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France Left Needing A Bigger Comeback Than Rob Ford To Make Brazil ’14

Written by on November 18, 2013 | 5 Comments »
Posted in France, World Cups

It is has been a horrendous week for the embattled Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford. Of course most, if not all, of Ford’s problems have been self inflicted and that is something that France’s national team can identify with after losing 2-0 to Ukraine in Kiev on Friday.

By finishing as runners up to Spain in Group I France fate was cast in with seven other European countries all hoping to qualify for next summer’s World Cup Finals by winning one of four home and home play-off matches.

Friday’s loss left France without an away goal…to read more please click on the link.

Brazil Wins The Confederations Cup – Thoughts And Numbers On Each Country – What Went Right And What Went Wrong

Written by on July 2, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Other Competitions, Spain





Brazil has made progress since Luiz Felipe Scolari was appointed as manager last November but during the last two weeks the positive change became exponential. Five games, five wins, scored 14, conceded only three goals and kept three clean sheets.

Brazil’s performance climaxed with a 3-0 humiliation… to read more please click on the link.

Why Neymar, Scolari and Brazil All Face Unprecedented Challenges

Written by on June 18, 2013 | 3 Comments »
Posted in Brazil

When the 2016 summer Olympics was awarded to Rio de Janeiro in 2009 it was over two years after FIFA had confirmed Brazil as the host nation for the 2014 World Cup Finals. At the time anyone questioning the wisdom of having the two largest sporting events in the world hosted in the same country in just two years were pointed towards….to read more please click on the link.

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