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Brazilians fire Shakhtar into last 16

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Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Inspired by Brazilians Bernard and Ismaily, Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 victory over a much-changed and subdued Manchester City on Wednesday.

First-half goals from Shakhtar’s Brazilian pair, both created by Brazilian-born Ukraine international Marlos, proved enough to ensure the Ukraine champions would go into the draw on Monday with a plum tie against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain on the cards.

Brazilians fire Shakhtar into last 16

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Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Inspired by Brazilians Bernard and Ismaily, Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 victory over a much-changed and subdued Manchester City on Wednesday.

First-half goals from Shakhtar’s Brazilian pair, both created by Brazilian-born Ukraine international Marlos, proved enough to ensure the Ukraine champions would go into the draw on Monday with a plum tie against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain on the cards.

Brazilians fire Shakhtar into Champions League last 16

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Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Inspired by Brazilians Bernard and Ismaily, Shakhtar Donetsk qualified for the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 victory over a much-changed and subdued Manchester City on Wednesday.

First half goals from Shakhtar’s Brazilian pair, both created by Brazilian-born Ukraine international Marlos, proved enough to ensure the Ukraine champions would go into the draw on Monday with a plum tie against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain on the cards.

The Great British Olympic dream, the Owen Hargreaves comeback dream and other stories

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We at BFZ have decided that till the start of the season we will be really random and continue the really random posts. So today I bring to you all the happenings from the Olympics, the transfer market and a bit of club football courtesy our globetrotting friends.

The Olympic football matches are like the MLS matches.

Manchester United

Pereira: LvG likes Brazilians

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When Rafael da Silva left Manchester United, he claimed it was because Louis van Gaal didn't like Brazilians. However, Andreas Pereira claims this hasn't been his experience of the manager at all.

My relationship with him is normal, just like all the players. I don't think he had this business with Brazilians, no.

Brazil x Mexico probable starting line-ups Olympic final 11 August 2012

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Brazil face Mexico in the Men's football final at Wembley tomorrow. Mano Menezes' team go into the tie as favourites having won all their previous games and scoring three goals per match. Mexico, though, have a decent record against the Brazilians and won all but one of their games leading to the final.

Manchester United lose out on Lucas Moura – but is he really worth £34 million?

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One of the most prolonged transfer sagas of the year finally came to an end today when São Paulo agreed to sell Lucas Moura to Paris St Germain for £34 million (€43 million).
The fee beats that offered by Manchester United just a couple of weeks ago. But the rumours persisted and only last weekend it was being reported that Moura was on his way to complete a medical at Old Trafford.

International Soccer

Neymar, Oscar lead Brazil to comeback win over Croatia in World Cup opener

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Photo by Kieran McManus/ISIphotos.com

By FRANCO PANIZO

SAO PAULO, Brazil The party began for Brazilians early in the day, and likely will last long into the night.

Brazil opened the 2014 World Cup with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on Thursday night.

Messi hat-trick leads Argentina to victory over Brazil

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By FRANCO PANIZO

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. --Â It may have only been a friendly and not a World Cup qualifier, but it was still a game that will not be forgotten any time soon.

Argentina defeated archrivals Brazil, 4-3, in front of a record crowd of 81,994 at MetLife Stadium on Saturday afternoon, riding a Leo Messi hat-trick that included a wonderful winner in the final minutes of the South American clasico.

Jose Mourinho

Willian: ‘Chelsea is a better club than Tottenham in every aspect’

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New Chelsea signing Willian says he snubbed Tottenham because the Blues are better. The Brazilian midfielder was set to move to White Hart Lane from Russia side Anzhi this summer. But having passed a medical with Spurs, he became aware that Chelsea were also in the running to sign him. That prompted a change of [.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho angered at David Beckam’s absence from Olympics football

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It was all going so well for Team GB and Stuart Pearce in the football Olympics. With the seemingly inevitable shot at glory around the corner a chance to upset the Brazilians in the semi-final there was a real possibility that the David Beckham selection saga may have had a metaphorical pillow firmly [.

Brazil

Amidst massive protests, this is why Brazilians aren’t supporting the World Cup

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Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of some of Brazil's biggest cities to join rapidly growing protests against a rise in public transportation cost, longstanding government corruption, exorbitant taxes and large amounts of public money spent on the ongoing Confederations Cup, 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

Pies’ All Time Premier League XI: Brazil

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By Alan Duffy

In this week's edition of the Pies' Premier League XI, we're off to home of sun, sand, transsexual prostitutes and samba football.

There actually aren't all that many Brazilians have made the move to the top tier in English football during the Premier League years, with just 51 in total playing in the division and only a few really flourishing over here.

Arsenal Ladies doing Britain proud

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While most Arsenal supporters are focused on the Robin van Persie saga, the pre-season, and new possible signings, let's not forget the Arsenal Ladies. There are six of them making the club and nation proud with their performances during the Olympic Games. Britain has won all three of their matches in the group stage against New Zealand, Cameroon, and Brazil and faces a tough opponent in Canada on Fri.

Olympics 2012 Football – LIVE NOW: Brazil vs New Zealand

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Brazil expressions New Zealand in Group E charwomen's soccer thing. Brazil and Marta trounce Cameroon 5-0 on Wednesday, while New Zealand fell 1-0 to emcees Great Britain and hope to recoil against the Brazilians.

Futbolita Exclusive: Arsenal Preseason with Mikel Arteta, Andre Santos, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain & More

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The Futbolita team took a little break earlier this week to spend preseason with Arsenal in Asia and to meet some friends old and new and more importantly, to bring you exclusive updates! We're off to cover Man City (with a huge surprise for Kun Aguero) this weekend, but before that, here's a selection of photos from the arrival of the Gunners.

Olympics : Great Britain Squad Prepares To Face Brazil’s Selecao In Middlesbrough

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Great Britain's football side are set to face Brazil in a pre-Olympic friendly (Meu deus - is that what they call it these days?!) tonight at Middlesbrough's Riverside stadium. The Brazilians checked themselves into the Redworth Hall Hotel yesterday, where they'll be putting up before flying back to London (you may recall that they got themselves accredited two days prior to this).

Sesselmann, Canada fall in final seconds

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) and the Canadian women's national team lost to Brazil 2-1 on a last-second goal Tuesday in their final warmup match before the London Olympics.

It was a wild finish to the Match world Women's Cup in Savièse, Switzerland. Canada seemingly forced penalty kicks on Christine Sinclair's equalizer deep into stoppage time, but the Brazilians raced down the field after the restart and Grazielle poked in a cross from five-time reigning women's world player of the year Marta to win it.

As big names pour into Brazil, is it time to change the Brasileiro's foreigner rule?

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By Stefan Kelly

Pablo Guiñazu, Andrés D'Alessandro, Mario Bolatti, Jesus Datolo and now Diego Forlán. These are the five non-Brazilians Porto Alegre club Internacional now have on their books in what is an extremely strong squad, including Brazilian internationals Oscar and Leandro Damião.

Brazilian star issues challenge to Spain

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Reigning European and world champions Spain have been challenged by Santos forward Neymar to demonstrate their continued dominance in the FIFA World Cup 2014, which will be hosted by Brazil.

Brazilian sensation Neymar has been linked with many top European clubs, including Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.

A magnificent Messi stuns Brazil as Argentina win, 4-3

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szólj hozzá: Brazília-Argentína 3-4

Lets put this in the friendliest of terms, there is no amistoso when it comes to these two countries, on the pitch. At the MetLife Stadium, 80,000 + fans many of them who had lubed up with plenty of beer and bbq in the hundreds of tailgating parties dotting the parking lots were treated to a brilliant exposition of attacking football.

World Cup

Official 2014 World Cup Match Ball To Be Called The Adidas Brazuca

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By Chris Wright

FIFA have announced that the name of the official 2014 World Cup matchball will be the 'Adidas Brazuca' after over a million Brazilians voted in a poll run on the FIFA website.

'Brazuca' (which is apparently a Brazilian term which refers to the 'national pride in the Brazilian way of life') received 70 per cent of the vote, beating 'Bossa Nova' and 'Carnavalesca' into second and third place respectively.

Official 2014 World Cup Match Ball To Be Called The Adidas Brazuca

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By Chris Wright

FIFA have announced that the name of the official 2014 World Cup matchball will be the 'Adidas Brazuca' after over a million Brazilians voted in a poll run on the FIFA website.

'Brazuca' (which is apparently a Brazilian term which refers to the 'national pride in the Brazilian way of life') received 70 per cent of the vote, beating 'Bossa Nova' and 'Carnavalesca' into second and third place respectively.

Naming The 2014 World Cup Ball

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In a move of ingenious foresight, adidas has handed over the task of naming the ball for the 2014 World Cup to the fans, so that when everyone complains that its flight is dictated by voodoo, they can just say, "Well you chose it." Even if they only chose the name. And then everyone will stand around in silence because the company is just plain crazy.

POTD : The Wacky Fans Edition

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This Manchester United fan from Durban, South Africa, must've picked up his sister's ear muffs on the way to the stadium during United's friendly against Amazulu last week.... How else do you explain this fashion catastrophe?! (Photo via Gettyimages)

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Meanwhile, fan support for the Olympic football events in London has been amazing!

Messi’s Heroics Help Argentina Overcome Brazil

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi continues to cement his place among the legends of the game and not just as one of the best players in the last five years. Messi has won everything on the club level but some critics have argued he must win the World Cup to be considered as one of the best ever.

South Korea

Training for Group D Finale

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Crystal Dunn looks to choot as VDB and Chioma Ubogagu try to close

After having Saturday off, the U.S. U-20 WNT hit the field on Sunday for its final training before facing Germany in its Group D finale on Monday, Aug. 27 (ESPN2 & ESPN3 at 2:50 a.m. ET).

The Miyagi prefecture has been much cooler than the USA's stay in Hiroshima -- until today -- when the heat was turned up and the Americans once again trained in hot, humid and sticky weather.

Olympics Take Korean Minds Off Summer Heat

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The first few days of August will be remembered in South Korea for sizzling temperatures that reached 38 degrees Celsius. With the high humidity levels, many Seoulites headed for the river to cool down and watch the Olympics sat on the grass while drinking beer and directing fried chicken delivery riders through the sea of mats on the grass.

Evening Ticker: Brazil reaches Olympic final, Suarez signs long-term deal & more

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The gold medal favorites are within one win of fulfilling their lofty expectations.

Brazil's men's Olympic team got two goals from Leandro Damiao and escaped a controversial no-call on a penalty shout to rout South Korea 3-0 and advance to the Olympic gold medal match against Mexico.

Corinthians

Arsenal linked with bid for talented Brazilian midfielder?

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There have been some very strange Arsenal transfer rumours lately regarding Brazilians, and no less than the 45m-rated Ganso was recently linked with a move to the Emirates, but there is a new name doing the rounds this morning. It concerns the 23 year-old midfielder Paulinho (full name José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior) who currently [.

Copa Libertadores: Corinthians are champions beating Boca Juniors, 2-0

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Emerson's brace sparked a famous Corinthians victory over six times Copa Libertadores champions Boca Juniors. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw. It was the first Libertadores title for Corinthians in the 52 year history of the competition which has favoured Argentinian clubs (22 titles) over the Brazilians (16 titles) by quite some distance.

Euro 2012

Euro 2012: France-Spain Preview feat. The Fernando Torres ‘Bus Driver’, Bowling Clan & French Wags

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Spain vs France
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Spain have had a rather oddball experience in the last few days bus drivers who come out of nowhere to hug them (specifically Fernando Torres), impromptu bowling excursions, family visits to the beach (well, that's a must it's summer after all) and more importantly, their players being linked to high-profile moves next season.

Euro 2012 Revealed: Spain’s €4000 Daily Budget, Ronaldo’s Special Treatment & Croatia’s Amusement Park

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New reports in the Portuguese press on Wednesday have revealed the efforts of Portuguese Football Federation to attend to Cristiano Ronaldo's every whim and need. The radio show, 'Fora de joc' revealed that the federation operates on a budget of €33,000 per day and that Ronaldo is the only player to be assigned two bodyguards (who followed him to own epic nightclub rejection show two weeks ago) and his own suite in the hotel.

The Rest

Varela: LvG doesn’t have a problem with South Americans

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After Rafael Da Silva left the club, having barely been given a go under Louis van Gaal, while struggling with injuries, the right-back suggested that his nationality influenced the manager.

I know about his history, but there's no way I can say, ‘Oh, the guy does not like Brazilians' .

FM Scouting: Rafael

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Ah, it's that time of year again, isn't it? When we all huddle round our laptops trying to read the digital tea leaves swirling in pixelated YouTube clips. But we have a better resource available to assess guys who are little more than names, nationalities, and positions, don't we? We have Football Manager and the Sacred Database.

Dirk Kuyt Is Fenerbahce’s Resident Gladiator – Plus Netherlands-Turkey & France’s New Team Portrait

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Dirk Kuyt may be playing for Fenerbahçe in the Turkish League now, but did you know that "Official Gladiator" has also written into his contract clause? Yes, the Dutch attacker posed in full gladiator gear (which looked straight off the racks of Istanbul's Halloween Costume Shops) for a feature in this month's edition of the club magazine.

100 Sexy Soccer/Football Fans in 2 Minutes

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A nice two minute video celebrating some sexy soccer fans supporting their teams. The beautiful girls enjoying the beautiful game.

The Brazilians Aren't Just Great At Football...

Women’s Olympic Tournament – Match Recaps – 3 August 2012

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The United States blanked New Zealand, Japan defeated Brazil, France edged Sweden, and Canada knocked out Great Britain in the Women's Olympic Tournament on August 3, 2012.

Sweden 1-2 France

France recovered from an early 0-1 deficit behind goals from Laura Georges and Wendie Renard to advance to the semifinals.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Brazil's quest for a first gold medal in men's soccer will take its next step today as the Brazilians take on Belarus in group stage action in the United Kingdom.

The Brazilians opened Olympic play with a 3-2 victory against Egypt, and can secure a place in the quarterfinals with a victory today.

Does England Have a Chance At Euro 2012?

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I'm back from taking my finals, where I allocated thirty minutes a day- no more, and unnecessarily no less- to skim over footy news. This was only the time I allocated to myself, what I planned on doing, but the series of events in the England set up caused me to rely on intuition to pass my Biology exam and guess about whether or not meosis inhibits diploid or haploid cells.