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David Luiz Get’s it in the Face From Own Keeper!

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Brazil keeper Diego Alves punches David Luiz's face instead of the ball during Brazil's 6-0 friendly win over Iraq, in which Luiz's Chelsea team-mate Oscar grabbed two goals.

What ails Brazilian soccer? Time to bring Dunga back

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The title should actually read what fails Brazilian soccer? Clearly, with all its unsurpassed talent, Brazilian soccer should have no ailment. Jonathan Wilson's article in the Guardian exposes Brazil's fatal flaws when competing against teams which individual talent may find tough to overcome.

Olympics 2012 Football – Brazil, Mexico Each Seek First Gold

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Brazil hasn't been this nigh to the amber medal in men's soccer since Romario was a bright immature adept in the belated 1980s. It's up to Neymar, the future of Brazilian soccer, to extremity tenners of defeat.

Brazil and FIFA in war of words over preparations for 2014 World Cup

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The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is little more than two years away, but the action surrounding the event has reached a fever pitch as a war of words between FIFA and the Brazilian government has cast an ominous tone around World Cup preparations.

Last Friday, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke was quoted as saying Brazilian preparations for the 2014 World Cup are moving too slowly and that the nation needed to pick things up.

World Cup draw, new managers for Argentina and USA

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* Saturday night in Rio sees the draw for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers for all except South America (CONMEBOL).

All eyes will be on the European draw where 1998 World Cup winners France have been downgraded to the second pot, meaning they will play one of the top seeds
England, Spain, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Norway or Greece.

Another clean day at FIFA House

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Banned Ex.Co. member Mohamed Bin Hammam has slammed Sepp Blatter and Chuck Blazer following his expulsion from football last week.

He compared Blatter to a tyrant wiping out his rivals and called for Blazer to go before the FIFA Ethics Committee for receiving suspicious payments.

Bemoaning his life ban from football, the former Asian Football Confederation chief told Sky News, "This is the act of the dictators and we have witnessed this through history.

Bees bring a halt to Brazil state championship semi-final

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A match in the stadium where Holland will face Brazil next month was held up for 20 minutes when a beehive was discovered on one of the crossbars and ended in a free-for-all among players and rival fans.

Police say a supporter has been shot dead following a Brazilian soccer game that was interrupted by a swarm of bees and ended with a brawl between players on the field.

European Soccer

Weekend Ticker: SPL season kicks off, Man U nears deal with Moura, and more

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By JOEY SAMUEL

While the absence of Rangers FC may be hard to fathom, the Scottish Premier League nevertheless got underway on Saturday as all twelve teams were in action on the first weekend of the SPL season.

Celtic, now heavy favorites in Scotland with their rivals banished to the fourth division, opened their 2012-13 campaign with a win as a 79th minute goal from Kris Commons was enough for a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen.

Mid-Day Ticker: Stoke still in talks for Cameron, West Ham eyes Carroll, & more

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Geoff Cameron has not hid his desire of playing in Europe, and Stoke City is still in the process of trying to make that dream become a reality.

Stoke are still in negotiations with MLS over possibly acquiring Cameron from the Houston Dynamo during the current transfer window, but recent reports have claimed the two sides were far apart on a transfer fee.

Tuesday Kickoff: Teixeira steps down, EPL to review medical policy and more

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Former head of the Brazilian Football Federation Ricardo Teixeira has resigned from the FIFA Executive Committee, CONEMBOL announced late last night.

The move comes a week after Teixeira stepped down as chief of the Brazilian Federation and head of preparation for the 2014 World Cup.

Campeonato Brasileiro

Ponte Preta Pulse 2012 Kits

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Associação Atlética Ponte Preta (usually called just Ponte Preta) is a Brazilian soccer club based in Campinas, São Paulo. Nicknamed Macaca, Ponte Preta was founded in 1900 and will compete...

Fortaleza Esporte Club 2012 Kits

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A Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club as recently as 2006, Fortaleza Esporte Clube is currently campaigning in the third tier of Brazilian soccer Série C. Despite its recent relegations...

Cruzeiro Olympikus 2012 Home and Away Kits

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Once the team of players such as Alex, Dida, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ramires, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube is a Brazilian soccer club from the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais founded...

Atlético Paranaense Umbro 2012 Kits

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Clube Atlético Paranaense is a soccer team from Curitiba, Brazil that will campaign in the second tier of Brazilian soccer, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, in 2012 following is relegation...

Portuguesa Lupo 2012 Home and Away Kits / Camisas

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Associação Portuguesa de Desportos, usually called Portuguesa or Lusa, is a Brazilian soccer from São Paulo in São Paulo state. The club will return to the top tier of Brazilian...

Mirassol Futebol Clube 2012 Home Kit / Camisa

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Mirassol Futebol Clube, usually known simply as Mirassol is a Brazilian soccer club from Mirassol, São Paulo state. The youth club of Japanese international Marcus Túlio Tanaka, Mirassol is currently...

Salgueiro Rota Do Mar 2012 Jerseys

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Salgueiro Atlético Clube is a Brazilian soccer club founded in 1972. The club campaigned in the second tier of the game in Brazil, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, for the...

Soccer Babes: Brasiliense Futebol Clube 2012 Musas

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Brasiliense Futebol Clube is a Brazilian soccer club, based in Taguatinga, Distrito Federal currently campaigning in the third tier of the game in the country the Campeonato Brasileiro Série...

Rihanna Rocks a Brazil 2011/12 Soccer Jersey

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Pop superstar Rihanna is currently on the Brazilian leg of her 2011 Loud world tour. While in the country, the Bajan singer has followed in the steps of Miley Cyrus, The Rock and Vin Diesel in being seen with a Brazilian soccer jersey. Unlike the other stars mentioned however, Rihanna was not photographed with a [.

Rihanna Rocks a Brazil 2011/12 Soccer Jersey

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Pop superstar Rihanna is currently on the Brazilian leg of her 2011 Loud world tour. While in the country, the Bajan singer has followed in the steps of Miley Cyrus, The Rock and Vin Diesel in being seen with a Brazilian soccer jersey. Unlike the other stars mentioned however, Rihanna was not photographed with a [.

Soccer Babes: Nadine Schram Bastos – Brazilian Assistant Referee

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Brazilian soccer assistant referee Nadine Schram Câmara Bastos worked the lines of Sunday's 2-2 draw between Campeonato Brasileiro Série A leaders Corinthians and mid-table Ceará. Given that it is still a rarity to see female match officials in top level men's matches, the dental assistant caught the attention of the cameras while in action.

Botafogo Fila 2011 Home, Away and Third Kits / Camisas

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Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas is one of the four major football clubs in Rio de Janeiro along with Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama. Botafogo FR currently campaigns in the top tier of Brazilian soccer the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A where it finished in an impressive 6th place last season.

Cruzeiro Reebok 2011 Third Kit / Camisa

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Cruzeiro Esporte Clube is a Brazilian football club from the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais founded on January 2, 1921 that has featured players such as Alex, Dida, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ramires through the years. The club currently campaigns in the top-tier of Brazilian soccer – the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and finished [.

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Pelé Sports Trinity 3E Performance Soccer Boot

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LONDON, England, October 26, 2011 – Building on years of ergonomic research and footwork analysis, Pelé Sports – the global footwear and apparel brand from Brazilian soccer legend, Pelé – unveiled a first-of-its-kind, multi-purpose performance shoe today at the brand's Spring/Summer 2012 collection launch: the Trinity 3E (now available for pre-order at World Soccer Shop [.

TSFR: New York Cosmos Talk a Good Game, Have Yet to Play It

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Copa America

A look back at the Under-20 World Cup

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By DAVID MOSSE

Brazilian soccer was recently pronounced dead by British magazine FourFourTwo, and, frankly, the senior team did very little to dispel that notion at the Copa America, but Ney Franco's Under-20 side salvaged the summer by capturing Brazil's fifth World Youth Championship.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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If you are a fan of all things Brazilian soccer, then today is your day.

Brazil's women's and men's national teams are both in action today, while the men's Under-17 national team is also playing, meaning you'll have three chances to see some Samba soccer on display.

The Brazil men kick off their Copa America campaign, while the women look to keep rolling in the World Cup.

The Rest

Musket Rounds: Lechner, New Writer, Runstrom, Teixeira, And More

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Last night featured the final match of MLS First Kick weekend when Portland dismantled Philadelphia to the tune of 3-1. Unfortunately, news on the New England Revolution front was pretty slow, as was relevant news around the world, so today's Musket Rounds will be a bit truncated.

In other housekeeping news, The Bent Musket has a new contributor!

Socrates Remembered

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Socrates, the great Brazilian soccer maverick, has died at age 57. Those who saw him play were moved by his style. He glided over the grass, his intelligence working the angles, carving space, inspirational and beautiful. He was unlike the other midfield maestro of his era Maradona. The Argentine was a short squat explosive; Socrates embodied elegance and poise, something special, the man with the golden heel.

Latin American Weekend Rewind

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By DAVID MOSSE

Ronaldinho confirmed his good form by scoring a goal and helping set up another, but Flamengo was held to a 2-2 draw by Internacional on Sunday thanks to the brilliance of Leandro Damiao. The Internacional hitman is one of the rising stars of Brazilian soccer and was recently called up to the national team along with Ronaldinho for the upcoming friendly against Ghana in London.

Fake Neymar Sex Tape Can Give You Real Disease

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Neymar's a big deal right now. Really big deal. Not only is he eliciting comparisons to Pele and sporting a really suspect 'hawk, he's also got much of Europe the portion with big wallets all hot and flustered in inappropriate ways. (Bit of a baby, though.)

Apparently hackers are so convinced people want to see Neymar hot and flustered, they're using him to target prey with promises of a sex tape.