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  1. Brazil waiting for change as Dunga is favourite for new manager

    James Young


    Blog | July 19, 2014
  2. James Young looks at how German and Brazilian football aren't so ...

    James Young

    The Brazilian Life

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. Brazilian domestic game clamouring to be heard

    James Young

    As the start of this year's Brazilian league season draws closer this weekend, if one were to nominate a typical Serie A club, Botafogo might be as good a bet as any. Not a supposed giant like Corinthians or Flamengo, but not a minnow like Chapecoens...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Pride of the north

    James Young

    Unloved, unwatched and responsible for the fixture squeeze that means top clubs can play a possible 80 games per year, it seems that Brazil's elderly state championships may finally have had their day. Last week respected journalists Paulo Vinicius C...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  5. No place like home as Brazilian clubs reject new World Cup venues...

    James Young

    When the Frank Sinatra of Brazil comes to town, it's time to roll out the red carpet. What better venue, then, to host a Recife gig by legendary crooner Roberto Carlos than the new Arena Pernambuco built especially for the World Cup? -- 2014 World...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  6. Futebol = life

    James Young

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- "Life imitates art far more than art imitates life," wrote Oscar Wilde, who might not have spent much time in Brazil. For here, it is not art that life imitates, but football. There is arguably nowhere in the world where ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  7. Fearful players could strike after Corinthians' trouble

    James Young

    Time for another true tale of Brazilian footballing life. Last Saturday, the Corinthians' training ground was invaded by a gang of more than a hundred fans who were furious at the club's miserable recent form. Far outnumbering the small quantity of p...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  8. No Happy New Year for Brazilian Football

    James Young

    "It will be the best World Cup ever!" The war cry of Ronaldo, Sepp Blatter, the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff and the rest of Brazil and FIFA's great and good is about as considered a pronouncement as a turkey's gobble. And yet in its sunny p...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  9. The pride of Morocco

    James Young

    Even the most patriotic local would admit that the traffic in Marrakesh does not always flow smoothly, particularly when 40,000 people are heading to the same place -- the Stade de Marrakech, for the Club World Cup final between Raja Casablanca and p...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  10. Future uncertain for Mineiro after Club World Cup failure

    James Young

    MARRAKESH, Morocco -- Djema El-Fna square in Marrakesh, so balmy and welcoming in the optimistic sunshine that shone before Atletico Mineiro's Club World Cup semifinal implosion against Raja Casablanca on Wednesday night, has seemed a grey and barren...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  11. Atletico Mineiro's long and winding road to the Club World Cup

    James Young

    The man in the black and white striped football shirt at Rio de Janeiro airport is insistent. "Atletico Mineiro? Clube Atletico Mineiro?" he shouts, glaring at the young Italian couple in front of him. "Mineiro? Sorry," says the boy, "I don't kno...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  12. A history of violence

    James Young

    The final round of fixtures in this year's Brasileirao Serie A on Sunday promised great excitement, with almost half of the division's 20 teams either chasing a qualifying spot for next year's Copa Libertadores or battling against relegation. - Vi...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  13. Common sense grows in Brazil

    James Young

    For fans of Cruzeiro, November 13, 2013 will be remembered as the night their team clinched this year's Brasileirao title with a 3-1 victory over Vitoria. But the date may have greater long-term significance for Brazilian football as a whole, and may...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  14. Freddy should find that Adu-lation in Bahia

    James Young

    If you're seeking a little divine intervention, a good place to start is the Igreja do Bonfim, the best-known church in the exhilarating and sometimes chaotic city of Salvador, Brazil. The offerings room is testament to past requests, granted or othe...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  15. Why Corinthians are dreaming of glory in Japan

    James Young

    Queues of biblical proportions are a common sight at Brazilian airports, but this was something else entirely. The 15,000 that elbowed their way into Cumbica in Sao Paulo to wish Corinthians boa viagem a few weeks ago was either the world's biggest S...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  16. Soccer - Real Madrid's James Rodriguez tops 25 best players under...

    Adrian Melville

    Adrian Melville ranks the top 25 soccer players under age 25, headlined by Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014