In just over six weeks’ time, the 2015 Copa America – the 44th edition of the South American international football competition – will get underway. Chile are the hosts, and Uruguay are the reigning Copa holders. Alongside ten national teams from the CONMEBOL confederation will be two guests from CONCACAF – Mexico and Jamaica. Argentina and Colombia, both highly placed in Fifa’s rankings, will be among the favourites to win the tournament. But few pundits will discount Brazil, the current Unofficial Football World Champions…

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    Gabriel Cabral
    Brazil 1-0 Chile: Below-par Selecao edge feisty game

    A single goal from Roberto Firmino was enough to win this feisty match for Brazil in a rain-soaked London. A much-changed Brazil struggled for long periods against Chile, but eventually gained a narrow victory, retaining the UFWC title, and maintaining their 100-percent winning record since the World Cup. For all Brazil’s disappointment last summer, the Seleção did beat Chile – on penalties – in the Round of 16. This friendly was…

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    Ricky Montalvo
    France 1-3 Brazil: Oscar winning performance

    Oscar, Luiz Gustavo and of course Neymar were all on target as Brazil won the first UFWC title match of 2015 to remain Unofficial Football World Champions. France scored first, and provided a dangerous challenge on their home turf, but few followers of the UFWC will have been surprised by this result, as Brazil’s free-scoring post-World Cup resurrection continued under the management of Dunga. France created the first good…

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