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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    Monaco's Wallace banned for four matches

    Lucas Leiva react on Twitter as Liverpool are eliminated from Europa League

    Jádson: 'My heart couldn't leave Corinthians'

    Barcelona and Juventus intensify their interest in 17-year-old Gérson

    São Paulo set to lose Maicon

    Wendell: 'Winning the Champions League with Bayer Leverkusen is possible'

    Alexandre Pato scores twice in Libertadores win

    Neymar says the Manchester City fan cursed him

    Manchester City fan describes his confrontation with Neymar and calls the player 'unprofessional'

    Kaká announced as captain of Orlando City

    Sandro not banned for QPR first team

    Ray Parlour: 'Ramires is a vital player for Chelsea'

    Flamengo beat Brasil de Pelotas in Copa do Brasil

    Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho to miss clash with Besiktas

    Fiorentina Head Coach Vincenzo Montella insists he trusts want away goalkeeper Neto

    Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira admits Juventus interest

    Jádson on his way to China from Corinthians

    Ronaldo Fenômeno confirms return to football

    Geromel returns to training for Grêmio

    Garth Crooks: 'Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho can fill Gerrard's boots'

    John Aldridge: 'Liverpool's Coutinho can become a great'

    Arsenal's Olivier Giroud: 'I am as good as Diego Costa'

    Brazil confirm Copa América base camp

    Orlando City SC manager Adrian Heath explains why Kaká has been appointed captain

    Striker Fred confirms his Brazil career is over

    Sandro sent off in QPR Under-21 game

    Brendan Rodgers-Liverpool: 'Coutinho should be in contention for goal of the season.'

    Filipe Luís: 'Chelsea must do better'

    Ronnie Whelan still not convinced over Philippe Coutinho

    Neymar aims to continue great goal scoring record in England

    Latest News.

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    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
    12:00Jádson: 'My heart couldn't leave Corinthians'
    11:59Barcelona and Juventus intensify their interest in 17-year-old Gérson
    11:48Fabinho rewarded with a place in Champions League XI
    11:37São Paulo set to lose Maicon
    11:25Wendell: 'Winning the Champions League with Bayer Leverkusen is possible'
    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
    12:00Sandro not banned for QPR first team
    11:50Ray Parlour: 'Ramires is a vital player for Chelsea'
    11:33Flamengo beat Brasil de Pelotas in Copa do Brasil
    11:20Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho to miss clash with Besiktas
    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
    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
    12:09Geromel returns to training for Grêmio
    11:53Garth Crooks: 'Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho can fill Gerrard's boots'
    11:42John Aldridge: 'Liverpool's Coutinho can become a great'
    11:27Arsenal's Olivier Giroud: 'I am as good as Diego Costa'
    01:05Brazil confirm Copa América base camp
    February 24, 2015
    17:23Roberto Carlos and Belediyespor win away to Fenerbahce
    17:17Matheus Carvalho hopes to start against Arsenal
    17:14Neymar stopped by British border control
    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
    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
    11:04Brendan Rodgers-Liverpool: 'Coutinho should be in contention for goal of the season.'
    10:56Filipe Luís: 'Chelsea must do better'
    10:46Ronnie Whelan still not convinced over Philippe Coutinho
    10:31Neymar aims to continue great goal scoring record in England
    February 23, 2015
    22:48Cicinho scores for Santos against Portuguesa
    22:37PSG's Lucas in Doha to analyse injury
    22:32Ganso resumes training with Sao Paulo
    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
    12:54Rejuvenated striker Pato warned against complacency
    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
    12:36Busquets: 'I am happy to clear space for Messi and Neymar'
    February 21, 2015
    13:10Alexandre Gallo to stay as Brazil coach at least until the end of U20 World Cup
    13:06Rakitić says Neymar can emulate Messi
    13:03Real Madrid coach Ancelotti impressed by Lucas Silva
    13:00Liverpool's Coutinho reaches 200 career games
    12:55Paulinho reveals reasons that kept him at Tottenham in January
    February 20, 2015
    13:07Dunga to make next call-ups on March 3rd
    13:03Dani Alves and his agent start to say goodbye to Barcelona
    12:55Marcelo remains focused after Real Madrid victory
    12:52Rafael running out of time to earn place at Manchester United
    12:47Fabio Capello comments again on Neymar
    February 19, 2015
    13:31Lucas Silva relishing his first start in the Champions League
    13:28Neymar called to Brazil to testify in the lawsuit of investment group DIS
    12:57Ronaldo Fenômeno set to step up comeback bid
    12:54Barcelona monitoring Santos full-back Cajú but player set to sign new deal
    12:48Bernard wants to return to Atlético Mineiro but wants high salary
    February 18, 2015
    12:47Coutinho says Liverpool have to maintain the momentum
    12:40Luiz Adriano backs Neymar to beat Pelé's all-time scoring record
    12:35São Paulo intends to buy Alexandre Pato on a permanent basis
    12:32Benfica will try to sign Mayke from Cruzeiro in the summer
    12:28Luiz Adriano feels ready to move to one of Europe's biggest leagues
    February 17, 2015
    15:48Shakhtar coach Lucescu says Bernard is not a key player
    15:41Hulk has signed a new deal with Zenit
    15:37Manchester United target Marquinhos set to agree PSG contract extension
    14:28Manchester United interested in Brazilian teenager Kenedy
    14:20West Ham are close to signing Nenê
    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
    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
    15:07Report: Fiorentina consider move for Santos forward Gabriel Barbosa
    13:39Orlando City SC defender Luke Boden hails Kaká's approach
    13:09Midfielder Hernanes confident Internazionale "will prove its worth" in next four matches
    February 10, 2015
    18:04Midfielder Diego explains why he joined Fenerbahçe
    16:17Bragantino sign defender António Ferreira on a free transfer from Terek Grozny
    13:59Defender Dória questions Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa at São Paulo unveiling
    13:07Chinese Super League outfit Chongqing Lifan agree deal for Metalist Kharkiv forward Jajá Coelho
    13:00Felipe Melo: "I appreciate Liverpool because they have great fans"
    February 09, 2015
    17:59Sport Recife employ fans' mothers as stewards in an attempt to deter fighting
    17:15Report: Felipe Anderson set to return to Lazio line up for Genoa tie
    16:16Brazilians in Europe: Weekend round up
    14:02Report: Midfielder Lucas Silva could get Real Madrid debut against Deportivo on Saturday
    12:55Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano: "I would have loved to play for Roma”
    February 08, 2015
    20:00Joe Allen ready to replace Lucas Leiva at Liverpool FC
    19:42Filipe Luis has told Miranda he wants to leave Chelsea
    February 06, 2015
    20:11Sporting Director Cristiano Giaretta admits Udinese would open to selling midfielder Allan to Internazionale
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