1. Pele: Neymar Can Lift Brazilian Protesters

    Pele has told French radio he agrees with the Brazilian protesters unhappy with the state of their country, but believes Neymar can help put a smile on their faces come next summer's World Cup...

    Brad Read Written by Brad Read about 1 month ago 128 reads 0 comments

  2. Garrincha, Brazil's Forgotten World Cup Star, Left in Pele Shadow

    "When he came to Botafogo for a trial, he put the first ball he touched straight between my legs. A lot of people thought I would be offended but they were wrong. I told the directors there and then that they had to sign him...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 1 month ago 11,240 reads 65 comments

  3. 300: Rise of an Empire Star Rodrigo Santoro Talks Love of Football, World Cup

    "In Brazil, football is pretty much everywhere. You play at school, on the streets, even at home. It is part of our DNA...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 1 month ago 9,088 reads 2 comments

  4. In-Form Neymar Is Key to Brazil Securing World Cup Glory

    In-form and seemingly invincible, Neymar is the great talent that can bring Brazil a World Cup trophy and back to the top of the beautiful game...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 1 month ago 668 reads 3 comments

  5. State of Brazil 2014: Where Do Things Stand in World Cup Host Nation Right Now?

    During Brazil’s 5-0 hammering of South Africa in Johannesburg in an international friendly on Wednesday, more than just a footballing spectacle was on show...

    Vince Siu Written by Vince Siu about 1 month ago 2,443 reads 3 comments

  6. South Africa vs. Brazil: 6 Things We Learned

    Brazil secured a comfortable 5-0 victory over South Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday night in what was manager Luiz Felipe Scolari's final opportunity to see his players prior to naming his World Cup squad in May...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 1 month ago 3,423 reads 5 comments

  7. Luiz Felipe Scolari and Brazil Take World Cup Positives from South Africa Match

    Luiz Felipe Scolari can walk away from Brazil's 5-0 thrashing of South Africa with an enormous smile plastered across his paternal features...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 1 month ago 1,405 reads 9 comments

  8. How Brazil Will Line Up Against South Africa

    Brazil play South Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening in what is Luiz Felipe Scolari's final chance to evaluate his troops ahead of naming his World Cup party in May...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 1 month ago 2,606 reads 1 comments

  9. Chelsea's David Luiz Uploads a Comedy Video with His Brazil Teammates

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 1 month ago 452 reads 0 comments

  10. Why Argentina V Brazil World Cup Final Would Be the Biggest Match of All Time

    Football is made up of magic moments and matches—contests that capture the imagination and become ingrained into footballing folklore...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 1 month ago 5,169 reads 84 comments

  11. Scolari Battling to Keep Brazil Momentum

    The Seleção are the bookmakers' favourites to win the tournament, but things aren't quite as rosy as they were last summer.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 140 reads 0 comments

  12. Pressure Starting to Rise on Brazil

    "We're working in conditions where the cement is not yet dry," said Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke as preparations for the 2014 World Cup move towards the final straight.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 316 reads 0 comments

  13. 5 Ways Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari Should Experiment vs. South Africa

    Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has his final opportunity to experiment ahead of the World Cup in this week's friendly with South Africa, with his squad for the tournament set to be named in early May...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 1 month ago 2,728 reads 3 comments

  14. Readers Don't Trust Fred to Be Brazil's Main Striker

    Despite scoring on Wednesday for Fluminense, Lancenet.com readers are still unsure that Fred should be trusted as Brazil's main striker for the 2014 World Cup.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 140 reads 0 comments

  15. Brazil Squad Power Rankings for World Cup 2014

    Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has named his squad for the country's friendly encounter with South Africa on March 5 in Johannesburg...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 1 month ago 6,387 reads 16 comments

  16. Real Ronaldo: Neymar to Star at World Cup

    Ronaldo, eternally dubbed “the phenomenon” and who enjoyed spells with both Barcelona and Real Madrid , has given his thoughts about the future of Zinedine Zidane as a ...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 497 reads 1 comments

  17. Football Fan Beaten to Death in World Cup Host City

    A FOOTBALL supporter has been beaten to death in Sao Paulo, just months before the city hosts the opening match of the 2014 World Cup.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 145 reads 0 comments

  18. World Cup Will Throw Up Surprises, Says Scolari

    The upcoming World Cup will be wide open in terms of potential victors, according to host nation head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 190 reads 0 comments

  19. Rivaldo, 41, Played Alongside His Son Rivaldinho, 18, in Brazilian League

    There was a bit of history made on Tuesday night in Brazil when national star Rivaldo , now 41, joined up with his son to represent Mogi Mirim against XV de Piracicaba in the Campeonato Paulista ...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 1 month ago 17,418 reads 12 comments

  20. Ronaldo Will Rest Easy When All World Cup Stadia Are Up

    Superstar Ronaldo, the greatest striker of his generation in many peoples' eyes, has said that the yesterday's decision to give Curitiba the Green Light in terms of hosting its allocated ...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 348 reads 0 comments

  21. Valcke Heading to Brazil to Inspect Stadiums

    SAO PAULO -- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke is returning to Brazil to inspect host cities as the country continues to struggle to finish its stadiums just four months before the tournament begins...

    Brad Read Written by Brad Read about 2 months ago 41 reads 0 comments

  22. Curitiba Says World Cup Venue Will Be Ready

    SAO PAULO -- Local organizers in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba say they have taken all necessary measures requested by FIFA to guarantee its delayed stadium will be finished in time for the tournament in four months...

    Brad Read Written by Brad Read about 2 months ago 22 reads 0 comments

  23. Fred's Injury Form Could Give Leandro Damiao New Chance with Selecao Brasileira

    Luiz Felipe Scolari has already called up the European-based players for the Selecao's friendly with South Africa on March 5 in Johannesburg...

    Robbie Blakeley Written by Robbie Blakeley about 2 months ago 4,353 reads 16 comments

  24. Bayern's Rafinha Honoured at Call Up

    Bayern Munich defender Rafinha has spoken of his delight at being called up to Brazil's main squad ahead of their friendly against South Africa on March 5.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 2 months ago 222 reads 0 comments

  25. Brazil 2014: The Last-Minute World Cup

    Stadiums and other key engineering projects needed for a smooth Brazilian World Cup will be ready just in time - literally.....

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 2 months ago 64 reads 0 comments