Feb 052014
Botafogo 4, Deportivo Quito 0 (Agg 4-1) - Copa Libertadores

Sporadic live updates from the game between Botafogo and Deportivo Quito in the Copa Libertadores primeira fase. The game is being played at the famous Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The winners will go into the second phase, and will join a group featuring Chile’s Unión Española, San Lorenzo of Argentina, and Independiente of Ecuador. The first leg in Quito finished Deportivo Quito 1, Botafogo 0. Away goals will be used after 90 minutes if the scores are tied, if they can’t be separated after 90 minutes the match [...]

Jan 142014
Botafogo's Clarence Seedorf Retires to Take Up Milan Manager Role

Football legend Clarence Seedorf has officially retired from playing football, after accepting an offer to manage AC Milan. He announced the news at a press conference held in Botafogo’s Engenhão. “I’m here to announce that I will stop playing football after 22 years.” said the 37-year-old. “This experience [at Botafogo] for one and a half years made ​​me grow up a lot and will help me in my next step, which will be as Milan coach.” Seedorf also commentated that he was glad to have left Botafogo with some success, having [...]

Jan 042014
Brazilian Wonderkid Boschilia Stars on Copa São Paulo Opening Day

The 2014 version of the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior, also handily known as the Copinha, kicked off last night with a total of six matches. The highlight of the opening day of this prestigious youth competition, was the match between São Paulo and Japanese visitors Kashiwa Reysol. The tournament has a history of inviting foreign teams to participate, with mixed success, and this year it’s the turn of the Japanese club whose senior side faced Santos in the 2011 Club World Cup. Highlight’s of the first day included Flamengo’s stroll [...]

Dec 202013
Leandro Damião Joins Doyen Sports, But Will Play for Santos

Leandro Damião has joined former Botafogo coach Oswaldo de Oliveira at Santos, in an £11m move from Internacional. The deal will see Doyen Sports Investments take 70% of 24-year-old striker’s financial rights, with Santos taking the remaining 30%. Damião is to be presented to the Santos fans as a marquee signing, possibly to ease the hurt suffered by the club after the departure of Neymar. However, should the striker live up to this billing and make a big money move to Europe as Neymar did, Santos are unlikely to benefit financially. Doyen [...]

Dec 032013
Samba de Ouro 2013 Nominees - Top Brazilian Players in Europe

The nominees have been announced for the 2013 Samba Gold award which attempts to determine the best, or most popular, Brazilian footballer plying his trade in the European leagues. The award is run by the Brazilian football website Sambafoot, and is now in it’s 6th year. Previous winners include Kaká at Milan in 2008, Luis Fabiano at Sevilla (2009), Maicon at Inter in 2010, and Thiago Silva, who has won the last two awards whilst at at Milan and PSG respectively. The Brazil captain is included yet again, but faces [...]

Nov 302013
CBF Announces Brasileirão 2013 Awards & Best Players

The CBF have announced the 2013 Brazilian Série A team of the season, as well as the awards for Craque do Campeonato (best player / MVP), Revelação (newcomer / revelation / breakthrough), and manager of the season. The best XI includes four players from champions Cruzeiro, as well as three from the surprise package of the 2013 season, Atlético Paranaense. 2013 Brasileiro Série A Team of the Season Goalkeeper: Fábio (Cruzeiro) Right Back: Marcos Rocha (Altético Mineiro) Defenders: Dedé (Cruzeiro) Manoel (Atlético Paranaense) Left Back: Alex Telles (Grêmio) Midfielders: Nílton (Cruzeiro) Elias (Flamengo) [...]

Nov 282013
Flamengo Triumph in 2013 Copa do Brasil Final

Rio de Janeiro side Flamengo tasted Brazilian Cup glory last night, as they defeated Atlético Paranaense by two goals to nil in the Maracanã. The home victory gave them a 3-1 aggregate win in the two-legged final, after a 1-1 draw was played out in Atlético PR’s Curitiba home just over a week ago. The defeat ended a fairy-tale cup run for Atlético PR, which has coincided with some excellent form in the Brazilian league. They still find themselves in with a great chance of qualifying for next seasons Copa Libertadores [...]

Nov 142013
Cruzeiro Crowned 2013 Brasileirão Champions

Cruzeiro were crowned champions of the 2013 Brasileirão tonight, as their nearest rivals Atlético Paranaense suffered defeat at the hands of Criciúma. This makes the result of their game away at Vitória irrelevant, but they are currently 1-0 up at the time of writing thanks to a goal from Willian. This is the third time they have won the title, with previous wins coming in 1966, and ten years ago in 2003. Cruzeiro stormed to the top of the league after early pace-setters Botafogo suffered a mid-season collapse. The sale of [...]

Nov 022013
Brazil U17s Lose to Mexico on Penalties - FIFA U17 World Cup

Brazil U17′s journey in the UAE came to an end as they exited the FIFA U-17 World Cup, after losing on penalties to a well organised Mexico side. Brazil had much of the possession in the game but couldn’t break down a Mexico team who had their fair share of attacks on the counter, and troubled the Brazil goalkeeper more than any other team in the tournament so far. Brazil hadn’t been tested much in the competition so far, as they cruised through their group matches, and eventually overcame a stubborn Russia [...]

Oct 292013
Boschilia & Brazil U17s Take Advantage of Extra Man v Russia

Brazil Under 17s advanced to the Quarter finals of the FIFA U17s World Cup, after defeating 10 man Russia by three goals to one in the first knock-out game. The game remained in the balance at 0-0 until Russia’s Dimitry Barinov was sent of on the 69th minute. This gave Brazil more space in which to unleash their attacking talent and claim the win. Mosquito opened the scoring just minutes after the sending off, as right back Auro’s brilliant dart into the area breached the Russian defence. Auro then had [...]