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

    Atletico Mineiro lose Copa Libertadores first leg to Colombian side

    Atletico Mineiro coach Paulo Autori explains selection for Copa Libertadores game

    Gremio lose third straight game after San Lorenzo Libertadores reverse

    Sao Paulo suffer shock loss in Copa do Brasil against CRB

    Fred at the double in Fluminense Copa do Brasil stroll

    Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís expects open second leg against Chelsea but rues the loss of captain Gabi

    Atlético Madrid defender João Miranda disappointed with Chelsea result

    Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís accepts 0-0 draw against Chelsea

    São Paulo President Carlos Miguel Aidar believes Kaká should return

    Napoli defender Henrique believed to be unhurt after car accident

    Fiorentina forward Ryder Matos thanks head coach Vincenzo Montella for giving him confidence

    Brazil 2014: Oscar's poor form for Chelsea becoming a real concern

    Roberto Carlos praises ‘genius’ Neymar and backs Brazil for World Cup glory

    Benfica forward Lima hails ‘best moment’ of his career

    Atlético Madrid’s Diego disappointed not to get Champions League first leg win over Chelsea

    Willian focused on Chelsea’s Premier League match against Liverpool, not Champions League semi-final

    Ramires focused on matters with Chelsea at the moment

    Neymar announced as Castrol Oil promotional face

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    April 24, 2014
    09:40Atletico Mineiro lose Copa Libertadores first leg to Colombian side
    08:08Atletico Mineiro coach Paulo Autori explains selection for Copa Libertadores game
    07:49Gremio lose third straight game after San Lorenzo Libertadores reverse
    07:33Sao Paulo suffer shock loss in Copa do Brasil against CRB
    07:21Fred at the double in Fluminense Copa do Brasil stroll
    April 23, 2014
    22:26Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís expects open second leg against Chelsea but rues the loss of captain Gabi
    22:24Atlético Madrid defender João Miranda disappointed with Chelsea result
    22:11Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís accepts 0-0 draw against Chelsea
    22:03São Paulo President Carlos Miguel Aidar believes Kaká should return
    21:52Napoli defender Henrique believed to be unhurt after car accident
    21:47Fiorentina forward Ryder Matos thanks head coach Vincenzo Montella for giving him confidence
    17:43Brazil 2014: Oscar's poor form for Chelsea becoming a real concern
    16:52Roberto Carlos praises ‘genius’ Neymar and backs Brazil for World Cup glory
    16:39Benfica forward Lima hails ‘best moment’ of his career
    16:37Atlético Madrid’s Diego disappointed not to get Champions League first leg win over Chelsea
    16:10Willian focused on Chelsea’s Premier League match against Liverpool, not Champions League semi-final
    16:04Ramires focused on matters with Chelsea at the moment
    15:37Sambafoot are looking for new writers
    14:28Neymar announced as Castrol Oil promotional face
    14:16Thiago Ribeiro backs Santos teammate Leandro Damiao
    09:54New Botafogo goalkeeping coach happy with options
    08:05Giovane Elber praises Bayern ahead of Champions League semi final
    07:34Atletico Mineiro almost at full strength for Copa Libertadores trip to Colombia
    07:32Joao Miranda calls for Atletico Madrid focus for return Champions League game with Chelsea
    07:23World Cup winner Carlos Alberto Torrres targets Brazil 2014 win
    April 22, 2014
    23:49Atlético Madrid head coach Diego Simeone explains decision to start Diego against Chelsea
    23:26Chelsea manager José Mourinho praises versatile David Luiz after 0-0 draw at Atlético Madrid
    23:18Leonardo explains why he left Milan and then signed with arch-rivals Internazionale
    23:12Leonardo does not regret leaving Internazionale for Paris Saint-Germain
    22:00River Plate forward Teófilo Gutiérrez recalls watching Ronaldo and Rivaldo at the 1998 FIFA World Cup
    18:36Diego reveals love for Atlético Madrid and praises ‘the best coach’ Diego Simeone
    17:34Atlético Madrid midfielder Diego Ribas backs team mate Courtois to shine against parent club Chelsea
    17:16Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro speaks out about ‘war of words’ with manager Tim Sherwood
    16:54Botafogo’s Jefferson praises former team mate Clarence Seedorf
    16:41PSG manager Laurent Blanc discusses belief that World Cup is distracting Thiago Silva
    15:08Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho: We have to do our part
    14:57Chelsea defender David Luiz praises Jose Mourinho’s tactical acumen
    14:49Neymar’s father says that club matters more than country for the Barcelona star
    14:40Jerome Valcke increases pressure on Brazil's World Cup organisers
    13:56Tim Vickery Column: Where should Flamengo play their home games?
    08:15Alexandre Pato glad of Sao Paulo support after joining from Corinthians
    08:07Gremio with one or two Copa Libertadores injury concerns
    07:57Flamengo almost at full strength for next game against Corinthians
    07:50Atletico Madrid have unique opportunity, insists Miranda
    07:43Atletico defender Miranda calls for no fear against Chelsea
    April 21, 2014
    23:09Sandro must earn his place insists Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood
    22:52Benfica goalkeeper Artur Moraes declares that he is a ‘Benfiquista’ for life
    22:47Benfica goalkeeper Artur Moraes happy to share playing time with Jan Oblak
    22:39David Luiz happy with Chelsea’s attitude but admits results can improve
    22:28Internazionale defender Juan Jesus unhappy at lack of apology from Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
    April 23, 2014
    17:43Brazil 2014: Oscar's poor form for Chelsea becoming a real concern
    April 20, 2014
    09:18Sambafoot Sunday: Neymar's Barcelona? Neymar's Brazil
    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
    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 23, 2014
    22:26Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís expects open second leg against Chelsea but rues the loss of captain Gabi
    22:24Atlético Madrid defender João Miranda disappointed with Chelsea result
    22:11Atlético Madrid defender Filipe Luís accepts 0-0 draw against Chelsea
    22:03São Paulo President Carlos Miguel Aidar believes Kaká should return
    21:52Napoli defender Henrique believed to be unhurt after car accident
    21:47Fiorentina forward Ryder Matos thanks head coach Vincenzo Montella for giving him confidence
    April 22, 2014
    23:49Atlético Madrid head coach Diego Simeone explains decision to start Diego against Chelsea
    23:26Chelsea manager José Mourinho praises versatile David Luiz after 0-0 draw at Atlético Madrid
    23:18Leonardo explains why he left Milan and then signed with arch-rivals Internazionale
    23:12Leonardo does not regret leaving Internazionale for Paris Saint-Germain
    22:00River Plate forward Teófilo Gutiérrez recalls watching Ronaldo and Rivaldo at the 1998 FIFA World Cup
    April 21, 2014
    23:09Sandro must earn his place insists Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood
    22:52Benfica goalkeeper Artur Moraes declares that he is a ‘Benfiquista’ for life
    22:47Benfica goalkeeper Artur Moraes happy to share playing time with Jan Oblak
    22:39David Luiz happy with Chelsea’s attitude but admits results can improve
    22:28Internazionale defender Juan Jesus unhappy at lack of apology from Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
    11:512014 Brasileirão: Week One round up
    April 20, 2014
    22:31Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton believes retaining the Brasileirão will be difficult
    22:17Milan midfielder Adel Taarabt praises link up with Robinho and Mario Balotelli in 3-0 win against Livorno
    22:10Roma belong in the Champions League insists defender Maicon
    22:00Cruzeiro midfielder Nilton plays down rumours linking him with a move to Europe
    April 19, 2014
    23:19Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva admits Chelsea defeat hurt
    23:04Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti: “We expect quality” from Robinho
    22:47Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood explains Sandro snub
    22:41Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood unmoved by Sandro tweet
    22:31Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou looking to use World Cup to help promote the next generation
    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
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