Back when football was almost entirely an amateur sport, Brazil and Argentina already had an old country rivalry. Political debacles regarding the possession of the territory which is now known as Uruguay was the closest both countries had been to start a true war. There were a few years of both countries “baring” each other until Argentinian president Julio Argentino Roca decided to create a competition which would feature both teams and build more on the mystique of the biggest rivalry in football: the Copa Roca.
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Homesickness must be one of the most common problems with Brazilian players. Ok, it’s usually overlooked by the wages they earn in the European – and increasingly in Middle East and China as well – market, but it’s fascinating how news come up every now and then about players looking to get back to Brazil for numerous reasons.
The last player who did that is Robinho, who’s been playing for the struggling Italian giant Milan.
Earlier this morning, a story broke out about Malouda looking for an apartment at Santos, São Paulo. The city is also home of football club Santos, where Pelé, Robinho and Neymar emerged. It was also reported that Malouda met with Santos president Luis Álvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro, or LAOR to keep it short. He said in an interview that he wouldn’t be able to speak about Santos’ movements in the transfer market, as he didn’t want to bring competition. Continue reading
In what shouldn’t be a surprise, Neymar signed this Tuesday (Jul 10) a contract with IMX Talent, a business which is part of EBX, Eike Batista’s holding company which includes firms who act in markets ranging from mining to stadium administration. Continue reading