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

    Napoli loanee Bruno Uvini patient but also eager to impress when given Santos debut

    Ronaldinho believes Atlético Mineiro can achieve success in Brasileirão this season

    Minimum four weeks out for Barcelona star Neymar

    Diego Costa insists Atlético will give everything in “crucial month” coming up

    Roma linked with loan move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho

    Hernanes backs Internazionale manager Walter Mazzarri

    Hernanes: Internazionale can challenge for Scudetto

    Former Fiorentina goalkeeper Sébastien Frey praises current incumbent Neto

    Report: Internazionale lead Liverpool in race to sign Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton

    Jonathan Moreira thankful that Internazionale head coach Walter Mazzarri showed faith in him

    Dodô aiming for Roma points record

    Dodô hails influence of Aurelio Andreazzoli and Rudi Garcia on his progression at Roma

    Inter Milan's Juan Jesus philosophical about injury

    Dani Alves: Barcelona will continue to defend title

    Brazil to face Argentina in October of this year

    On-loan Verona player Romulo won't discuss transfer at this stage

    Verona midfielder Romulo honoured to receive Italy squad call up

    Chelsea star David Luiz appointed new UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador

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    April 18, 2014
    13:36Napoli loanee Bruno Uvini patient but also eager to impress when given Santos debut
    13:09Ronaldinho believes Atlético Mineiro can achieve success in Brasileirão this season
    12:46Minimum four weeks out for Barcelona star Neymar
    12:29Diego Costa insists Atlético will give everything in “crucial month” coming up
    12:11Roma linked with loan move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho
    11:35Hernanes backs Internazionale manager Walter Mazzarri
    11:22Hernanes: Internazionale can challenge for Scudetto
    April 17, 2014
    22:45Former Fiorentina goalkeeper Sébastien Frey praises current incumbent Neto
    21:59Report: Internazionale lead Liverpool in race to sign Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton
    21:45Jonathan Moreira thankful that Internazionale head coach Walter Mazzarri showed faith in him
    21:38Dodô aiming for Roma points record
    21:29Dodô hails influence of Aurelio Andreazzoli and Rudi Garcia on his progression at Roma
    16:59Inter Milan's Juan Jesus philosophical about injury
    16:49Dani Alves: Barcelona will continue to defend title
    16:41Brazil to face Argentina in October of this year
    16:32On-loan Verona player Romulo won't discuss transfer at this stage
    16:22Verona midfielder Romulo honoured to receive Italy squad call up
    15:10Chelsea star David Luiz appointed new UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador
    15:01Brazil coach Scolari doesn’t see “anything different” about Neymar
    14:52Barcelona star Neymar embarrasses himself as his difficult period continues
    14:41Chelsea willing to offload Oscar in order to sign Real Madrid’s Modric
    14:33Brazil full-back Filipe Luis says it’d be easier to play in the World Cup with Spain
    12:15Fernandinho calls on Man City to finish the season with five straight wins
    11:59Barcelona’s Dani Alves reveals he’ll take share of blame for Copa del Rey defeat
    11:32Fernandinho: Maybe Man City players are tired because we’ve been competing in four different competitions
    11:13Agent of Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has spoken to Internazionale about Brazilian
    10:40Manchester City scorer Fernandinho admits Sunderland draw was a “complete disaster”
    April 16, 2014
    23:04Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís can earn World Cup place insists former Seleção star Júnior
    22:54Alex expects to sign contract renewal with Paris Saint-Germain
    22:48Agent notes Hernanes is happy at Internazionale and targeting the Champions League
    22:43Agent confirms talks with Internazionale for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro
    22:35Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto prefers to ignore critics
    22:29Internazionale defender Juan Jesus set to be in a cast for a month
    18:46Atlético Mineiro chairman Alexandre Kalil laughs off Nicolas Anelka video
    18:37Marco Polo del Nero elected president of CBF
    18:09Andre Santos knows that Carioca win can lead to other triumphs
    18:01Alexandre Pato still missing for Sao Paulo with thigh problem
    17:55Sao Paulo's Osvaldo wants to win Brasileiro for departing Rogerio Ceni
    17:44Juventus striker Carlos Tevez won't be watching the World Cup
    16:07Emerson Sheik completes move to Botafogo and bids farewell to former team-mates at Corinthians
    15:56Grêmio striker Hernán Barcos admits that he is “too embarrassed to leave the house” following defeat to rivals Inter
    15:27France will not win the World Cup according to head coach
    15:22Atlético Mineiro pull out of Nicolas Anelka deal
    12:03ex-Bayern Munich striker Elber believes Rafinha can make Brazil World Cup squad
    11:55Scolari offers glimmer of hope to squad outsiders
    11:46Arena de Sao Paulo handed over to Corinthians- unfinished
    April 15, 2014
    23:22Vice President of the United States Joe Biden to attend World Cup match
    22:22Report: Milan to target Benfica loanee Guilherme Siqueira
    22:11Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli explains Rômulo selection
    22:01Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli explains why Jonathan is not in his World Cup plans
    April 15, 2014
    23:22Vice President of the United States Joe Biden to attend World Cup match
    April 08, 2014
    22:30Pelé concerned about World Cup infrastructure
    April 07, 2014
    22:36Former Germany international Michael Ballack expects Brazil to be “excellent hosts” at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
    April 05, 2014
    21:57Assistant manager Carlos Alberto Parreira insists Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho is “instrumental” for Brazil
    March 23, 2014
    08:04Sambafoot Sunday: Is David Luiz Central To Brazil’s Plans?
    March 16, 2014
    10:11Sambafoot Sunday: A Case For Luisão, Brazil’s Bald Eagle.
    March 11, 2014
    11:17Tim Vickery Column: That Brazilian conveyor belt of talent
    March 09, 2014
    09:22Sambafoot Sunday: Brazil's Jokers in the Pack Relieve World Cup Pressure
    March 05, 2014
    11:08What To Expect In Rio This Summer
    February 23, 2014
    09:27Sambafoot Sunday: Júlio César, Rafael, and a Seleção shot stopping saga
    February 16, 2014
    09:51Sambafoot Sunday: Seleção Stereotypes & Chelsea's Brazilian Blueprint
    January 28, 2014
    11:30World Cup 2014: South America’s Tournament
    January 21, 2014
    12:30Tim Vickery Column: One door opening for Clarence Seedorf closes another; we just wish it wasn’t so soon
    January 14, 2014
    10:23Tim Vickery Column: Can Diego Costa's Spanish switch be justified?
    January 11, 2014
    11:17Pelé was “the greatest player of all” insists Russia manager Fabio Capello
    January 07, 2014
    13:02Tim Vickery Column: The answer and the change occuring in Brazil ahead of the World Cup
    December 22, 2013
    18:22Brazil Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari expected at the San Siro to watch the Derby della Madonnina
    December 18, 2013
    09:00Samba Gold trophy voting still open
    December 15, 2013
    09:38Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho insists Ronaldinho “meant to score” free-kick against England at the 2002 FIFA World Cup
    December 14, 2013
    11:24Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho: Manaus “doesn't have any football history"
    December 13, 2013
    20:46Scolari feels that Brazil must win the World Cup
    14:24Brazil Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari “not worried” about Fred injury
    December 09, 2013
    18:16Japan strike puts Neymar in final three for The FIFA Puskás Award
    08:25Philippe Coutinho “plays like a street kid” enthuses Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
    December 08, 2013
    18:38Real Madrid defender Marcelo: “Spain are the best team in the world"
    18:36Sambafoot Sunday: Seleção hopes of Brazilians in England's Premier League
    15:20Thiago Silva: “Neymar can be the saviour”
    08:38Germany head coach Joachim Löw insists Brazil are “the biggest favourites” for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
    December 07, 2013
    22:56El Tri head coach Miguel Herrera: “Mexico usually cause problems for Brazil”
    18:45Kick-off times for seven matches adjusted with 2014 FIFA World Cup schedule now confirmed
    11:252014 FIFA World Cup group stage schedule
    11:19Robben: "Brazil are the favourites"
    11:07Scolari: "Forget the other tie's, we have the clasico with Mexico"
    11:04Pele: "Brazil can go far"
    10:50Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari “satisfied” with FIFA World Cup draw
    10:41Carlos Alberto Parreira: “Enormous pressure” on Brazil’s FIFA World Cup opener against Croatia
    December 06, 2013
    17:35World Cup 2014 Groups
    16:46World Cup draw live
    08:04Ronaldo: Brazil are “the red hot favourites to win the FIFA World Cup”
    December 05, 2013
    16:50Ronaldo: “There are none of the controversies we’ve had in previous years”
    14:43Thiago Silva: Becoming world champions “may open the door” to the Ballon d’Or
    14:042014 FIFA World Cup draw rehearsal pits Brazil in ‘Group of Death’
    December 04, 2013
    08:08VfB Stuttgart forward Cacau expects “immense” pressure on Brazil
    07:402014 FIFA World Cup Official Match Ball, the Adidas Brazuca, launched by Cafu, Hernane and Clarence Seedorf at the Parque Lage
    November 30, 2013
    20:48Ronaldo: “Teams will be afraid of being drawn in Brazil’s group”
    08:00Former Newcastle defender Claudio Caçapa named as Brazil U15 head coach
    November 29, 2013
    09:44President of São Paulo’s civil industry workers’ association claims supervisor was warned ground was unsafe at Arena Corinthians
    November 25, 2013
    17:11Scolari will take any group stage draw
    November 22, 2013
    10:22Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho hoping for World Cup selection
    November 21, 2013
    17:18Manchester United midfielder Anderson hoping for World Cup chance
    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
    19:43Ney Franco to replace Caio Júnior as Vitória coach
    September 01, 2013
    22:23Botafogo miss chance to go top after draw with São Paulo
    August 31, 2013
    11:20Liverpool interested in Vasco's Danilo - report
    August 30, 2013
    14:05Copa do Brasil: Fluminense crash out to Goiás
    August 29, 2013
    15:20São Paulo deny Wellington to Inter rumours
    14:45Corinthians fans involved in 14-year-old's death identified in football unrest
    13:15Freddy Adu earns first start for Bahia
    August 28, 2013
    12:15Botafogo fans express anger at Vitinho move
    10:32Fluminense reject reports Deco was forced into retirement
    April 17, 2014
    22:45Former Fiorentina goalkeeper Sébastien Frey praises current incumbent Neto
    21:59Report: Internazionale lead Liverpool in race to sign Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton
    21:45Jonathan Moreira thankful that Internazionale head coach Walter Mazzarri showed faith in him
    21:38Dodô aiming for Roma points record
    21:29Dodô hails influence of Aurelio Andreazzoli and Rudi Garcia on his progression at Roma
    April 16, 2014
    23:04Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís can earn World Cup place insists former Seleção star Júnior
    22:54Alex expects to sign contract renewal with Paris Saint-Germain
    22:48Agent notes Hernanes is happy at Internazionale and targeting the Champions League
    22:43Agent confirms talks with Internazionale for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro
    22:35Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto prefers to ignore critics
    22:29Internazionale defender Juan Jesus set to be in a cast for a month
    April 15, 2014
    22:22Report: Milan to target Benfica loanee Guilherme Siqueira
    22:11Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli explains Rômulo selection
    22:01Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli explains why Jonathan is not in his World Cup plans
    April 14, 2014
    22:25Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella refuses to discuss Carlos Tevez’s chances of World Cup selection
    22:10Diego: Diego Simone has built a winning team at Atlético Madrid
    22:04Diego hails Atlético Madrid team mate Diego Costa
    21:58Adriano insists he is almost back to his best despite Atlético Paranaense departure
    21:47Adriano claims he has numerous offers from around the world as he looks to continue playing career
    April 12, 2014
    22:50Porto midfielder Héctor Herrera rues loss of Fernando for Europa League quarter-final second leg defeat to Sevilla
    22:36Roma head coach Rudi Garcia refuses to discuss Rodrigo Taddei renewal
    22:30Roma head coach Rudi Garcia praises defender Rafael Tolói after 3-1 win against Atalanta
    22:23Robinho hoping for World Cup selection
    22:15Hellas Verona head coach Andrea Mandorlini believes Rômulo can be useful for Italy
    19:34Leandro Castán ready to lead all Brazilian Roma defence against Atalanta
    April 10, 2014
    23:19Veteran forward Alecsandro left disappointed as Flamengo exit the Copa Libertadores
    23:12Porto forward Jackson Martínez labels Brazil as his favourites for the World Cup
    23:02Daniel Alves bemoans Barcelona’s finishing in their Champions League defeat to Atlético Madrid
    22:55Internazionale defender Juan Jesus insists he would not join Juventus or Milan
    22:51Internazionale defender Juan Jesus hails Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol
    April 09, 2014
    22:18Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari “100 percent sure” he will win the World Cup
    22:09VfL Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs expects interest in midfielder Luiz Gustavo
    21:59Carlos Tevez deserves World Cup selection insists former Argentina international Ariel Ortega
    21:50Leonardo hoping to have a managerial role in Europe next season
    21:45Hernanes pleased to join Internazionale and hopes for a strong end to the season
    April 08, 2014
    23:27Ramires praises Chelsea team mates after Paris Saint-Germain victory
    23:20José Mourinho hails David Luiz’s performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Paris Saint-Germain
    23:13Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone insists Diego Costa and João Miranda must be 90 per cent fit to play against Barcelona
    22:14Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fàbregas refuses to concentrate on Diego Costa ahead of Champions League showdown with Atlético Madrid
    22:03Official 2014 FIFA World Cup album track list revealed
    21:51Report: Real Madrid to target Chelsea midfielder Oscar as part of a double swoop
    April 07, 2014
    23:03Frank Lebœuf praises Paris Saint-Germain defender Alex
    22:46Genoa head coach Gian Piero Gasperini unimpressed with Kaká’s contribution in his side’s 2-1 defeat to Milan
    22:27Freddy Rincón: Playing in Brazil is a “huge motivation” for Colombia
    22:18Porto forward Jackson Martínez praises Brazilian influence on Colombian football
    22:08Neymar not disappointed at missing out on 2010 FIFA World Cup
    April 06, 2014
    10:47Internazionale owner Erick Thohir refuses to confirm links with Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton
    10:17Former Grêmio striker Maxi López claims he was close to joining Lazio before signing with Catania
    10:03Atlético Mineiro president Alexandre Kalil seemingly confirms Nicolas Anelka agreement
    09:54Report: Manchester City close in on deal for Porto midfielder Fernando
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