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Three Quick Observations On Brazil's Landmark 3-0 Victory Against France In Porto Alegre

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.10.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil secured their first victory against France since 1992 with a decisive 3-0 victory on Sunday in Porto Alegre. Sunday's victory represents sweet revenge for Brazil given that they were eliminated by France in the 2006 and 1998 World Cups.

Brazil and England Play to Memorable 2-2 Draw At Renovated Maracana Stadium

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.03.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil and England played to a memorable 2-2 draw at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro Sunday in a game where Brazil dominated possession and England fought back on the counter-attack.

Brazil and Italy Play to Breathtaking 2-2 Draw in Geneva

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.22.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Like Menezes, Scolari has begun by tinkering with the Brazilian midfield. Thus far, he has avoided the temptation to opt for a defensive stopper qua Lucas Leiva and stayed true to Telê Santana's vision of having four creative midfielders in deep and attacking positions.

Kaka Recalled for Brazil Squad Against Italy and Russia While Ronaldinho Omitted

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.06.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named a strong Brazil squad for the upcoming friendlies against Italy and Russia on March 21 and March 25, respective...

Scolari Recalls Ronaldinho and Hernanes to Brazil Squad for England Friendly

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named an intriguing squad for Brazil's Feb. 6 friendly against England at Wembley Stadium by including a handful of e...

5 Things to Expect From Brazil's New Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 03.03.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

As the debate about the correctness of the CBF's decision to fire Mano Menezes continues, Menezes' successor, Luiz Felipe Scolari, has remained tight-lipped about his tactical plan for the future of the Brazilian national football team.

Ganso to Miss Brazil Friendlies Due to Knee Surgery

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 07.24.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Ganso's absence from the Brazilian national team creates a gaping hole in midfield for Mano Menezes. Ganso is known for his ability to read an entire game in ways paralleled only by the aging stars Ronaldinho and Kaka.

Menezes Holds Bar High for Kaka's Return to Selecao

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.30.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Mano Menezes has explained his decision not to include Kaka in the preliminary roster for the Olympics by noting that he would prefer Kaka play the entire pre-season for Real Madrid.