Copa America might mean more to Brazil than anyone else

Other nations might be happy to use the summer tournament just to prepare for next year's World Cup qualifiers. The hosts do not have that luxury.



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Conmebol Reject US Soccer Offer To Stage Copa America In The USA | Tim Vickery

Conmebol President Alejandro Dominguez rejected the proposal put forward by US Soccer.

Conmebol Reject US Soccer Offer
Conmebol President Alejandro Dominguez rejected an offer from US Soccer (Getty Images)
Conmebol President Alejandro Dominguez rejected the proposal put forward by US Soccer.

Four Make It Into Copa Libertadores Group Stage | Tim Vickery

Only four out of 19 teams made it through to the Copa Lobertadores group stages, writes Tim Vickery.

Four Make It Into Copa Libertadores Group Stage
Only four out of 19 teams made it through to the Copa Lobertadores group stages, writes Tim Vickery.

Coutinho falling down the pecking order at Barca, Brazil

Whether playing for club or country, in midfield or attack, Philippe Coutinho has suddenly found himself second choice in his managers' plans.



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Flamengo miss chance to help families, fans heal

In the emotional aftermath of any tragedy, the tone of what is said matters as much as the content. So far, Flamengo have gotten the tone wrong.

Remembering Carlos Flores, The Peruvian Maradona | Tim Vickery

Often compared to Diego Maradona, Carlos 'Kukin' Flores died last week at 44.

Carlos Flores, The Peruvian Maradona
Flores was often compared to the legend that is Maradona (Getty Images)

Best and worst of football fandom on display in Brazil

Football and passion are nearly synonymous, but for every positive example there seems to be a negative one. Case in point: the past week in Brazil.

A Baffling Sunday In Brazilian Football | Tim Vickery

Vasco da Gama and Fluminense caused all manner of issues last weekend.

Baffling Sunday In Brazilian Football
Vasco da Gama and Fluminense caused all manner of issues last weekend.

Brazil Struggle In South American Under-20 Championships | Tim Vickery

Finishing a lowly fifth, Brazil's tournament revealed a decline in their Under-20 football.

Brazil Struggle In South American Under-20 Championships
Finishing a lowly fifth, Brazil's tournament revealed a decline in their Under-20 football.

Brazil’s U20 squad can redeem itself with win over Argentina

Brazil can still qualify to the Under-20 World Cup, but need to beat Argentina for the South American title and hope for some favourable results.



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