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Tactical review of 2019: Re-emergence of Brazil and a judicious high press

Tite has transformed the way the seleção play but 2019 was mainly about Liverpool and their very modern footballThis year has been all about Liverpool. It is not just that they are European and world champions, or that they are well set to win the Prem…

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Tactical review of 2019: Re-emergence of Brazil and a judicious high press

Tite has transformed the way the seleção play but 2019 was mainly about Liverpool and their very modern footballThis year has been all about Liverpool. It is not just that they are European and world champions, or that they are well set to win the Prem…

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Rodrigo Caio: ‘A final against Liverpool. It would be so special’

Caio watches his Brazil teammates in the Premier League every week. Now he hopes to play them in the Club World Cup finalBy Joshua Law for Yellow & Green FootballRiver Plate were winning 1-0 and the Copa Libertadores final seemed to be drifting awa…

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Santos forward Marinho performs VAR celebration after scoring – video

Santos’ Marinho celebrated a long-range strike against Botafogo by imitating the referee making a VAR decision. The player could be seen miming the VAR signal, holding his hand to his ear, and pretending to listen through an earpiece before pointing to…

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The making of Roberto Firmino, by his earliest mentors in Brazil

A teammate, a coach and a teacher reflect on how Firmino left ‘a dangerous reality to conquer the world through sport’By Josué Seixas for Yellow & Green FootballOn a mundane Monday in 2001, Adriana Leite was sitting in her classroom in Maceió, a ci…

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Brazilian footballers protest oil spill with custom-made shirts and gloves – video report

A football league match in Brazil was met with protests after an oil spill contaminated the country’s northeast coastline. Both sides demonstrated against the government’s lack of response to the damage. Bahia wore a jersey with several black marks acr…

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Black football managers join forces in Maracanã to condemn racism in Brazil

Marcão and Roger, the only black managers in Série A, stood together to oppose the prejudice they see in Bolsonaro’s BrazilOccasionally football acts as a springboard for conversations that affect society as a whole. That happened in Brazil at the week…

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Brazil’s Lucão scores spectacular volley in World Beach Games football – video

A driven long-range volley was the pick of the bunch in Brazil’s 9-3 victory over Russia at the World Beach Games in Doha. After a bobbling effort from Russia, Brazil’s Lucão chipped the ball up from deep inside his own half before striking it into the…

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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…