Scolari picks expected 23

Scolari picks expected 23

Napoli defender Henrique was the only surprise inclusion when Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named his provisional 23-man squad for the World Cup on Wednesday.

Brazil have less flair than the past

Brazil have less flair than the past

Thiago Silva is the only current Brazil player that would find a place in the 1970 World Cup winning team, former midfield great Rivelino says, highlighting the Selecao's shift from an attacking force to one more defensively orientated.

Cameroon need to find Foe spirit

Cameroon need to find Foe spirit

Falling to the ground in the centre of the pitch in the 71st minute, the crowd in Stade Gerland in Lyon were not initially aware of the devastating reality of what they were watching.

Fred turns to the Hand of God

Fred turns to the Hand of God

If they could have bet on which footballer was most likely to walk into the headquarters of the International Evangelical Community, a pentecostal temple located in Rio de Janeiro's Flamengo neighbourhood, Frederico Guedes would probably not have been high up on the congregation's list.

Brazils' love affair with the holding midfielder

Brazils' love affair with the holding midfielder
“No! I want the No5 shirt, the one that (insert name of holding midfielder) wears!”

Brazil search for a number 9

Brazil search for a number 9
With Diego Costa set to make his debut for Spain against Italy on Wednesday, Luiz Felipe Scolari must sometimes wonder how differently things might have turned out.

Brazil's striker crisis

Brazil's striker crisis
There is always a spirited debate about who should make the next Brazil squad, but the discussion this week is an unusual one for the only team to have won the World Cup five times: where have all the strikers gone?

Finke says group effort key for Cameroon

Finke says group effort key for Cameroon
In the wild, lions are famed for hunting in packs, with their togetherness allowing them to fully unleash their power. When it comes to their namesakes in football, Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions, it is no different.

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