Al Wahda have benefited immensely by splashing the cash on former Arsenal midfielder Denilson, as the Brazilian helped the club win their first major trophy in four years.
Al Wahda lifted the Arabian Gulf Cup by getting a 1-0 victory over Al Shabab. Previously, Al Wahda had gone four years without winning a major honour and this was a main factor in the club signing Denilson from the Brazilian league. Many were sceptical about the defensive midfielder improving the team, but it was Denilson who opened the scoring after just 16 seconds.
Former Arsenal midfielder Denilson recently brought his spell in Brazilian football to an end by joining Middle East outfit Al Wahda.
Thiago Silva reckons Brazilian Football is in a decent state and some of the criticism that the players are receiving these days is uncalled for.
The Selecao seem to have lost the trust of the people and the media back home after their displays on the field in the last one and half years.
After the thrashing Germany loss in 2014, which was hugely embarrassing for the Football fraternity in the country, Brazil has had a couple of failures in the recently finished 2015 as well.
Former São Paulo and Arsenal midfielder Denilson recently signed with Middle East outfit Al Wahda. He has moved to Al Wahda for around £ 3 million from São Paulo after recently making his move to the Brazilian club permanent.
Barcelona’s Pedro Rodriguez is a summer target of Arsenal and Liverpool which is a fairly surprising thing taking into consideration that the Spanish forward did not play an important role for his club in the past season.
Pedro made a total of 35 appearances for Barcelona in the previous season but 20 of them arrived from the bench as he played a substitute role. Even though Pedro struggled trying to get playing time at Camp Nou, the club decided to renew his contract until 2019 and Pedro has a buyout clause of €150 million.
Podolski has not impressed Inter Milan and according to the head coach of the Italian side, Podolski will be returning to Arsenal.
The 29 year old forward Lukas Podolski wanted to spark his career by making a move to Inter Milan but his revival hasn’t happened as the player still struggles to make a name for himself despite having transferred from England to Italy.
So far, Podolski has been featured in 13 appearances and has scored 1 goal.
This is not an impressive record for a player who is trying to make a statement and an impact.
São Paulo managed a 2-0 victory over XV de Piracicaba that kept them at the top of the Paulista A1 table after three matches.
This was the third successive victory in this competition for the club after they had finished the Brazilian Serie A with a defeat in the final match of last season. After conceding two goals in the last victory against Capivariano, it was important for São Paulo to keep a clean sheet and look forward to the upcoming tough clash against Santos.
São Paulo are one of the teams looking to make it into the finals of the 2014 Copa Sudamericana.
They suffered a setback in the first leg of the semi-final after losing to their opponents Atlético Nacional. The second leg, crucially, will be at home, and manager Muricy Ramalho says that the home support will have a major say on the final result. São Paulo need a victory in order to have any hopes of reaching the finals, but they also need to shut out of their opponents in order to prevent an away goal.
On September 14 of the ongoing year Sao Paulo battled against the current leaders of the Brazilian league in a match that saw the goalkeeper of Sao Paulo, Rogerio Ceni scoring the 120th goal of his entire career which is an incredibly high amount of goals for a goalkeeper. The 41 year old shot-stopper is the only player in his position which has been capable on finding the back of the net on so many occasions.
Brazil failed to capture the 2014 World Cup trophy even though the squad was playing in their home turf as they got eliminated from the tournament in a disappointing manner which saw the team of Luiz Felipe Scolari having to wait at least 4 more years for them to compete against the best squads in the world and secure another World Cup title.