As the competitive Brazilian Football Championship reaches its final games, Fluminense Football Club, 2010 Cup winner, maintain its chances after 2 striking victories: 5 X 4 over Gremio and Fluminense 4X0 over Figueirense.
In order to Football ( and or soccer in America ) lovers to learn more about the this amazing sport, we selected an anthology of amazing goals in the recent history in video.
Fluminense's dream of keeping their title was kept alive after beating Internacional 2-1 in Porto Alegre.
Goals from Rafael Moura and former Internacional striker Rafael Sobis silenced the sold out Beira-Rio stadium and sparked Fluminense's title chances in to life.
The game started with Internacional playing at a high tempo, immediately putting the Tricolor defence on the back foot. Fluminense managed to absorb the Colorado pressure and on the seventeeth minute got themselves in front when Deco's cross found Rafael Moura at the back post, who headed his side in to the lead.
On the thirty seventh minute, Fluminense defender Leandro Eusébio was caught napping. Seleção stiker Leondro Damião intercepted the ball from Eusébio and then whipped in a cross that found Oscar who arrived at the far post. The 20 year managed to latch on to the cross drawing his side level and sending the Inter faithful in to full voice.
Inter's equaliser didn't last long. On the stroke of half time, former Barcelona midfielder Deco sent the ball in to the path of Rafael Sobis. The former Inter striker found himself through on goal and then smashed his shot straight in to the far corner of Muriel's net.
When the two teams came out for the second half, it was Fluminense who put Inter on the back foot. Despite not really testing the Colorado goal, the Carioca side managed to take the tempo out of the game.
Inter tried to press forward, but their chances to get the equaliser became more difficult when defender Juan recieved his marching orders after picking up his second yellow card for a foul on Sobis.
Fluminense managed to see out the game, taking home all three points and now just sit two points off league leaders Corinthians in the table.
FIFA World Cup Posters from 1962 in Chile to Spain in 1982
Hello, belavista-Rio readers and football lovers too! We are giving continuation to our series to present history of football through the series of Official FIFA World Cup Posters. On this post, we will present the FIFA World Cup Posters from 1962 in Chile, all the way to Spain World Cup in 1982. In total, we will present 6 different posters with a great variety of artistic style, colors, esthetics, and superb design. I hope all of you can have a feel and taste of the “esthetics of the period”, which covers at least 30 years. Join us in this interesting journey through art and football passion!
Below, we see the 1962 Chile FIFA World Cup Poster
Below, we see the 1966 England FIFA World Cup Poster
Below, a small summary of the 1966 FIFA England World Cup:
The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 July to 30 July. England beat West Germany4–2 in the final, winning the World Cup for the first time, so becoming the first host to win the tournament since Italy in 1934.
The format of the 1966 competition remained the same as 1962: 16 qualified teams were divided into four groups of four. Each group played a round-robin format. Two points were awarded for a win and one point for a draw, with goal average used to separate teams equal on points. The top two teams in each group advanced to the knockout stage.
In the knockout games, if the teams were tied after ninety minutes, thirty minutes of extra time were played. For any match other than the final, if the teams were still tied after extra time then lots would be drawn to determine the winner. The final would have been replayed if tied after extra time. In the event, no replays or drawing of lots was necessary.
The 1966 World Cup had a rather unusual hero off the field, a dog called Pickles. In the build up to the tournament the Jules Rimet trophy was stolen from an exhibition display. A nationwide hunt for the icon ensued. It was later discovered wrapped in some newspaper as the dog sniffed under some bushes in London. The FA commissioned a replica cup in case the original cup was not found in time. This replica is held at the English National Football Museum in Preston, where it is on display.
The draw for the final tournament, taking place on 6 January 1966 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London was the first ever to be televised, with England, West Germany, Brazil and Italy as seeds.
Below, we see the 1970 Mexico FIFA World Cup Poster
Below, we see the 1974 Germany FIFA World Cup Poster
Below, a small summary of the 1974 FIFA Germany World Cup:
The 1974 was Holland's tournament to lose and they did, faulting badly at the final hurdle. With Johan Cruyff and Total Football at the peak of their powers, they were the red hot favorites and their World Cup odds reflected this. Franz Beckenbauer led Die Mannschaft to a title which had just gone begging in 1966 and 1970.16 teams qualified and the major omissions were France, England and Spain. In the first round, the only major upset was Poland advancing at the expense of 1970 finalist, Italy.
In the second round, the Dutch took care of both Brazil and Argentina while West Germany were too strong for the likes of Poland, Sweden and Yugoslavia.
In the final the Dutch took the lead before the Germans had even touched the ball. Unfortunately the 1-0 lead couldn't hold and they went down 2-1. For the fourth time, the hosts were victorious. Pole Grzegorz Lato was the leading scorer with seven goals.
Below, we see the 1978 Argentina FIFA World Cup Poster
Below, the summary of the 1982 FIFA SPAIN World Cup:
The FIFA 1982 Spain Football World Cup will forever be know as Paolo Rossi's tournament. He was the leading scorer with six goals to give Italy their first victory in the World Cup in 48 years. They started out as long shots but this changed as the tournament went on. It got through to the second round without winning a match and then defeated both Argentina and Brazil.
The Italy - Brazil game game is a World Cup classic with Rossi scoring a hatrick in a 3-2 win. In the semi-finals, Italy outclassed Poland while West Germany defeated France in the first World Cup game to go to a penalty shootout. It was a tight match but Italy kicked free with three second half goals to record a famous victory.
If the 1982 tournament has taught us anything, it that you shouldn't read too much into the early online betting odds. England were eliminated despite not losing a game and the more fancied Spain, Argentina and Brazil all failed to reach the semi-finals. Instead it was Poland who reached the final four. You may struggle to qualify for the World Cup or in the early stages; what is important it to make it through to the knockout phase and hit your peak form then.
And finally, to close this post, we see the 1982 Spain FIFA World Cup Poster
FIFA Brazil World Cup 2014 is getting closer and closer. We now have less than 1000 days left for the FIFA Brazil 2014 Football World Cup which will take place in the marvelous cities of Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Cuiab�, Curitiba, Sao Paulo , Fortaleza, Recife , Manaus, and other cities. In order to give football lovers additional an incentive to follow the 2014 Brazil World Cup, we decided to research and present all of the Official World Cup Posters designed in the history, on the promotion of these monumental events.
It took us a reasonable amount of time, to find them, adjust sizes, confirm the versions (some had more than one version) and to download them, so football ( soccer in America ) lovers could see in one article, all of the official FIFA Football World Cup Posters, starting 1930.
Apart from the football passion, the posters represent pieces of art on its own, portraying artistic styles ranging from the Art Deco, minimalism, the classic, and finally the so called "modernism". Many of them are incredibly creative, original, and do reflect the predominant aesthetics taste of its time.
If I had to choose one FIFA World Cup poster, I would the first one, the 1934 Italy FIFA World Cup Poster, which is clean, modern, timeless, and universal because of the display of the flags behind the footballer. My "runner up" would be 1930 FIFA Uruguay World Cup poster, which has pure Art Deco fonts and its retro- vintage look.
We invite you football, soccer lovers all around the world, as well as non-football lovers, but passionate art lovers, to walk through the history of the art posters, and see how these aesthetics changed since 1930 until 2010. Join us in this wonderful voyage!
Below, a summary of the 1950 FIFA Brazil World Cup
The 1950 World Cup was one of the all-time greats. Hosted in Brazil, it is best remembered for “Maracanazo” where Uruguay came from a goal down to defeat Brazil in front of the largest crowd ever crowd for a sporting event held in a stadium. Suffice to say the atmosphere was electric that day.
The World Cup was full of upsets, the most famous of which was England's shock loss to the USA. Suffice to say that if Paddy Power football betting had been around then, you would have had some very healthy odds on the USA winning. As you would have on Sweden advancing at the expense of Italy.
The World Cup is known for not having a final. Rather the final four teams each played each other once. It just so happened that the final game, Brazil vs Uruguay, was also the one which decided the winner. Brazilian Ademir topped the goalscoring list with 9 goals.
Now we take a look at the 1954 Switzerland World Cup Poster, very modern for its time.
Below, a summary of the 1954 FIFA Switzerland World Cup
The Final: Puskás‘ ‘Magnificent Magyars’ went into the final as firm favourites against the Germans. Already Olympic Champions they has so expected to win that their homecoming celebration party had been planned down to the last detail.
Although Puskás wasn’t fully fit he made an immediate impact on the game, scoring after just six minutes. With Czibor scoring a second two minutes later, it looked like game over for the Germans.
But they quickly grabbed two goals back in the next 10 minutes to go in at half time with the scores level. Playing to restore national pride after the war the Germans rebuffed the Hungarians time and again in the second half who hit the bar and the post.
Then the Hungarians made a fatal mistake in the dying moments, heading the ball into the path of German striker, Helmut Rahn who bypassed the Hungarian defence and smashed the ball into the far corner to win the game. Austria beat Uruguay 3-1 to take third place.
In the semi-finals, tournament top scorer, Sandor Kocsis bagged a brace as Hungary knocked out Uruguay. In the other semi-final hosts, West Germany thrashed Austria 6-1.
In the quarter-finals, Kocsis scored twice as Hungary defeated Brazil 4-2. Uruguay dumped out England by the same margin. Austria beat hosts Switzerland 7-5 in a high scoring thriller. Germany eased past Yugoslavia 2-0. For the first time there was television coverage, and special coins were issued to mark the event.
World Cup Winners: West Germany 3-2
Runners Up: Hungary
Final Venue: July 4, Wankdorf Stadium, Berne (Att. 60,000)
Golden Ball Winner: Puskás
Golden Boot Winner: Sandor Kocsis
Total Goals: 140 (Average / game: 5.38)
And Now finally, the Sweden FIFA World Cup, when Brazil won for the first time in 1958:
Rio de Janeiro had a great 2011 New Years Day. Everybody to whom I have been talking to, and also the press had been calling the “Decade of the Changes”, still within the spirit of the Peace Keeping efforts and disarmament of the old drug gangsters and cartels.
2011 had a monumental party at several beaches, including worldwide famous Copacabana Beach, Flamengo Beach, Ramos, and the several other spots that received more than 700 thousand tourists. At Copacabana beach alone, there were approximately 2 million people, all dressed in white, according to our tradition.
At the Flamengo Beach, where from where I shot the images below, there were 200 thousand people, who watched 25 minutes of Fireworks and samba shows from Sao Clemente samba school From Flamengo Beach, fireworks from Niteroi could also be seen, from the other side of the bay. I hope you enjoy the video!
At the beginning of the Video, you will see the 2016 Olympic Games Logo, which was released at the Copacabana Party.
Refurbishment work on Rio de Janeiro's giant Maracana stadium for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil began on Tuesday six months behind schedule
The work, budgeted at 705.6 million reais (£250m) started with the removal of the seats in the lower ring of the stands in the stadium, the likely venue for the final.
Renovations will see the stadium's capacity reduced by more than half to 45,000 for the next 50 days and then closed.
Please see below Impressive video of Rio s Maracana Stadium with more than 80.000 people in a Fluminense Football Club from Rio de Janeiro in 2009.
The work is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2012, in time to stage the Confederations Cup in Rio the following year.
The changes to the stadium, the biggest in the world when it was built for the 1950 World Cup finals, include redesigning the lower ring, new access ramps, an increase in the roof over the stands and a reduction in the size of the pitch.
It is its second major refurbishment in recent years after being closed for almost a year before the 2007 Pan-American Games, a 130 million reais project that fell short of FIFA demands for the 2014 World Cup. The Maracana Stadium is located at the Tijuca / Maracana neighborhood and can be accessed via the Rio- Metro.