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Luis Felipe Scolari

Luis (Luiz) Felipe Scolari is a World Cup winner with Brazil and a veteran manager with over 20 years in club and international football management.

Brazil 0-0 Mexico: Goalkeepers steal the show in goalless thriller

Neymar and his Brazilian counterparts tried every trick in the book in Fortaleza today, but Group A opponents Mexico held firm at the back,...

Neymar drives World Cup favourites Brazil to convincing warm-up win

All eyes were on Brazil today in their friendly against Panama, to see just what will be required to cause an upset and outdo...

World Cup Draw: England vs Suarez and Balotelli, Australia’s group of death and much...

The World Cup draw was completed today, with the groups decided for next summer’s spectacle in Brazil. There are a number of standout groups, with...

Brazil blog: Scolari takes chance to assess all options

Familiar names Neymar and Oscar did the damage for Brazil in successive victories on the Far East leg of their World Cup warm-up global...
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Confederations Cup preview: Spain, Brazil and Italy favourites

The 2013 Confederations Cup kicks off this weekend in Brazil, with Italy & Spain being touted as the favourites alongside the hosts.
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A year before the 2014 World Cup: Argentina are favourites

On Wednesday, it will officially be one year before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil gets under way. Despite a number of highly impressive...

“Neymar will play for Barcelona” – Santos head coach

Neymar has attracted interest from a host of European clubs but Santos coach Muricy Ramalho thinks he'll play for Barcelona like Ronaldo, Romario & Rivaldo.

England v Brazil: Gerrard to partner up with Wilshere to face Ronaldinho

England v Brazil International Friendly Wembley Stadium, London, England Wednesday 6th Ferbruary, 2013 19:30 GMT England will play their first international fixture of 2013 when the Three Lions will...

The resurrection of a footballing genius: Ronaldinho

When England face Brazil at Wembley on Wednesday evening, the 90,000 crowd will be privileged to see one of Brazil's greatest ever players strutting...

Lucas Leiva: From hate figure to saviour

The return of Lucas Leiva on Saturday was a huge positive for Liverpool, with many claiming it will be the catalyst in igniting Liverpool's...

Who do Chelsea really owe their current success to?

“Scolari reckons that Chelsea’s success is all down to him”, “Scolari insists that Chelsea’s current domination of England is thanks to him” and “I made Chelsea Great!” are ludicrous statements from a number of newspapers this morning. However unfounded the headlines from various newspapers were this morning; they do raise an interesting question. How much, or little, have Chelsea’s previous 6 managers, in the last 7 years, contributed to the current success of the club?

Chelsea’s Greatest Signings under Roman Abramovich

Chelsea have made approximately 50 signings since the take-over of Roman Abramovich. About £470 million (and William Gallas) has been spent on these players...

Chelsea’s Worst Signings Under Roman Abramovich

Chelsea have made approximately 50 signings since the take-over of Roman Abramovich. About£470 million (and William Gallas) has been spent on these players – that averages out at just over £9 million (and one of Gallas’ hands) per player. Taking money spent, time consumed, bad memories and general disappointment into account, here is a list of the 10 worst signings of Abramovich’s ownership.

Why I’d Choose Ancelotti over Mourinho

Everyone can admire the achievements of Jose Mourinho but, as a Chelsea supporter, I can honestly say that if I was given the opportunity to have any of the men who have managed Chelsea reinstated then he would be bottom of my list. I would, without doubt, choose to keep Ancelotti.

Have Chelsea Got The Winter Blues?

"Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this sun of York" (Shakespeare- Richard III) Yes, I know a bit...

Bunyodkor: Not Quite Asia’s Chelsea (yet)

Ever since the arrival of the Roman Abramovich era at Chelsea, the world of football seems to exist in two separate yet parallel universes....

A Bridge too far for Carlo?

Taking the Chelsea job was never going to be easy for Carlo Ancelotti. He still doesn’t speak much English and he is going...

Bunyodkor: the Super-club no-one has heard of

In the first half of a month which has seen Real Madrid twice break the football record for player transfer fees paid, the news...

From Ukraine with Blues – Why Shevchenko should remain at Chelsea

Shevchenko was given unfair treatment by Mourinho and the new Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti knows how to use Sheva properly and help him regain top-form.With the recent appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as the new Chelsea manager and the recent announcement that Shevchenko will be coming back to the Bridge now that his one-year loan deal with AC Milan has expired. While Shevchenko and many Chelsea fans are not optimistic about his future at the bridge, Sheva still has great potential to finish his career in style and justify the money that was spent on him. The following will be reviewed 1) Why Shevchnko did not live up to his potential at Chelsea 2) How Chelsea could have made better use of the Ukrainian international 3) Why Shevchenko deserves one more season as a Chelsea starter under Ancelotti.

Chelsea Manager – The Best (Paying) Job In Football?

Looking back over the years, during the ownership of Roman Abramovich many Chelsea fans can be proud of what their club has achieved, and...

Scolari Speaks, Chelsea Bleeds, Becks and Giggs Learn Their Fates and More!

Luiz Felipe Scolari shed some insight into his situation at Chelsea right before he was given the pink slip by Roman Abramovich on Monday....

Clueless Chelsea Hit ‘Reset’ Button, Hope For Miracle-Worker

Football fans can be fickle, the media even more so but the Chelsea board has taken knee-jerk reactions and impossible expectations to Real Madrid-like...

Creativity, Scolari and The 3-5-2

The esteemed Mr. Scolari has encouraged his players to "find their creative spark". A 2-nil win over a dismal West Brom and a somewhat...

Chelsea To Sign Middlesbrough’s Tuncay?

Premier League giants Chelsea seem to have made Middlesbrough striker Tuncay Sanli their top target for January as manager Luiz Felipe Scolari seems to...

Football to Abramovich – only points win titles

What would fans prefer to see and pay to watch: entertaining, attacking football which might result in their team losing the odd game, or...

Scolari’s rants not the answer for fallible Chelsea

Prior to Saturday's 2-1 defeat against title rivals Arsenal, 'Big' Phil Scolari had avoided controversy during the opening six months of his reign as...

Safe or Not? The 08-09 Manager Sack Race

Last season the manager sack race got a bit ridiculous with many managers under severe pressure and some getting fired despite being backed in...

Should Scolari give Sheva a chance?

It's been a good month for Chelsea and Luiz Felipe Scolari.  The new manager of the Blues has overseen a successful preseason campaign including a morale-boosting...

Have Chelsea got a calm and quiet manager or will the ‘wild man’ appear?

Scolari made a great first impression... You have to give credit where credit is due. Luiz Felipe Scolari was absolutely brilliant in his first press...