1 July 2006 – Brazil’s Dynamic Duo Bids Farewell

On 1 July 2006, two football legends played their last match for Brazil, finishing as the national team's first and second most-capped players.The occasion was Brazil's game against France in the World Cup quarterfinals. The Seleção line-up that day included right back--and captain--Cafu and left back Roberto Carlos. Roberto Carlos earned ...

3 June 1997 – That Movie Should Have Been Called “Bend It Like Roberto Carlos”

On 3 June 1997, Brazil managed a 1-1 draw with France in the opening match of the Tournoi de France thanks to one of the most celebrated goals in football history.Organized by the French Football Federation as a friendly in anticipation of the 1998 World Cup, the Tournoi de France featured France, Brazil, England, and Italy. The first two kicked the ...

15 May 2002 – Bayer Gets Another Real Headache

On 15 May 2002, Real Madrid won their ninth European Cup/Champions League trophy, beating Bayer Leverkusen in the Final.The Final--Bayer's first and Real Madrid's twelfth--was a rematch of the two team's quarterfinal meeting in 1998, which the Spaniards won 1-4 on aggregate en route to their seventh tournament title. Like that previous match, Real Madrid ...

26 February 1992 – Roberto Carlos Gets The Call-Up

On 26 February 1992, defender Roberto Carlos made his first appearance for Brazil in a 3-0 win over the United States in a friendly. He went on to play for them a total of 125 times to take second place on Brazil's list of most-capped players.Only 18 years old at the time, he had just begun his professional career two years earlier with Brazilian Série ...

Umbro x Roberto Carlos On His Golaço

As Umbro celebrate the Golaço and offer you the chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to Brazil, here's the first part of their interview between Guillem Balague and the legendary Roberto Carlos. In this video, Roberto talks about his most famous goal - the free kick he scored for Brazil against France at Le Tournoi in 1997. Did he mean it? Take ...
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