The gulf between South America and Europe, created by football’s global warming

WE ALL look to Brazil as being one of the ancestral homes of football. When World Cups come around, the TV broadcasters cannot wait to get that mythical “Brazilian samba” onto their screens, however overused that view is. Furthermore, the … Continue reading The gulf between South America and Europe, created by football’s global warming

South American Way: Botafogo – Elvis has left Serie A

The Brazilian national league gets underway next week (May 9) and there will be a familiar face missing from the Serie A line-up, Botafogo, the club that spawned the great Garrincha. It’s a club that most football followers with an international eye are aware of, but by no means are they Brazil’s most successful. At the end of the 2014 season, Botafogo were relegated for only the second time in their history. Instead of lining up against old rivals Fluminense, Flamengo and Santos, Botafogo will begin their 2015 campaign against newly-promoted Paysandu, a team from Belem in Northern Brazil. And … Continue reading South American Way: Botafogo – Elvis has left Serie A