Author: Louis Smith

South American Football Writer.

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World Cup 2022: From Doubters To Believers – Ecuador Hoping To Cause Another Surprise

World Cup 2022: From Doubters To Believers – Ecuador Hoping To Cause Another Surprise

By Louis Smith. After missing the previous edition in Russia, Ecuador are back at the World Cup after qualifying in fourth place in a difficult Sou [...]
Ecuador’s Alexander Dominguez On LDU Quito, Spells Abroad And The 2022 World Cup

Ecuador’s Alexander Dominguez On LDU Quito, Spells Abroad And The 2022 World Cup

By Louis Smith. Ecuador have the third youngest squad going into the 2022 World Cup with an average age of just 25.6. With young talents like Moisé [...]
Gabigol Strikes Again To Match Zico As Flamengo Lift Third Copa Libertadores

Gabigol Strikes Again To Match Zico As Flamengo Lift Third Copa Libertadores

By Louis Smith at the Estadio Monumental, Guayaquil. The biggest port city in Ecuador, Guayaquil, played host to the biggest match in South America [...]
Fans Of Luiz Felipe Scolari-Led Athletico Paranaense Await First Libertadores Final In 17 Years

Fans Of Luiz Felipe Scolari-Led Athletico Paranaense Await First Libertadores Final In 17 Years

By Louis Smith. Athletico Paranaense have enjoyed incredible success in the past five years, with two Copa Sudamericana triumphs, two Copa do Brasi [...]
Vagner Love On Winning The UEFA Cup, Representing Brazil, And His Adventurous Career

Vagner Love On Winning The UEFA Cup, Representing Brazil, And His Adventurous Career

By Louis Smith. Brazil has more professional footballers playing abroad than every other country on the planet. A debut season away from home can b [...]
Timbers’ Brazilian Star Nathan Fogaca On His Journey from Palmeira to Portland

Timbers’ Brazilian Star Nathan Fogaca On His Journey from Palmeira to Portland

By Louis Smith. Major League Soccer has become a hotbed for young South Americans in recent years, as the league continues to grow in strength and [...]
Independiente Medellín Legend Germán Cano On His Wonderful Start At Fluminense

Independiente Medellín Legend Germán Cano On His Wonderful Start At Fluminense

By Louis Smith. One of the top strikers in the Brasileirão is the Argentine Germán Cano, who plys his trade for Rio de Janeiro club Fluminense. [...]
Avai Speed Demon Arthur Chaves On His Journey Through The Club’s Ranks

Avai Speed Demon Arthur Chaves On His Journey Through The Club’s Ranks

By Louis Smith. 21-year-old Arthur Chaves has been one of Avaí's top performers this season, in what is his first taste of regular first-team footb [...]
Sport Recife Looking For Momentum In 2022 Copa Do Nordeste Final

Sport Recife Looking For Momentum In 2022 Copa Do Nordeste Final

By Louis Smith. On Thursday evening, Sport Recife took on Fortaleza in the first leg of the 2022 Copa do Nordeste final at the Arena de Pernambuco. [...]
2022 Copa Do Nordeste Final Preview – Can Fortaleza Maintain Form Or Will Sport Spring A Surprise?

2022 Copa Do Nordeste Final Preview – Can Fortaleza Maintain Form Or Will Sport Spring A Surprise?

By Louis Smith. The 2022 Copa do Nordeste final will have a different feel to the previous two years when Ceará and Bahia contested both finals. [...]
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