Brazil Easily Defeat Peru in a Pan Am Games Group A Match

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Hamilton, ON, Canada A sparse crowd at CIBC Hamilton Soccer Stadium witnessed Brazil win comfortably 4 – nil in a Pan Am Games group A match. It took only three minutes for the game’s first goal, as the Brazilians opened the scoring in style. After mounting pressure led to a corner, the ensuing kick was beautifully taken by […] READ MORE


Brazil v Ecuador: The Cristiane Rozeira Show

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Hamilton, ON, Canada A conservative crowd of only a couple thousand watched as Brazil’s women, led by Cristiane Rozeira, defeated Ecuador 7-1 in their Group B match at the 2015 Pan-Am Games. Despite the first half being dominated by the Brazilians who controlled much of the play, Ecuador scored first with a goal by Denise Pesantes (5′). […] READ MORE


Copa America Quarterfinals Have Arrived

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The end of the Copa America group stage marks the arrival of the quarterfinals. The group stage was marked by lots of tight and gritty play, with teams sometimes playing the game close as losses were near death sentences for many. Jamaica is going home after only allowing three goals, however, their lack of firepower […] READ MORE


Soul Power, Alma Rugby

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With the introduction of Rugby Sevens into the 2016 Rio Olympics, there was a surge in new rugby projects opening up in Brazil. Some were targeting social development, some looking to developed high performance and others simply to boost the numbers of people playing rugby in Brazil. Most having great success in their chosen areas […] READ MORE


Copa America Preliminary Rosters Breakdown

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The Copa America preliminary rosters were officially released this week for this summer’s grand South American tournament for the CONMEBOL region. All ten CONMEBOL members, plus two CONCACAF invitees, Jamaica and Mexico, will compete in Chile from June 11 through July 4 to become the champion of South America and represent the region at the […] READ MORE


The Growth of Rugby in Brazil

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There is no way to resist it, the growth of rugby in Brazil is happening. Since the first recorded game in 1891 to present day rugby has taken huge steps to becoming an alternative for those who are not captured by the small selection of easily accessible sports. From 2011 when figures showed a low […] READ MORE


The Power of Social Development Through Rugby

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Working in a football crazy country such as Brazil presents its own challenges when trying to introduce and develop a game played mainly in the hands and where the ball travels backwards. Though when you try to bring with it the values that are such an integral part of the game, things become more complicated […] READ MORE



Brazil: A force to be reckoned with once more

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Last July, after being humiliated by the no nonsense, ever efficient Germans, the Brazilian people found themselves disillusioned and highly perplexed. Much to their dismay, they were forced to accept one harsh truth – it was time for some deep soul searching: the samba-infused, South American kind. Eight months on, the soul searching complete, the […] READ MORE


Rio Open 2015 – Preview

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The Rio Open is a unique event with both the ATP and WTA tour playing on the red clay in the famous city of Rio de Janeiro. The players will battle it out on nine clay courts including the main 6,200 capacity stadium. So who are the top seeds in the ATP and WTA tour […] READ MORE