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

    Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto called into Brazil Copa América squad following injury to Valencia's Diego Alves

    Fluminense name Enderson Moreira as Head Coach following Ricardo Drubscky departure

    Report: Internazionale told to increase offer for Udinese midfielder Allan

    Corinthians President Roberto de Andrade concedes forward Paolo Guerrero is likely to move on

    Report: Internazionale step up pursuit of Cruzeiro defender Mayke

    Vagner Love still not fit enough for Corinthians starting place

    Simeone praises Chelsea’s Filipe Luis

    Inter Milan target Liverpool’s Lucas

    Dani Alves set to leave Barcelona

    Tiago: Filipe Luís is always welcome at Atletico Madrid

    Lucas Leiva set to leave Liverpool for Inter Milan

    Internazionale Vice-President Javier Zanetti hopeful of signing Thiago Motta back from Paris Saint-Germain

    Palmeiras forward Dudu given six month suspension for pushing referee Guilherme Ceretta de Lima

    Former Newcastle United midfielder Nolberto Solano to join Peru coaching staff for 2015 Copa América

    Report: Atlético Mineiro and São Paulo to compete to sign Internazionale full-back Jonathan Moreira

    Lucas Moura: 'This has been my best season for Paris Saint-Germain

    Heurelho Gomes launches an attack on Tottenham Hotspur

    Philippe Coutinho bags four accolades at Liverpool's end of season awards

    Report: Chelsea consider selling Oscar to fund move for Liverpool midfielder Raheem Stirling

    Fluminense striker Kenedy set to miss six weeks

    Filipe Luís and Diego Costa powerless to prevent Chelsea defeat

    Diego Tardelli relishes the upcoming Copa America

    Robinho demands substantial payout to stay at Santos

    Maxwell concedes Paris Saint-Germain 'suffered a lot' this season

    Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva pleased with how team coped with season's demands

    Corinthians midfielder Elias hopes fans will remain supportive to the team

    Kaka stars as Orlando City thrash Los Angeles Galaxy

    Neymar relishes his first trophy in a Barcelona shirt

    Malcom replaces Kenedy for the U20 World Cup

    Brasileirão round up: Cruzeiro lose again

    Latest News.

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    May 24, 2015
    21:50Mourinho: Brazilians the key in Chelsea title win
    21:45Mellor: Coutinho has chance to become world class
    19:17Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto called into Brazil Copa América squad following injury to Valencia's Diego Alves
    18:19Fluminense name Enderson Moreira as Head Coach following Ricardo Drubscky departure
    15:51Report: Internazionale told to increase offer for Udinese midfielder Allan
    14:06Corinthians President Roberto de Andrade concedes forward Paolo Guerrero is likely to move on
    13:49Report: Internazionale step up pursuit of Cruzeiro defender Mayke
    May 23, 2015
    14:18Arsenal reportedly make move for Dani Alves
    14:16Neymar case moved to Barcelona
    14:14Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp blasts Paulinho
    14:13Chelsea are preparing an offer for Lazio's Felipe Anderson
    14:05Liverpool midfielder Lucas includes Neymar and Thiago Silva in his fantasy team
    May 22, 2015
    19:54Palmeiras duo set to face former club Goiás
    19:47Vagner Love still not fit enough for Corinthians starting place
    19:37Coutinho breaks out into Samba routine with Liverpool teammates
    19:29Simeone praises Chelsea’s Filipe Luis
    19:23Inter Milan target Liverpool’s Lucas
    18:42Neymar insists Dunga can lead Brazil back to the top
    18:39Cruzeiro takes advantage in Copa Libertadores quarterfinal against River Plate
    18:38Ronaldinho reacts furiously after bring substituted
    18:37David Luiz denies claims he is a virgin
    18:33Internacional beaten by Santa Fé in Libertadores quarterfinal
    13:09Dani Alves set to leave Barcelona
    12:51David Luiz sheds light on rumours regarding his private life
    12:28Tiago: Filipe Luís is always welcome at Atletico Madrid
    12:16Lucas Leiva set to leave Liverpool for Inter Milan
    May 21, 2015
    19:43Liverpool’s Gerrard pays tribute to ‘next big thing’ Coutinho
    19:32Lucas congratulates Coutinho on Liverpool awards
    19:29Atletico Madrid president Cerezo: ‘Chelsea’s Filipe Luis one of the best full-backs in the world’
    19:22Manchester United’s Rafael could be the man for West Ham
    19:12Siqueira backs Atlético Madrid bid for Chelsea’s Filipe Luis
    19:01Harry Redknapp to Paulinho: ‘get your act together’
    14:03Bebeto thinks Copa América is a great opportunity to erase Brazil's World Cup disaster
    14:01Ex-goalkeeper Cláudio Taffarel hopeful Brazil can restore reputation at Copa América
    14:00Neymar comes second in the most marketable athlete list
    13:58Fenômeno Ronaldo chooses his dream five-a-side team
    13:56Brazil call up Fred and Felipe Anderson for friendlies against Mexico and Honduras
    12:48The Best in Brazil’s Pantheon?
    May 20, 2015
    18:56Internazionale Vice-President Javier Zanetti hopeful of signing Thiago Motta back from Paris Saint-Germain
    15:14Palmeiras forward Dudu given six month suspension for pushing referee Guilherme Ceretta de Lima
    14:50Former Newcastle United midfielder Nolberto Solano to join Peru coaching staff for 2015 Copa América
    14:15Exeter City to host Fluminense U19 side
    14:14Sport Recife furious over late Flamengo equaliser at the Maracanã
    14:12Monaco confirm permanent signing of Fabinho
    14:11Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns from Grêmio
    14:06Nathan won't be in Chelsea's squad next season
    13:50Report: Atlético Mineiro and São Paulo to compete to sign Internazionale full-back Jonathan Moreira
    13:43Lucas Moura: 'This has been my best season for Paris Saint-Germain
    13:30Heurelho Gomes launches an attack on Tottenham Hotspur
    13:21Philippe Coutinho bags four accolades at Liverpool's end of season awards
    May 23, 2015
    14:18Arsenal reportedly make move for Dani Alves
    14:16Neymar case moved to Barcelona
    14:14Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp blasts Paulinho
    14:13Chelsea are preparing an offer for Lazio's Felipe Anderson
    14:05Liverpool midfielder Lucas includes Neymar and Thiago Silva in his fantasy team
    May 22, 2015
    18:42Neymar insists Dunga can lead Brazil back to the top
    18:39Cruzeiro takes advantage in Copa Libertadores quarterfinal against River Plate
    18:38Ronaldinho reacts furiously after bring substituted
    18:37David Luiz denies claims he is a virgin
    18:33Internacional beaten by Santa Fé in Libertadores quarterfinal
    May 21, 2015
    14:03Bebeto thinks Copa América is a great opportunity to erase Brazil's World Cup disaster
    14:01Ex-goalkeeper Cláudio Taffarel hopeful Brazil can restore reputation at Copa América
    14:00Neymar comes second in the most marketable athlete list
    13:58Fenômeno Ronaldo chooses his dream five-a-side team
    13:56Brazil call up Fred and Felipe Anderson for friendlies against Mexico and Honduras
    12:48The Best in Brazil’s Pantheon?
    May 20, 2015
    14:15Exeter City to host Fluminense U19 side
    14:14Sport Recife furious over late Flamengo equaliser at the Maracanã
    14:12Monaco confirm permanent signing of Fabinho
    14:11Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns from Grêmio
    14:06Nathan won't be in Chelsea's squad next season
    May 19, 2015
    14:24Rafael and Fernandinho enjoy night out with Coutinho and Lucas of Liverpool
    14:22CBF rejects claims that Brazil squad selection are influenced by sponsor
    14:20David Luiz shares picture of himself being baptized
    14:19Kaká honors Orlando City teammate Kevin Molino with goal celebration
    14:15Manchester United line up €50 million move for Felipe Anderson
    May 18, 2015
    15:56Ex-Santos player Júlio Sérgio says Pep Guardiola told him he dreams of coaching Brazil
    15:51Brazil national team selection controlled by a Saudi company, claims reports
    15:50Manchester United owned striker Javier Hernández could play alongside Kaká in the MLS
    15:47Atlético Madrid's Gabi thinks Neymar should learn from Xavi and Iniesta
    May 16, 2015
    17:02Koke says he'll welcome the return of Filipe Luís to Atlético from Chelsea
    17:01Messi, Giggs and Fenômeno Ronaldo makes Zanetti's XI
    17:00Jan Oblak: 'Messi, Neymar and Suárez don't scare me'
    16:59Manchester United end interest in Nathaniel Clyne and Dani Alves
    16:58Chelsea unhappy over Oscar injury criticism
    May 15, 2015
    13:54Cristián Rodríguez leaves Grêmio and heads to Uruguay
    13:53Barça vice-president says Messi, Neymar or Suárez could leave
    13:52Juninho tells Pogba to join Barcelona
    13:51Gustavo: 'De Bruyne would make it at Bayern'
    13:50Chelsea finally confirm Nathan's signing from Atlético Paranaense
    May 14, 2015
    13:32Corinthians knocked out from Copa Libertadores
    13:30Pep Guardiola: 'I can compare Messi to Pelé'
    13:29Cruzeiro into Libertadores quarterfinal after beating São Paulo on penalties
    13:28Barcelona to face tax fraud trial over Neymar's transfer
    13:26Internacional does the business at home to eliminate Atlético Mineiro from Libertadores
    May 13, 2015
    13:00Robinho rescinds his Milan contract
    13:00Neymar's double takes Barcelona to Champions League final
    13:00Beckenbauer says Pelé is the greatest player ever, not Messi
    13:00Nathan has completed his move to Chelsea
    13:00Neymar delighted to reach first Champions League final
    May 11, 2015
    17:282015 Brasileirão Round One summary: Holders Cruzeiro defeated by Corinthians, while Atlético Paranaense hammer Internacional
    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
    May 24, 2015
    19:17Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto called into Brazil Copa América squad following injury to Valencia's Diego Alves
    18:19Fluminense name Enderson Moreira as Head Coach following Ricardo Drubscky departure
    15:51Report: Internazionale told to increase offer for Udinese midfielder Allan
    14:06Corinthians President Roberto de Andrade concedes forward Paolo Guerrero is likely to move on
    13:49Report: Internazionale step up pursuit of Cruzeiro defender Mayke
    May 20, 2015
    18:56Internazionale Vice-President Javier Zanetti hopeful of signing Thiago Motta back from Paris Saint-Germain
    15:14Palmeiras forward Dudu given six month suspension for pushing referee Guilherme Ceretta de Lima
    14:50Former Newcastle United midfielder Nolberto Solano to join Peru coaching staff for 2015 Copa América
    13:50Report: Atlético Mineiro and São Paulo to compete to sign Internazionale full-back Jonathan Moreira
    13:15Report: Chelsea consider selling Oscar to fund move for Liverpool midfielder Raheem Stirling
    May 18, 2015
    14:31Maxwell concedes Paris Saint-Germain 'suffered a lot' this season
    14:14Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva pleased with how team coped with season's demands
    12:57Corinthians midfielder Elias hopes fans will remain supportive to the team
    May 13, 2015
    18:54Flamengo midfielder Víctor Cáceres included in provisional Paraguay squad for 2015 Copa América
    15:24Report: Major League Soccer outfit Seattle Sounders set to sign midfielder Thomás on loan from Flamengo
    15:04Brasileirão based duo Pablo Armero and Edwin Valencia included in Colombia's provisional Copa América squad
    13:07Report: Milan willing to move on defender Alex as part of squad overhaul
    12:50Agent Marisa Alija claims Robinho 'has some offers' after confirmation of Milan contract termination
    May 12, 2015
    19:10Milan vice-president and C.E.O. Adriano Galliani refuses to rule out move for Santos forward Gabriel Barbosa
    18:50Uruguay Head Coach Óscar Tabárez names three Brasileirão-based players in provisional 2015 Copa América squad
    17:32Argentina Head Coach Gerardo Martino names 30 man provisional squad for 2015 Copa América
    17:05Mexico Head Coach Miguel Herrera names 23 man squad for 2015 Copa América
    09:13Palmeiras play-maker Jorge Valdivia suspended for two matches for calling referees 'thieves'
    May 11, 2015
    15:50Orlando City SC manager Adrian Heath hails Kaká role in New England Revolution comeback
    13:12Report: Chelsea hope to conclude €6.25 million deal for Fluminense forward Kenedy
    12:53Bayern Munich defender Rafinha optimistic about Barcelona comeback
    May 10, 2015
    19:08Report: Fiorentina latest outfit to consider move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho
    17:14Report: Barcelona, Chelsea, Juventus and Manchester United to compete for Fluminense teenager Gerson
    14:16Brazil Head Coach Dunga to manage Seleção Olympic side at Rio 2016 following Alexandre Gallo dismissal
    13:45Galatasaray presidential candidate Dursun Özbek will offer midfielder Felipe Melo new deal to ward off Flamengo interest
    12:38Queens Park Rangers blocked from fielding midfielder Sandro at Manchester City due to visa issue
    May 06, 2015
    17:02Report: Chelsea consider selling Filipe Luís and Oscar to fund squad revamp
    16:31Mazinho confident son Thiago will get a new contract with Bayern Munich
    13:57Report: Beşiktaş to target Roma midfielder Marquinho when Al-Ittihad loan ends
    May 05, 2015
    09:32Agent admits reports linking Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta to Internazionale are "flattering"
    09:14Report: Crystal Palace bid for Sampdoria forward Éder
    May 03, 2015
    15:04Report: Cruzeiro in negotiations with Milan over possible deal for Robinho
    12:39Report: Internazionale to target Udinese midfielder Allan in summer transfer window
    May 01, 2015
    09:32Report: Beşiktaş consider Palmeiras midfielder Arouca as possible replacement for Atiba Hutchinson
    07:52Rômulo returns to training with Juventus following lengthy spell out injured
    April 29, 2015
    18:58Udinese Sporting Director Cristiano Giaretta discusses the future of in demand midfielder Allan
    16:02Report: Barcelona to target Monaco defender Fabinho even if Daniel Alves stays
    15:30Report: Borussia Dortmund to compete for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho
    14:47Daniel Carvalho: "It was my son who motivated me" to return to football and sign with Botafogo
    13:58Milan owned goalkeeper Gabriel eager to remain with Carpi following promotion to Serie A
    April 28, 2015
    09:28Report: Roma defender Maicon unlikely to play again this season due to persistent knee injury
    07:49Corinthians Director of Football Edu confident of securing deal for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho
    April 27, 2015
    16:34Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Chelsea's Diego Costa named in PFA Team of the Year
    15:26Marcelo hopes Real Madrid can push Barcelona all the way in battle for La Liga title
    14:41Chelsea manager José Mourinho expects Oscar to be fit for Wednesday's clash with Leicester City
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