1. Predicting Who Will Be Brazil's Defensive Starters at the World Cup

    Brazil have always been more famous for their offensive flair than for their ability to defend, but at the upcoming World Cup, they are set to boast one of the most formidable back lines in the tournament...

    Dan Colasimone Written by Dan Colasimone about 6 hours ago 689 reads 4 comments

  2. Filipe Luis Hails Brazil Squad's Depth

    Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis believes that Brazil's squad is the hardest to get into in the world...

    Brad Read Written by Brad Read about 2 days ago 21 reads 0 comments

  3. Valcke: Itaquerao Stadium Will Be Ready in Time

    SAO PAULO -- FIFA's top World Cup official visited the delayed stadium that will host the opener in less than two months and said there is "not a minute" to waste to get the venue ready...

    Brad Read Written by Brad Read about 2 days ago 5 reads 0 comments

  4. Will Brazil Pay Big Price for Stubborn Luiz Felipe Scolari Picking Favourites?

    Great credit must be given to Luiz Felipe Scolari for the way he has transformed the fortunes of the Brazilian national side. After a slow start in the early months of 2013, his record from the Confederations Cup onwards is outstanding...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 7 days ago 10,964 reads 93 comments

  5. Kaka Has World Cup Finals Chance with Brazil, but Damage May Already Be Done

    Just last Saturday, with 60 days to go until the start of the 2014 World Cup, I was asked by Bleacher Report to predict Luiz Felipe Scolari 's 23-man squad for the competition that Brazil will host this summer...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 7 days ago 8,811 reads 20 comments

  6. Sao Paulo World Cup Stadium Handed to Owners Unfinished

    Preparations for this summer’s FIFA World Cup have hit another setback as the venue for Brazil’s curtain-raiser was handed over to the owners incomplete...

    Liam Newman Written by Liam Newman about 8 days ago 43,340 reads 58 comments

  7. Tickets for 2/3rds of World Cup Games Sold out

    SAO PAULO -- Tickets for nearly two thirds of the World Cup matches have been sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final online sales phase...

    Brad Read Written by Brad Read about 9 days ago 15 reads 0 comments

  8. Predicting the Brazil Squad 60 Days from the 2014 World Cup

    No country will enter this summer's competition with more pressure on their shoulders than hosts Brazil, with last year's unexpected Confederations Cup success only raising expectation levels that were already set sky high...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 12 days ago 11,623 reads 35 comments

  9. Is the Concentracao an Outdated Concept That Is Harming Brazilian Football?

    Players in this corner of the world have a long list of complaints about the way football is run in Brazil: the hectic, disorganised calendar, substandard playing surfaces, midweek kick-offs of 10 p...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 14 days ago 11,252 reads 2 comments

  10. Scolari: '100 Percent Sure I Will Win the World Cup'

    Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has insisted he is “100 percent sure” he will win the World Cup this summer...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Read about 15 days ago 648 reads 2 comments

  11. Hand of God Takes on Different Meaning for Brazil's Fred

    The striker, who is almost as famous for his off-field antics as his goals, is now a devout Christian but other members of his national squad are less inclined to discuss their leanings...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 15 days ago 406 reads 0 comments

  12. Phil Scolari Says Spanish Press Are Trying to Sabotage Neymar

    Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari believes there is a conspiracy afoot! The 2002 World Cup winner is certain that the Spanish press are deliberately trying to unsettle Brazil and Barcelona ...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 16 days ago 285 reads 0 comments

  13. Pele Blasts Brazil's Airports Ahead of World Cup Tournament

    Brazil's World Cup ambassador Pele says he's concerned about the country's outdated airports less than 10 weeks before the tournament begins...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 16 days ago 163 reads 0 comments

  14. Luiz Felipe Scolari Allows Brazil Players to Have Non-Acrobatic Sex at World Cup

    Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has laid down the law to his squad on sex during the 2014 World Cup, allowing "normal" relations, but forbidding anything (in his words) "acrobatic...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 16 days ago 17,562 reads 22 comments

  15. Sherwood Wants to See More from Paulinho

    Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood has warned Paulinho he must work harder in training if he wants to force his way back into the first team...

    Brad Read Written by Brad Read about 16 days ago 16 reads 0 comments

  16. Luis Felipe Scolari Bans Brazil Players from Indulging in 'Acrobatic Sex'

    With the 2014 World Cup beginning to crown on the horizon, Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari has admitted that while he's not overly worried about his players engaging in sexy times ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Ilario Huober about 16 days ago 205 reads 0 comments

  17. Is Fear of Violence Taking the Spotlight Away from the World Cup?

    Fear is dominating the agenda in Brazil during the final countdown to this summer's World Cup. Last week, the proposed FIFA Fan Fest site in the north-eastern city of Recife was ...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 21 days ago 6,355 reads 55 comments

  18. Kaka Surge May Come Too Late for Brazil by Tim Vickery

    Kaka celebrated his 300th game for Milan at the weekend with two goals against Chievo Verona , and afterward made it clear that he is still clinging to hopes of crashing Brazil's World Cup party...

    Brad Read Written by Brad Read about 23 days ago 44 reads 0 comments

  19. Is Fred Worth His Place in the Brazil Team for the World Cup?

    Whilst Brazil's World Cup squad arguably still has a couple of vacancies, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's starting XI is as good as set in stone. Barring any last-minute injuries, the man to take the hallowed No...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 23 days ago 3,663 reads 13 comments

  20. Brazilian Team Feeling Pressure to Win World Cup

    Ronaldo, who led Brazil to its last World Cup title 12 years ago, says this year's team is under crushing pressure with everyone expecting a sixth title helped by home field advantage...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Read about 28 days ago 275 reads 1 comments

  21. Why Chelsea Star Oscar Holds the Key to Brazil World Cup 2014 Glory

    With little over two months remaining until the 2014 World Cup gets underway in Brazil, preparations are being finalised among the 32 squads who will head to the competition in the hope of returning as national heroes...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 29 days ago 6,241 reads 13 comments