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How Brazil Used Their Greatest Ever Humiliation To Spark A Revival

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The events of July 8th, 2014 at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte caused arguably the darkest day in Brazilian football history. Full of confidence and playing in front of a home crowd fully expecting the Selecao to win their first World Cup since  2002, what followed can only be described as evisceration at the hands of Germany in the …

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Opinion: Footballers Swapping Europe For Chinese Super League Are Sell-Outs

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JANUARY 03: Oscar of Shanghai SIPG poses for photos with fans at Pudong International Airport prior to his team's departure to the Doha training camp on January 3, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

The Chinese Super League is, you may have noticed, on a rampage. Various market forces have combined to render previous Asian transfer records antiquated, and have even transpired to make Carlos Tevez the highest paid footballer on the planet. The Asian transfer record has been broken four times in the last year, and contrasts are repeatedly drawn between football’s current …

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Chinese Club Make World Record Bid For Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [Report]

DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg at Signal Iduna Park on December 20, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The Chinese Super League revolution shows no sign of slowing down – and reports in Italy suggest they are now looking to break the world transfer record to sign Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to a report in Gazzetto Dello Sport on Wednesday, Shanghai SIPG have offered the Bundesliga side a staggering €150m to secure the forward’s services, destroying the €105m …

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Watford Reject Insanely High Chinese Bid For Star Striker

WATFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Odion Ighalo of Watford celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on December 20, 2015 in Watford, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

If ever there was a story to convey just how much money is in English football these days, the latest report from Watford is it. Multiple sources this morning (including the Guardian and Sky Sports) are reporting that the Hornets have received a bid of £37.5m from Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for striker Odion Ighalo – and have …

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Chinese Side Shanghai SIPG Sign Brazilian International For €55m

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Hulk of FC Zenit St. Petersburg celebrates after scoring a goal during the Russian Premier League match between FC Spartak Moscow and FC Zenit St. Petersburg at the Arena Otkritie Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

As if to remind us that they haven’t gone away, the Chinese Super League are flexing their muscles in the transfer market once again. Given their penchant for recruiting Brazilians – with the likes of Ramires, Paulinho and Alex Teixeira all having made the move east within the past year, they have apparently added another South American superstar to their ranks. …

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VIDEO: Hulk Smash Goalkeeper Through The Net

The Zenit St Petersburg’s striker has got a hell of a shot on him. Here’s the beastly Brazilian showing off his silky skills before sending his own goalkeeper through the net. It’s follows this 19th century inspired picture of the squad and manager Andre Villas-Boas which, with the video above, showcases the impressive campaign from the Zenit PR crew.

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Has There Been A Weekend With More Great Goals Than This?

We’re all use to seeing fantastic goals in the Premier league. But has anyone seen a weekend with more fantastic strikes over the course of a weekend? We round-up every cracker from a phenomenal weekend.   1. Arsenal got the party started early A delicately placed finish by Bellerin set the tone for the early kick-off. A fixture that had the …

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CSKA Moscow & The Racism Problem In Russia

Conor Heffernan discusses the outrageous behaviour of certain elements in Russian football regarding racism, namely CSKA Moscow. Manchester City travel to Russia tonight to face CSKA Moscow in a Champions League Group match. In what will be an eerie affair, the game will be played behind closed doors as punishment for the racist behaviour of CSKA fans following incidents in Rome …

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Wave Of Emotion Could Only Ever Carry Brazil So Far

No one saw it coming. After almost four weeks of enthralling action, the hosts were just one step away from a date with destiny; a World Cup final on their home turf in front of their fanatical supporters. Despite missing their two best players, their two leaders, Thiago Silva and Neymar, there was a willing expectation all over Brazil that …

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Selection Analysis: Brazilian Flair & Player Despair

Brazilian football is notorious for its flair and skill. Kevin Real is here to discuss whether the lack of flair in this current Brazil side is leading to despair amongst fans. Luis Gustavo, Ramires, Fernandinho, Paulinho and Hernanes. These are the central midfielders that Luis Filipe Scolari has to choose from for the World Cup finals. Apart from Hernanes all are renowned for …

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Why the Transfer Market has Gone Mad

Paying over the odds for so-called ‘wonderkids’ that have yet to make an impact on the game has become commonplace in many of Europe’s top leagues. The newest member of the ‘Sport Is Everything’ team, Mark Maher from  C’mon U Rs, discusses this alarming trend as it threatens to impact the economical future of football:   In early 2011, Chelsea confirmed that …

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