Welcome to Brazil!
Just a quick but warm hello to welcome you to the all new FourFourTwo blog about Brazilian football. Straight from our headquarters in Sao Paulo, The Noise from Brazil plans to trumpet the good, the bad and the ugly from the land of the Beautiful Game. And thereÃ¢ÂÂs plenty of it all, believe me.
Brilliant unknown 17-year-olds bound for your team in Europe? Check. Fading veterans arrested for taking a walk around the ex-wifeÃ¢ÂÂs neighbourhood with a shotgun? Check. Players passionately kissing each other after a score? Hmmm... Nope. This is Brazil not Argentina, remember!
So keep checking back for the latest on the noisy, cocky, showy, sassy and crazy world of the futebol brasileiro. News, profiles, nicknames, interviews, photos, videos, kits, jokes, links Ã¢ÂÂ weÃ¢ÂÂll try to cover the whole pitch, like Roberto Carlos back (way back) in the old days.
Oh, and this is important: please shout as loud as you want in the comments section. Shoot us your thoughts, questions, fears, even Portuguese language doubts Ã¢ÂÂ after all, 2014 is on the horizon and you wanna be prepared to approach that brunette bombshell in Rio de Janeiro...
LetÃ¢ÂÂs bring the noise!