    São Paulo loan defender Luis Ricardo to Brasileirão Série B side Botafogo

    Real Madrid target David Luiz

    Lucas Leiva reveals Gerrard's Wembley promise

    McDermott praises ‘outstanding’ Liverpool midfielder Coutinho

    São Paulo to sign Adrián Centurión from Racing

    Brazil U20's Marcos Guilherme says Uruguay's Facundo Castro called him a 'monkey' several times

    Luiz Adriano will only leave if the offer satisfies Shakhtar

    Éverton Ribeiro is in London to have his Al-Ahli medical

    Neymar thinks Cristiano Ronaldo should be punished

    Manchester United eye up Marquinhos

    Coutinho: 'We must dominate Chelsea'

    Chelsea's Diego Costa eyes European golden boot

    Midfielder Lucas Silva "felt emotional" during Real Madrid unveiling

    Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista given work permit to secure Arsenal move

    Report: Milan ready to rival Al Ahli Club bid for Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro

    Report: Roma to pursue Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano as alternative to Chelsea's Mohamed Salah

    Douglas Costa will be happy to continue at Shakhtar if they reject Chelsea's offer

    Lucas Silva: 'Signing for Real Madrid is a dream'

    Brazilians in Europe: Neymar on song

    Darío Conca will earn more than Neymar at Shanghai Dongya

    Luiz Adriano sees advantage in playing in Italy and admits AS Roma interest

    Paulinho wants clarification over his Tottenham future

    Tottenham's Paulinho considers future

    Anderson: 'Manchester United fans love me'

    Report: Queens Park Rangers offered Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato

    Manager Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal are set to sign Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

    Report: Everton latest club linked with Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato

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    January 27, 2015
    23:37Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa praises Chelsea manager José Mourinho
    21:52Report: Fenerbahçe target Grêmio forward Marcelo Moreno
    21:39Cruzeiro agree deal to sign defender Eugenio Mena on a free transfer from Santos
    21:29São Paulo loan defender Luis Ricardo to Brasileirão Série B side Botafogo
    16:39Real Madrid target David Luiz
    16:05Lucas Leiva reveals Gerrard's Wembley promise
    15:41McDermott praises ‘outstanding’ Liverpool midfielder Coutinho
    14:50São Paulo to sign Adrián Centurión from Racing
    14:41Brazil U20's Marcos Guilherme says Uruguay's Facundo Castro called him a 'monkey' several times
    12:05Luiz Adriano will only leave if the offer satisfies Shakhtar
    12:00Éverton Ribeiro is in London to have his Al-Ahli medical
    11:56Neymar thinks Cristiano Ronaldo should be punished
    11:54Manchester United eye up Marquinhos
    11:39Coutinho: 'We must dominate Chelsea'
    11:30Chelsea's Diego Costa eyes European golden boot
    11:02PSG target Manchester United's Pereira
    January 26, 2015
    22:32Midfielder Lucas Silva "felt emotional" during Real Madrid unveiling
    22:03Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista given work permit to secure Arsenal move
    21:55Report: Milan ready to rival Al Ahli Club bid for Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro
    21:45Report: Roma to pursue Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano as alternative to Chelsea's Mohamed Salah
    16:41Douglas Costa will be happy to continue at Shakhtar if they reject Chelsea's offer
    15:40Lucas Silva: 'Signing for Real Madrid is a dream'
    15:12Brazilians in Europe: Neymar on song
    12:04Darío Conca will earn more than Neymar at Shanghai Dongya
    11:53Luiz Adriano sees advantage in playing in Italy and admits AS Roma interest
    11:47Paulinho wants clarification over his Tottenham future
    11:17Tottenham's Paulinho considers future
    11:05Anderson: 'Manchester United fans love me'
    January 25, 2015
    20:45Report: Queens Park Rangers offered Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato
    20:40Manager Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal are set to sign Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista
    January 24, 2015
    22:39Report: Everton latest club linked with Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato
    22:30Report: Arsenal set to seal €14.7 million deal for Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista
    17:59Manchester United Target Marquinhos needs more playing time according to agent
    17:32Lucas Moura confident of PSG's chances against Chelsea
    14:40Juan Jesus: "Liverpool's Lucas Leiva has undeniable qualities"
    14:32Douglas Costa eager to join Chelsea and Mourinho
    13:45Santos trying to sell Patito Rodríguez
    13:40Tite says he wants Jádson to stay at Corinthians
    13:35Fluminense coach Cristóvão says Fred is close to renewing his contract
    13:30Cruzeiro reveals other offers for Éverton Ribeiro
    13:26Cruzeiro president says Real Madrid paid what they asked for Lucas Silva
    January 23, 2015
    22:13Report: Manchester United to rival Arsenal bid for Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista
    22:02Sporting CP announce deal for Anzhi defender Ewerton
    21:57Real Madrid sign Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva
    21:55AC Milan joins the race for Everton Ribeiro
    21:50FourFourTwo reveals 23 revelations including two Brazilians
    21:30QPR are interested in Alexandre Pato
    18:41Agent of Chelsea's Ramires denies any negotiations with Juventus
    18:26Chelsea's Willian:"7-1 is a taboo"
    12:46Internacional might find it difficult to hold onto Aránguiz
    January 27, 2015
    14:50São Paulo to sign Adrián Centurión from Racing
    14:41Brazil U20's Marcos Guilherme says Uruguay's Facundo Castro called him a 'monkey' several times
    12:05Luiz Adriano will only leave if the offer satisfies Shakhtar
    12:00Éverton Ribeiro is in London to have his Al-Ahli medical
    11:56Neymar thinks Cristiano Ronaldo should be punished
    January 26, 2015
    16:41Douglas Costa will be happy to continue at Shakhtar if they reject Chelsea's offer
    12:04Darío Conca will earn more than Neymar at Shanghai Dongya
    11:53Luiz Adriano sees advantage in playing in Italy and admits AS Roma interest
    11:47Paulinho wants clarification over his Tottenham future
    January 24, 2015
    13:45Santos trying to sell Patito Rodríguez
    13:40Tite says he wants Jádson to stay at Corinthians
    13:35Fluminense coach Cristóvão says Fred is close to renewing his contract
    13:30Cruzeiro reveals other offers for Éverton Ribeiro
    13:26Cruzeiro president says Real Madrid paid what they asked for Lucas Silva
    January 23, 2015
    12:46Internacional might find it difficult to hold onto Aránguiz
    12:42Álvaro Pereira to leave São Paulo and join Estudiantes
    12:40Santos sign Marquinhos Gabriel on loan
    12:37Cruzeiro will unveil De Arrascaeta today
    12:33Douglas Costa confirms Shakhtar rejected Chelsea's initial offer
    January 22, 2015
    13:47Douglas Coutinho will go to Holland, says Doyen Group's representative
    13:43Fluminense striker Fred has an offer from China and can leave soon
    13:25Bernard again says he's unhappy at Shakhtar
    13:17Lucas Silva's father confirms the rapprochement of Real Madrid
    13:11Real Madrid willing to meet Cruzeiro's demands for Lucas Silva
    January 20, 2015
    15:12Jádson wants to continue at Corinthians
    15:07Flamengo wants Cícero and Walter from Fluminense
    14:46Fluminense coach Cristóvão also admits Conca is on his way out of the club
    14:12Agent says De Arrascaeta went to Cruzeiro because of Internacional's delay
    14:05Brazil U20 recover from the loss against Uruguay and overcomes Venezuela
    January 19, 2015
    13:35Montillo intends to return to Brazil and has an offer from Flamengo
    13:28Werley released by Grêmio to negotiate with Santos
    13:25Grêmio confirms the deal to sign defender Erazo
    13:20Conca travels to Brazil in a separate flight and is close to returning to China
    13:15Cruzeiro confirm the deal to sign De Arrascaeta
    January 18, 2015
    14:34Atlético Mineiro president says transfer fee of Diego Tardelli was higher than what was announced
    14:30Fluminense confirm that Conca can leave but the club needs compensation
    14:24Conca has an offer from a Chinese team which is believed to be Shanghai Dongya
    14:19Corinthians on the verge of completing Edu Dracena's signing
    14:11Cruzeiro to complete the transfer of De Arrascaeta
    January 17, 2015
    20:12Cruzeiro's Dedé requires surgery and will be out for around 8 months
    19:25Cruzeiro make last minute offer for De Arrascaeta and competes with Internacional
    17:15Cruzeiro have signed Riascos
    16:30Botafogo reaches agreement to sign Tomás
    15:54Palmeiras to sign Ryder Matos from Fiorentina
    January 07, 2015
    18:41Brazil squad announced for 2015 South American Youth Football Championship
    January 01, 2015
    22:36Former Real Madrid forward Iván Zamorano looking forward to competitive 2015 Copa América
    December 11, 2014
    23:27Brazil Head Coach Dunga questions Real Madrid full-back Marcelo's defensive credentials
    November 25, 2014
    09:29Brazil drawn in Group C alongside Colombia, Peru and Venezuela for 2015 Copa América
    November 22, 2014
    22:15Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo believes he deserves Brazil recall
    November 17, 2014
    22:34Brazil Head Coach Dunga confirms he will use the same line up that beat Turkey for Austria test
    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
    January 27, 2015
    23:37Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa praises Chelsea manager José Mourinho
    21:52Report: Fenerbahçe target Grêmio forward Marcelo Moreno
    21:39Cruzeiro agree deal to sign defender Eugenio Mena on a free transfer from Santos
    21:29São Paulo loan defender Luis Ricardo to Brasileirão Série B side Botafogo
    January 26, 2015
    22:32Midfielder Lucas Silva "felt emotional" during Real Madrid unveiling
    22:03Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista given work permit to secure Arsenal move
    21:55Report: Milan ready to rival Al Ahli Club bid for Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro
    21:45Report: Roma to pursue Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano as alternative to Chelsea's Mohamed Salah
    January 25, 2015
    20:45Report: Queens Park Rangers offered Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato
    20:40Manager Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal are set to sign Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista
    January 24, 2015
    22:39Report: Everton latest club linked with Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato
    22:30Report: Arsenal set to seal €14.7 million deal for Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista
    January 23, 2015
    22:13Report: Manchester United to rival Arsenal bid for Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista
    22:02Sporting CP announce deal for Anzhi defender Ewerton
    21:57Real Madrid sign Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva
    January 22, 2015
    16:22Arsenal are close to finally signing Gabriel Paulista - Wenger confirmed
    January 21, 2015
    23:25Report: Manchester United quoted €86 million for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos
    15:46Forward Ryder Matos eager to earn a starting berth at Palmeiras after joining on loan from Fiorentina
    15:37Report: Milan tracking Fluminense forward Kenedy
    15:34Lazio confirm they have agreed a deal with Sporting CP for defender Maurício
    January 20, 2015
    15:10Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho hopeful of Wembley appearance
    15:00Fluminense Head Coach Cristóvão Borges confirms offer from China for midfielder Darío Conca
    January 19, 2015
    15:56Shakhtar Donetsk manager Mircea Lucescu explains why his team are touring Brazil
    15:20Barcelona confirm thigh injury will keep defender Douglas out for "three to four weeks"
    15:10Report: Juventus to rival Roma bid for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano
    15:00Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista refusing to be distracted by reported Arsenal interest
    15:00Report: Midfielder Lucas Leiva open to Liverpool exit amid Atlético de Madrid and Internazionale interest
    January 18, 2015
    22:59Galatasaray defender Alex Telles denies he has received offers to move elsewhere
    January 17, 2015
    22:46Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prefers to praise team despite individual contribution of Diego Costa and Oscar to win over Swansea City
    January 16, 2015
    22:40Juan Jesus unhappy that with Giorgio Chiellini's handling of 'elbow' altercation
    22:31Internazionale defender Juan Jesus explains 'elbow' on Giorgio Chiellini
    17:19Report: São Paulo are back in for Darío Conca
    January 15, 2015
    16:37Report: Sampdoria consider Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato as alternative to Everton's Samuel Eto'o
    15:46Ronaldo open to making return to playing with North American Soccer League side Fort Lauderdale Strikers
    15:07Veteran defender Betão rejoins Dynamo Kyiv on a free transfer
    January 13, 2015
    15:12São Paulo have received an offer for Osvaldo from Al-Ahli
    13:15Lucas Lima to stay at Santos
    12:13Report: Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva once again linked with a move to Napoli
    09:38Report: Milan in talks with Atlético de Madrid over possible deal for full-back Guilherme Siqueira
    09:29Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson disappointed injury forced him off in the Derby della Capitale
    09:28Guangzhou Evergrande confirm deal for Cruzeiro midfielder Ricardo Goulart
    09:19Palmeiras secure loan agreement for Henan Jianye forward Rafael Marques
    January 12, 2015
    23:34Agent Mino Raiola fears Lazio will struggle to retain midfielder Felipe Anderson
    16:50Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure names Thiago Silva in his dream XI
    16:46Thiago Silva names his dream XI
    15:02Report: Flamengo to rival Palmeiras bid for want away Santos midfielder Arouca
    January 11, 2015
    18:28Elano will meet Santos board today to discuss a move
    16:36Dudu asks high salary and São Paulo says no
    15:54Neymar surpasses goal tally of last season
    January 10, 2015
    19:15Report: Benfica goalkeeper Júlio César rejects Cagliari
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