Author Archive: Nico Cantor

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Confederations Cup Preview: Hosts Brazil Face Tough Opposition in Group of Death

Confederations Cup Preview: Hosts Brazil Face Tough Opposition in Group of Death

It’s been almost two years since Brazil last played a competitive match. It was in a 0-0 penalty kick shootout loss to Paraguay in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Copa America. In less than 24 hours, the five-time world champions look to hit the ground running in their capital city of Brasilia against Japan. Brazil, [...]

Chicharito Hernandez Headlines El Tri at the Confederations Cup

Chicharito Hernandez Headlines El Tri at the Confederations Cup

It was Giovani Dos Santos’ perfectly chipped ball into an upper right corner of a sprawling Tim Howard’s net, just centimeters above the head of U.S. defender Eric Lichaj that sent El Tri to this year’s edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. But that Gold Cup Final was two years ago, and this [...]