May 092014
Brazil Squad Announced for 2014 Toulon Tournament

Coach Alexandre Gallo has announced his squad of U21 players for the 2014 Toulon Tournament. Brazil will defend the title they won in 2013 after stand-out performances from players such as Grêmio’s Yuri Mamute and Vinicius Araujo then of Cruzeiro but now on the books at Valencia. The 2014 squad contains two stand-out centre backs in the shape of Botafogo’s Dória, and Marquinhos of PSG who many thought would have made Brazil’s World Cup squad. Elsewhere the […]

Jun 112013
Selecao U20 Stars Shine as Brazil Win Toulon Tournament

Botafogo centre back Doria was voted as defender of the tournament, as he captained a selection of Brazil under 20 players to victory in the 2013 Toulon Tournament held in France. Brazil went through the tournament unbeaten with their only dropped points coming in the group stage as they drew 1-1 against Nigeria. Yuri Mamute of Gremio was Brazil’s stand-out player, scoring two goals and emerging from the tournament with the best player award for […]

May 032013
Botafogo Stars in Brazil Toulon Tournament Squad

Three of Botafogo’s future stars have been selected for the Brazil squad to play in the 2013 Toulon Tournament. Centre back Doria, midfielder Gabriel, and promising young striker Vitinho will all get chances to impress in the yellow shirt as they travel to France for the annual youth tournament. The Brazilian youth side will be hoping to improve on a miserable performance in the South American U20 Cup, in which they were eliminated at the group stages. Brazil […]

Apr 212013
Jefferson Retains Place in Brazil Squad

Jefferson has retained his place in the Brazil squad for the second of two games where only home based players have been selected. The Botafogo goalkeeper was called up for the first game against Bolivia and played the full 90 minutes. He was accompanied on this occasion by his young team mate Doria who managed to get a few minutes at the end of the game – coming on for Dede in the 87th minute […]

Apr 032013
Jefferson & Doria in Brazil Squad to Face Bolivia

Botafogo stars Jefferson and Doria have been called up to the Brazil national team squad which will face Bolivia on the 6th of April in Santa Cruz. Both players will be hoping to make the best of their appearance in the national squad for different reasons. At the age of 18, Doria will hope to make his debut for the senior national side, having only represented Brazil at U20 level previously. The 30 year old […]

Feb 232013
Doria - Botafogo Stars of the Future

The ongoing series on Brazilian wonderkids begins with a look at Botafogo’s left sided centre back, Doria. Doria emerged at Botafogo in the 2012 season and immediately began to attract attention from clubs in Europe, particularly from the Italian clubs Juventus and Roma. Manchester City of the English Premier League also sent their scouts out to look at the player, and you can guarantee that a lot of other clubs will have investigated the buzz […]

Jan 192013
Brazil U20s Crash out of South American Youth Tournament

Botafogo’s three young stars, Doria, Bruno Mendes, and Jadson, will be retuning to the club early as the Brazil under 20 side were eliminated from the 2013 South American Youth Championships at the group stage. The squad went into the competition with high hopes, but it was evident from the first game that the team were lacking in shape, discipline, and attacking ideas. Doria played in all four games in this group stage, but was […]

Dec 302012
Botafogo Brazilian U20 Stars Make the Cut

Brazil’s final squad for the Under 20 South American Championships has been announced, and all three of the Botafogo players in the initial provisional squad have been kept in. Defender Doria has been in the news lately, as his move to Juventus is an ongoing saga as negotiations about the fee continue between his various owners as well as Botafogo. Striker Bruno Mendes, and midfielder Jadson also retain their places in the squad, and Botafogo […]

Dec 252012
Doria Could Join Juventus

The transfer of Doria to Juventus could take place in the January transfer window, with the Italian club paying around 8m Euros for the central defender. 40% of the fee will go to Botafogo with the other 60% being shared out between third party owners Banco BMG, and a group private investors. The player, who has been selected of the Brazilian under 20 side for the upcoming South American Championships, could make the move from the Alvinegro […]

Dec 112012
Young Botafogo Stars in Brazil Under 20 Squad

Emerson Ávila has named three Botafogo players in his provisional squad for the 2013 South American Youth Championship. Defender Doria, midfielder Jadson, and striker Bruno Mendes, will take part in the tournament which is being held in the Argentinian cities of San Juan and Mendoza, amongst the foothills, valleys, and plains of the Andes in Western Argentina. It’s likely that most of the squad will get a run out at some point, as the games come […]