1. 15 Under-the-Radar Brazilians Who Could Be in the Champions League This Season

    It has been a poor summer for Brazilian football with the devastating manner of their World Cup semifinal exit to Germany set to linger over the game for some time...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 1 day ago 8,187 reads 13 comments

  2. Ranking 10 Most Likely Successors to Luiz Felipe Scolari

    Luiz Felipe Scolari has been relieved of his duties and Brazil are on the hunt for a new manager to take their national side forward ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 9 days ago 4,161 reads 11 comments

  3. Ranking Luiz Felipe Scolari Amongst All-Time Brazil Bosses

    It is fair to say that Brazil's tumultuous ending to the 2014 World Cup, including their 7-1 semifinal defeat to eventual champions Germany, has left Luiz Felipe Scolari's reputation battered and bruised...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 10 days ago 1,113 reads 2 comments

  4. Predicting the Brazil Squad for the 2018 World Cup

    With the 2014 World Cup now complete, attention is now turning to the future directions of many sides involved in the tournament and what state they may be in come 2018...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 10 days ago 9,252 reads 30 comments

  5. The Netherlands Add to Brazil Woes as Defeat Highlights Deficiencies

    Given the Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal's dismissive attitude toward the third-place play-off fixture this week, fans could have been forgiven for expecting Brazil to triumph over a side whose mind was already elsewhere...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 13 days ago 34,355 reads 120 comments

  6. How Fred Succeeded Serginho as Brazil's World Cup Scapegoat

    Every World Cup disaster brings about scapegoats from Brazil, from Barbosa in 1950 to Serginho Chulapa in 1982 and even Felipe Melo in 2010...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 15 days ago 10,309 reads 19 comments

  7. Miroslav Klose Breaks Ronaldo Record to Compound Brazil Misery

    Miroslav Klose is now the top goalscorer in the history of World Cup competition, scoring his 16th tournament goal early in Germany's 7-1 semifinal victory over Brazil in Belo Horizonte ...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 17 days ago 6,999 reads 20 comments

  8. Picking a Combined Brazil-Germany World Cup 2014 XI

    Brazil take on Germany in the World Cup 2014 semifinal on Tuesday in a match that sees two of football's true superpowers come crashing head-to-head...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 18 days ago 1,747 reads 4 comments

  9. 5 Reasons Why Brazil Can Win the 2014 World Cup

    Brazil are two games away from a sixth World Cup title, but more importantly a first on home soil to satisfy their demanding fans...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 18 days ago 5,247 reads 26 comments

  10. Fernandinho Shows Destructive Side to See Brazil Past Colombia

    Luiz Gustavo's booking against Chile was a hammer blow for Brazil. They would need to take on Colombia, complete with No. 10 sensation James Rodriguez, without their midfield general...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 21 days ago 6,710 reads 22 comments

  11. Brazil Respond to Criticism to Beat Colombia and Reach Semifinals

    Brazil’s round-of-16 victory against Chile was not followed by the kind of praise and joy that one might expect...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 21 days ago 11,729 reads 90 comments

  12. Key Battles That Will Shape Brazil's Clash with Colombia

    Colombia will take on Brazil on Friday evening with a place in the World Cup semi-final at stake. Los Cafeteros come into the tie as the form side, but they will also be aware that history is not in their favour...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 22 days ago 1,970 reads 5 comments

  13. Neymar Facing Career-Defining Game in World Cup Quarter-Final vs. Colombia

    Brazil can heave a collective sigh of relief. As of Thursday morning, Neymar is set to be fit to play in Friday's World Cup quarter-final clash with Colombia after overcoming a thigh injury sustained against Chile...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 22 days ago 19,366 reads 178 comments

  14. Brazil Must Accommodate Luiz Gustavo's Absence or Face World Cup Exit

    Had it been speculated before the World Cup that Brazil would face a quarterfinal clash with Colombia without central midfielder Luiz Gustavo, it would have been seen as an annoyance rather than a major concern...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 23 days ago 3,014 reads 2 comments

  15. Picking a Combined Brazil vs. Colombia 2014 World Cup XI

    Colombia face Brazil in the second World Cup quarterfinal on Friday in a battle of two of South America's giants...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 23 days ago 5,873 reads 29 comments

  16. How Can Asian Football Develop into World Cup Contenders?

    The 2014 World Cup was a veritable disaster from an Asian football perspective. None of the AFCs four representatives reached the second round—the worst showing for AFC teams ...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 24 days ago 4,819 reads 16 comments

  17. Best Asia XI from 2014 World Cup: Australia and Iran Dominate After Poor Showing

    It is fair to say that Asian football has enjoyed better times than the 2014 World Cup, with all four representatives bowing out at the first hurdle. For South Korea and Japan in particular it was a major disappointment...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 25 days ago 1,620 reads 3 comments

  18. Brazil Can Utilise Hulk as No. 9 vs. Colombia to Offset Possible Neymar Injury

    It is the outcome that every Brazilian has feared— Neymar could potentially be unavailable for a knockout fixture at the World Cup...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 26 days ago 16,913 reads 17 comments

  19. Brazil Must Consider World Cup Changes as Attack Misfires vs. Chile

    It was a clash of titans that could only be separated from the penalty spot. By the end, both Brazil and more so Chile were out on their feet; they could give no more...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 27 days ago 8,003 reads 33 comments

  20. Why Fernandinho Must Be Handed Start for Brazil in World Cup Clash Against Chile

    Brazil's World Cup dream lives on, and while they are yet to fully convince, the Selecao have plotted a relatively untroubled path to the second stage of the competition—once more topping their group...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 29 days ago 4,736 reads 10 comments

  21. Ranking the Brazil Players on Their World Cup Group-Stage Form

    Brazil have completed stage one of their mission. They have reached the knockout rounds of the 2014 World Cup and are now just four games from being crowned champions of the world for a sixth time...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 30 days ago 2,145 reads 4 comments

  22. Brazil Need a World Cup Plan B in Attack Despite Neymar Brilliance

    Even Neymar 's most vocal critics would struggle to criticise his performances in a Brazil shirt over the past two years...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 1 month ago 14,525 reads 24 comments

  23. 6 Obstacles Brazil Must Overcome to Secure World Cup Glory

    Eleven wins in their past 12 matches should mean that Brazil approach the knockout rounds of the World Cup full of confidence. However, a series of disappointing recent performances have added to doubts in the minds of many supporters...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 1 month ago 2,316 reads 8 comments

  24. Why Hulk Is Under Most Pressure for Brazil Following Win with Cameroon

    Much focus of late has been on the continued selection of Paulinho in the Brazil midfield and, indeed, the Spurs man's rotten form continued on Monday night as he was dragged off at half-time for eventual goalscorer Fernandinho ...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 1 month ago 1,329 reads 4 comments

  25. Cameroon vs. Brazil: 6 Things We Learned

    Luiz Felipe Scolari 's Brazil side came through its final group-stage game with a 4-1 victory over Cameroon in Brasilia courtesy of a first-half brace from star striker Neymar ...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 1 month ago 3,684 reads 24 comments