1. Can Alex Help Milan Return to the Champions League?

    The signing of former PSG and Chelsea defender Alex by Filippo Inzaghi's AC Milan this summer slipped somewhat under the radar...

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  2. 5 Possible Transfer Destinations for Liverpool Midfielder Lucas Leiva

    The future of Lucas Leiva at Liverpool remains undecided, despite much speculation surrounding where he will reside come September...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 1 day ago 17,008 reads 24 comments

  3. Will Philippe Coutinho Be Liverpool's Player of the Season?

    Liverpool came as close to winning the Premier League title last season as they have been in 20 years, with the likes of Luis Suarez , Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard inspiring the Reds to performances many had barely dreamed possible...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 2 days ago 8,776 reads 23 comments

  4. 10 Things Dunga Must Do to Revitalise Brazil

    Like it or not, Dunga has returned to coach Brazil for a second time following the selecao's dramatic failure at the 2014 World Cup...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 5 days ago 3,135 reads 3 comments

  5. 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 9 days ago 9,918 reads 14 comments

  6. 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 16 days ago 4,247 reads 11 comments

  7. 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 17 days ago 1,126 reads 2 comments

  8. 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 17 days ago 9,991 reads 31 comments

  9. 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 20 days ago 34,405 reads 120 comments

  10. 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 22 days ago 10,363 reads 19 comments

  11. 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 24 days ago 7,042 reads 20 comments

  12. 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 25 days ago 1,759 reads 4 comments

  13. 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 25 days ago 5,261 reads 26 comments

  14. 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 28 days ago 6,733 reads 22 comments

  15. 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 28 days ago 11,735 reads 90 comments

  16. 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 29 days ago 1,978 reads 5 comments

  17. 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 29 days ago 19,390 reads 178 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 3,028 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 5,883 reads 29 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 4,922 reads 16 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 1,628 reads 3 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 16,945 reads 17 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 8,012 reads 33 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 4,751 reads 10 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 2,170 reads 4 comments