What do you do in Melbourne when Richmond has a bye?

Richmond had the bye this weekend so Joe De Petro attended two games of football: the friendly between the world’s top two countries Brazil and Argentina, and a footy clash between fallen champions (Hawthorn) and a team on the rise (Gold Coast).

Almanac Olympics – An Antidote to the Hysteria

Where are the Brazilians? Neil Drysdale isn’t impressed with the hosts of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Thiago, Brazil’s Biggest Crows Fan

Malcolm Ashwood with the story of Brazilian Crows fanatic Thiago Vacite, and the campaign to get him to a game at the Adelaide Oval

World Cup 2014: A Delayed Reckoning with An Exploding Star

Gregor Lewis fears that with the start of the knockout phase of the World Cup the ‘beautiful game’ has become the ‘gritty game’. Brazil and Chile disappointed, but Colombia are still taking life at the full.

When the Weight of Expectations Overwhelms the Power of Belief.

‘To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect’ (Jane Austen). To run free – whether at the Gabba or the Castelao Stadium – is not as simple as merely stepping onto the grass. Gregor Lewis takes us from the national to the international reminding us of the smothering weight of expectations.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 5-The Greatest (1970)

Dennis Gedling celebrates perhaps the greatest national team of all time, when Brazil rode their unique attacking flair to success in the 1970 World Cup.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 13-Baggio’s Costly Miss. Brazil’s Fifth World Cup (1994)

The 1994 World Cup Final wasn’t one of the greatest finals of all time. Dennis Gedling recounts Brazil’s win over Italy after the scores were 0-0 after regular time. Including Baggio’s miss.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 19-Ronaldo Finds Redemption. Kahn Finds A Place To Hide (2002)

The 02 World Cup final in Japan featured South American powerhouse Brazil against European titans West Germany. Dennis Gedling tells the story of a dramatic contest.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 39-Brazil’s First World Cup (1958)

Dennis Gedling recounts the 1958 World Cup Final where a Brazilian team, featuring a very young Pele, won the title for the first time against the host team Sweden.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 100-Rivaldo’s dive against Turkey (2002)

In this World Cup year, Dennis Gelding begins his series of 100 World Cup moments from an Australian perspective. He starts with Rivaldo. [Great idea DG. Looking forward to the countdown – Ed]