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8dTim Vickery

War of words erupts in Brazilian football

The debate over Brazil's return to competitive football has turned ugly with the directors of Flamengo and Botafogo trading barbs in the media.

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34dSam Marsden

Guardiola inspired me to snub Barca - wonderkid

Defender Yan Couto has told ESPN Brasil that an intervention from Pep Guardiola led to him turning down Barcelona in favour of a move to Man City.

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Flamengo sweating on the return of Jorge Jesus

Flamengo are coming off one of their best seasons in recent memory. Now the pandemic threatens to derail the progress made by manager Jorge Jesus.

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72dMark Ogden

Sources: Top clubs to talk virus transfer impacts

Europe's top clubs have scheduled a board meeting on Friday ahead of emergency talks with FIFA over the potential disruption of the transfer window.

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Barcelona agree deal for Sao Paulo teen Maia

Barcelona have agreed a deal for Sao Paulo's teenage striker Gustavo Maia this summer, an official from the Brazilian club has confirmed to ESPN.

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Flamengo boss says he has positive virus test

Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus has tested positive for coronavirus and is under quarantine in Rio de Janeiro while doctors perform a second test.

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Pele depressed over health issues - son

Brazilian legend Pele is depressed over his poor health and reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided, his son Edinho said.

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Player forgets yellow card, sent off after goal

Corinthians midfielder Janderson was sent off for a goal celebration after scoring, saying afterwards that he forgot he already had a yellow card.

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Sounders sign Brazil's Joao Paulo for DP spot

The Seattle Sounders announced they acquired Brazilian midfielder Joao Paulo from Botafogo, making him the third Designated Player on their roster.

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Sources: Man City beat Barca to Brazil wonderkid

Man City have beaten Barcelona to the signing of Brazilian teenager Yan Couto from Coritiba for €15 million, according to ESPN Brasil sources.