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Mendes bolsters Lille’s Brazilian contingent

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Lille (France) (AFP) – Brazilian Thiago Mendes has signed a five-year deal with French club Lille from Sao Paulo, the Ligue 1 outfit announced Saturday.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who had played for Sao Paulo since 2015, recently extended his contract until 2021. In 147 games he scored 12 goals and contributed 11 assists.

Mendes bolsters Lille’s Brazilian contingent

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Lille (France) (AFP) – Brazilian Thiago Mendes has signed a five-year deal with French club Lille from Sao Paulo, the Ligue 1 outfit announced Saturday.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who had played for Sao Paulo since 2015, recently extended his contract until 2021. In 147 games he scored 12 goals and contributed 11 assists.

Pele’s son turns self in for Brazil prison sentence

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.

Edson “Edinho” Cholbi do Nascimento, who briefly played for his father’s former club Santos, had so far avoided serving time while his case underwent a lengthy appeals process.

Pele’s son turns self in for Brazil prison sentence

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.

Edson “Edinho” Cholbi do Nascimento, who briefly played for his father’s former club Santos, had so far avoided serving time while his case underwent a lengthy appeals process.

Plane crash kills dream of Brazilian football team that defied odds

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Sao Paulo (AFP) Traveling on the doomed airliner that crashed in Colombia overnight were the players and staff of a Brazilian football club about to complete a fairytale journey from unknowns to would-be South American champions.

The LAMIA charter plane went down near Medellin late Monday with 81 people aboard and so far only six are reported to have survived.

Plane crash kills dream of Brazilian football team that defied odds

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Sao Paulo (AFP) Traveling on the doomed airliner that crashed in Colombia overnight were the players and staff of a Brazilian football club about to complete a fairytale journey from unknowns to would-be South American champions.

The LAMIA charter plane went down near Medellin late Monday with 81 people aboard and so far only six are reported to have survived.

Goalkeeping great Ceni becomes Sao Paulo football coach

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Sao Paulo (AFP) Legendary former goal-scoring goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni was on Thursday named coach of the Brazilian club Sao Paulo where he starred as a player.

He replaces Ricardo Gomes, who was fired on Wednesday with the team languishing in the bottom half of the Brazilian top flight.

Ceni, 43, played more than 1,200 games for Sao Paulo a record after joining in 1990 and, remarkably, scored 131 goals.

Goalkeeping great Ceni becomes Sao Paulo football coach

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Sao Paulo (AFP) Legendary former goal-scoring goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni was on Thursday named coach of the Brazilian club Sao Paulo where he starred as a player.

He replaces Ricardo Gomes, who was fired on Wednesday with the team languishing in the bottom half of the Brazilian top flight.

Ceni, 43, played more than 1,200 games for Sao Paulo a record after joining in 1990 and, remarkably, scored 131 goals.

Brazil name Tite as new coach

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Sao Paulo (AFP) Corinthians boss Tite was named as the new coach of Brazil on Wednesday, succeeding Dunga, who was sacked after the team's humiliating exit from the Copa America, the president of his club revealed.

"Tite no longer works at Corinthians. He accepted the invitation from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF)," said the Sao Paulo club's president, Roberto de Andrade.

Brazil name Tite as new football coach, succeeding Dunga

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Sao Paulo (AFP) Corinthians boss Tite was named as the new coach of Brazil on Wednesday, succeeding Dunga who was sacked after the team's humiliating exit from the Copa America, the president of his club revealed.

"Tite no longer works at Corinthians. He accepted the invitation from the (Brazilian Football Confederation)," said the Sao Paulo club's president, Roberto de Andrade.

Brazil name Tite as new football coach, succeeding Dunga

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Sao Paulo (AFP) Corinthians boss Tite was named as the new coach of Brazil on Wednesday, succeeding Dunga who was sacked after the team's humiliating exit from the Copa America, the president of his club revealed.

"Tite no longer works at Corinthians. He accepted the invitation from the (Brazilian Football Confederation)," said the Sao Paulo club's president, Roberto de Andrade.

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Brazil name Tite as new coach

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Sao Paulo (AFP) Corinthians boss Tite was named as the new coach of Brazil on Wednesday, succeeding Dunga, who was sacked after the team's humiliating exit from the Copa America, the president of his club revealed.

"Tite no longer works at Corinthians. He accepted the invitation from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF)," said the Sao Paulo club's president, Roberto de Andrade.

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Ground From Above - Terrão de Cima by Renato Stockler

"A ‘terrão' (earthen field) is an oasis in the urban landscape. The reddish tone of a soccer field turns into a stage for resistance of popular soccer.

Sao Paulo

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Arriving in São Paulo it actually looked like winter in Brazil for the first time. The sky was grey and on the bus (as always) it felt cold due to the air conditioning.

Decision time again. I had thought about going to the Football Museum first thing, partly because I thought there might be the opportunity of meeting someone who just happened to have a spare ticket.

Day 1 of the World Cup: Monrovia, Liberia

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It was a tough day. Not only for me, but also to a bunch of football players in Brazil. I was tired when the opening match started and so it seemed that 22 players from Brazil and Croatia were. It was a slow match, with only occasional outburst of class. Seen over the entire match Brazil's victory was well-deserved, but I think it left a bit of a sour taste for all the football fans who love

Selecao Bootcamp : The Samba Begins As Brazil Arrive In Sao Paulo For World Cup Opener

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Brazil's World Cup campaign officially kicked off after the squad arrived in Sao Paulo for the opening ceremony and match this morning on their official plane, GOL Airlines. Dante, Joe and Dani Alves were seen with their samba instruments bringing the uniquely Baiano flavour to the Brazilian squad.

South America

Bolivian minnows stun Sao Paulo in Libertadores shock

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Sao Paulo suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Bolivian underdogs The Strongest on a night of mixed fortunes for Brazil in South America's most prestigious club competition the Copa Libertadores.

A well-worked 62nd minute strike by Uruguayan Matias Alonso settled a fractious encounter at Sao Paulo's Pacaembu Stadium as the Bolivian minnows clinched their first away win in the Libertadores since 1982.

Bolivian minnows stun Sao Paulo in Libertadores shock

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Sao Paulo suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Bolivian underdogs The Strongest on a night of mixed fortunes for Brazil in South America's most prestigious club competition the Copa Libertadores.

A well-worked 62nd minute strike by Uruguayan Matias Alonso settled a fractious encounter at Sao Paulo's Pacaembu Stadium as the Bolivian minnows clinched their first away win in the Libertadores since 1982.

Generation Next: Gabriel Barbosa among 5 top young South American talents to keep an eye on in 2016

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Corinthians Coach Reveals Alexandre Pato Is ‘Two Or Three Days’ Away From Joining Chelsea

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It would appear for all the world that Chelsea are on the cuspof tying up a £10million deal to sign Alexandre Pato from Corinthians.

ESPN Brazil reported on Thursdaythat Chelsea are "close to a positive outcome" and that the probability of the former (massively injured) Milan prodigymoving to Stamford Bridge before the end of the month is "good".

Generation Next: Gabriel Boschilia – Introducing AS Monaco’s new young Brazilian talent

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Legendary Sao Paulo Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni Moves Into Top 10 On Club’s List Of Top Goalscorers

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Courtesy of a penalty stuck away against Santos on Wednesday night, legendary Sao Paulo goalkeeper has managed the unprecedented feat of moving into the Top 10 of the Brazilian club's list of all-time top goalscorers.

Ceni already holds three different Guinness World Records for most goals scored by a goalkeeper, number of games played for the same club and for the amount of games played as captain.

Neymar Scores Audacious ‘Rainbow Flick’ Goal During Charity Game (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Last night saw a host of Brazilian stars turn out for the pithily-named"Ball Hunger Only" charity match in Jundai, Sao Paulo, in which Neymar captained a side of his friends against a team cobbled together by former PSG winger Nene.

Of course, it was the wispy Barcelona striker who stole the show with a showcase of his finest freestyle frippery, with the highlight being his audacious "rainbow flick" goal not that his man-marker was up to much.

Sao Paulo Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni Scores 120th Career Goal With Penalty Against Cruzeiro

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By Chris Wright

Sao Paulo beat Cruzeiro 2-0 as the top two sides met in the Brazilian Campeonato on Sunday evening, with a familiar name gracing the score-sheet once again that of veteran goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni, who stuck awayhis 120th career goal having opened the scoring with a 36th-minute penalty.

Videos

Brilliant Ganso Goal Against Huachipato

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Brazilian's forgotten teenage sensation Ganso has his sight's firmly set on a return to the Brazilian national side sooner rather than later and if he can keep producing spectacular goals like this one against Huachipato in Sao Paolo's 3-2 win in Chile in the Copa Sudamericana it won't be long before he's back in the limelight!

Forgotten Brazilian Whizz-Kid Ganzo Scores Screamer Against Old Club

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Forgotten teen-sensation Ganzo showed some of the class which once had him ahead of former Santos team-mate Neymar with this cracking spinning volley for Sao Paulo against his old club last night.

And while Neymar got his break with a move to Spanish king-pins Barcelona, Ganzo still awaits his big break, but for now he's happy to be banging in the goals alongside former Brazilian great Kaka instead.

Sao Paulo Keeper Rogerio Ceni Score’s his 115th Career Goal

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Sao Paulo's 41 year old keeper Rogerio Ceni scored his 115th career goal as Sao Paulo beat CRB 3-0 last night!

Brilliant Ademilson Bi-Cycle Kick in Copa do Brasil

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Sao Paulo's Ademilson makes the most of a lucky situation with this brilliant bi-cycle kick v CRB in the Copa do Brasil last night!

World Cup

SBI 2014 World Cup Diary: Entry 5

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By FRANCO PANIZO

SALVADOR, Brazil The group stage was over, but the experience of a lifetime continued.

After making it to the airport in Recife and booking our flights to Salvador, Ives and I took a red-eye flight back to Sao Paulo on Friday.

Argentina vs Switzerland 2014 World Cup Highlights Di Maria Goal Dzemaili Header Video July 1 Sao Paulo

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England vs Uruguay 2014 Suarez Goals World Cup Video Group D June 19 Sao Paulo

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Happy World Cup Day, One And All!

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By Chris Wright

After weeks upon weeks of fevered fluffing, it's finally upon us people;the 20th itineration World bleedin' Cup begins tonight in Sao Paulo!

In 32 days' time, someone out there in Brazil is going to be hoisting this beautiful 36cm,6kg lump of gold and malachite high above their heads as the newly-crowned Campeões do Mundo!

A First Person Lens of Futebol in Brazil If you want to see the...

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Three Times and An Old Lady - AFR Voice Ep. 39

They've done it again. For the third year running the Scudetto will be sitting pretty in Juventus' trophy cabinet after they took the title at the weekend without even having to kick a ball. On the show this week we take a look at what's been another superb domestic season for the Old Lady, as well as trouble at the Coppa Italia final, a certain aging striker who might just find himself sneaking onto the plane to Brazil this Summer, and a 24 goal thriller in Serie D.

Klinsmann arrives in Sao Paulo

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The USMNT is working out at Morumbi, home of Sao Paulo FC Yesterday, Jurgen Klinsmann held the first USMNT workout at their World Cup camp in Sao Paulo. The team will train in Sao Paulo and then return for a friendly against South Korea at the Stubhub Center, formerly Home Depot Center, on February 1 (5:00 Eastern/2:00 Pacific, broadcast nationally on ESPN2).

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USMNT top Sao Paulo in second scrimmage of Brazil tour

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By DAN KARELL

For the second time on their 12-day Brazilian tour, the U.S. Men's National Team squared off against their hosts Sao Paulo FC, with a positive result the second time around.

U.S. Soccer reported on Monday morning that the USMNT had defeated Sao Paulo by a score of 2-1.

USMNT falls in first of two scrimmages with Sao Paulo

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team took part in a closed-door scrimmage on Thursday against Sao Paulo FC, and while not much was originally known about what occurred, news is starting to trickle out.

Following the match on Thursday morning, U.S. Soccer reported that 24 of the 26 players in the USMNT squad saw the field during the 90 minute match and that the USA were defeated, 2-1.

The Rest

Former Milan star set for deadline Arsenal transfer?

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This Brazilian forward that is now the subject of some last minute Arsenal transfer rumours has already been linked with a few of our Premier League rivals during the summer transfer window, including our north London rivals Tottenham and Manchester United. But the name of Alexander Pato will not inspire much excitement in the Arsenal [.

Thousands of Sao Paulo Fans Welcome Kaka Back to Brazil [VIDEO]

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Thousands of Sao Paulo soccer fans turned out to Sao Paulo's stadium to welcome Kaka back at his boyhood club.

Kaka will play on loan at Sao Paulo for the next six months before he travels to the United States, to play for MLS club Orlando City beginning in 2015.

Watch the video featuring an interview with Kaka, as well as footage of his welcome at Sao Paulo:

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Rayados de Monterrey : #Oficial Dorlan Pabón regresa a la Pandilla

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Hace unos minutos el Club de Futbol Monterrey dio a conocer de manera oficial el regreso de Dorlan Pabón al conjunto regiomontano, sumando un refuerzo más a la plantilla de la Pandilla.

Este es el comunicado lanzado hace unos momentos.

Les comunicamos que hace unos momentos, el acuerdo para que el Jugador Dorlan Mauricio Pabón Ríos se incorporase a nuestro Plantel, ha sido concretado.