Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Qualifiers In Style With 5-0 Victory Over Bolivia

The job of Brazil coach is at the best of times a pressure cooker and any defeat or deflating performance justifies leveling unrestrained criticism at his address. When Tite succeeded Carlos Dunga four years ago and steered Brazil through the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup with ease, he became King Midas. Brazil’s game had become stale and reactionary under Dunga, and the results were middling. Tite quickly restored the Seleção’s standing and imbued the team with swagger again. 

Recently, he no longer was Brazil’s darling coach. Since the World Cup and defeat against Belgium,

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Scotland: Women’s Euro qualifiers resume against Albania & Finland

Scotland opened their campaign with an 8-0 win over Cyprus and won 5-0 in Albania
Scotland opened their campaign with an 8-0 win over Cyprus and won 5-0 in Albania

Shelley Kerr has announced her Scotland squad for this month’s European Championship qualifiers against Albania and Finland.

The Scots, who have won their opening two matches in Group E, host the Albanians at Tynecastle on 23 October.

They will take on the group leaders in Helsinki four days later. Finland have three wins and a draw so far.

Kerr’s side have not played since a series of friendly wins over Northern Ireland, Iceland and Ukraine in March.

Experienced forward Lisa Evans is not included after missing Arsenal’s past two matches with an injury.

The group winners and the three best runners-up qualify directly for the finals in England in 2022, while the six further second-placed teams advance to play-offs.

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