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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
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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.

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

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.06.2013 | Sports
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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
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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
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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.

Ronaldinho Bursts Into Tears, Again

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 12.08.2012 | Sports
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Ronaldinho floated the ball wide from the left flank into the far top corner of the net and then proceeded to kneel and burst into tears as he was mobbed by his teammates.

Brazil Drops Ganso from South Africa and China Friendlies

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.27.2012 | Sports
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Brazil coach Mano Menezes announced his selection of players for September friendlies against South Africa and China on Thursday. Menezes selected many of the players who played in the 2012 Olympics and Brazil's recent friendly against Sweden.

Mano Menezes, Brazil's Midfield and the Ronaldinho Card

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.21.2012 | Sports
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In recent weeks, the soccer blogosphere has been filled with commentary about Brazil's defeat to Mexico in the Olympic final, and much attention has focused on Mano Menezes, the coach of the Brazilian national team.

8 Quick Thoughts on Brazil vs. Honduras at the Olympics

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports
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Brazil now play South Korea in the semifinals, in a match where they will be challenged by South Korea's legendary physical fitness and their tactical discipline.

Brazil Clinch Olympic Quarterfinal Berth With Impressive 3-1 Victory Over Belarus

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
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Brazil delivered a scintillating display of attacking football to defeat Belarus in their second match of Group C of the Olympics and and guarantee themselves a place in the quarterfinals.

Brazil Selects Marcelo, Thiago Silva and Hulk For 2012 Olympics

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 09.07.2012 | Sports
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Brazil travel to the London Olympics in search of the elusive Olympic gold medal, the only major soccer trophy they have yet to win.

Brazil Defeats U.S. 4-1 in Friendly

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 07.31.2012 | Sports
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Team USA played exciting, threatening soccer in the second half but the match was really lost within 60 minutes thanks to clinical Brazilian finishing and superb possession.

Hulk Inspires Brazil to 3-1 Victory Over Denmark

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports
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Brazil fans will take heart from Hulk's brace and overall impressive play. Moreover, Oscar delivered a stellar performance in the number 10 jersey and was involved in all three goals.

Ganso to Miss Brazil Friendlies Due to Knee Surgery

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 07.24.2012 | Sports
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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
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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.

Brazil Includes Ronaldinho on Preliminary Squad for Olympics

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.16.2012 | Sports
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Brazil national coach Mano Menezes announced a preliminary list of 51 players for the 2012 Olympic games in London on Wednesday.

Brazil Scrape to 2-1 Victory Over Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 04.30.2012 | Sports
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Brazil scraped to a 2-1 victory over Bosnia & Herzegovina thanks to goals by Marcelo and an own goal inspired by a powerful Hulk cross. Mano opted for...

Mano Menezes Selects Ronaldinho, Neymar, Ganso and Hulk for Brazil Squad Against Bosnia

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports
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Brazil national football coach Mano Menezes announced an intriguing line-up for the February 28 friendly against Bosnia by selecting Ronaldinho, Ganso, Neymar, Hulk and Leandro Damiao.

A Tribute to Brazil Soccer Legend Socrates

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 02.04.2012 | Sports
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Anyone passionate about soccer will be saddened by the untimely passing away of Socrates, the Brazilian midfielder who captained Tele Santana's legendary World Cup team of 1982.

Ronaldinho and Damiao Shine as Brazil Defeat Ghana 1-0

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 11.06.2011 | Sports
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Brazil defeated Ghana 1-0 on Monday at Craven Cottage from a goal by Leandro Damiao, the young Internacional striker in the hottest of form.

Mano Recalls Ronaldinho and the Hulk

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.20.2011 | Sports
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The call-up represented the most candid admission so far of the inefficacy of his squad selections.