Alexandre Pato

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Transfer roundup: Man Utd prioritise in-form striker, Liverpool lose Pato to top-four rivals?

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Tuesday's newspapers have their fair share of transfer rumblings included, with Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham all named as teams eager to start wheeling and dealing in January.

Arsenal frustrated after €12m Real striker declares loyalty

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Arsenal have fallen victim to a dramatic transfer U-turn, as Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has confirmed that he is staying at the Bernabéu.

Reports coming from the Express this week claimed that Arsenal had signed the Spanish striker on a six-month loan deal.

Arsenal Rant: Gunners’ fate to be decided over the winter

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It's been a fascinating season so far for Arsenal. From the unexpected acquisition of Mesut Ozil for an eye-watering amount of dosh, to their current state perched atop the English top flight four points ahead of the chasing pack; Gunners fans everywhere are full of good cheer as we approach Christmas.

Chelsea’s Ramires On Target As Brazil Batter Australia 6-0 (Highlights)

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Chelsea's midfield dynamo Ramires was among the scorers for the home team in Brasilia at the weekend, as Brazil thumpred Australia 6-0.

Jo, once a major Premier League flop, bagged a brace while Neymar, Alexandre Pato and former Arsenal transfer-target Luis Gustavo also getting in on the act.

Spurs bid for Brazilian striker revealed

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South American football expert Tim Vickery has revealed to talkSPORTthat Tottenham Hotspur made a late move for Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato. Pato was once viewed as one of the most promising youngsters in Europe during his time with AC Milan, but the Brazilian has been unable to live up to the early expectations.

AC Milan

Tottenham Linked With Former AC Milan Forward

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Recent comments have seen Tottenham criticized for their lack of creativity, but the club are rumored to be working on several different changes in January.

One of which is believed to be an offer for former AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato.

The 24-year-old fell out of favor at the San Siro and is believed to have done the same at his new home in Corinthians.

OFFBEAT: Mario Balotelli’s Wacky Marriage Proposal, Messi’s New Tattoo, Van der Vaarts’ Abuse + Pato & Cassano

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We're one day behind Offbeat Wednesday, but there's still plenty of crazy gossip from the world of football! Read on as Mario Balotelli proposes to his new girlfriend (with a foil ring!), Leo Messi gets inked, Pato welcomes Barbara Berlusconi to Brazil, Cassano's newborn inspiration and Sylvie van der Vaart wards off her super mean neighbours!

AC Milan Transfer Rumors: Mario Balotelli and Other Strikers Who Could Replace Alexandre Pato

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The natural question following Alexandre Pato's move from AC Milanto Corinthians is who, if anyone, should replace him.

While the Rossoneri have more problems defensively, the issue of replacing the 23-year-old striker should not be left unattended.

Pato fue presentado en Corinthians, Sahin con Borussia y Balotelli podría ir al AC Milán

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Comenzaron los movimientos fuertes en Europa y el mundo: el seleccionado brasileño Alexandre Pato fue presentado oficialmente con el Corinthians de su país, con el que firmó por cuatro años luego de su estancia en el AC Milán y en el que bajó notablemente de nivel en los últimos tiempos.

Noticias : Alexandre Pato Wears Corinthians Mask After Sealing €15M Move To World Champions

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It's official! Alexandre Pato has sealed a move from AC Milan to World Champion Corinthians for a chance to represent Brazil at this year's Confederations Cup, and in the longer-term, make the World Cup squad.

Corinthians announced that they had signed the 23-year-old on a four-year deal last night, and paid €15 million (with future sale rights split into 60% for the club club and 40% for the player, should they decide to sell him, presumably to another European club) for the striker.

In Past Milan Rejected €40m Pato Bid

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Before Christmas, AC Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani confirmed that both Robinho and Alexandre Pato have handed in transfer requests.

Yesterday, Milan President Silvio Berlusconi said that he hoped to "lose only one" out of Alexandre Pato and Robinho, but he also went on to reveal that he had turned down a €40m offer for Pato.

Report : Milan’s Alexandre Pato To Move To Corinthians As Part Of Brazil 2014 Plans?

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AC Milan's out-of-favor striker (yes, unfortunately it had to come to this!), Alexandre Pato, has been linked to a move back to Brazil. And the club in question? The recently-crowned World Club Cup champions, Corinthians, of course!

According to Italian reports, the 23-year-old wants a spot in Brazil's World Cup squad, and for that, he'll require a regular run of games (tough luck, with El Shaarawy around).

Malaga And Porto Advance In Champions League, Man City Out

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Málaga and Porto became the first teams to confirm their qualification into the knockout stages, but another draw for Manchester City all but ends their Champions League dreams for another season.

One of the big surprises in the Champions League this season has been the performance of La Liga's Malaga.

UEFA Champions League Rewind: Draws dominate Group D, Malaga clinches spot, and more

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Borussia Dortmund didn't play like an underdog, or like a visitor, in pushing Real Madrid to the brink on Tuesday.

The German champions gave Jouse Mourinho's side all they could handle, and nearly grabbed all three points, but a Mesut Ozil goal in the 89th minute helped Real Madrid salvage a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu.

Alexandre Pato expected to return to AC Milan squad this weekend

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There is good news for AC Milan this week as Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato is likely to return to the squad after a series of injuries that have kept him off the pitch since August. Pato could play in the coming game against Lazio on Oct.

OW: Mario Balotelli’s New €930k Pad, Pilar Rubio-Sergio Ramos Photos, Pato, Barbara Berlusconi, The Rooneys

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It's time for your Weekly Gossip Special again! This week, read about Pilar Rubio and Sergio Ramos' secret reunion, Mario Balotelli's new apartment, Peter Crouch's night out, Pato and Barbara's boat ride and The Rooneys' new bundle of joy!

Finally, after weeks of 'hard work' and possible overtime from the Spanish paparazzi, new images of Sergio Ramos and TV host, Pilar Rubio, together have emerged.

AC Milan’s Stephan El Shaarawy taking the world by storm

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Stephan El Shaarawy of AC Milan (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

At only 19 years old, Stephan El Shaarawy is the best player on one of the world's most famous football clubs.

It is improbable to think of. A teenager, well, at least for the next couple weeks, is not only playing every game for AC Milan, a perennial power in world football.

Serie A : Di Matteo Attends Juventus-Udinese Thriller – Plus Pato & Barbara Berlusconi Split Rumours

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Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo was spotted at the Udinese-Juventus game yesterday in a match Sebastien Giovinco the shortest player at Euro 2012 (that needed to be said!)- scored a brace. The Turin side went on to win 4-1, sending them to the top of the Serie A table, despite the fact that Antonio Conte's ten-month ban has forced him to sit out all their upcoming games.

Milan season preview: Low expectations following a dramatic summer of change

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While last year there was hope and optimism ahead of the new season, this year there is nothing but fear and anxiety. Amid yet more scandals and Italy's impressive run to the final of Euro 2012, it has been a typically dramatic summer on the peninsula. But, as far as drama goes, Milan have taken [...

Where will AC Milan rank in 2012-13?

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A guest post from's Mike Rizzo on how Milan will fare this coming season in light of the dramatic changes that have swept through the club during this most difficult summer. A word of warning, the outlook is not all that great.

OW: Real Madrid’s USA-Bound Candids, Pato Fears Wrath Of Berlusconi, Rafaella Fico & Neymar Misses Son

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Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday! This week, read about Real Madrid's preseason, Pato's fear of his father-in-law, Silvio Berlusconi, Neymar's son and Mario Balotelli's baby mummy, Rafaella Fico, at a spiritual retreat.

Sergio Ramos may look like a washed out Eurodance star in this photo from Real Madrid's preseason-bound flight to the USA, but judging from his latest tattoo, he's ready to roll with the rest of Los Blancos.

More hollow words and empty promises from Berlusconi?

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It finally came. The speech Milan fans have all been waiting for in this summer of discontent. After an exodus of the club's two best players and a host of experienced campaigners, coupled with the lack of major arrivals, Silvio Berlusconi's time had come. He had to say something. Milan fans were hoping to hear [.

Milan squad numbers for 2012-13

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Should we take it as a sign, or is it just because Antonio Nocerino wanted Rino Gattuso's old number and that no one else fancied it? Milan have announced squad numbers for the 2012-13 season. As mentioned, Nocerino has taken number 8, Kevin Prince-Boateng has taken number 10 since Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be wanting [.


Brazil blog: Scolari takes chance to assess all options

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Brazil boss Phil Scolari (right) is getting the best out of star player Neymar.

Familiar names Neymar and Oscar did the damage for Brazil in successive victories on the Far East leg of their World Cup warm-up global tour.

Brazil Hit Sorry Australia for Six

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Brazil domination yields 6 goals against sorry Australia.

Former Manchester City reject Jo grabbed a brace his opener coming as early as the 8th minute, his second coming on the half hour mark.

Two minutes later Brazil were 3-up through Neymar, Ramires got in on the scoring 10 minutes into the second-half with a header.

Noticias : Brazil’s Scrumptious Food Spread Fails To Inspire Selecao In 2-2 Draw Against Chile

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The stadiums aren't ready, and neither is the home team, but at least Brazil's resident chef is on a roll... based on this photo of the buffet spread enjoyed by the selecao at their hotel earlier this week! Can you spot the Feijoada (black beans?) and the lovely carbs?

Brazil squad x Bolivia April 2013

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Luis Felipe Scolari has named his squad to face Bolivia in Santa Cruz de La Sierra 6th April. The coach has called up only Brazil based players for the fixture that was arranged following the death of San José fan Kevin Espada during the game against Corinthians in the Libertadores in February.

Brazil squad x Bolivia April 2013

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Luiz Felipe Scolari has named his squad to face Bolivia in Santa Cruz de La Sierra in the Estádio Ramon "Taihuichi" Aguilera6th April. The coach has called up only Brazil based players for the fixture that was arranged following the death of San José fan Kevin Espada during the game against Corinthians in the Libertadores in February.

Brasil a la final olimpica Londres 2012

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Leandro Damiao metió un doblete, Rómulo agregó otro gol y Brasil derrotó el martes 3-0 a Corea del Sur para clasificarse a la final del fútbol de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres, donde se enfrentará con México en la tercera definición latinoamericana en la historia.
Brasil ya aseguró al menos la medalla de plata, pero de ese metal ya tiene dos en su colección, al igual que un par de bronce.

Brazil x New Zealand probable starting line-ups 1st August 2012

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Brazil take on New Zealand at St. James Park on Wednesday having already qualified for the next phase of the Olympics. Coach Mano Menezes is set to make some changes to the side that beat Belarus 3-1 on Sunday. Hulk has picked up a yellow and is likely to be saved for the knockout phase. Paulo Henrique Ganso was pencilled in to start but has picked up a thigh strain and is doubtful.


OFFBEAT: Man City Players Turned Away From NYC Club, Pato’s Lovely Shirt, The Rooneys & Irina Shayk

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It's time for your Weekly Dose of Gossip! In this week's column, Pato celebrates the Campeonato with a special message for Barbara, The Rooneys welcome a new baby boy to the pack, Irina Shayk attends Cannes and Man City players get turned away from a popular hotspot in New York City!

Despite not being called up to Brazil's Confederations Cup squad, Alexandre Pato was grinning from ear-to-ear as his Corinthians side defeated Santos to win the prized Paulistao championship in Brazil on Sunday.

On The Market: Alexandre Pato

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Image: Pato of AC Milan has either been unceremoniously dumped or recently did some unceremonious dumping by/of his girlfriend, Barbara Berlusconi. And... scene. Really, Kickettes? Are you interested in this story at all? We thought we were, but we'd rather write another 10,000 entries on Sergio Ramos' love life.


Photo: Alexandre Pato Begs For A Meme

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Why is there a halo around this man's perfectly-coiffed head whilst he stares into the camera? Obviously it's just a perfectly placed light, but there's every chance this photog has a LiveJournal account and is actually a 16 year old girl.

* Pato signed for Corinthians today. No rumblings of a strained bicep pulling on his new shirt.

Lucas: Old Trafford Is Wonderful

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Lucas Moura came on for the last few minutes of Brazil's 3-1 victory over Belarus at Old Trafford today and was impressed with our ground.

Fans had been chanting his name when it was still at 1-1, much to his surprise, before he eventually replaced goalscorer Alexandre Pato.

"The fans screaming my name was a very pleasant surprise, I was glad," Lucas told ESPN Brazil.

POTD : Brazil’s Football Team Arrives At Olympic Village

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The Selecao Olímpica arrived at the athletes village in London today and in typical Brazilian style, began to suss out the place. Defender Marcelo, who spotted the bar from miles away upon arrival, already knows where he'll be drinking this Friday... and it isn't going to be at the local pub!


Jogo 0442/2012 - Amistoso - Suécia 0x3 Brasil

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 15/08/2012, na cidade de Solna-SWE, onde jogaram as seleções da Suécia (17º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Brasil (13º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa do Mundo
1994Los Angeles13/07/1994 SWE0:1 (0:0)BRA Semifinais1994Detroit28/06/1994 BRA1:1 (0:1)SWE Partidas da fase de grupos1990Turin10/06/1990 BRA2:1 (1:0)SWE Partidas da fase de grupos1978Mar Del Plata03/06/1978 SWE1:1 (1:1)BRA Partidas da fase de grupos1958Solna29/06/1958 BRA5:2 (2:1)SWE Final1950Rio De Janeiro09/07/1950 BRA7:1 (3:0)SWE Rodada final1938Bordeaux19/06/1938 BRA4:2 (1:2)SWE Disputa de 3º lugar

2008London26/03/2008 SWE0:1 (0:0)BRA 1995Birmingham04/06/1995 BRA1:0 (1:0)SWE 1989Copenhagen16/06/1989 SWE2:1 (1:0)BRA 1983Gothenburg22/06/1983 SWE3:3BRA 1973Solna25/06/1973 SWE1:0BRA 1966Gothenburg30/06/1966 SWE2:3BRA 1965Solna30/06/1965 SWE1:2BRA
Mundial Sub-20
1991Porto20/06/1991 BRA2:0 (1:0)SWE Primeira Fase

O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Viktor Kassai-HUN

Leandro Damiao (32.

International Rewind: Argentina top Germany, Spain squeak by Puerto Rico, and more

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Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick and was denied by the post on another chance, but that still do not stop him and Argentina from going into Germany and cruising to victory.

The Albiceleste extended their current winning streak to five games after picking up a 3-1 win over Germany in  one of the marquee matches of Wednesday's busy international FIFA date.

The Rest

Transfers Roundup: Manchester United target wants January transfer

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The summer transfer window may be over but the rumour mill is omnipresent. Despite domestic leagues and European competitions in full flow there are lot to speculate as we anticipate the ‘fast approaching' January transfer window.

Scolari announces Brazil squad for Confederations Cup

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In advance of the Confederations Cup this June, Brazil National Team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari released the list of 23 players that would make up Brazil's squad at the tournament.

Headlining the squad is Neymar, Hulk, Oscar, and Lucas, but what may be more interesting are the players who didn't get a call up for the international competition that begins on June 15.

Friday Kickoff: Mancini plays down Balotelli skirmish, Pato sold to Corinthians, and more

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In the aftermath of yet another embarrassing off-the-field moment involving Mario Balotelli, manager Roberto Mancini, directly involved in the incident, has backed the young striker to stay in the Manchester City squad.

Pictures surfaced yesterday afternoon of an altercation between Mancini and Balotelli during the morning training.