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Ceni upstages Pele as Brazil’s greatest


August 29th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Brazil international goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni has been voted Brazil's greatest player in the Copa Libertadores, ahead of Pele and Zico.Ceni was selected by ... Read more...

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Brazil winger Lucas helps Sao Paulo win 3-0


August 19th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain-bound winger Lucas Moura was on the scoresheet as Sao Paulo defeated Ponte Preta 3-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship.Rogerio Ceni opened the ... Read more...

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Maradona brands Riquelme traitor


July 19th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has branded Juan Roman Riquelme a traitor for leaving Boca Juniors, local media reported.Riquelme announced his decision to quit ... Read more...

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Riquelme in talks with Brazil’s Flamengo


July 8th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 8 (IANS) Former Argentina international midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme is in talks with Flamengo about a possible move to the Brazilian club.Riquelme announced his decision to ... Read more...

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Boca in bid to convince Riquelme to stay


July 6th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 6 (IANS) Argentine side Boca Juniors have not given up hope of convincing Juan Roman Riquelme to remain at the club.Riquelme announced he was leaving the ... Read more...

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Corinthians win first Copa Libertadores title


July 5th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 5 (IANS) Brazil's Corinthians won their first Copa Libertadores trophy with a 2-0 victory over Boca Juniors in the final's deciding leg.Veteran striker Emerson gave the ... Read more...

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Roma secures Brazilian defender Castan


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 3 (IANS) Brazilian centre-back Leandro Castan has reportedly agreed to a four-year contract with Italian Serie A club Roma.Castan will join the Giallorossi later this week ... Read more...

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Boca defender to play in Libertadores


July 1st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 1 (IANS) Fiorentina has reportedly granted permission to newly contracted defender Facundo Roncaglia to remain at Boca Juniors until after the Copa Libertadores final.Roncaglia's contract with ... Read more...

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Corinthians draw with Boca in Libertadores final


June 28th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 28 (IANS) Substitute Romarinho scored a precious late equalizer as Corinthians earned a 1-1 away draw against Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final first leg ... Read more...

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Ronaldo pleaded with me to join Corinthians: Riquelme


June 27th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has revealed former Brazil international striker Ronaldo pleaded with him to join Brazilian club Corinthians.The comment came less ... Read more...

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Corinthians coach ecstatic reaching Libertadores final


June 26th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 26 (IANS) More than half-an-hour after his club sealed a berth in the Copa Libertadores final for the first time in its history, Corinthians coach Tite ... Read more...

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Corinthians into Copa Libertadores final


June 21st, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Corinthians earned a 1-1 draw to eliminate defending champion Santos from the Copa Libertadores and advance to the final of South America's most prized ... Read more...

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Santos accuses Brazil confederation of burning out Neymar


June 15th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 15 (IANS) Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro has accused Brazil's football confederation of "burning out" star striker Neymar.The 20-year-old cut a frustrated figure during Santos' 0-1 ... Read more...

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Boca beat Universidad in Copa Libertadores semis


June 15th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 15 (IANS) Goals on either side of the break from Santiago Silva and Juan Sanchez Mino gave Argentine club Boca Juniors a 2-0 victory over Universidad ... Read more...

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Corinthians shock Santos in Libertadores semis


June 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 14 (IANS) Striker Emerson scored a wonder goal but was sent off as Corinthians earned a 1-0 victory over defending champions Santos in their Copa Libertadores ... Read more...

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Santos playmaker Ganso to return for Libertadores semis


June 12th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 12 (IANS) Santos playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso looks set to play in Wednesday's Copa Libertadores semifinal against Corinthians, just 19 days after receiving a surgery on ... Read more...

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Fluminense playmaker Neves out for two months


May 31st, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 31 (IANS) Fluminense announced they will be without former Brazil international midfielder Thiago Neves for at least two months.Neves will undergo surgery on his injured left ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho out of Brazil squad


May 12th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, May 12 (IANS) Two-time FIFA world footballer of the year Ronaldinho has been left out of Brazil's national team for a series of upcoming friendlies against ... Read more...

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Santos equal record to cruise into Copa Libertadores quarter-finals


May 11th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 11 (IANS) Santos equalled their greatest winning margin in the Copa Libertadores with an 8-0 humiliation of Bolivar at the Vila Belmiro stadium.Brazil internationals Neymar, Elano ... Read more...

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Vasco da Gama defeat Lanus 2-1 in Copa Libertadores


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 3 (IANS) First-half goals from Alecsandro and Diego Souza were enough to give Brazil's Vasco da Gama a 2-1 victory over Lanus in their Copa Libertadores ... Read more...

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Vasco da Gama defeat Lanus 2-1 in Copa Libertadores


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 3 (IANS) First-half goals from Alecsandro and Diego Souza were enough to give Brazil's Vasco da Gama a 2-1 victory over Lanus in their Copa Libertadores ... Read more...

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Vasco da Gama to play against Lanus


May 1st, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 1 (IANS) Brazilian club Vasco da Gama will host Argentina's Lanus Wednesday knowing that anything less than victory could prove fatal to their Copa Libertadores hopes.The ... Read more...

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Fluminense midfielder Deco worried about Brazilian football


May 1st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janerio, May 1 (IANS) Fluminense midfielder Deco has said Brazilian football is suffering from an unhealthy obsession with individual talent.Deco, 34, stressed the fact that Brazil risks falling ... Read more...

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Neymar vows to avenge Santos’ shock defeat


April 27th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, April 27 (IANS) Santos striker Neymar has vowed to seek revenge after Bolivar's shock 2-1 victory over the defending Copa Libertadores champions in La Paz.Neymar was subjected ... Read more...

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Defending champion Santos lose in Copa Libertadores


April 26th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Defending Copa Libertadores champion Santos suffered a 1-2 defeat to Bolivar in the first leg of their round of 16 battle in La Paz.Midfielder ... Read more...

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Neymar helps Santos beat the Strongest 2-0


April 20th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 20 (IANS) Neymar scored a goal and set up another, as Santos topped their group with a 2-0 victory over the Strongest in the Copa Libertadores ... Read more...

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Deco prefers Libertadores to Champions League medals


April 19th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Star midfielder Deco says he would swap his Champions League winners' medals for a Copa Libertadores triumph with Brazilian club Fluminense.When asked what ... Read more...

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Flamengo players in tears after exit from Copa Libertadores


April 17th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) Former Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho said that Flamengo's players were in tears following their elimination from the Copa Libertadores.Despite winning their final group match against ... Read more...

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Fluminense to be without former Lyon striker Fred


April 17th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) Brazilian football club Fluminense will be without former Lyon striker Fred for Wednesday's final Copa Libertadores group match against Argentina's Arsenal at the ... Read more...

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Souza strikes to secure victory for Vasco da Gama


April 13th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 13 (IANS) A second-half strike from Diego Souza secured a 1-0 victory for Vasco da Gama over Uruguay's Nacional in the Copa Libertadores.After a first half ... Read more...

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Flamengo eliminated from Copa Libertadores


April 13th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 13 (IANS) Emelec's dramatic victory over Olimpia in Paraguay's capital Asuncion eliminated Brazilian giants Flamengo from the Copa Libertadores.Defender Jose Quinonez scored the injury-time winner ... Read more...

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Corinthians secure Copa Libertadores knockout-stage berth


April 12th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 12 (IANS) Corinthians secured their passage to the next phase of the Copa Libertadores with a 3-1 away victory over Paraguay's Nacional.Jorge Henrique returned from injury ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho scores to give Flamengo 2-1 victory


April 8th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 8 (IANS) Ronaldinho scored a 92nd-minute penalty to give Flamengo a dramatic 2-1 victory over fierce rivals Vasco da Gama in the Rio Cup.It comes ... Read more...

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Fans want Ronaldinho out of Flamengo


April 7th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 7 (IANS) Little more than a year after being hailed as Flamengo's saviour, supporters of Brazil's biggest club want Ronaldinho out of the team.An emphatic ... Read more...

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Santos slam Ponte Preta 6-1 in Sao Paulo state championship


February 26th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 26 (IANS) Playing hosts to Ponte Preta in the 10th round of the Sao Paulo state championship, Santos strolled to an impressive 6-1 victory, its fifth-straight ... Read more...

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