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CBF heads sticking with Mano Menezes

Sanchez (left) and Marin

I didn’t dedicate my time to elaborate on Brazil’s performances at the Olympics a few weeks ago because, sincerely, they were facing the easiest competition they’ve ever met in the history of the competition. Considering that both Uruguay and Spain went home earlier than expected, Brazil would have only themselves to fight against. And yet they failed.

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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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Oscar is officially a Chelsea player

Oscar joins Chelsea

After a transfer saga that wasn’t so thrilling, Brazilian wonderkid and current #10 in Brazil’s NT squad Oscar has been announced as a Chelsea player in their website. Details of contract and transfer fee haven’t been released, but the transfer fee is believed to be around the £25m mark and the contract would be negotiated after Oscar’s performance in the Olympics.

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Ganso’s debacle is far from done

Dr. Ganso

After failure to negotiate an appropriate contract that would meet both Santos and Ganso requirements, we have conflicting reports over the player future at Peixe. While one side says he doesn’t want to play for Santos anymore, the other one says they heard from Ganso that he’s willing to stay. Continue reading

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2012 Brazilian League Serie A – Round 9 Preview

Joy and sadness; that’s football

After the Copa Libertadores and Brazilian Cup finals, we will finally have all focus on the Brazilian League. Of course that will abruptly change again when the Olympics start, but let’s focus on nice things, shall we?

CBF is a master on planning calendaries, and set Botafogo x Fluminense a week after Flu faced Flamengo. Simply… awesome! Continue reading

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Brazil U23: Shirt numbers released

Oscar is number 10

Today, FIFA released the name of every player that will participate in the Olympic Games this month, along with their shirt numbers. One of the highlights in the Brazilian squad is Oscar being handled the #10 shirt, while Ganso, who is disputing the AMC spot with him, earned #16.

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Rather not get too excited over Oscar, Chelsea fans

England newspaper Daily Mail broke out a story that said Internacional wonderkid Oscar was leaving the team for a rumored £25m bid. Well, it turns out it’s not that simple. Continue reading


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