FOR THE second consecutive season, two Brazilian clubs will battle it out for the Copa Libertadores title. Palmeiras, the holders, will face the 2019 winners, Flamengo, in Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario and given these two clubs are South America’s most valuable, … Continue reading Copa Libertadores: Another all Brazil final – hardly a surprise
BRAZILIAN football clubs want to breakaway and run their own competition, pushing for a divorce from the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF), who currently run the league. It’s a tough time for Brazil and its clubs; infection rates are high, the … Continue reading Brazilian clubs rock the boat – a trend developing across world football
WHY have FIFA persisted with their lop-sided Club World Cup, a relatively unloved competition that carries little weight and goes quite unnoticed by most of the world’s footballing audience? This year, the mid-season holiday for blazers moved to Qatar, providing … Continue reading The Club World Cup – creeping in the back door of 2019
THE COPA LIBERTADORES has reached the last four stage and there’s some real continental heavyweights in there: Boca Junior, River Plate, Flamengo and Grêmio. The semi-finals include two domestic clashes which will guarantee an Argentina v Brazil final, the 15thtime … Continue reading Brazil’s Flamengo dancing to success
WE ALREADY know there will be one Brazilian team in the final of this year’s Copa Libertadores, thanks to two all-Brazil quarter-finals providing an all-Brazil semi-final. There is no danger of a repeat of last season’s domestic squabble but there … Continue reading Copa Libertadores: Last eight dominated by big two nations
BRAZIL is the biggest exporter of footballing talent – the Brazilian can be found plying his trade in all corners of the world and in every continent. The national team, despite its ups and downs, is always considered among the … Continue reading Brazilian domestic football – the great untapped market?