Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tag "Selecao"

    NFF reaffirms Nigeria, Brazil friendly

NFF reaffirms Nigeria, Brazil friendly

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has confirmed that the game between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Selecao of Brazil is still on the card.Pinnick dismissed a report in a section of the media that the international friendly match scheduled for March 29, 2015 at the Akwa Ibom Stadium had been cancelled.“It is not true that the [...]

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    Dunga returns as coach of Brazil

Dunga returns as coach of Brazil

Carlos Dunga has been appointed by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was not renewed after the hosts' World Cup semi-final and third-place thrashings by Germany and Holland respectively.Dunga, Brazil's 1994 World-Cup winning captain is back as coach after being in charge of the Selecao between 2006 and 2010."I am immensely happy — thank you [...]

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    7 most memorable moments of World Cup semifinals

7 most memorable moments of World Cup semifinals

There is no prize for guessing the choice of seven as against our usual choice of 10 for the memorable moments in this round of the World Cup.Yes, you are right. It’s about BRA7IL!Beaten, battered, bruised BrazilFor convenience sake (read lazy), the seven goals Brazil conceded in this game should have been the seven most memorable moments of the semifinal. [...]

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    Brazil humiliation ‘the biggest shame in history’

Brazil humiliation ‘the biggest shame in history’

The Brazilian press pulled no punches in the wake of the humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany on Tuesday.The hopes and expectations of over 200 million Brazilians turned to dust at the Mineirao, with Joachim Low’s side ruthlessly exposing the hosts’ flaws. The media were equally ruthless in their post-match analyses."The disgrace of all disgraces"Massacred tactically and technically, Brazil suffer the [...]

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    10 most memorable moments of the World Cup quarter-finals

10 most memorable moments of the World Cup quarter-finals

Ahead of the semi-finals of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup kicking off on Tuesday, we bring you the 10 most memorable moments of the quarter-finals, beginning from Thiago Silva's thigh goal and 'keeper Krul's heroic penalty saves .Never mind that about half of the moments are from the all South America affair between Brazil and Colombia. This is only proof that it [...]

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    Brazil battle past Colombia to set up semifinal with Germany

Brazil battle past Colombia to set up semifinal with Germany

Thiago Silva and David Luiz scored as Brazil set up a World Cup semi-final meeting with Germany, after beating Colombia 2-1.Silva netted in the early stages of a breathless encounter, scoring from a corner that evaded everyone and the Paris Saint-Germain centre-back’s knee knocked the ball over the line.But the captain was booked in the second half and will miss [...]

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    Brazil edge Chile on penalties

Brazil edge Chile on penalties

Brazil are through to the World Cup quarter finals after an incredible penalty shootout win over Chile in Belo Horizonte. The game went right to the wire, and Gonzalo Jara's penalty miss was what sent the Roja out and the Selecao through.The game was somewhat scrappy in its opening exchanges, though it didn't take long for Brazil to assert themselves as [...]

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    Neymar’s brace rescues Brazil in World Cup opener

Neymar’s brace rescues Brazil in World Cup opener

Barcelona forward, Neymar, scored two goals in Brazil’s 3-1 win over Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo.Croatia opened the scoring through an own goal from Marcelo after just 11 minutes, but the Selecao equalised through a Neymar strike on 29 minutes.The World Cup hosts then took the lead courtesy of [...]

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    THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

Thirty-two teams, 64 games, 31 days, but one prize — the World Cup! Now, it is here.The tournament gets under way in Sao Paulo today with hosts Brazil facing Croatia, while Nigeria get their campaign up and running against Iran on Monday. TheCable’s team of analysts, dubbed The Three Wise Men — comprising a journalist, Bless Ekene (Editor, i-Soccer magazine), a soccer aficionado, Sunday [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 1: Neymar the protagonist, Brazil the favourites

COUNTDOWN 1: Neymar the protagonist, Brazil the favourites

Every World Cup throws up a hero for Brazilians on the world stage. From the likes of Pele to Ronaldo de Lima, there is always that player who fans look unto for the magical and decisive moments and this summer won’t be any different with the recent emergence of Neymar da Silva Santos as the new face of Brazilian soccer.Simply [...]

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