Brazil

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

England need to take as many young players as possible to Brazil

So, hands-up all those who think England can win the World Cup in Brazil? Actually win it, not battle through a few matches, put up a sterling defensive action and then subside on penalties in the knockout rounds? Take no notice of the ludicrous odds on England most bookies feel compelled to chalk ...

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Friday, 06 December 2013

Who will win the 2014 World Cup?

It may be feeling bitterly cold out there, but football fans around the world are already feeling warm inside ahead of next years World Cup in Brazil. The draw for the greatest competition in the world takes place in radiant Rio today about 5pm (GMT) and everyone is waiting to see who and where the...

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Best and worst case scenarios for England in today's World Cup draw

The first thing to think about with next summer’s World Cup is the geography of Brazil, this not a country, it’s like a continent. The distances that have to be travelled are not like London to Dublin to Glasgow; it’s going to be more like London to Warsaw to Rome. The second thing to remember is t...

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World Cup draw: Please can England get a crap group this time?

Im not a bitter Scot or anything, I would really love to see England win the World Cup - but as it is frankly not going to happen can we at least go into a group that we have no expectation of getting out of. Its not that I dont want Roy Hodgson to succeed; I think that he seems an honest and honou...

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Sunday, 03 November 2013

Jeepers Creepers - It's the goalscoring keepers! Begovic joins greats of Lehmann, Jennings and Schmeichel

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic wrote his name in the history books at the weekend by scoring the quickest goal by any goalkeeper ever. The Bosnian shot-stopper became only the fifth goalkeeper to scor in the Premier League after his huge boot up field bounced over the head of his Southampton co...

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Friday, 25 October 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic: Who would you rather see at the World Cup in Brazil?

Playing in the World up for your country is the pinnacle of every players career. The whole world tunes in to see the greatest players on the grandest stage of them all. Unfortunately, Brazil 2014 will be deprived of one of Europes best talent as Cristiano Ronaldos Portugal and Zlaten Ibrahimov...

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Five things we learned from the Confederations Cup

The warm-up competition for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil may be firmly in the past as we gear up to the new 2013/14 season, but the Confederations Cup gave us plenty of talking points, as well as some great footballing moments. Here are the five things that we learned from watching the Confederatio...

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Monday, 20 August 2012

MLS Exclusive interview with the A-League's Fred Da Silva

Brazilian attacking midfielder Fred Da Silva is well-known in the MLS having played for DC United twice and Philidelphia Union, but now Da Silva is lighting up the A-League again, this time with Melbourne Heart. Squarefootballs Anthony Bedworth managed to catch a few words with the Brazilian th...

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Friday, 27 July 2012

World Cup 2014: Why no-one can stop Brazil in 2014

With Euro 2012 riding off into the sunset and the superb Spaniards officially crowning themselves the greatest national team of all time by clinching an unprecedented third consecutive major trophy, focus has now shifted to qualification for the next World Cup and talk of the competition its...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Olympics Betting: Brazil and Spain head the market

Two big names are expected to be the dominant forces in the Mens Olympic Football tournament, with the bookmakers favouring Brazil or Spain to come out on top. Despite Spains scintillating run in recent tournaments, on this occasion its the Brazilians who head the betting. Its no surprise though, b...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Team GB and the BBC could do with heroes like Neymar and the incredible Hulk

I don’t know about you, but even though the Olympics are yet to actually begin, I’m pretty sick of them already. I’m fed up of seeing clowns from the Government on Sky News demanding that the underclass should stop complaining that they can’t afford a pint of milk and just swoon in admiration at t...

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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Manchester United: Would Lucas Moura be a good signing?

The 19-year-old Brazilian would certainly be a welcome addition to the Manchester United midfield in my eyes. He’s one of several emerging young stars from Brazil, along with Neymar, Ganso and new Chelsea signing Oscar. Already capped 15 times by his country and going to the London Olympics, Lucas...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Strange World Of FIFA: England Ranked Fourth In The World

It will come as something of a surprise to most fans who watched Euro 2012 that England came out of the tournament going up in the FIFA world rankings - not bad for two wins in four matches, one of which came against a Ukraine team who lie at 46th in the table. Ranking tables are always an untrustw...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Ten of the biggest cup final defeats ever

Heart of Midlothian clinched their eighth Scottish Cup on Saturday with an emphatic 5-1 win over their Edinburgh rivals Hibernian. It was a terrible afternoon for the boys from Leith, but Pat Fenlons men are not alone in being humiliated on their big day. Here are the 10 of the biggest cup final de...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A tough week of watching tough men taking tough action; and then there was Gary Neville on Super Sunday

There are many boulevards open to footballers when the time finally comes for them to hang up their boots, delete Sir Alex’s number from their Blackberry and say goodbye to the pantomime-drudgery of the Premier League. Obviously, the twin favourites for many pros are either a cushy job coaching the ...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Beckham, Best, Henry or Cantona: Who were the coolest footballers to ever live?

We would all like to be footballers, right? The money, the women, the cars. Oh, and the playing of football. That’s pretty good. But some are cooler than others. Too cool, even. So cool they make everyone else look like silly, awkward, emasculated chumps. So who were the 10 coolest footballers to e...

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Can any player, including Messi, be considered 'the greatest'?

Ah, the Champions League. Bringer of drama, stopper of dreamers, platform for Ray Wilkins to say ‘my word’ 50 hundred thousand times. And there are other things that are nearly always discussed, certainly when seeing the two dominant Spanish sides play. The great debate has moved from trying to ...

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Wednesday, 07 September 2011

Top 10 bizarre injuries to footballers

Swansea City’s vice-captain Alan Tate is set to miss most of the Swans’ debut season in Premier League after breaking his leg in a freak golfing accident. The versatile defender was a passenger in a golf buggy that lost control and Tate will have to watch the majority of the club’s rollercoaster adv...

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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Squarefootball's Fantasy football invitation

There is less than two weeks to go until the start of the 2011/12 Premier League season and time is running out for you to enter the Squarefootball fantasy football competition. Last season more than 100 teams competed for the Squarefootball title, which was won by P Oxenby and his team FC Poxo. He...

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Manchester City: Tevez, Telephones and Tedium

Im not sure whats been worse over the last week or so, the phone hacking scandal or the Tevez transfer saga?Maybe if the News Of The World was still in existence it could report, with its tele-pathic powers, where Tevez will be moving to? If I were a Manchester City fan I would just like to see th...

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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Tevez, Modric, Nasri and co - Quit your moaning!

One of the lessons that I had drilled into me as a youngster is the old adage “asking never gets”. Maybe you too can recall a time when you asked your mum for a Penguin or something and she trotted out some half-cocked lecture about it being polite to wait to be offered blah, blah, blah. Well clearl...

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Monday, 11 July 2011

Would you like to write for Squarefootball?

Do you live, breathe and sleep football? Do you have a passion for writing and want your views to be read by a potential audience of millions? Then we at Squarefootball Towers would love to hear from you. Whether you follow Aberdeen or Accrington Stanley, West Ham United or Wolfsburg, we can offer ...

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Saturday, 14 November 2009

Gareth Barry is a good price to score against Brazil

With only Wayne Rooney and Gareth Barry available from the strongest first eleven that England could put out today there are obvious opportunities. Of course everyone is right to consider the chances for fringe players (even if the likes of Luke Young scorned even this chance) - but there is also a...

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Monday, 04 August 2008

Game of the week: Brazil v Belgium

The Olympic football tournament will generate very little interest in the UK over the next few weeks but around the world it is a different story. Perhaps surprisingly the level of interest is highest in countries where winning the Olympics would seem to be very low down the list of footballing pri...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2007

4623: Copa America 2007 Preview – Gr

by : Cody Strunk BRAZIL MEXICO CHILE ECUADOR Brazil is, naturally enough, the favourite to win Group B. It does look to be the toughest of the three groups though and with Brazil travelling to Venezuela without several of their star turns – most notably Kaka and Ronaldinho – they will need to be...

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Thursday, 31 May 2007

4553: England v Brazil- The History

by : Hugh Larkin Friday’s first full international at the new Wembley will be England’s 22nd game against Brazil. If it follows the pattern of friendlies between the two sides, Steve McClaren’s side should take a something from the game. 1956 saw the first meeting between the two countries. Brazil...

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Saturday, 01 July 2006

3342: World Cup 2006: Don’t write of

by : Chris Sherrard The last time they met, Ronaldo was out of sorts, France were inspired by Zinedine Zidane despite an indifferent tournament to that point and Les Blues clinched the greatest prize in the game. Eight years on from Paris, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Rona...

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Friday, 09 June 2006

3277: World Cup 2006 Prediction: Gro

by : Antony Melvin Sweden hit the psychiatrists couch to discuss their qualification issues during the 1980’s, missing out on both Spain in 1982 and the Mexican festival of 1986. They returned to World Cup finals action in Italy in 1990, and were again set to disappoint. Again they faced Brazil i...

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Thursday, 08 June 2006

3250: World Cup Preview, Group F: Br

by : Fred Tarow Qualification: With four qualifying spots in the South American section there was little doubt that defending champions Brazil would take one of them and remain the only country to appear at the finals of every tournament. A Ronaldo hat-trick against Argentina in June ‘04 cement...

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Monday, 05 June 2006

3226: World Cup History: Brazil

by : Fred Tarow Only one garment can weaken the knees of those who truly love the beautiful game. Bereft of vulgar sponsorship, proof that Heaven doesn't sully its apparel with logos, the 1970 Brazilian shirt is synonymous with the purest version of football ever witnessed. That kit immediately con...

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Sunday, 02 April 2006

2973: World Cup 2006: Brazilian blen

by : David Hulott With the World Cup finals now barely a couple of months away, every bookmaker in the land is agreed in having Brazil installed as fairly warm favourites for the competition. That is perfectly understandable given their history, the players at their disposal and the fact that no...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2006

2763: What's in a name? Plenty, if

by : Jeff Gold “Don’t be so soft.” Such was my reaction to reading that a couple of clubs were interested in signing Pele. This was in no way a reference to the great man’s evangelical approval of Viagra, more an expression of disbelief at such an implausible story. However, stranger things have h...

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Tuesday, 28 June 2005

2136: World Cup 2006: Back the South

by : Hugh Larkin Brazil are still the only nation to lift the World Cup outside their own Hemisphere. The Samba Machine has done it twice- 1958 and 2002- as well as a third triumph outside South America in 1994. With a year to go to Germany’s hosting there seems every chance that the cup is going o...

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Friday, 30 July 2004

945: OPINION: The top 10 left foote

by : Errol Lawrence There’s an old South American anecdote which has two fans watching Pele play. The first says, "that Pele is incredible, there's nothing he can't do". "True enough", says the other, "but I bet that sonofabitch wishes he was left-footed". Left-footed players are special and the be...

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Wednesday, 25 February 2004

572: Leonidas da Silva 1913 - 2004

by : Errol Lawrence If Pele was “the culmination of fifty years of Brazilian football”, his most illustrious predecessor was surely Leonidas da Silva, who died in January at the age of ninety after a long struggle with diabetes and Alzheimers disease. A small, dapper man, with a broad smile and a ...

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