Neymar is certain that Brazil is back thanks to Tite

16 Aug

Brazil are traditionally considered to be as the best national team when it comes to football and this is due to various reasons.

One of those reasons is because they have lifted the FIFA World Cup title more than any other national squad with 5 titles being won.

Another reason why Brazil is regularly being hailed as one of the best football squads after each year is because of the world class Brazilian players with the likes of: Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Pele, Kaka, Garrincha and the list of superstars hailing from Brazil goes on further.

However, in recent times, the Brazilian national side has struggled and was even humiliated during the 2014 FIFA World Cup after losing 1-7 to Germany and 4 days after that, plunging to a 0-3 defeat against Netherlands.

Luis Felipe Scolari was the head coach of Brazil during this period of time and following these defeats, he opted to resign and was replaced by Dunga who only lasted 2 years and was sacked after more underwhelming results.

The current coach of Brazil is Tite and according to Neymar, the Brazilian national side is returning to their glory days and getting back to their usual self.

Neymar believes that this resurgence from Brazil is mainly due to the head coach Tite as the 25 year old player said:
“Tite has changed Selecao. He’s an excellent coach, with great technical knowledge and he respects every professional. The good results are back, confidence too, and I think Brazil is, indeed, one of the favorites for the World Cup”

The 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup is scheduled to initiate on June 14 of 2018 and it’s the tournament that Brazil needs in order to re-establish themselves as top national team and try to forget about their high-profile defeats against Germany and Netherlands.

According to Neymar, Brazil is indeed back in form and ready to topple against the rest of the world.



4 Jul

Former Chelsea star Oscar had been handed eight game ban for his involvement in a brawl during a Chinese Super League brawl.

The Brazil international triggered the brawl when Shanghai SIPG clashed with Guangzhou R&F.

Oscar fired the ball intentionally at opponents two times forcing the Guangzhou players to rush at him, triggering a brawl. He fell to the ground as others joined in. The Chinese Football Association (CFA) reviewed the case before delivering a verdict of eight game ban and a fine of $6,000. The same ban was issued to three others that were principal sinners.

The 25-year old shocked the football community when he agreed to a move to China despite being in the prime of his career at Stamford Bridge and playing a critical role in the Brazilian national team. He is one of the biggest players in the Chinese Super League after his record €60 million move to SIPG.

After the brawl, Oscar escaped booking until the panel reviewed the case, finding him guilty of sparking the incident. He is not expected to return to football until August. This might affect Coach Andre Villas-Boas’ plan as the second placed SIPG hope to topple league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande. SIPG are set to meet the rivals on July 22 which Oscar would now sit out.

The brawl led to participation from other players, coaches and others. The league management could not let such go unattended. Two payers were sent off from each side: SIPG’s Fu Han and Guangzhou’s Li Tixiang. The CFAbanned Huan for six games while Tixiang got five games ban. Oscar was likely extended as he was not red carded in the game despite causing the brawl.

The CFA banned Qin Sheng for six months in March for stomping intentionally an opponent. All these are measures to protect the reputation of the league the CFA claims. Oscar denies intentional effort but any appeal by SIPG would likely be futile.


Rodrigo Possebon states that Manchester United was unforgettable

30 Apr

On January of 2008, Rodrigo Possebon was signed by Manchester United when he was only 17 years old and the Brazilian player actually managed to break into the first team but an injury forced him to stay out of the pitch for a significantly long period of time and he was eventually offloaded to Santos on August of 2010.

From there on out, the playing career of Rodrigo Possebon has been taking a downhill spiral as he has joined a number of Brazilian clubs including: Cricuma, Mirassol, Juventude, Nautico and his current club URT.

In every single one of those clubs, Possebon has struggled to make over 10 appearances and the 28 year old player has admitted in saying that the best experience of his playing career was way back when he was performing with Manchester United.

‘’It was the greatest experience of my life in terms of football, to live together with such great players and a legend as a manager. Unfortunately in football you are never fully protected against injuries and I was on the receiving end of a bad tackle against Middlesbrough but it could be much worse, that tackle could have broken my leg as people thought at the time that didn’t happen, thank God’’ Rodrigo Possebon said as he talked about his time spent in Manchester United and the injury that seriously hampered his playing career.

Rodrigo Possebon is 28 years old which means that he has a few more years left in him to perform at a very high level and the Brazilian player on numerous occasions has expressed his desire on making a return to Old Trafford and be a player of Manchester United as he wants to have a 2nd chance of proving his worth with the English Premier League club.