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Mauricio Savarese

Sabotaging since 4 Apr 2011

Mauricio Savarese started his career in 2003 covering sports in Sao Paulo. That took him to news agency Reuters right before the Athens Olympics. He moved to the politics desk and went back to sports to work at the Beijing Olympics. On his return he became editor-in-chief of FourFourTwo Brazil. Six months and a Lehman Brothers later, he went back to political reporting at UOL, Brazil's most popular news website. After spending eighteen months at the Brazilian Congress, he joined Yahoo to cover the London Olympics. Now he is an Internactive Journalism MA postgraduate at CIty University London and a saboteur as often as he can..

My Articles

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Football

Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or: Why He Didn’t Deserve To Win (And Neither Did Messi…)

Ronaldo’s award further cements that nobody is allowed to be ‘better’ than he and Messi, even if someone else won way more silverware…

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Brazil Expert: Bruno Gomes Could Be Man United’s Next Van Nistelrooy

Still only 17, Gomes is one of the hottest prospects in world football and here’s why I think the Brazilian striker could be United’s new van Nistelrooy…

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Football

Chelsea Target ‘New Neymar’ Neilton & The Top 10 Youngsters in Brazilian Football Right Now

Everyone loves a Brazilian wonderkid, here a native tells us about the ones to watch…

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Sport

Diego Maradona’s Great Lost Goal Uncovered

Footage has recently emerged of Diego Maradona’s favourite goal – a must watch…

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Liverpool Target Leandro Damião Could Be New Ibrahimovic According To Brazil Football Expert

Several sources have linked Damiao to Liverpool if they don’t get Willian. And while he’s a different type of player, the Anfield faithful would love him…

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Luiz Gustavo: Brazilian Football Expert Believes Gustavo Could Be New Gilberto

Arsenal have been dreadfully quiet in the transfer market so far this summer, but this Brazilian expert believes they should snap up Bayern Munich’s combative midfielder Luiz Gustavo for the future.

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Bernard: A Brazilian On Arsenal’s Latest Target

Arsenal are desperate to tempt Brazil’s 5ft 4in 20-year-old attacking midfielder to join them. Here’s what fans can expect.

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Paulinho: Why Spurs Should Keep Up The Chase For Brazil’s New Pirlo

He might have recently renewed his contract, but in the modern day that doesn’t always mean a transfer’s impossible. Here’s why Spurs should go for Paulinho…

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Douglas: Why Newcastle Should Leave The Twente Defender Well Alone

FC Twente defender Douglas may be available on a free transfer this summer, but he’d be no great signing for Newcastle…

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Copa Libertadores Round-Up: Brazilian Domination & Surprise Exits

A quick round-up of who made it into the last sixteen of the football world’s most unpredictable cup competition.

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10 Myths About Brazilian Football

The current Brazil side is rubbish, although we only really care when it comes to the World Cup. Here are the top 10 British myths about Brazilian football dispelled…

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Dedé: A Brazilian Expert On Why He’s Perfect For Chelsea

Big, powerful and set to take the footballing world by storm, it’s no wonder that Chelsea are after the Vasco centre-back ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

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Neymar: A Brazilian On Why Manchester City Have No Chance Of Signing Him

That they want him isn’t in doubt, but can money make him swerve Spain and come to a country, and league, he’s ill-suited to?

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Brazilian Football Expert Predicted Andre Santos Would Flop At Arsenal

Almost 18 months ago, I warned Arsenal fans that Santos was not the left-back they were looking for. Reading it back now, my forecast was uncannily accurate….

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Copa Libertadores: A Guide To The World’s Roughest Football Tournament

The Champions League may have more glitz and glamour, but the Copa Libertadores is a battle like no other. Here’s a definitive guide to the tournament’s big names…

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Chelsea: Why Neymar Has To Stay In Brazil (But Should’ve Left Three Years Ago)

Had he departed after the 2010 World Cup we could well be talking about him alongside Ronaldo and Messi, but if he leaves now he has more to lose than gain…

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Joey Barton: 10 Reasons The Amazon Jungle League Is Better Than Ligue 1

After saying Neymar was average only to be told the Brazil striker hadn’t heard of him, Barton went off on one about the quality of the Brazilian league. Here’s why he’s wrong…

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Travel

Fat Ronaldo’s Moving To The UK: Here’s A Brazilian’s Guide To London

Earlier this week the “originial” Ronaldo, O Fenomeno announced that he’s moving to London to study advertising. As a fellow Brazilian, here’s my advice to the footballing legend to navigate the strange streets of London.

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West Ham’s Latest Signing Wellington Paulista: A Brazilian Fan On Why He’ll Flop

English football fans dream of their club signing a Brazilian, but a “paulista” after his name is a tell tale sign of why West Ham’s new loan signing Wellington Paulista is going to be a flop.

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If Chelsea Sign Taison It Shows A Lack Of Faith In Moses

When the winger was emerging in Brazil, a commentator made the mistake of saying he was as good as Lionel Messi. He has never come close to that level…

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Lionel Messi Greatest Of All Time? Not Even Greatest Of This Century

After winning his fourth consectutive Ballon D’Or last night, once again there were cries that Lionel Messi has become the Greatest Player Of All Time. Here’s why I think he’s not even the greatest of the 21st Century…

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Remembering Ladislao Mazurkiewicz – Pele’s Uruguayan Dummy

The keeper passed away yesterday, and despite being voted the best of the 1970 World Cup, he’s best remembered for his role in one of Pele’s highlights…

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Corinthians Fan: “Rafa Benitez Hasn’t Got A Clue And Deserves To Be Booed”

The Blues boss has been under pressure since day one and after the Club World Cup final defeat to Corinthians, I can see why Chelsea fans boo Benitez.

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Club World Cup: The Rest Of The World Care, Chelsea Should Too

In Brazil the Club World Cup is the most prestigious event in world football, I just don’t get why it isn’t over in England…

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R.I.P Felix: The Brazilian Keeper Who Made Carlos Alberto A Better Player

He might not be considered Brazil’s greatest keeper, but the man who died late last week was respected by his teammates and deserved his place in the fabled team of 1970…

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Galleries

Sabotaged Brazilian Election Posters

When political campaigners pollute Brazil’s streets with endless posters, Brazilian citizens fight back by defacing them, sometimes creatively, sometimes crudely…

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Football

Everything Manchester United Fans Need To Know About New Target Lucas Moura

He’s been dubbed the new Rivelino in his home country, and it now seems Fergie has spotted the potential. Get all the info on the next Brazilian superstar…

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Copa Libertadores Final: Corinthians’ Home Advantage Now Gives Them The Edge Over Boca Juniors

After Corinthians practically unknown striker snatched a draw at La Bombonera, the Brazilians are now in pole position to win their first ever South American Champions League final.

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Copa Libertadores Final: Boca’s Riquelme Against Corinthians’ European Spirit

In South America, it all comes down to tonight’s game – the Copa Libertadores final. Here’s everything you need to know about the enormous Boca-Corinthians clash….

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Wake Up England, You’re Shite: A Brazilian Football Fan Tells It Straight

A Brazilian wonders why we always get so carried away when England are at a major tournament. The players are never good enough, so what’s to get excited about?

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Chelsea: Everything The Fans Need To Know About Hulk

After the capture of Eden Hazaard, Porto’s Brazillian striker Hulk is now on the verge of moving to Stamford Bridge. Here’s everything you need to know…

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Lucas Moura: Why Chelsea Have Bid £32m for The New Rivelino

The drums have been beating his name for a while now and now Chelsea have reportedly bid for this 19 year old Brazilian. Here’s why…

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Brazil’s Bruno Uvini Is Not Good Enough For Tottenham Hotspur

20 year old Brazillian, Bruno Uvini is heading to Tottenham Hostpur on loan, here’s why ‘Arry will be keeping hold of the receipt…

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Socrates: “I Want To Die On A Sunday Corinthians Win A Trophy.”

When I last interviewed the doctor in 2008, he not only told me his wish to die on the day his beloved team won a trophy – which happened yesterday – but also that ‘I drink to live.’ And it was the drink that got him in the end…

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Carlos Casemiro: The Midfield Ace Who Can Bring Some Steel To Tottenham Hotspur

After a successful start to his professional career, 19 year old Brazilian Carlos Casemiro is now a target for Tottenham Hotspur to add some much needed steel to their midfield.

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Brazil 2-0 Argentina: Liverpool Target Lucas Outshines Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho was back in the Brazilian side for the Superclasico victory against Argentina but the real stars were wunderkids Neymar and Lucas who are learning fast.

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Jadson: The Brazilian With The Cannonball Shot Set To Replace Fabregas At Arsenal

He’s not the playmaker Arsenal require, but his long range shooting is exemplary, he’ll organise the midfield and has a good passing range…

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Manchester United: Let Sneijder Go And Sign Ganso Instead

Manchester United’s Chief Exec David Gill revealed this week that one further signing is to come. The young Brazilian No.10 is the better option than the bank-busting Sneijder.

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How Can Corinthians Afford Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez?

Brazilian clubs bidding £40 million is previously unheard of, but is the money all from TV and marketing or are the shady MSI one again involved?

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Copa America: Neymar Justifies The Hype As Brazil Hammer Ecuador

Two goals each from Pato and Neymar send Brazil through as group leaders and save coach Menzes from the sack…

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Copa America: Nothing From Neymar As Brazil Fail To Beat Venezuela

The expectations of a massacre were sadly unfulfilled. Brazil were turgid, with no cohesive gameplan and the flair players preferring to endlessly dribble instead of passing to each other…

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