30 September 2007 – Germany Doubles Up On Brazil

On 30 September 2007, Germany won their second consecutive Women's World Cup, beating Brazil 2-0.In their bid to retain the trophy, the Germans started with an offensive explosion, annihilating Argentina 11-0. But then their dominant defense took over, keeping clean sheets all the way to the final. The only blemish on their campaign was a scoreless ...

11 August 1984 – Les Bleus Claim L’Or

On 11 August 1984, France and Brazil reached the first Olympic final for both teams, with France winning 2-0.France had enjoyed more success in previous tournaments, claiming the silver medal in 1900 (albeit as one of only three participating teams). In 1908, France actually entered two teams, with one reaching the semifinals. An additional semifinal ...

10 August 2010 – The Kid Just Might Have A Future

On 10 August 2010, Neymar made his Brazil debut--and scored his first international goal--in a 2-0 win over the United States.The 18-year old striker had risen to prominence for Santos since signing with them in 2009 and had already made three appearances for Brazil's U-17 team. His performances there led to a loud public outcry for his inclusion in ...

25 July 1993 – Height Has Its Advantages

On 25 July 1993, Bolivia handed Brazil their first-ever World Cup qualification defeat, beating them 2-0 in La Paz.Bolivia had, to that point, only participated in two World Cups (1930 and 1950), while Brazil had already won three of them (1958, 1962, 1970). And the Brazilians had never lost a World Cup qualifier since FIFA instituted them for the 1934 ...

15 July 2007 – Thanks, Argentina, But They Didn’t Need The Help

On 15 July 2007, Brazil won their fourth Copa América with a dominating 3-0 victory over Argentina.The Brazilians stumbled out of the gate at the start of the tournament, losing 2-0 to Mexico, but rallied with wins over Chile (3-0) and Ecuador (1-0) to finish second in their group and advance to the knockout rounds, where they beat Chile again (6-1), ...

Maurine

Brazilian Soccer playerFactfileName: Maurine Dorneles GonçalvesNationality:  BrazilDate of Birth: 14 January 1986Place of Birth: Porto Alegre, BrazilSport: FootballHeight: 1m60cm (5'3)Position : Defence/MidfieldClub: SantosMaurine has had a very transitory career in Brazil. Save for a short stint in the USA, she has played for a series of ...

29 June 1997 – Brazil Hits The Heights

On 29 June 1997, Brazil won their fifth South American Championship/Copa América, beating hosts Bolivia 3-1.The reigning World Cup champions rolled through the group stage, winning all three of their matches, then advanced to the final with a 2-0 win over Paraguay and a 7-0 demolition of Peru. There, they faced Bolivia, the only other team in the tournament ...

15 June 2010 – North Korea’s Glorious Defeat

On 15 June 2010, North Korea marked their return to the World Cup with an impressive showing against Brazil, albeit in a losing effort.In 1966, their only previous tournament, they delivered a shocking 1-0 first-round upset of Italy before falling to Portugal in the quarterfinals. That set a high standard for their return forty-four years later, secured ...

Mari Paraiba

Brazilian Volleyball playerFactfileName: Mariana Andrade CostaNationality: BrazilDate of Birth: 30 July 1986Place of Birth: Campina Grande, ParaíbaSport: VolleyballHeight: 1m81cm (5'11)Mari is a Brazilian Volleyball player currently plying her trade in Switzerland for Zurich. Before Zurich she played for Brazilian sides Osasco, Pinheiros, ...

Top 25 of 2016: #6 Natalia Gaudio

the 6th spot on this years list goes to Brazilian Gymnast Natalia Gaudio. The 24 year old Olympian represented her country on home soil in the 2016 Olympics. Although she finished extremely lowly in the Olympics she still had a hugely succesful year culminating in her appearance so high up the top 25. Between the Pan American Games and the South American ...

Brazil kits World Cup 1986

Classic topper manufacturer kit, Brazil didn't played with away kit during the tournament, vs Spain they dressed a combination of home shirt and away short.

16 October 2009 – Three Is The Lucky Number For Ghana

On 16 October 2009, Ghana won the U-20 World Cup, beating Brazil on penalties, 0-0 (4-3). And they did it despite playing most of the match with only ten men.It was the third appearance in the U-20 Final for the Black Satellites, who finished as runners-up to Brazil in 1993 and to Argentina in 2001. Brazil, meanwhile, had reached six previous finals ...

16 October 2009 – Three Is The Lucky Number For Ghana

On 16 October 2009, Ghana won the U-20 World Cup, beating Brazil on penalties, 0-0 (4-3). And they did it despite playing most of the match with only ten men.It was the third appearance in the U-20 Final for the Black Satellites, who finished as runners-up to Brazil in 1993 and to Argentina in 2001. Brazil, meanwhile, had reached six previous finals ...

13 September 2006 – A Big Bid For A Bit Of Best

On 13 September 2006, a shirt worn by George Best in a record-breaking performance sold at auction for £24,000.The shirt in question was the one worn by Best for Manchester United in a Fifth Round FA Cup match against Northampton Town on 7 February 1970. United won 2-8 with Best providing six of the goals, a record haul for the competition at the time. ...
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