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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)

Japanzilian Election (Japanese x Brazilian)

25 Nov
André Sato
by Sato
While I was in Japan, I was surprised when there was an election there. I didn’t see any advertisements on tv, on posters nor on the street. It was like there was no election happening at all. Actually, posters are only allowed in certain designated areas like this:

Very japanese-like: clean, organized and civilized.

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Football – World Cup Winner

25 Aug

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by Wirth

Hello world cup fans,

Unfortunately the Brazil World Cup has ended. This cup gave us a couple of surprises and mainly a lot awesome matches with many beautiful goals. I hope you have enjoyed it.

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Football – Quarter-Finals are starting

5 Jul

wirth

by Wirth

Hi friends,

Today we are starting the World Cup quarter-finals, and we already know the eight best national teams of the world. From now we are going to have only very good matches. There is no favourite in any match, it is awesome. Good matches to watch. Continue reading

Footbal – World Cup Has Started

12 Jun

wirth

by Wirth

Hi friends,

Today is a happy day. The Brazilian World Cup is starting. From today to July 13th we can follow our national teams through the Cup. We can support them in all the matches. Our heart will beat stronger. We will be very nervous during the matches. Let’s support them in the best way and let’s celebrate this tournament.

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World Cup Opening Match

20 May

wirth

by Wirth

Hi friends,

Our world cup is coming and we are anxiously awaiting it. Today I would like to talk to you about the opening and final matches.

The opening match will be played on July 12th at the Arena Corinthians stadium in São Paulo. The match features Brazil and Croatia.

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Brazil Through Gringo-Eyes: Lines. Lines everywhere.

24 Apr

kristof

by Kristof

Hello everyone!

After living in this incredible country for over a year, I’m slowly getting used to the Brazilian way of life and society. This isn’t always a very easy process. When I first arrived here, several aspects of Brazilian culture were very surprising to me. Of course there were the obvious differences like the language, the weather and the environment that required a deal of adaptability, but it’s the small, unexpected differences that were most interesting to me. Here is one of the first things that surprised me most during my initial months here.

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