Julio Cesar

Brazil

Former Brazil keeper Cesar leaves Benfica

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Lisbon (AFP) – Former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has left Portuguese champions Benfica after his contract was ended by mutual agreement on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old had served as second-choice last season to the now-Manchester City keeper Ederson Moraes, but slipped below Bruno Varela and Belgian teenager Mile Svilar in the pecking order this term.

Former Brazil keeper Cesar leaves Benfica

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Lisbon (AFP) – Former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has left Portuguese champions Benfica after his contract was ended by mutual agreement on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old had served as second-choice last season to the now-Manchester City keeper Ederson Moraes, but slipped below Bruno Varela and Belgian teenager Mile Svilar in the pecking order this term.

The Worst Brazil Squad Ever: Assessing the 2014 World Cup Squad And Looking To The Future

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In my opinion, the squad that Luis Felipe Scolari chose to representBrazilat their own World Cup was the worstBrazilsquad ever assembled. What was supposed to be a sixth World Cup championship on home soil ended in utter humiliation and exposed an assortment of flaws and frailties. Here, I'll take a look at those who made it, and those who will hopefully be called up in future.

Round Of 16 - Midpoint

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Brazil 1 (3) - Chile 1 (2)
The home team struggled much more than they should have in this one. Chile put up a good fight and almost won it was a shot off the crossbar in the 120th minute, but Julio Cesar was up to the task of PKs.

Colombia: 2 - Uruguay: 0
Its James Rodriguez's world and we're just living in it.

Brazil And Colombia Move Into Quarter Finals

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Brazil and Colombia will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday but they both got their with two very different performances.

Brazil looked uninspired against Chile and were lucky to be a their South American rivals 3-2 on penalties after drawing 1-1 after extra time. Gonzalo Jara hit the post with the decisive kick, while Julio Cesar saved two, to give Brazil a 3-2 win in the shootout and send the Chileans home.

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Julio Cesar

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Julio Cesar became a Brazilian hero on Saturday afternoon.

The 34-year-old goalkeeper, who worked his way into the World Cup squad with excellent performances at Toronto FC, made two crucial saves in a penalty shootout, as Brazil defeated Chile, 3-2, in the shootout to advance to the quarterfinals.

#WorldCup: Brazil Advances on Penalties

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Toronto FC goalkeeper Julio Cesar proved the hero saving two penalty kicks for Brazil as the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts advanced over Chile, 3-2, in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw through extra time. Brazil gave the home fans in Belo Horizonte something to cheer about after a tense 120 minutes of soccer, advancing out of the Round of 16 to face the winner of this evening's match between Uruguay and Colombia in the Quarterfinals on July 4th.

Brazil 0-0 Mexico: Goalkeepers steal the show in goalless thriller

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Neymar and his Brazilian counterparts tried every trick in the book in Fortaleza today, but Group A opponents Mexico held firm at the back, as well as coming close at the other end at times.

Brazil vs Croatia: What Should Have Been

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In the end, it was a case of what should have been.

In some ways, Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was wildly entertaining and exhilarating. But the final score-line left too much flattery and deception fluttering around the air in Sao Paulo. It was hard to swallow.

Starting XI Predictions: Brazil v. Croatia

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Here are the starting XI predictions for Brazil vs Croatia:

Brazil:

Julio Cesar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar, Hulk, Fred, Neymar

The Brazilian starting XI is pretty cut and dried. Luiz Scolari has pretty much shown us the lineup he's going to use and how he's going to use it.

Selecao Bootcamp: South African Boy Gets Star Treatment From Brazil’s Self-Declared FIFA 14 Champion Neymar

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You can definitely count on the selecao brasileira, when it comes to delivering heartwarming moments.

A young fan in Soweto invaded the pitch after Brazil's 5-0 win over South Africa last night but instead of tackling him to the ground, the players carried him up and cheered him on.

Management 101: Toronto FC, Júlio César, and Matías Laba

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After a week of rumor and speculation, Toronto FC officially announced on February 14th, the signing of Júlio César on loan from Championship side Queens Park Rangers. The move was first reported by Brazil's O Globo, and spread on Twitter by TSN soccer host Luke Wileman. Even though the Brazilian international player is considered to be one of the world's top goalkeepers, he has yet to play a league game this season for QPR.

Smooth all over! TFC opts for the Brazilian # 1

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Happy dance! Seven years is long for any relationship. It feels even longer when it's filled with turmoil and strife. But then you wake up on this most romantic of days, pull back the sheets and realize you got a surprise. Your love got a Brazilian for you!
That's right you little maniacs, TFC went to Uncle Harry's Erotic Goalkeeper shop in West London and rented themselves a fancy new goalkeeper in the form of Brazilian # 1 Julio Cesar.

Benfica

Benfica sneak win as Aubameyang fluffs Dortmund’s lines

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Lisbon (AFP) – Benfica pulled off a classic smash and grab job as they beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday.

Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou scored the only goal of the game, prodding home from close range at the second attempt just after half time after Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki stopped his initial effort.

Julio Cesar out to banish ‘bad memories’ at Napoli

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar said he will be looking to put bad memories of previous visits to the San Paolo behind him when Benfica face Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old spent "seven beautiful and successful" years with Serie A giants Inter Milan, helping them to Champions League glory with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the 2010 final.

Julio Cesar out to banish ‘bad memories’ at Napoli

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Naples (Italy) (AFP) Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar said he will be looking to put bad memories of previous visits to the San Paolo behind him when Benfica face Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old spent "seven beautiful and successful" years with Serie A giants Inter Milan, helping them to Champions League glory with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the 2010 final.

Benfica extend contract of goalkeeper Julio Cesar

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Lisbon (AFP) Portuguese champions Benfica have secured the services of Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar for a further two seasons, the club said on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old stopper joined Benfica in 2014 in the wake of a 7-1 World Cup semi-final humiliation at the hands of eventual champions Germany.

Benfica extend contract of goalkeeper Julio Cesar

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Lisbon (AFP) Portuguese champions Benfica have secured the services of Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar for a further two seasons, the club said on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old stopper joined Benfica in 2014 in the wake of a 7-1 World Cup semi-final humiliation at the hands of eventual champions Germany.

Toronto FC

Why Sebastian Giovinco will be a success for MLS club Toronto FC

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Bringing in a big name player from a top European league is nothing new to the supporters of Toronto FC.

Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley and Julio Cesar all penned deals with the Canadian club last year to stir up understandable hyperbole, but as of yet, a coalescence of factors have hampered this team's quest to reach the post-season playoffs in their nine-year existence.

Why Sebastian Giovinco will be a success for MLS club Toronto FC

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Bringing in a big name player from a top European league is nothing new to the supporters of Toronto FC.

Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley and Julio Cesar all penned deals with the Canadian club last year to stir up understandable hyperbole, but as of yet, a coalescence of factors have hampered this team's quest to reach the post-season playoffs in their nine-year existence.

Cesar to sign with Benfica after leaving QPR by mutual consent

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After spending part of the summer on-loan with Toronto FC, Julio Cesar is moving on to his next team.

The Brazilian goalkeeper is set to sign with Portuguese side Benfica after it was announced Tuesday that Cesarhad endedhis timewith QPR by mutual consent.

THE STARTING 11: Toronto FC-related CNE Attractions

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Also how TFC chooses managers  Hot dogs are being corned; Judas Priest mirrors are being shined; ice-cream and waffles are about to make sweet, sweet love; and, the Polar Express really wants to go faster! Yes it's time once again for the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto's annual goodbye to summer/ carny-folk's annual hello to your sister.

Match Day 12: Who Needs Center Backs Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

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Sporting Kansas City is back at it in league play tomorrow night when they'll take on Toronto FC at Sporting Park. Like Sunday against Chicago, Kansas City continues to have issues with the center back position, and they've been multiplied now by the red card that Erik Palmer-Brown picked up against the Chicago Fire.

THE STARTING 11: Surprising items found during the BMO Field Easter Egg hunt

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Happy Easter Monday to our Christian observers/chocolate bunny observers. To the rest of you - happy Monday? Sure. Easter of course is where millions celebrate JC's (not Julio Cesar) big comeback victory over AS Roma in the egg fields near the stadium where Beitar Jerusalem now plays. We think.

Toronto FC’s stars shine in season-opening win

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By LEE PRINDLE

SEATTE Much was made in the offseason about the amount of money Toronto FC spent to revamp their roster.

Toronto's high-profile off-season signings made their highly-anticipated MLS debuts on Saturday in Seattle and they did so in style as Toronto FC beat the Sounders, 2 1, on the back of a Jermain Defoe double.

Five Up, Three Down: 2014 MLS Preview

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Alright, this is hopefully going to be a weekly thing around these parts this season. I've tossed away the Power Rankings series, as well as the Stock Report type of post that I did each month during the season last year. Neither one really seemed to stick for me. Anyways, it is a new season so it is time to try something new.

MLS Preseason Rewind: Crew topple TFC; Sporting KC beat Red Bulls; and more

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By DAN ITEL

Federico Higuain got the Columbus Crew started with a 10th-minute goal Wednesday against Toronto FC and they didn't let up in a 3-1 victory in the opening game of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando, Fla.

Higuain sent a curling free kick past Toronto's newly acquired Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who was seeing his first action in a Reds jersey, to send the Michael Parkhurst-captained Columbus squad to their second preseason victory in as many games.

Philadelphia Union

Crystal Palace friendly recaps & reaction, latest on Rais M’Bolhi to the Union reports, more

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Recaps and reaction from Crystal Palace friendly. Reports say Algerian national team goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi to Union. More news.

Possible Union US Open Cup opponents, more Union bits, US WC camp news, more

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Fourth round US Open Cup draw released. Power rankings, Castrol Index, and more Union bits. Langley named USL PRO POW. USMNT news. More.

World Cup 2014

Brazil squad numbers for the World Cup 2014

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The CBF have released the Brazil squad numbers for the World Cup

1 Jefferson
2 Dani Alves
3 T Silva
4 David Luiz
5 Fernandinho
6 Marcelo
7 Hulk
8 Paulinho
9 Fred
10 Neymar Jr
11 Oscar
12 Julio Cesar
13 Dante
14 Maxwell
15 Henrique
16 Ramires
17 L Gustavo
18 Hernanes
19 Willian
20 Bernard
21 Jô
22 Victor
23 Maicon


Brazil squad numbers for the World Cup 2014

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The CBF have released the Brazil squad numbers for the World Cup

1 Jefferson
2 Dani Alves
3 T Silva
4 David Luiz
5 Fernandinho
6 Marcelo
7 Hulk
8 Paulinho
9 Fred
10 Neymar Jr
11 Oscar
12 Julio Cesar
13 Dante
14 Maxwell
15 Henrique
16 Ramires
17 L Gustavo
18 Hernanes
19 Willian
20 Bernard
21 Jô
22 Victor
23 Maicon


John Hackworth

Recaps & reaction to USA win, Reading knocked out of USOC, Harrisburg in USOC tonight, more

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News from the US win over Azerbaijan. Union bits. Reading falls to Rochester in US Open Cup third round. Harrisburg plays Baltimore tonight in USOC. More news.

Edu on joining the Union, Cesar unveiled, league news, Adu’s WC hopes, more

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Maurice Edu talks about why he joined the Union. Julio Cesar signing about "an opportunity." Adu hopes to make US World Cup squad. More news.

Mo digs Nogueira, Hack says midfield will take a little time to settle, more news

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Maurice Edu likes what Vincent Nogueira brings. John Hackworth says it'll take time for the midfield to settle, "But so far, so good." More news.

Tonight’s game against NYRB will be streamed, Hack looking at “many” CB options, more

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Tonight's game against New York will be streamed on Red Bulls site. Hack confirms talks with Bolton CB Zat Knight, discusses options and training camp progress. More news.

The Rest

Finally Back!

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As Julio Cesar himself said, we're back at the top!

(I cant help but appreciate Cesar's passion for this team, even after having left so many years ago)

Its been an eventful two years, and two years which really should have never happened. But it was inevitable, and I think in the long run we'll be better off because of the two years we spent away from the Superleague.

Photo: Chelsea stars and QPR keeper Julio Cesar enjoy a barbecue

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Chelsea's Brazilian stars plus Branislav Ivanovic and QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar had a bit of shindig last night. The likes of Ramires, Oscar,...

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AFTER 90 - Bradley returns but still go down swingin'

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FC Dallas - 2
Hedges 37'
Pérez 88'
Toronto - 1
Nakajima-Farran 21'

WHAT WE EXPECTED: Depending on who showed up healthy, the range went from 'planning the Cup parade' to 'gonna take a whuppin'.
WHAT WE GOT: The counter-attack stylings that we've come to expect with the welcomed addition of Bradley and Osorio, but it was just not enough.

Persikabo Keep On Winning

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After been locked out of their new stadium on the opening day of the season, Persipasi managed to borrow PTIK Stadium in South Jakarta for their game against Persires and were rewarded with a 3-1 victory. Unfortunately, no fans were present at the game.

PSIS made it two wins on the spin after they defeated PSIR 1-0 with a goal by Julio Cesar half way through the first half in front of a crowd just shy of 10,000.

Red Hot Reds' Supporters' Romance Quiz

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"You had me at foot"
"BMO Field is for Lovers"... said no t-shirt ever. Despite that, today is the day to stop fretting over Matias Laba's next move and ponder upon that special person in your life. And no - we don't mean Julio Cesar. It's Valentine's Day - the day to celebrate all things amour.