Category Archives: Copa Libertadores

Libertadores 2013 is here! Round of 16 analysis

Sorry, Galo!

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Mano Menezes call-up for Brazil’s friendly against Sweden in August 15th

Ramires back to Brazil’s NT

As Brazil’s U23 seems to have a clear path for their first Olympics gold medal after their closest rivals, Spain, fell to Honduras 1-0 in a game full of controversy, national team coach Mano Menezes is already thinking ahead of London. Today, CBF announced the 24 players chosen to defend the Amarelinha against Sweden in Rasunda Stadium, Stockholm. Mano decided to maintain the current Brazil selection that is playing in London, calling more 6 players.

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CONCACAF teams might dispute Copa Libertadores in the future

Can it succeed?

This partnership has been among the rumour mill since 2010, when there were reports that CONMEBOL and CONCACAF were looking to merge into one organization. But it seems that they’d lose some power inside FIFA, and our incorruptible presidents couldn’t pull it with that in sight. Now, there is another story running in the media that says CONMEBOL could make a partnership with CONCACAF to bring their teams to dispute the Copa Libertadores. Continue reading

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Corinthians coach: “Chelsea was too defensive in CL title”

Tite building up for possible December match

Corinthians is still enjoying their first Copa Libertadores title, earning once again a huge amount of time in Brazil’s most important TV show. Corinthians’ coach Tite is also reaping what he sow by going to TV networks to express his opinions about topics ranging from their player’s condition to criticism regarding their probable Club World Championship, Chelsea. Continue reading


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Corinthians, and how to make a hero an instant villain

Yesterday, at 23h50m in Brazil, Corinthians won their first Copa Libertadores trophy in their 102 years history. The team already had a CWC trophy, won in 2000 in a tournament played in Brazil which featured Corinthians as a guest. It’s funny to see how the Champions League for European teams is much more important than the CWC itself, whereas for South American ones a CWC title is sometimes much more important than the Copa Libertadores itself.  Continue reading

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