Category: Brazil

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The Brothers Alcântara: On the Path to Greatness

The Brothers Alcântara: On the Path to Greatness

With extensive trophy hauls that even some of the most seasoned veterans are unable to boast of, the brothers Alcântara -- both the fruits of Barcelon [...]
Alves, Guardiola, and Tite’s Brazil: The Long Road to Jogo Bonito II

Alves, Guardiola, and Tite’s Brazil: The Long Road to Jogo Bonito II

Dani Alves likes talking about Pep Guardiola. It’s no surprise really, given that the Catalan manager turned the Brazilian into one of the most acc [...]
Fabinho: Right Back in the Middle

Fabinho: Right Back in the Middle

Fábio Henrique Tavares — more commonly known as Fabinho — has the defensive and attacking traits of a full back, but also the tactical discipline, tec [...]
Gustavo Scarpa – Fluminense’s Shooting Star of Rio

Gustavo Scarpa – Fluminense’s Shooting Star of Rio

In an ever busy season in Brazil it comes as no surprise that Robinho is making the headlines with his goals and trickery but for some he wouldn't be [...]
Gremio vs Toluca – Copa Libertadores Report

Gremio vs Toluca – Copa Libertadores Report

The final group 6 matchup in the Copa Libertadores came on Tuesday night between Brazilian side Gremio and Mexican side Toluca. It was a bit of a d [...]
Brazil vs Uruguay – The Tale of 2 Captains

Brazil vs Uruguay – The Tale of 2 Captains

Before the Brazil and Uruguay players appeared from the tunnel of the Arena Pernambuco on Good Friday, we were treated to many montages of Brazil's gl [...]
Brazilian Football and the China Dilemma

Brazilian Football and the China Dilemma

By Dave Caren in Brazil I arrived in Brazil in 2010 to an economy that was booming. The Brazilian Real, the local currency, was the stronges [...]
WFI Cult Classics – Socrates and The Corinthians Democracy

WFI Cult Classics – Socrates and The Corinthians Democracy

by Adam Brandon @caniggiascores It is often said that the best players do their talking on the pitch. That of course is very true, but some of [...]
Alex Teixeira – Shakhtar’s Latest Brazilian Graduate

Alex Teixeira – Shakhtar’s Latest Brazilian Graduate

Alex Teixeira is one of a long line of Brazilian footballers who’ve plied their trade in Donetsk; a city in southeast Ukraine which is home to one of [...]
A Tedious Tactical Review of 2012 (Part I) – Honing the Inside Forward

A Tedious Tactical Review of 2012 (Part I) – Honing the Inside Forward

Inside forward is often looked upon as an old fashioned and long defunct position in association football, and one which was only relevant in days gon [...]
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