GREMIO X INTERNACIONAL: THE DIVIDING OF PORTO ALEGRE

In the southern reaches of Brazil lays Porto Alegre in the state of Rio Grande De Sol, the derby match of two of Brazil’s biggest teams has captured everything that is special about football in Brazil. Football derbies around the world are games that all fans look out for when the early season fixtures are released (especially for the locals). Every league around the world … Continue reading GREMIO X INTERNACIONAL: THE DIVIDING OF PORTO ALEGRE

CARLOS ALBERTO PARREIRA: THE MAN THAT LED FIVE NATIONS TO THE WORLD CUP FINALS

In 1994, Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira coached his country to a World Cup victory. He enjoyed the celebrations with his team and the short-term national exaltation, but he was weary. He was weary of every decision he made being scrutinised from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro.  As he said 20 years later, “Soccer in Brazil is a cultural phenomenon, as well as a social … Continue reading CARLOS ALBERTO PARREIRA: THE MAN THAT LED FIVE NATIONS TO THE WORLD CUP FINALS