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Brazil: Flamengo’s Paolo Guerrero Harnesses The Force To Send Bahia Defender Lucas Fonseca Flying From Several Feet Away (Video)

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"Good, good. Let the hate flow through you"

Bahia defender Lucas Fonseca managed to get himself sent-off in the early stages of his side's 0-1 defeat against Flamengo on Sunday, and in utterly ridiculous circumstances.

Having already been booked just moments before, Fonseca went leaping in on Flamengo striker Paolo Guerrero, leaving a sneaky foot in at hip height.

Who is the world’s most marketable footballer – Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar?

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Official: Real Madrid Complete Signing Of 16-Year-Old Vinicius Junior After Triggering €45m Release Clause

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Real Madrid have just droppedapproximately £38million to sign a Brazilian striker whowasn't born when Family Guy first aired in the United States.

The newly-crowned La Liga champions have issued a statement to confirm that they have completed a deal for Vinicius Junior, who has two count 'em, two senior appearances under his belt for Flamengo.

Brazilian Supreme Court Settle 30-Year Dispute By Finally Awarding 1987 Championship Title To Sport Recife

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It's taken almost 30 years, but today a court ruling has resolvedthe bitter dispute over just who won the 1987 Brazilian footballchampionship.

Both Sport do Recife and Flamengo claim to be the true champions of 1987, but the Supreme Court has now ruled in favour of the former.

Dressed To Shill: Brazilian Team Forgo Squad Numbers To Play With Supermarket Price Offers On Back Of Shirts (Photo)

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In the relentless quest to milk as much money out of shirt sponsors as possible, Brazilian side Flu de Feira came up with a novel way in which to shill for the local supermarket chain.

For Wednesday evening's Serie D clash against Bahia, Flu took to the pitch wearing jerseys that featured several special price offers.

Joga Bonito: Brazilian Match Produces Magnificent Spectacle For Goalmouth Scramble Purists (Video)

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Caxias pipped Juventude in theCampeonato Gaucho on Sunday afternoon, smuggling a 1-0 away win to keep themselves within four points of top spot in the Group 1 table.

However, the real highlight of the match was the sensationalgoalmouth scramble that eruptedat one point.

World Cup

Who Are the Early Front Runners for the 2018 World Cup?

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While the World Cup may still be a year away, we are already beginning to gain an understanding about who the front runners are likely to be.

The competition has come under even greater focus during the last week so, with the Confederations Cup offering a fascinating insight into how some of the early favourites are shaping up ahead of next years’ showpiece event in Russia.

Gabriel Jesus Posts Smashing Pics Of His Efforts To Paint Streets Of Sao Paulo Before 2014 World Cup (Photos)

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Man City striker Gabriel Jesus has shared a batch of lovely old(ish) photos of him, his friends and his neighbours gearing up for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Indeed, Jesus dug out some pics of the day he spent splashing paint around the streets of Sao Paulo in preparation for the tournament.

Rock The Cradle: Bebeto’s Son, As Welcomed Into The World At USA ’94, Has Just Signed For Sporting Lisbon (Photo)

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Romario, Mazinho and new father Bebeto "rock the cradle" at the 1994 World Cup (Photo: PA)

In what is certain to come as alarming news for footballs fans of a certain age, the newbornbaby that Bebeto welcomed into the world at the 1994 World Cup is now a mature and fully functioning adult.

Australia

Keep It Tight: Brazil Score Against Australia With Just NINE Seconds On The Clock (Video)

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If it was Australia's intention to hold off Brazil for as long as possible in their friendly encounter in Melbourne, then the ploy was a resounding success ...for all of nine seconds.

Despite kicking off themselves, Australia immediately surrendered possession to Brazil with Guiliano playing in Diego Souza who steered a shot past Mitchell Langerak before the hosts even had time to realise what had happened.

Ticket details for US Women’s National Team summer tournament against Brazil, Japan and Australia

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Tickets will go on sale soon for this summer’s Tournament of Nations competition featuring the women’s teams of the United States, Brazil, Japan and Australia.

The round-robin tournament will feature three doubleheaders that will celebrate some of the world’s premier women’s soccer players, many of whom compete in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Ticket details for US Women’s National Team summer tournament against Brazil, Japan and Australia

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Tickets will go on sale soon for this summer’s Tournament of Nations competition featuring the women’s teams of the United States, Brazil, Japan and Australia.

The round-robin tournament will feature three doubleheaders that will celebrate some of the world’s premier women’s soccer players, many of whom compete in the National Women’s Soccer League.

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Coutinho to lead revamped Brazil against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – Diego Souza will replace injured striker Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho will lead rejigged Brazil in Tuesday’s friendly with Australia in Melbourne.

A replacement had to be found for Manchester City’s Jesus, who has returned home after suffering a fractured eye socket in Brazil’s 1-0 Superclasico loss to Argentina at the MCG on Friday.

Coutinho to lead revamped Brazil against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – Diego Souza will replace injured striker Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho will lead rejigged Brazil in Tuesday’s friendly with Australia in Melbourne.

A replacement had to be found for Manchester City’s Jesus, who has returned home after suffering a fractured eye socket in Brazil’s 1-0 Superclasico loss to Argentina at the MCG on Friday.

Souza gets Brazil chance against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – Diego Souza will replace injured striker Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho is line to lead Brazil in Tuesday’s friendly with Australia in Melbourne.

A replacement had to be found for Manchester City’s Jesus, who has returned home after suffering a fractured eye socket in Brazil’s 1-0 Superclasico loss to Argentina at the MCG on Friday.

Chastened Brazil to take no chances against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – The world’s number one team Brazil will not be under-estimating Australia as they bid to rebound from their Superclasico loss to Argentina, officials said Sunday.

The five-time World Cup champions are eager to bounce back from their 1-0 loss to their great South American rivals in Tuesday’s friendly against the Confederations Cup-bound Socceroos in Melbourne.

Chastened Brazil to take no chances against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – The world’s number one team Brazil will not be under-estimating Australia as they bid to rebound from their Superclasico loss to Argentina, officials said Sunday.

The five-time World Cup champions are eager to bounce back from their 1-0 loss to their great South American rivals in Tuesday’s friendly against the Confederations Cup-bound Socceroos in Melbourne.

Brazil coach Tite ponders changes for upcoming Australia match

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Melbourne (AFP) – Brazil manager Tite says he is considering changes for Tuesday’s game against Australia after blasting his side’s poor finishing in the loss to Argentina in Melbourne.

The world’s number one ranked team wasted several scoring opportunities as Argentina hung on for a 1-0 win in their Superclasico at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

Brazil coach Tite ponders changes for upcoming Australia match

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Melbourne (AFP) – Brazil manager Tite says he is considering changes for Tuesday’s game against Australia after blasting his side’s poor finishing in the loss to Argentina in Melbourne.

The world’s number one ranked team wasted several scoring opportunities as Argentina hung on for a 1-0 win in their Superclasico at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

Football: Messi’s Argentina down Brazil in Australian ‘Superclasico’

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Melbourne (AFP) – Argentina gained a confidence-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in their Superclasico in Melbourne Friday ahead of their make-or-break World Cup qualifiers later in the year.

A goal from Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado right on half-time proved the eventual winner as Argentina matched the world’s number one ranked Brazilians before 95,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Football: Messi’s Argentina down Brazil in Australian ‘Superclasico’

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Melbourne (AFP) – Argentina gained a confidence-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in their Superclasico in Melbourne Friday ahead of their make-or-break World Cup qualifiers later in the year.

A goal from Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado right on half-time proved the eventual winner as Argentina matched the world’s number one ranked Brazilians before 95,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Football: Icardi in, Aguero out for Argentina

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Lionel Messi will spearhead Argentina’s attack against arch-rivals Brazil next month but there was no place in the squad for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi replaces Aguero in a squad believed to have been chosen by Jorge Sampaoli, the Sevilla coach who is poised to take over Argentina in a bid to rescue their World Cup hopes.

Football: Icardi in, Aguero out for Argentina

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Lionel Messi will spearhead Argentina’s attack against arch-rivals Brazil next month but there was no place in the squad for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi replaces Aguero in a squad believed to have been chosen by Jorge Sampaoli, the Sevilla coach who is poised to take over Argentina in a bid to rescue their World Cup hopes.

Brazil recall Luiz for Argentina, Australia friendlies

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazil coach Tite on Friday recalled Chelsea defender David Luiz to his squad for two upcoming friendlies despite his team having secured nine wins in nine games without him.

The former PSG defender last played for Brazil in March 2016 when Dunga was still at the helm and he was blamed for two errors in a 2-2 draw with Uruguay.

US women’s football to host Japan, Aussies, Brazil in new event

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Chicago (AFP) – Reigning Women’s World Cup champion United States will host top-10 rivals Australia, Japan and Brazil in a new tournament this year and next, the US Soccer Federation said Wednesday.

The first Tournament of Nations will be staged July 27 to August 3 in Seattle, San Diego and suburban Los Angeles with a second round-robin event involving the same four nations to be staged in 2018.

Brazil’s Chapecoense win first title after plane crash

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazil’s Chapecoense football club, all but wiped out in an air crash last November, won their first silverware since the tragedy by taking the state championship Sunday.

Some 20,000 supporters packed the home stadium in Chapeco to watch their team win the Santa Catarina state title for the second year in a row - except this time with a new lineup.

Neymar ordered to stand trial for corruption

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents will stand trial over alleged corruption, making the Brazilian the latest football superstar to have to take the stand, a Spanish court ordered on Thursday.

The National Court also ordered Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell to be sent to trial over Neymar’s transfer from Santos in 2013, accused both of corruption and fraud.

Neymar ordered to stand trial for corruption

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents will stand trial over alleged corruption, making the Brazilian the latest football superstar to have to take the stand, a Spanish court ordered on Thursday.

The National Court also ordered Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell to be sent to trial over Neymar’s transfer from Santos in 2013, accused both of corruption and fraud.

Brazil court orders ‘murder’ goalkeeper back to prison

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Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered the re-incarceration Tuesday of a professional goalkeeper released after partially serving a sentence for the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend.

“The Supreme Court has revoked its decision suspending his imprisonment,” the court said in a statement.

Brazil court orders ‘murder’ goalkeeper back to prison

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Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered the re-incarceration Tuesday of a professional goalkeeper released after partially serving a sentence for the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend.

“The Supreme Court has revoked its decision suspending his imprisonment,” the court said in a statement.

Prosecutor urges Brazil ‘murder’ goalkeeper back to prison

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazil’s top prosecutor on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to re-incarcerate a star goalkeeper recently released after partially serving a sentence for the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot asked the court to reverse an earlier ruling that freed Bruno Fernandes das Dores de Souza in February, pending an appeal against his 2013 sentence of 22 years prison for his role in the woman’s slaying.

Brazil top FIFA rankings for first time since 2010

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Zurich (AFP) – Brazil surged to the top of the FIFA world rankings for the first time in seven years on Thursday, made all the sweeter as they usurped great rivals Argentina.

It caps a terrific week for forward Neymar and Brazil - last week they became the first country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, their latest step on the road to redemption after the embarrassment and heartache of their World Cup failure on home soil in 2014.

Brazil top FIFA rankings for first time since 2010

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Zurich (AFP) – Brazil surged to the top of the FIFA world rankings for the first time in seven years on Thursday, made all the sweeter as they usurped great rivals Argentina.

It caps a terrific week for forward Neymar and Brazil - last week they became the first country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, their latest step on the road to redemption after the embarrassment and heartache of their World Cup failure on home soil in 2014.

Chapecoense face Atletico four months after crash

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Chapecó (Brazil) (AFP) – Four months after a plane crash all but wiped out Chapecoense, the Brazilian club will on Tuesday face the rivals they were on their way to play, Colombia’s Atletico Nacional.

Nineteen Chapecoense players and 24 club officials were killed on November 28 when the team’s plane crashed into the Colombian mountains.

Brazil book FIFA World Cup berth, Argentina tumble

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Montevideo (AFP) – Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina’s campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi.

Five-time champions Brazil had been left waiting in suspense after goals from Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Marcelo handed them a 3-0 win over the Paraguayans at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians.

La Liga

World fame rankings: Man City player a surprise entry in the most famous athletes list

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ESPN have released their World rankings of the most famour athletes on the planet right now and Cristiano Ronaldo has taken pole position in the list.

The Real Madrid star is undoubtedly one of the biggest celebrities football has ever produced and it seems that his brand value has helped him overtake Lionel Messi in popularity rankings.

Croatia and Brazil only countries represented in all Champions League semi-final teams

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For an incredibly small nation, a nation with a population of 4.2 million, Croatia is demonstrating its increasing influence on European and World football.

Croatia is represented in all four of teams which have made the semi-finals of this year’s Champions League, Juventus, Real Madrid, Monaco and Atletico Madrid.

Brasileirao

Klopp confident of signing 24-yr-old forward, Liverpool have agreed to pay the asking price

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Liverpool are closing in on the 24-year-old Brazilian forward Luan.

The Gremio star impressed during the Olympics and Jurgen Klopp wants the versatile attacker to improve his side’s attacking options.

Luan has just one year left on his current contract and he recently turned down the chance to extend it.

Brazilian footballer re-arrested after premature release from prison

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It turned out to be an incredibly brief return to football. Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno, who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the murder of his then-girlfriend - Eliza Samudio - was signed by a second-division club upon his premature release from prison. The developments naturally upset a lot of sentiments and caused a lot of furore.

The Rest

Brazil tops list of player exports across the world

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There are more Brazilian players playing outside their home country than any other nation.

Data released by the CIES Football Observatory finds that in total, 12,051 expatriates originating from 174 national associations are currently present in the 2,120 clubs studied with Brazilians making the biggest number at 1,202.