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3 to see: De Klassieker, Fla-Flu and a Premier League title duel

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It's another helter skelter ride of vicious derbies and early title clashes in this week's edition of Just Football's Three to See column. The Premier League is set for another heavyweight battle, while Brazil and the Netherlands are gearing up for the renewal of hostilities in two of their biggest derbies.

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Brazil

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The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who's to blame?

Éverton Ribeiro – Why a move to Manchester United is unlikely, for now…

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Cruzeiro's left-footed attacking midfielder Éverton Ribeiro has impressed in the Brazilian national league this season, a key player as his team won the title several weeks before the end of the competition.

Brazil x Australia: probable starting line-ups 7 September 2013

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Luiz Felipe Scolari

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Brazil take on Australia on Saturday in the Mané Garrincha in Brasília. Luiz Felipe Scolari's side are hoping to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat to Switzerland last month. Brazil are without Daniel Alves, Hulk, and Fred who all withdrew from the squad due to injury.

Brazil x Australia: probable starting line-ups 7 September 2013

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Luiz Felipe Scolari

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Brazil take on Australia on Saturday in the Mané Garrincha in Brasília. Luiz Felipe Scolari's side are hoping to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat to Switzerland last month. Brazil are without Daniel Alves, Hulk, and Fred who all withdrew from the squad due to injury.

Brazil x Switzerland: probable starting line-ups 14 August 2013

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Confederations Cup winners, Brazil, face their first test when they take on Switzerland in Basel on Wednesday.
Luiz Felipe Scolari called up the majority of the players that formed Brazil's successful squad in July. Chelsea defender, David Luiz, picked up a knock and is doubtful against the Swiss.

Brazil x Switzerland: probable starting line-ups 14 August 2013

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Confederations Cup winners, Brazil, face their first test when they take on Switzerland in Basel on Wednesday.
Luiz Felipe Scolari called up the majority of the players that formed Brazil's successful squad in July. Chelsea defender, David Luiz, picked up a knock and is doubtful against the Swiss.

Life Without Neymar

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by Carl Ganderton

Asaga as predictable as it was long, Neymar finally sealed his transfer to Barcelona last month. Despite late rumours of other potential clubs entering the race for the current star of Brazilian football it always seemed inevitable that he would be lining up alongside Lionel Messi at the start of the new European season.

The Rise of Atlético Mineiro – Copa Libertadores winners 2013?

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Atlético Mineiro have been the best team in the 2013 Copa Libertadores so far, winning tough games in Argentina against fellow Brazilian team São Paulo as well as in the altitude of La Paz.

Noticias : Brazil’s Neymar Declared “The Next Pele” On TIME Cover and Why That’s NOT Happening

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Only a handful of football's most fascinating and complex characters like Lionel Messi and Mario Balotelli have made it to the cover of TIME magazine. Alas, the time has come for Neymar to assume his position as "O príncipe do Brasil" (to the sound of a million sighs in England and Northern Brazil!

Flu Campeão! Fluminense win Al Kass International Cup 2013

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After two weeks of exciting football involving the youth teams of some of the biggest clubs in world football, Brazilian champions Fluminense have won the Al Kass International Cup 2013 beating Paris Saint-Germain on penalties.

The Crying Game

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By James Young

What springs to mind when you hear the words "Brazilian football"? Pelé rolling the ball into the path of Carlos Alberto's thunderous boot in 1970? The Short happy lives of Zico, Sócrates, Éder, Falcão and the rest in the summer of 1982?

This is what the Club World Cup means to Corinthians…

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Stop everything you are doing right now and watch this video in full.

Okay, we're slightly late to this one, but I absolutely had to post this because it is quite possibly one of the greatest and most unorthodox displays of support for a team I have ever seen.

Adeus Mano Menezes

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Brazil's national team manager Mano Menezes has been sacked, following a defeat to Argentina in the second leg of the Superclásico de las Américas tournament, which Brazil still managed to win on penalties.

Fluminense 110 year anniversary kit

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Many clubs across the globe have commemorated a special occasion with a one off kit and Rio de Janeiro giants Fluminense have followed in this trend by bringing to the table a traditional and stylish kit to commemorate their 110 year anniversary.

Brazil: the talent factory 2012 featuring Adryan Oliveira Tavares, Ademilson, Bernard, Romarinho, Victor Andrade

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This is the fifth Brazil: the talent factory.

Selecao Bootcamp : Brazil Prepares For Friendly Against South Africa – Plus Neymar The ‘Strawman’?

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First and foremost, Feliz dia da Independência, Brasil! Indeed, it's the country's Independence Day today so you get a generous serving of Brigadeiros (chocolate bonbons) if you're wearing either green, yellow or blue (maybe not all at once!

The Saturday Skills #11 – Ronaldinho lives

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Week 19 of the Campeonato Brasileiro. Cruzeiro v Atlético Mineiro. The Belo Horizonte derby. Maybe not as internationally renowned as a Fla-Flu or a Corinthians v Sao Paulo, but in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais this is the big one.

POTD : Brazil Recovering From Silver Medal Football Defeat, Neymar and Dani Alves’ New Look

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THE HORROR! After a ridiculous (we mean it, in every sense of the word) 2-1 defeat to Mexico in the Olympics Football Final on Saturday, Brazil have one last friendly against Switzerland to play in on Wednesday. As written on Neymar's face, they'd prefer to head home now, if you'd kindly please, or at least take a break before the domestic season starts!

Olympics: Brazil and the elusive hunt for gold…

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Brazil take the Olympic Games very seriously, arguably more seriously than even the Copa América and the Confederations Cup. But unlike at World Cup level, theirs is a history failure at Olympic level.

Florent Malouda and Oscar: Chelsea's financial doping at play

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Florent Malouda is looking to Santos but they cannot afford his wages

Here we have Oscar slated for a Chelsea transfer but £25m is not good enough for Internacional because they want more. The Brazilian club's president, Giovanni Luigi explains:

" I want the transfer of Oscar to be the biggest transfer deal ever in Brazilian football," Luigi said.

Internacional will sell Oscar for right price

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Internacional president, Giovanni Luigi, has said that the club will sell Brazil midfielder Oscar but only for big bucks. "If an offer comes in that meets our evaluation, we will negotiate. [But] what we want is the biggest deal in the history of Brazilian football" said Luigi.
With their plans to sign Nilmar from Villarreal thwarted, Inter have also stated that they will do all they can to hang on to Brazil forward Leandro Damião who has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs.

Olympics starlet reveals Spurs interest

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Internacional midfielder Oscar, who will be competing for Brazil in the London Olympics later this month, has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing him.

New Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas' arrival at the club was followed by the completion of Hoffenheim star Gylfi Sigurdsson's signing and the club is now looking to add more new faces to the squad.

Fluminense FC adidas 2012 Home and Away Kits

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Brazil's Fluminense Football Club is a Rio de Janeiro-based soccer team that currently campaigns in the top-tier of Brazilian football the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. Featuring former FC Barcelona,...

Philippe Coutinho: The trouble when promise meets expectation

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In an era of rolling news and ever-shortening attention spans, a footballer's career in the modern game can be built up and knocked down faster than perhaps ever before. Not too long ago Philippe Coutinho was being heralded as the next big thing to come out of Brazil.

Chelsea

Brazil squad x Australia and Portugal September 2013 – Chelsea’s Ramires gets recall

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Ramires back in the Brazil squad

Luiz Felipe Scolari has called up 22 players for the friendlies versus Australia in Brasília 7th September and Portugal three days later in Boston.

Goalkeepers: Julio César (Queens Park Rangers), Jefferson (Botafogo)
Wingbacks: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Maicon (Roma), Marcelo (Real Madrid),
Maxwell (Paris Saint-Germain)
Centre-backs: Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dante (Bayern Munich), Henrique (Palmeiras)
Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Paulinho (Tottenham), Hernanes (Lazio),
Fernando (Shakhtar Donetsk), Oscar (Chelsea), Ramires (Chelsea)
Forwards: Lucas (Paris Saint-Germaine), Neymar (Barcelona), Fred (Fluminense),Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk), Hulk (Zenit), Jô (Atlético-MG)


Brazil squad x Australia and Portugal September 2013 – Chelsea’s Ramires gets recall

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Ramires back in the Brazil squad

Brazil x Portugal Chelsea midfielder Oscar expected back in starting line-up

Brazil x Australia: probable starting line-ups

Luiz Felipe Scolari has called up 22 players for the friendlies versus Australia in Brasília 7th September and Portugal three days later in Boston.

Real Madrid Willing To Take €55m Hit On Kaka Transfer

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly willing to swallow his pride and offer Brazilian midfielder, Kaka for a reduced price of roughly €10 million, a €55 million loss after buying the player from AC Milan in 2009 for €65 million.

Manager Jose Mourinho spoke to the player and told the Brazilian that he will not be featured in the club's plans for next season, as they continue to look for a possible suitor, while at the same time continue negotiations with his successor, Tottenham's Luka Modric.

Could Kaka Be Heading To The Premier League?

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There are fresh rumors out of Brazil that Real Madrid superstar Kaka is looking to leave the Bernabeu this summer, with the Premier League a likely destination.

Even Kaka will admit that his three seasons at Real Madrid have been a disappointment since his £54million transfer from AC Milan.

Chelsea’s Player Of The Year Awards : Juan Mata, Ramires, Lucas Piazon Win Big

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Chelsea held their annual Player of the Year Awards at Stamford Bridge last night, with results decided by the players themselves. And as expected, Juan Mata lapped up the coveted title of "Player of the Season" Award, as proudly announced by Roberto di Matteo.

FC Barcelona

Barcelona want 11 year old Brazilian Cassiano Bouzon

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Cassiano Bouzon at Cornella

Young Brazilian, Cassiano Bouzon, could sign for Barcelona after impressing the Catalan club during a 20 day stint in Europe.
Bouzon underwent a successful trial with Barcelona feeder club, Cornella, and is now back in Brazil whilst his family consider his future.

NEYMAR WANTS FC BARCELONA WINTER MARKET 2013

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As written here some days back, 20 year old Brazilian sensation NEYMAR is well inside the FC BARCELONA bag. That is, barring last moment strange happenings, the SANTOS Brazilian Football sensation will be dressing the Barça uniform. The rumored cost for the Spanish Football Club is a "chunky" 60M€.

Is Kaka Finally Ready To Leave Real Madrid?

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Even Kaka will admit that his three seasons at Real Madrid have been a disappointment since his £54million transfer from AC Milan. Kaka's time in Madrid has been blighted by injuries and he rarely has shown the form that made him the best player in the world while at Milan.

The combination of injuries and lack of form has meant that Kaka has often found himself on the bench as Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has preferred Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria and Christiano Ronaldo to Kaka in the advanced midfield roles.

The Rest

Ronaldinho Scores Brilliant Free-Kick on Return From two Month Lay-off v Vitoria

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In any other Country he would be a shoe-in to make their World Cup Finals panel including Spain and big Phil Scolari should be no different as Ronaldinho shows his class with this brilliant free-kick following a two month absence with a groin injury while also scoring from the spot to give Atletico-MG a 2-2 draw in the final game of the Brazilian season!

Brazilian Player Smears Own Blood on Opponents Face!

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Brazilian football hits a new low as Santa Cruz's Chicao gets a nasty nose-bleed after an accidendal elbow from Fortuleza's Esley, only for Chicao to get his point across by smearing his own blood on his opponents face. Which is not just despicable but also queit dangerous!

Brazilian Fans Name 2014 FIFA World Cup Match Ball

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL / HERZOGENAURACH, GERMANY – 2ND SEPTEMBER 2012 – Today Brazilian football fans have written their own chapter in FIFA World Cup™ history by picking Brazuca as...

Nike GS Soccer Boots – As Worn by Neymar

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Brazilian football star Neymar will become the world's most environmentally-friendly football player this summer, when he wears the new Nike GS football boot (World Soccer Shop and Big Toe Soccer)...

RoM Reads

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Stretford End talks about following Cristiano Ronaldo three years after he left.

Left Back In The Changing Room wonders whether Kagawa is United's next star.

United Rant looks at how our players performed at the Euros.

The Mirror claims Rooney won't be going to the Far East with United this summer.

Orange Slices: USA vs. Brazil

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Orange Slices! USA vs. Ecuador

Orange Slices is our game day, catch-all post that we update during the day before and of the match

It's Brazil, but it's 2012, not 2014. (And unfortunately it's not 2013 or the Confederation's Cup, but why dwell.)

The Yanks welcome the international heavweight Brazil Canaries to FedExField in Landover, Maryland on Wednesday.

Denilson To Return To Arsenal

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Some good news or bad (depending on how you take it) for all Arsenal fans. Brazilian midfielder Denilson is expected back at the club in the summer after a deal to extend his loan spell with Sao Paolo fell through.

The 24 year old's career with Arsenal seemed o be over however, after failing to reach an agreement with Sao Paolo, Denilson is expected back in London ahead of the 2012/2013 season.