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Hello, and welcome to the Brazil Sports newsletter! With the league season brought to a close, we look at the momentous relegation of Cruzeiro, one of the country’s biggest clubs. Meanwhile, on the other end of the table, lowly...

SportsDec 02, 2019

Remember the birth of the UFC

Good morning and welcome back to the Brazil Sports...

SportsNov 25, 2019

Flamengo: champions of … well, just about everything

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter! After a...

SportsNov 22, 2019

Copa Libertadores final: what you need to know

Leading up to the Copa Libertadores final (Flamengo v....

Sports Nov 18, 2019

2019, a defining year for Brazilian women’s football

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we look back at a potentially game-changing year for women’s football in Brazil. Also, with...

Sports Nov 11, 2019

When sport meets politics in South America

Hello and welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, with the news of the Copa Libertadores final being moved after protests in...

Sports Nov 04, 2019

Mining talent at the U-17 World Cup

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we’re looking at the rough Brazilian diamonds on display at the U-17 World Cup, being...

Sports Oct 28, 2019

Libertadores, Champions League: more than an ocean apart

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter! This week, we look at the financial chasm that exists between the Copa Libertadores and Champions League,...

Sports Oct 21, 2019

Could the Copa Libertadores go global?

Good morning and welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we’re taking a look at the future of the Copa Libertadores, South...

Sports Oct 14, 2019

Brazil’s black coaches speak out on racism in football

Good morning and welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. Today, we are looking at racism in Brazilian football, as the league’s only two...

Sports Oct 07, 2019

Brazil’s bonkers calendar gets a bit crazier

Good morning and welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we take a look at the mind-boggling calendar of the Brazilian football...

Sports Sep 30, 2019

Brazil’s managerial merry-go-round

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we are looking at the revolving door of coaching appointments in Brazil, as four top...

Sports Sep 23, 2019

21st-century champions in South America

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we have our first national champions of the year as Athletico won the 2019 Copa...

Sports Sep 16, 2019

Flamengo: halfway to glory?

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter! This week, Flamengo are the symbolic champions of the first half of 2019, is it their title...

Sports Sep 14, 2019

Swimming in debt, Brazilian football clubs want to become corporations

In March, Eurico Miranda passed away at the age of 74 from a brain tumor. He was the epitome of a Brazilian football cartola,...

Sports Sep 09, 2019

How the NFL became popular in Brazil

This week, we are looking at the career of wantaway Neymar, who is now sentenced to another six months playing for PSG. Has he...

Sports Sep 02, 2019

Bruno gets another club, nine years after brutal murder

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we begin on a somber note, as in the country where talent always gets another...

Sports Aug 26, 2019

Is Brazilian football finally starting to fight homophobia?

Good morning and welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we’re looking at the Brazilian league’s new plan to curb homophobia in...

Sports Aug 19, 2019

How the Brazilian Storm came to be

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we’re looking at Brazil’s first national team call-up after the Copa América, as well as...
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