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Are the NFL's Woes Good for Soccer?

Michael J. Agovino | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Michael J. Agovino

It goes without saying that this has been a bad couple of weeks for the NFL, so much so that a tweet -- post-Ray Rice, pre-Adrian Peterson -- came my way that read, "Let's all start watching soccer instead!"

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million...

Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari Recalls Maicon and Ramires for Portugal and Australia Friendlies

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.22.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named a strong squad for upcoming friendlies against Australia and Portugal in what amounts to the clearest possible indication that "Big Phil" is closing in on his final roster for the 2014 World Cup.

Scolari Drops Ronaldinho and Kaka as Youth Triumphs in Brazil's Confederations Cup Squad

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.16.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Like the 2014 World Cup, the 2013 Confederations Cup is based in Brazil and thereby gives FIFA an opportunity to assess the match-readiness of Brazil's stadiums and infrastructure and participating coaches and teams the experience of playing competitive football in Brazil.

Three Promising Signs For Brazil in Their Disappointing 2-2 Draw Against Chile

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 06.26.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil's 2-2 draw against Chile on Wednesday was one of the most horrendous displays by the Selecao in recent memory. The fullbacks and defensive midfield were nonexistent, and overall, the team didn't play as a team at all, but rather as a collection of atomized individuals.

Neymar and Ronaldinho Lead Brazil to 4-0 Victory Over Bolivia

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil pranced to their first victory under newly appointed coach Luis Felipe Scolari with an impressive 4-0 win over Bolivia in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on Saturday.

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...

WATCH: This Guy Tried To Break Ronaldinho's Leg

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.09.2013 | Sports

During his long and mostly illustrious career, Ronaldinho has "broken the ankles" of countless defenders with his inimitable sleight of foot. In t...

Ronaldinho Denied.. Twice

Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports

Ronaldinho's return to the Brazil starting XI almost got off to the perfect start. Almost. But England goalkeeper Joe Hart got in the way, twice. ...

He's Back

Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports

By Livio Caferoglu, Goal.com Ronaldinho is set to start for Brazil against England on Wednesday after being named in coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's pr...

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.

Ronaldinho Bursts Into Tears, Again

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 12.08.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

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
Arnal Dayaratna

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.

WATCH: Ronaldinho Turns Back Clock With Golazo

Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports

With this mazy run through the opposing defense, 32-year-old Ronaldinho not only shed defenders but also Father Time. Traversing half the field, the t...

Mano Menezes, Brazil's Midfield and the Ronaldinho Card

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.21.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

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.

Ronaldinho's Next Stop

Posted 06.05.2012 | Sports

By Mark Doyle, Goal.com Atletico Mineiro has confirmed the signing of Ronaldinho, just days after his acrimonious departure from Flamengo. The ...

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.

Mano Menezes Omits Ronaldinho in Favor of Youth For Brazil Friendlies Before Olympics

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 07.15.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil soccer coach Mano Menezes announced a list of 23 players for Brazil's upcoming friendlies against Denmark, the United States, Mexico and Argentina.

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.

Brazil Includes Ronaldinho on Preliminary Squad for Olympics

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.16.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

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
Arnal Dayaratna

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
Arnal Dayaratna

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.

Ronaldinho In, Kaka Out For Brazilian National Team

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 04.15.2012 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ronaldinho has been included in Brazil's 23-man roster for a Feb. 28 exhibition against Bosnia at St. Gallen, Switzerland, while Ka...