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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    Report: Liverpool to target Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello rather than Fiorentina's Neto

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    March 05, 2015
    17:52Report: Liverpool to target Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello rather than Fiorentina's Neto
    16:55Gilberto Silva hopes Arsenal can keep winning despite lack of big spending
    16:15Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva insists Mesut Özil must improve
    13:25Dunga's list for France and Chile friendlies without surprises
    13:00Pelé insists Brazil can learn from Germany
    13:00Porto to seek loan extension for Casemiro
    13:00David Luiz praised for PSG versatility
    13:00Pelé says CBF should work to keep the best talents in Brazil
    13:00Corinthians beat Libertadores holders San Lorenzo while Internacional win against Emelec
    13:00Maradona jokes that he could make comeback alongside Ronaldo
    13:00Edu Gaspar discusses Arsenal and Alexis Sánchez
    12:30Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista set for a spell on the sidelines
    12:21Lucas Leiva in danger of being replaced at Liverpool
    12:11Ramires recalls his Chelsea debut
    11:51Chelsea's Diego Costa escapes punishment
    March 04, 2015
    22:07Ramires calls for Chelsea focus after victory over Tottenham
    22:02Diego Costa revealed the reason he rejected a move to Liverpool
    16:00Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright hails influence of Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho
    15:22Manchester United target's Danilo gives the green light to Real Madrid move
    14:23Ex-Arsenal player Edu Gaspar talks about his time with Brazil national team
    13:33Manchester United are also in talks to sign Danilo from Porto
    12:43Sam Allardyce: "We won't wind up Chelsea's Diego Costa"
    11:48Dani Alves close to leaving Barcelona
    11:34Copa Libertadores: Cruzeiro in disappointing stalemate
    11:18Martin Skrtel (Liverpool): 'Coutinho is one of the best players in the Premier League right now'
    March 03, 2015
    17:29Agent Alex Firmino expects on loan Juventus midfielder Rômulo to sort his future "in the next week"
    16:02Former Arsenal midfielder Edu sees "Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay" as 2015 Copa América favourites
    15:41Lucas Silva is starting to generate debate as Illarramendi is statistically better
    15:37Centurión and Alan Kardec fighting for the spot in the XI against Corinthians as Pato is ineligible
    15:31Arsenal’s Gabriel Paulista ready to take his chance against QPR and Manchester United
    14:55Ronaldo explains to Diego Maradona why he is coming out of retirement to play for Fort Lauderdale Strikers
    13:54Agent Stefano Castagna believes midfielder Felipe Anderson will stay at Lazio
    13:49Arsenal target Firmino worth €30m, says Hoffenheim coach
    13:09Real Betis forward Braian Rodríguez set to join Grêmio on loan
    12:30Guangzhou extend contract with Brazilian striker Elkeson
    11:25Sean Dyche praises Liverpool's Coutinho
    11:15Diego Costa: 'I almost joined Liverpool before Chelsea'
    11:06Garth Crooks: 'Liverpool's Coutinho is intimidated by Gerrard'
    10:58Bentaleb refuses to criticize Chelsea's Costa
    10:49Liverpool's Coutinho wins player of the month award
    March 02, 2015
    23:39Everton linked with Diego
    23:32Gabriel Paulista settling well at Arsenal
    23:19Brazilians in Europe: Coutinho strikes again
    23:02Ramires closes in on a grand slam of trophies for Chelsea
    19:45Diego Costa-Chelsea: "I have the trust of José Mourinho and my teammates"
    18:39LA Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant outlines key role midfielder Juninho plays
    18:29Report: Corinthians, Cruzeiro and São Paulo eye Manchester United full-back Rafael
    18:14Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen hails team-mate Philippe Coutinho
    18:09Sampdoria Head Coach Siniša Mihajlović compares forward Luis Muriel to Ronaldo
    14:03Liverpool boss says there's more to come from Coutinho
    March 05, 2015
    13:25Dunga's list for France and Chile friendlies without surprises
    13:00Edu Gaspar discusses Arsenal and Alexis Sánchez
    13:00Maradona jokes that he could make comeback alongside Ronaldo
    13:00Corinthians beat Libertadores holders San Lorenzo while Internacional win against Emelec
    13:00Pelé says CBF should work to keep the best talents in Brazil
    13:00David Luiz praised for PSG versatility
    13:00Porto to seek loan extension for Casemiro
    13:00Pelé insists Brazil can learn from Germany
    March 04, 2015
    15:22Manchester United target's Danilo gives the green light to Real Madrid move
    14:23Ex-Arsenal player Edu Gaspar talks about his time with Brazil national team
    13:33Manchester United are also in talks to sign Danilo from Porto
    March 03, 2015
    15:41Lucas Silva is starting to generate debate as Illarramendi is statistically better
    15:37Centurión and Alan Kardec fighting for the spot in the XI against Corinthians as Pato is ineligible
    15:31Arsenal’s Gabriel Paulista ready to take his chance against QPR and Manchester United
    13:49Arsenal target Firmino worth €30m, says Hoffenheim coach
    12:30Guangzhou extend contract with Brazilian striker Elkeson
    March 02, 2015
    14:03Liverpool boss says there's more to come from Coutinho
    13:58Marquinhos says Barcelona and Manchester United wanted him
    13:52Liverpool legend Ronnie Whelan slams Philippe Coutinho
    13:46Arsène Wenger hails Arsenal new-boy Gabriel Paulista
    13:32Liverpool's Balotelli can reunite with Kaká in the MLS
    February 28, 2015
    13:00Shakhtar's Douglas Costa wants to secure a regular a place in the Brazil team
    11:38Marquinhos says interest from Manchester United makes him happy
    11:26Douglas Costa praises Mourinho and would like to experience the Premier League with Chelsea
    11:16Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has confidence in Dani Alves
    01:00Lucas Moura out for at least four weeks
    February 27, 2015
    13:00Court rejects Damião's second request to rescind the contract at Santos
    12:55Monaco's Wallace banned for four matches
    12:40Barcelona fans meet Neymar after becoming the museum's 25th-million visitors
    12:19Lucas Leiva react on Twitter as Liverpool are eliminated from Europa League
    11:59Barcelona and Juventus intensify their interest in 17-year-old Gérson
    February 26, 2015
    13:07Alexandre Pato scores twice in Libertadores win
    12:56Brazilian midfielder Jádson opts against China move
    12:43Neymar says the Manchester City fan cursed him
    12:30Manchester City fan describes his confrontation with Neymar and calls the player 'unprofessional'
    12:09Kaká announced as captain of Orlando City
    February 25, 2015
    12:48Jádson on his way to China from Corinthians
    12:44Ronaldo Fenômeno confirms return to football
    12:44Romeo Fernandes from India signs contract with Atlético Paranaense
    12:41Diego Tardelli says he has earned his role in the national team
    01:05Brazil confirm Copa América base camp
    February 24, 2015
    12:32Striker Fred confirms his Brazil career is over
    12:28Nasri says Agüero is on the same level as Neymar ahead of Manchester City against Barça
    12:14Manchester City's Zabaleta believes Messi, Neymar and Suárez are the best strike-force in the world
    12:09Sandro sent off in QPR Under-21 game
    11:56Liverpool eyeing Shakhtar striker Luiz Adriano
    February 23, 2015
    12:54Rejuvenated striker Pato warned against complacency
    12:49Neymar: 'My friend Messi is better than Cristiano'
    12:45São Paulo's Michel Bastos equals Kaká's numbers in just 8 games
    12:41Bright start for Alexandre Pato in 2015
    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
    March 05, 2015
    17:52Report: Liverpool to target Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello rather than Fiorentina's Neto
    16:55Gilberto Silva hopes Arsenal can keep winning despite lack of big spending
    16:15Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva insists Mesut Özil must improve
    March 04, 2015
    16:00Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright hails influence of Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho
    March 03, 2015
    17:29Agent Alex Firmino expects on loan Juventus midfielder Rômulo to sort his future "in the next week"
    16:02Former Arsenal midfielder Edu sees "Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay" as 2015 Copa América favourites
    14:55Ronaldo explains to Diego Maradona why he is coming out of retirement to play for Fort Lauderdale Strikers
    13:54Agent Stefano Castagna believes midfielder Felipe Anderson will stay at Lazio
    13:09Real Betis forward Braian Rodríguez set to join Grêmio on loan
    March 02, 2015
    18:39LA Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant outlines key role midfielder Juninho plays
    18:29Report: Corinthians, Cruzeiro and São Paulo eye Manchester United full-back Rafael
    18:14Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen hails team-mate Philippe Coutinho
    18:09Sampdoria Head Coach Siniša Mihajlović compares forward Luis Muriel to Ronaldo
    March 01, 2015
    15:50Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown contemplates whether Gabriel Paulista can displace Per Mertesacker
    14:01Paris Saint-Germain Manager Laurent Blanc desperate to keep defender Marquinhos
    12:50Orlando City SC manager Adrian Heath pleased players have "started to trust" Kaká more
    February 25, 2015
    19:00Fiorentina Head Coach Vincenzo Montella insists he trusts want away goalkeeper Neto
    13:04Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira admits Juventus interest
    February 24, 2015
    15:05Dempo confirm midfielder Romeo Fernandes will join Atlético Paranaense on loan
    15:00Orlando City SC manager Adrian Heath explains why Kaká has been appointed captain
    February 23, 2015
    17:30Report: Free agent Felipe will join Internazionale if they beat Celtic
    17:00Fluminense forward Fred not thinking about possible Seleção return
    15:00Report Fiorentina forced to field want away goalkeeper Neto against Tottenham Hotspur
    February 22, 2015
    17:17Barcelona Head Coach Luis Enrique refuses to blame Daniel Alves for Malaga defeat
    17:06Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva condemns racist incident involving Chelsea fans on metro
    16:56Fluminense Executive Director Fernando Simon confirms bids for reported Manchester United target Kenedy and Gerson
    16:00Forward Jonathas pleased with Elche season and says players need to keep following manager Fran Escribá
    February 18, 2015
    16:55Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva insists Alex is happy at Milan
    16:52Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva states he "wouldn't now" return to Milan
    16:42Head Coach Pep Guardiola happy Bayern Munich kept Shakhtar Donetsk trio quiet
    February 17, 2015
    08:14Shakhtar Donetsk manager Mircea Lucescu: Our Brazilians want "revenge for the defeat in the World Cup" against Germany
    07:41Bayern Munich Head Coach Pep Guardiola praises Shakhtar Donetsk Brazilians ahead of UEFA Champions League tie
    February 16, 2015
    16:29Beşiktaş defender Ramon Motta thanks club doctors for getting him fit for Bursaspor win
    15:35Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz: "If I score against Chelsea I don't celebrate"
    14:39Report: Lucas Silva to make first Real Madrid start in UEFA Champions League tie against Schalke 04
    13:43Grêmio manager Luiz Felipe Scolari explains why he walked out of 1-0 defeat to Veranópolis
    12:57Report: Defender Felipe to undergo medical and train with Internazionale ahead of possible move
    February 15, 2015
    22:41Liverpool target a Brazilian full back
    19:36Report: Internazionale to move for free agent Felipe if defensive injuries persist
    17:41Report: Internazionale contact Fluminense to try and secure a deal for forward Kenedy
    16:07Report: Toronto FC forward Gilberto set to join Vasco da Gama on loan
    15:01David Luiz notes Zlatan Ibrahimović "was one of the big reasons" why he joined Paris Saint-Germain
    14:28Brazilians in Europe: Saturday round up
    February 13, 2015
    17:02Defender Rhodolfo happy to remain at Grêmio despite reported interest from Internazionale
    16:24Report: Paris Saint-Germain to offer defender Marquinhos new deal to deter Manchester United interest
    15:05Report: Querétaro forward Ronaldinho in negotiations with Girabola outfit Kabuscorp S.C.P
    14:05Diego Costa compares Chelsea to Atlético de Madrid and praises team-mate Cesc Fàbregas
    12:57Manager Arsène Wenger hints that defender Gabriel Paulista could make Arsenal debut in FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough
    February 11, 2015
    17:03Report: Fenerbahçe join Bursaspor and Galatasaray in pursuit of Atlético Paranaense-owned forward Fernandão
    16:07Milan-owned forward Robinho eager to extend stay at Santos
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