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Mourning the National Phallus: What Is Left of Brazilian Identity Without Soccer?

Diego Semerene | Posted 09.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diego Semerene

The massacre by the Germans wasn't just a loss but the slow and painful withering of the national phallus right before our eyes. This defeat, which heralded the death of soccer as the go-to guarantor of the Brazilian heteromasculinity needed for the nation to make sense of itself, was particularly perverse.

Brazilian Footballers Ask For Common Sense

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.01.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

Foreigners often ask why Brazilians are so critical of the World Cup if they are so crazy about football. But that's exactly the reason. Every kid in Brazil plays football as soon as he or she is old enough to kick a ball, and Brazilians are much more into discussing football than politics. It's such a part of our culture that the World Cup is having a much more profound impact over us than any other society.

Brazilian Soccer Star Sparks Controversy With 'Gay' Kiss Photo

Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices

A Brazilian soccer star has sparked social media controversy after posting a photo of playfully himself kissing another man. As Yahoo! Sports repo...

Mano Recalls Ronaldinho and the Hulk

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.20.2011 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

The call-up represented the most candid admission so far of the inefficacy of his squad selections.

World Cup: Quarterfinals Preview

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

The World Cup is moving right along, and it's hard to believe that we are already in the quarterfinals. With some time off before matches resume, here is a primer on each of the games.

Brazil: The New Italy

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

While Italy is done and dusted at the World Cup, their dreadful style of football lives on. Brazil has drastically altered their strategy and now carries the banner for defensive, ugly soccer.

World Cup Curses: Whose Is Worst?

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

Amidst the brilliant goals of Brazil and Germany's dominance, there is also the dark side of the World Cup: the World Cup Curse. A few unlucky nations are good, but never good enough.