Reuters Soccer Blog

Brazil restore order by winning Confederations Cup

June 28, 2009

The U.S. were 2-0 up at halftime and threatening another major shock before Brazil stormed back to win 3-2 and seal the Confederations Cup.

Brazil: the land of the bullyboys

June 5, 2009

Sao Paulo have won the Brazilian championship for the last three years but their style of play is far removed from their country’s fine footballing traditions.

No Diego but UEFA Cup final will have strong Brazilian influence

May 19, 2009

There will be a heavy Brazilian influence in Wednesday’s UEFA Cup final between Shakhtar Donetsk and Werder Bremen in Istanbul — despite the absence of Werder’s influential playmaker Diego through suspension.

Ronaldo’s medal nothing to get over-excited about

May 4, 2009

Ronaldo was not surprisingly delighted to lay hands on a winner’s medal so soon after returning from last year’s knee injury but even he probably knows deep down that it is not that much to get excited about.

Is there any way back for Adriano?

April 23, 2009

Adriano looks to have played his last match for Inter Milan after failing to return to the Serie A leaders from international duty with Brazil this month and announcing he was taking a break from football.

Where has Adriano been?

April 7, 2009

A missing person’s hunt has ended happily in Brazil. Inter Milan striker Adriano has been found.

Which is Latin America’s most complex championship?

March 4, 2009

The season is under way around Latin America which means various countries have had a chance to roll out new-look (or not so new) domestic championships.

Smaller nations scratch around for friendlies

February 13, 2009

Like so often in the modern game, arranging international friendlies is much easier if you happen to be a big and powerful footballing nation.

Is Ronaldo’s choice of Corinthians canny or cushy?

December 10, 2008

Ronaldo is back. Nearly 10 months after suffering a serious knee injury during a Serie A game for AC Milan, the third such misfortune in his career, he has agreed terms to join Corinthians, one of Brazil’s biggest and most volatile clubs.