Linda Caicedo is only 14 years old, and she is already being compared to Neymar. The Colombian wonder-girl, who helped America de Cali win the national title and was the league’s top scorer, can be the next sensation of women football.
It's an all Brazilian clash in the Copa Libertadores semi-final: Flamengo face off against Grêmio in a clash that can easily produce a classic. Everton and Gabriel Barbosa are only a few of the names to watch out for.
Radamel Falcao’s career trajectory led him to Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray. Although he had success in Monaco, he decided to play in a more football-obsessed city like Istanbul, a fact which can also help him regain his place in the Colombia squad.
During his stint as Argentina’s national team manager, Diego Maradona called up an abnormal number of local players to represent the Albiceleste. A decade later, the “Diego Boys” are in the Primeira Nacional, the nation’s second division, in search for glory, and maybe some extra ratings for the competition.
Brazilian teams understand it is time to take a step to the next level, both in terms of marketing and producing better football. The signings of Dani Alves, Filipe Luis and Rafinha represent this trend. Should the European clubs worry?