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World Cup Squad:
Goalkeepers: Jefferson, Julio Cesar, Victor
Defenders: Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Dante, Maxwell, Maicon, Henrique
Midfielders: Fernandinho, Ramires, Hernanes, Oscar, Willian, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Bernard
Forwards: Fred, Neymar, Hulk, Jo
Brazil have picked a very strong team on paper and it would be hard to argue that they are heavy favourites to lift the World Cup on their own soil. The obvious choice for goalkeeper is Julio Cesar, who although plays in the MLS for Toronto, is hugely experienced, playing for Inter Milan for a number of years before moving to QPR in England. …

Fred, no not Fred Flinstone or Freddie Flintoff, Fred the player who won the golden boot award at the 2013 Confederations Cup including a brace in the final for Brazil has been linked with a big money move to English club Manchester City according to The Gulf Today. New City manager Manuel Pellegrini was also linked to sign Paraguayan starlet Oscar Cardozo in an attempt to bolster the attack after the departure of Carlos Tevez to Juventus.
At age 29 you would say that his career is almost over, think …

Well this is what it all has come down to, the past two weeks of Confederations Cup football reaches its climax at the Maracana this evening as hosts Brazil have the chance to retain their title in front of their own fans provided they can defeat Vicente del Bosque’s imperious Spanish side with Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari believing victory can restore lost pride,  “I think what would be so important for us… with a victory we would regain a lot of credibility and respect from our own fans in …

Spain sealed a nail biting clash beating Italy 7-6 on penalties to reach the Confederations Cup Final against Brazil. The final will be played at the historic Estadio do Maracana and several superstars will be taking the stage of what has been an epic Confederations Cup tournament. The likes of Brazil’s Neymar, Paulinho, Fred and Spain’s Torres, Xavi and Iniesta have had excellent records in this tournament so far and this final is a match which would excite any fan around the globe.
The match will feature several players from Europe …

A dramatic 86th minute header from Paulinho sent Brazil to the final after a tight game. Forlan missed a penalty, Fred scored right at the break (41), Cavani sparked hope for Uruguay at the start of the second half (47). Spain or Italy will be Brazil’s opponent.
With the goverment falling apart, the people going out on the street to protest. It didn’t really mattered for Luiz Felipe Scolari’s players as they continued their great mumentum from the start of the tournament picking up yet another win but this time Barcelona’s new …

Brazil appear to be hitting full throttle right when it counts with the Selecao progressing to the Semi-Final stage of their Confederations Cup with relative ease after winning all three of their group matches which included a highly impressive 4-2 victory over the much fancied Italy who like Brazil have also impressed thus far this summer. Brazil after finishing top of Group A, have the virtue of avoiding Spain in the first Semi-Final and will face the runners up of Group B, Uruguay. Brazil and Uruguay have quite the history …

This result confirmed that Euro 2012’s final Italy v Spain will happen again this time at the Confederations Cup semi-final. Neymar, Dante and Fred (brace) kept Brazil unbeaten, Giaccherini and Chiellini sparked hope for some periods of the game for Italy. 
With great rhythm, atmosphere the Confederations Cup in Brazil is living the expectations, hosts Brazil are looking relentless against any team that standing in their way toward home glory, Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side looked very good and they are the favourites now to get into the final against Nigeria or …

The American brand Nike officially unveiled their new boot silo labelled the Hypervenom Phantom at an event in Rio de Janeiro with Brazil striker Neymar. The Brazilian superstar recently signed a five year deal with Spanish giants Barcelona and he has teamed up with Nike to unveil their latest innovation, the agility enhancing Hypervenom as well as showcasing the new Brazil home shirt for this years FIFA Confederations Cup.

The Hypervenom is purely designed to enhance agility and speed as stated by Nike it “helps players create space quickly in and …

The two world class sides England and Brazil played an international friendly at Wembley this week to celebrate the FA’s 150 years in exixtence. England who have not beaten Brazil in nine matches upset the favourites with an impressive 2-1 win. This match was Luiz Felipe Scolari’s first after his re-hiring and he opted to combine old with new as he played the veteran Ronaldinho and youth sensation Neymar. England’s Roy Hodgson opted again for his youth as he started Welbeck, Smalling, Wilshere and Cleverley leaving Lampard on the bench. …

The 2013 Brazil home shirt was unveiled by Nike and Brazil superstar Neymar. Arguably the world’s most iconic shirt features the classic canary and green colours of the five time World Cup winners. The shirt will be used for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil this year and will be available on February 1 for customers.

The shirt features a classic V inset with a green rib collar and a 100% recycled polyester upper. Each kit is made using an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles. The Dri-Fit technology is also …