1. 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 1 day ago 5,960 reads 19 comments

  2. 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 2 days ago 1,708 reads 4 comments

  3. 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 3 days ago 5,159 reads 26 comments

  4. 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 5 days ago 6,620 reads 22 comments

  5. 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 5 days ago 11,640 reads 90 comments

  6. 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 6 days ago 1,934 reads 5 comments

  7. 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 7 days ago 19,235 reads 178 comments

  8. 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 7 days ago 2,966 reads 2 comments

  9. 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 8 days ago 5,817 reads 29 comments

  10. 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 9 days ago 4,244 reads 18 comments

  11. 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 9 days ago 1,562 reads 3 comments

  12. 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 11 days ago 16,792 reads 17 comments

  13. 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 11 days ago 7,964 reads 33 comments

  14. 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 13 days ago 4,678 reads 10 comments

  15. 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 14 days ago 2,085 reads 4 comments

  16. 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 15 days ago 14,490 reads 24 comments

  17. 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 15 days ago 2,283 reads 8 comments

  18. 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 16 days ago 1,272 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 16 days ago 3,659 reads 24 comments

  20. Key Battles That Will Shape Brazil's World Cup Clash with Cameroon

    Brazil take on Cameroon in their final Group A game on Monday night in the knowledge that qualification to the second round of the competition they host is not yet assured...

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  21. Key Selection Dilemmas for Brazil in World Cup Clash with Cameroon

    Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil side take on Cameroon on Monday in the knowledge that a point will be enough to secure a berth in the second round of the 2014 World Cup...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 17 days ago 2,746 reads 8 comments

  22. World Cup 2014: Pele's 10 Greatest Moments in Tournament History

    Whether he or Maradona is the greatest footballer of all time remains a fierce point of contention, but what is undoubted is that Pele has single-handedly contributed a number of memorable moments to World Cup history...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 19 days ago 1,923 reads 4 comments

  23. Why Paulinho Is Under Most Pressure for Brazil Following Draw vs. Mexico

    Brazil's 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday was far from the S elecao 's best performance of the second Scolari era. For long periods of the tie Brazil lacked intensity, they were limited as an attacking threat and seemingly devoid of creativity...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 22 days ago 2,682 reads 11 comments

  24. Luiz Felipe Scolari's Cautious Approach Hinders Brazil Against Mexico

    Luiz Felipe Scolari ’s Brazil stuttered to a 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday night in Brazil’s first failure to win their first two ties at a World Cup competition since 1978...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 22 days ago 9,094 reads 77 comments

  25. Key Selection Dilemmas Facing Brazil in World Cup Clash with Mexico

    Brazil play their second fixture of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Mexico in Fortaleza on Tuesday and Luiz Felipe Scolari has decisions to make...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 23 days ago 4,081 reads 8 comments