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Brazil break the Paraguay jinx

Paraguay - quarterfinalists at the South Africa 2010 a decade ago, of course - are looking to book their first return since this time around, having missed out on Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018. A surprise victory here could have vaulted them into the top four and keep them firmly on the front foot. But it did not happen.

Colombia stun Argentina

Obviously, Argentina were the favourites to win and their start was encouraging until the home side raised their game to stun Messi and co.

Brazil win at Porto Alegre

Amid the doubts of the upcoming Copa America, which has been shifted to Brazil and the rumours of head coach Tite’s resignation; Brazil faced Ecuador in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at Porto Alegre. Brazil looked underwhelming at the start, still, picked the tempo when Tite brought changes. In the end, the Selecao did not drop any points like Argentina and Uruguay.

Lionel Messi scores but Argentina drop points

After a dramatic and hectic football season in Europe, international football has commenced. Back in Europe, the preparation for the Euro is underway while in Latin America, the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers are back. At the new and sparkling new Madre de Ciudades Stadium, Argentina logged horns with Chile and ended up sharing points.

North Macedonia create history by stunning the Germans

Germany suffered a loss in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the first time in 20 years. The last time they lost a qualifier was to England in 2001.

Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo robbed

At Belgrade, Portugal logged horns with Serbia for the World Cup Qualifiers. With the kind of players Portugal have and the kind of form they are in at the moment, a victory was expected, but the match ended in a 2-2 draw and in a controversial manner.

Burak Yilmaz stuns Holland

Still, players like Yilmaz always dreamed of bagging something big at the international level, and the hat-trick against the Oranje last night would mean a lot for the old warhorse.

Brazil conquer Montevideo

No Neymar. No Philippe Coutino. No Casemiro. No Fabinho. No Eder Militao. https://twitter.com/faisalyorker1/status/1328879315409195009?s=20 Yes, without the abovementioned names, Brazil and Tite traveled to Montevideo to face Uruguay, who are one of those teams in world football that can unnerve Brazil. And,...

Argentina break the jinx in Peru

Argentina signed off the year 2020 with a victory. Like their arch-rivals, Brazil, they were the visitors against Peru. The Peruvians are not as competent as their heavyweight neighbours, but one can remember, how they posed a threat against...

Brazil would meet Uruguay with the intent to conquer Montevideo

Apart from Brazil vs Argentina, in South America, the clash between the Selecao and Uruguay is another contest, which garners huge interest among the football fans back in South America. Traditionally, their rivalry is known as also known as...

Brazil break the resistance of Venezuela

Neymar had been cut off from the Brazilian squad for the World Cup Qualifiers this week because of a groin injury which he sustained playing for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Thomas Tuchel said last week that it would...

VAR denies Argentina

Certainly, Paraguay are no pushovers in world football. If they cannot threaten you with attacking football, then, they would build a wall – solid enough – to deny you from scoring and neutralize your aggressive intent. As a matter...

Lionel Messi: Enjoying the time playing with Argentina more than Barcelona?

The legend was on target against Ecuador in Buenos Aires and in the next encounter at La Paz, one of the toughest venues in world football, he was found one of the most influential players for the Albiceleste. It...

Neymar paints Lima yellow

“Neymar will become the top goalscorer in Brazil’s history, surpassing Pele. It wouldn’t hurt if Neymar leapfrogged me in the list. I left my mark on history and now it’s his turn.” Romario The World Cup Qualifiers in South America is...

Argentina conquer La Paz

Bolivia are not a force to be reckoned in world football. Even though, once upon a time, they did manage to accumulate some talented individual to shock Brazil; but in the course of time, they became a jolly-bash for...

Playing at La Paz is always challenging

La Paz is situated roughly 3,650 meters above the sea level, making her the highest capital city on Earth and consequentially causing some visiting athletes to struggle due to the air pressure. Until May 2007, FIFA, football's international governing body,...

It was Samba time at Sao Paulo

"The boys with 5-star simply crushed the visitors – Bolivia. There was no sign of tension. There was no sign of nervousness. There was no sign of not playing in national colours for a long time" The opening matches of...

When God sent Romario to save Brazil in Maracana

Tragedy at Turin   In the 80th minute of a torrid match that witnessed the Argentinean defence withstand a barrage of Brazil attacks, Maradona found himself with the ball at his feet just inside his own half. Being surrounded by four Brazilian...

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