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Category: Brazil

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Dani Alves: ‘If you win without effort, you triumph with no glory at all’

Alves reflects on 17 years in Europe, what he learned from Pep Guardiola, his experiences of racism and why he’s back in Brazil By Joshua Law and Tom SandersonDani Alves has won more major trophies than any footballer in history. He spent 17 years play…

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Héber: from partnering Firmino in Brazil to replacing David Villa in NYC

Heber played alongside ‘Alberto’ Firmino in his teens before spells in Armenia and Croatia earned him a move to New YorkBy Joshua Law for Yellow & Green FootballHéber didn’t have to think twice. He had received a phone call from Srecko Juricic, spo…

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Inside the Grêmio academy, home of Brazil’s brightest young footballers

Grêmio have reached the Copa Libertadores semi-finals for the third year running thanks to a core of youth productsBy Joshua Law and Tom SandersonWhen Everton arrived at Grêmio in 2012, he was a 16-year-old who wanted to be a footballer. He is now a Br…

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Brazilian football match halted due to nearby wildfire – video

A third division football match in Brazil was paused after it was interrupted by heavy smoke caused by a wildfire. The match between Atlético Acreano and Luverdense in Serie C was stopped in the sixth minute before resuming seven minutes later. Accordi…

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Mirandinha: ‘I’m always looking out for what’s going on at Newcastle’

Newcastle broke their transfer record when they signed Joelinton last month. He’s not their first Brazilian strikerBy Yellow & Green Football for the Guardian Sport NetworkWhen Newcastle signed Brazilian striker Joelinton from Hoffenheim for £40m t…

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Wild scenes as São Paulo fans welcome new signing Dani Alves – video

Hundreds of São Paulo fans gave Dani Alves a hero’s welcome as the footballer arrived at Congonhas airport set to join their club on a free transfer. Alves, whose contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired in July, has reportedly signed a…

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Brazil police end Neymar rape probe over lack of evidence

Forward vehemently denied allegations of rape in ParisFinal decision on case will be made by a judgePolice in Brazil investigating rape allegations against the footballer Neymar have closed the case due to a lack of evidence, the Sao Paulo attorney gen…

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South Korea: world championship swimmers injured in fatal balcony collapse

Nightclub balcony falls, killing two South Koreans and injuring athletes from the US, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy and BrazilTwo South Koreans have died and several others, including athletes attending world aquatic championships, have been injured …

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Juninho: ‘I should not have left English football when I did’

The little genius talks about his time at Middlesbrough, his vision for Brazilian football and his love of Heinz Baked BeansBy Yellow & Green Football for the Guardian Sport NetworkIt’s the morning after Brazil beat Peru in the Copa América final t…

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Flying feet, tattoos and chicken masks: Copa América 2019 – in pictures

Five years after hosting the World Cup, Brazil again was home to a major competition; this time the Copa América with 12 teams competing over 26 matches. Chris Brunskill is one of a few European photographers that headed to South America to cover the t…

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Flying feet, tattoos and chicken masks: Copa América 2019 – in pictures

Five years after hosting the World Cup, Brazil again was home to a major competition; this time the Copa América with 12 teams competing over 26 matches. Chris Brunskill is one of a few European photographers that headed to South America to cover the t…

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Brazil break free from the Neymar imbalance to win Copa América | Jonathan Wilson

The Brazil coach, Tite, was finally able to play his form of pressing game without the PSG forward and it led to a first major trophy in 12 yearsBrazil winning a Copa América at home cannot be said to be a surprise. They have hosted the tournament five…

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‘We are the kings’: Brazil fans celebrate winning Copa América without Neymar – video

Fans have been celebrating Brazil’s ninth Copa América title after the host nation beat Peru 3-1 in the final at the Maracanã Stadium.Following the victory, Seleção supporters insisted it was important to prove they could win a trophy without Neymar, w…

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Brazil end Copa América drought with victory over Peru in final

• Gabriel Jesus scores and is sent off in 3-1 victory• Everton and Richarlison cancel out Guerrero’s openerBrazil’s Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as the hosts beat Peru 3-1to win the Copa América for th…

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Brazil v Peru: Copa América 2019 final – live!

Live updates from the final at the MaracanãGet in touch and email Rob with your thoughts 9.15pm BST 14 min Brazil have started to settle, with Arthur and Casemiro seeing more of the ball in midfield. The first goal already feels vital, such is the edgi…

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Brazil set out to win the Copa América final and the love of a nation

Brazil have reached the Copa América final without conceding a goal, but the public remain unconvinced about the teamBy Yellow & Green Football for the Guardian Sport NetworkDespite their tactical teething problems, Brazil got there in the end. At …

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Brazil set out to win the Copa América final and the love of a nation

Brazil have reached the Copa América final without conceding a goal, but the public remain unconvinced about the teamBy Yellow & Green Football for the Guardian Sport NetworkDespite their tactical teething problems, Brazil got there in the end. At …

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Everton: the little onion making a big impact for Brazil at the Copa América

Everton cycled 6km to train with his youth team in Maracanaú. Now he is playing in a Copa América final at the MaracanãBy Yellow & Green Football for the Guardian Sport NetworkMillions of boys in Brazil lace up their boots every day hoping to becom…

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What is a foul? Lionel Messi’s anger highlights controversy surrounding VAR | Jonathan Wilson

The thought that VAR may end dispute over decisions has proved laughably misguided, if anything football is more controversial than everThere was a time before VAR. There may be a time after VAR. But this is the age of VAR and nothing can ever happen b…

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Lionel Messi accuses referee of Brazil bias after Copa América defeat

• Argentina captain complained of ‘crazy officiating’ after 2-0 loss• Player stated ‘referee was on their side in every dispute’Lionel Messi accused the referee of bias after Argentina crashed out of the Copa América with a 2-0 semi-final loss to Brazi…