Posts Tagged "Brazil"

World Cup 2010: Portugal 0-0 Brazil

World Cup 2010: Portugal 0-0 Brazil

By on Jun 25, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Whether or not Group G was this World Cup’s Group of Death, it appears to have taken place in 1966, at Goodison Park, with Eusebio scoring every goal. The game Lineker and co. are expecting is taking place in some fantasy world far from the realities of the group table. No-one is saying Brazil v Portugal is destined to be as bad as it turns out. But there are clues....

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World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast

World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast

By on Jun 20, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 5 comments

There is a lot of hyperbole spoken about the Brazilian football team. Probably more than is spoken about any club or national side on the planet. It’s almost a mythology. Admittedly, it’s a mythology based on a handful of the most gifted players that have ever lived (see, even I buy into it, to a degree): Pele, Garrincha, Rivelinho, Zico. Even Brazil teams have...

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World Cup 2010: Brazil 2-1 North Korea

World Cup 2010: Brazil 2-1 North Korea

By on Jun 15, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

It’s easy to disguise ignorance with mockery, and so it seems with this evening’s intriguing match between Brazil and North Korea. Before the match, ITV treats us to as many cliches about North Korea as they can fit into thirty minutes to cover up the fact that very few us know anything particularly significant about them. A quick look at the AFC...

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World Cup Tales: Eleven Goals In Strasbourg, 1938

World Cup Tales: Eleven Goals In Strasbourg, 1938

By on Jun 6, 2010 in History, Latest | 1 comment

As the entrants lined up for the 1938 World Cup finals in France, storm clouds were building up the horizon, and the tournament itself wasn’t exempt from such global concerns. Three months prior to the start of it, German tanks had marched into Austria, annexing the country through the Anschlüss agreement. Within a couple of months, the Austrian national...

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World Cup Preview: Group G

World Cup Preview: Group G

By on May 28, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in just two weeks today, which is so exciting the hair on my legs keeps on spontaneously erupting into flames.  By this time next week – when your correspondent Dotmund (to use his Brazilian footballer nickname) completes his guide to the groups – all the final squads will be announced and we’ll be good to go. ...

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