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Brazil’s Football Peculiarities

17 Jun

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by Nei

There is something that happens only in the football’s country “Brazil”.

There are some places in Brazil that suffer a lot during the summer with rain and flood. In some of these places, people were suffering from losing their houses, clothing and sometimes even food, but one thing hurt more (specially the children’s heart and hope): their football fields were flooded as well.

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But as they are smart guys and the life without football means nothing, they’ve decided to make a new football field, a floating one, so they can play independently of the water level.

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Would Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi play nicely in those pitches? Have you already seen any similar sport? If so, please leave your comment.

To conclude, remember, if the weather is not that good and it is raining, that is not an excuse to do not practice sports.

Football Positions Demystified – Defenders

8 May
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by Douglas
Playing from the backfield formation, defenders are the players focused on intercepting the final  moves from the opponents which are attacking forwards.
In general, they are taller than the other players and in some cases it is very common to see them showing limited skills when controlling the ball, despite some of them being skillful as midfielders.
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These guys have as their main characteristic the capacity of breaking a dribble, or changing pass to the other side, on an impressive accurate timing.
When they are really talented, capable to tackle most of the times, they are said to be safe harbor to the goal keepers, since they will probably share all the hard defensive work.
Nowadays, professional players from this position are bringing wonderful quality to the field, where it looks like they’ve evolved.
For sure it’s a concrete fact,  and as example to prove this we can take the 16th match of Champions League, Chelsea 2 vs  2 Paris SG, at the Stamford Bridge stadium. To summarize this draw, PSG defenders David Luiz and Thiago Silva basically saved the team scoring one goal each one in a very exciting battle.
Their posture in this game was really brave, stopping Chelsea attack with an absolute concentration level, covering all defensive field and putting an extra contribution doing the attack service on corner plays.
On the other hand, in the next round, PSG confronted Barcelona and the scenario changed completely. Thiago Silva was out because of an injury and David Luiz was still recovering from an injury and wasn’t in 100 percent conditions. As a consequence, Barcelona imposed the high level as usual this season, where Luiz Suarez scored 2 goals performing incredible nutmegs over David Luiz before strike on both.
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Of course there are uncountable well talented defenders around the world, we can name lots of them along the history. But the facts described above, in this specific situation, was a simple approach to showing how fast – sometimes unfairly – defenders are exposed to live days of heavens and hell.
They can be heroes in some moments but can the be found completely defeated in others. This is a fact completely understandable for the fans, as it’s part of the football magic. For this reason, good defenders will be always remembered for their glories as legends.
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P.S. Nutmegs / Tunnel (UK) = Caneta / Rolinho (BR)

Football Positions Demystified

9 Jan

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by Douglas

If you consider yourself a passionate football fan, for sure you have heard attributes like: genius, wizard, the scientist, in Latin America, god (Maradona), or king(Pelé). These adjectives are directed to emphasize the importance of this specific role during the match, of playing the game from the defending position, to the atacking forwards.

Of course, for all positions we can see well talented players, sometimes making more of a difference than others, but most of the time we can see midfielders as point out of a curve, conquering an army of fans a long of their careers.

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The End of Brazilian Football Season – Big Brazilian

9 Jan

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by Wirth

Last Sunday was the end of the Brazilian Championship. Cruzeiro has been the champion three rounds in a row, but the official awards was only in the end. Congratulations Cruzeiro.

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Football – Brazil Cup Champion

9 Jan

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by Wirth

Last week we watched the Brazil Cup 2014 final match. I have to say congratulations to Atlético Mineiro (Galo). Not only for being the champion, but for all the last matches of the cup. In the quarter and semi final phases, Galo was just brilliant. They lost the first match and reversed the scoreboard at home.

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Brazil Cup Final

25 Nov

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by Wirth

Brazil Cup Final

Hello, today I want to talk to you guys about the final we are having for the Brazilian FA Cup this year. It is between Cruzeiro (Raposa) and Atlético Mineiro (Galo) .

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These two teams are from the same city and it is a massive derby match. The first match was last Wednesday, Galo won two nil. The next and final game is on November 26th.

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Football – Food for thought

3 Nov

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by Nei

How long will football survive without technology?

In this season of the Brasileirão tournament, we are having a lot of problems with referees, as well as other places around the world.

Was I wrong?

Was I wrong?

Strength and stamina in football has increased over the years; players have improved their physical fitness, the ball is thrown faster each time, the field, and even the grass. Overall,  the game has been  improving and is definitely made the referees work harder than in the past.

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