Tag Archives: Brazil Women’s National Team

It’s Official: Welcome Thaisa!

26 Jul

Our second official signing for CD Tacon / Real Madrid is none other than 30-year old Brazilian midfielder Thaisa! She scored her first World Cup goal in France, bagging the equalizer for Brazil v France during the Round of 16.

Thaisa seems to like new teams at big clubs, having played for AC Milan last year in their inaugural Serie A season. Prior to this, she played a season for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL, GrindavĂ­k in Iceland, and multiple Brazil-based clubs. Looking forward to seeing her on the pitch when the season kicks off in August!

– Teri

Balls and Boots and Bangers and … Golden Tweets?

21 Jul

I’m late bringing you this as I was waiting for a Women’s World Cup all-star team to be announced first. One hasn’t been and likely won’t be. I guess FIFA just wasn’t interested in doing this anymore. Oh well. At least we still have the individual awards to celebrate and debate. Continue reading

France need extra time to cut in on Brazil’s stubborn samba

26 Jun

I had a ticket to this match! I could have been there! And it’s probably a good thing I couldn’t go as I may have turned into one of those people who are shown on the screens as being too invested in the match. I had a volunteer position in Le Havre for this World Cup but you know “circumstances” a couple weeks before meant I made the difficult decision to cancel. Right decision for me but … I could have been there! Continue reading

Italy Win Group C even with a Loss to Brazil; Marta Breaks a Record

19 Jun

Regardless of how you feel about Marta, she is a force to be reckoned with and now she has a record to prove it.

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The Daily Drool – WWC 2019 Group C – Brazil: Thaisa Moreno

14 Jun

Midfielder Thaisa has been representing Brazil at the senior level since 2013. She currently play for AC Milan’s women’s side.

What a Comeback! Australia comes from two goals behind to win against Brazil

13 Jun

Drama, drama, drama! VAR, an own goal, a penalty- What else could you want from a footie match! And these two rivals…who have knocked each other out of tournaments in the past … were coming in with two entirely different first round experiences. Australia was a bit shocked by their loss against Italy where Brazil were riding high from a 3-0 win against Jamaica. Continue reading

Cristiane’s Hat Trick Carries Brazil to the Top of Group B

11 Jun

Brazil and Jamaica met on Sunday to open Group B. These two teams have similar stories about lack of federation support. While the story about Bob Marley’s daughter Cedella’s work to fundraise to save the Jamaican’s women’s team seems like a feel good story, there’s nothing good about how many women’s teams suffer due to issues with their federations – funding, support, etc. Brazil too has had consistent struggles with its federation so it’s a wonder to see how well these women perform in spite of the lack of support. Some of the commentary about Cristiane mentioned her time away from the game but may not have mentioned that it was due to her concerns regarding the treatment of the women’s team. Continue reading

2019 Women’s World Cup: Group C Preview

26 May

Am I allowed to have a favourite group? ‘Coz this is it. There are so many different styles of football happening here I dare you to not be entertained. The Matildas, the Reggae Girlz, the Seleção, and the Azzurre. The conceptual style and strength combinations are insane to consider. I’ve got goosebumps imagining how it’ll play out on the pitch. Continue reading

Marta > Neymar

9 Aug

o-MARTA-570This is Bernardo. He recently switched his footballing allegiance from Neymar to Marta in a most emphatic way. Continue reading

The Daily Drool – Olympics Group E – Brazil: Formiga (Miraildes Maciel Mota)

4 Aug

FormigaSince there is men’s and women’s football at the Olympics, we’re going to alternate our Drools between the two competitions.  First up for Brazil is Formiga. The 38 year old midfielder currently plays for SĂŁo JosĂ©.  She has been representing Brazil since 1995.  She is the only player to have made been a part of every Olympics since women’s football was added in 1996. Also, she and H0mare Sawa are tied with 6 consecutive Women’s World Cups each. Amazing!