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How homophobia made number 24 taboo in Brazilian football
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How homophobia made number 24 taboo in Brazilian football

In the Brazilian men's first division, just four of the 20 teams currently have number 24s. Three are young players on their first professional contracts.

Pele's daughter Kely Nascimento says football legend will leave hospital and recover at home
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Pele's daughter Kely Nascimento says football legend will leave hospital and recover at home

The 80-year-old Pele removed a tumour from his colon on 4 September and spent days in intensive care after the surgery.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Superstar Neymar won't be part of Brazilian football team at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Superstar Neymar won't be part of Brazilian football team at Games

While veteran Daniel Alves did make the Brazil squad announced on Thursday, Neymar's PSG teammate Marquinhos, who also landed a gold medal in Rio five years ago, is another name excluded.

Copa America's fate rests in hands of Brazil Supreme Court amid surge in country's COVID-19 cases
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Copa America's fate rests in hands of Brazil Supreme Court amid surge in country's COVID-19 cases

Already delayed by 12 months because of the pandemic, the Copa America nearly unravelled when original co-hosts Colombia and Argentina fell through at the last minute — the former because of violent anti-government protests, the latter because of a surge of COVID-19.

Four Palmas football players, club president killed in plane crash in Brazil
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Four Palmas football players, club president killed in plane crash in Brazil

The victims were identified as president Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noé, Ranule and Marcus Molinari, the club said. The pilot was not identified. There were no survivors.

Football returns to Rio de Janeiro at the iconic Maracana Stadium, next to field hospital for COVID-19
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Football returns to Rio de Janeiro at the iconic Maracana Stadium, next to field hospital for COVID-19

Copa Libertadores champion Flamengo beat Bangu 3-0 in a local league game that was witnessed by fewer than 200 people in Brazil's historic 78,000-seat Maracanã Stadium

FIFA Club World Cup 2019: Flamengo have team to beat Liverpool again, says former captain Zico
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FIFA Club World Cup 2019: Flamengo have team to beat Liverpool again, says former captain Zico

Brazil great Zico, who captained Flamengo to the Intercontinental Cup against Liverpool in 1981, said that the Brazilian side’s midfield will be key to them repeating the trick in the Club World Cup final

Brazilian club Chapecoense relegated from Serie A three years after airline tragedy, ends six year run in first division
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Brazilian club Chapecoense relegated from Serie A three years after airline tragedy, ends six year run in first division

Chapecoense hit the headlines in November 2016 when its plane crashed on a trip to Colombia for the final of the Copa Sudamericana, South America’s equivalent of the Europa league.

Veteran Brazilian Dani Alves signs three-year deal with boyhood club Sao Paulo
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Veteran Brazilian Dani Alves signs three-year deal with boyhood club Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo have signed the 36-year-old defender Dani Alves on a three-year contract and should be introduced next week. He was a free agent after the end of his PSG contract

Brazilian club Chapecoense travel to Japan to seek inspiration as squad rebuilding continues
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Brazilian club Chapecoense travel to Japan to seek inspiration as squad rebuilding continues

Brazilian club Chapecoense are hoping to take inspiration from playing in Japan as they continue to rebuild after all but three of their squad were killed in a plane crash en route to the Copa Sudamericana final in Colombia last November.

Chapecoense to sign up to 20 players for new season with hopes of recovery post plane crash
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Chapecoense to sign up to 20 players for new season with hopes of recovery post plane crash

Chapecoense, the Brazilian football club devastated by an airline crash, will sign up to 20 players for the new season.

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldo calls for country's football confederation chief to resign
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Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldo calls for country's football confederation chief to resign

Brazilian soccer great Ronaldo has called for the resignation of the country's football confederation (CBF) chief Marco Polo Del Nero, a media report said on Thursday.

Brazilian football has stopped in time, needs to recover past glory: Kaka
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Brazilian football has stopped in time, needs to recover past glory: Kaka

Brazilian football has "stopped in time" and must take lessons from Europe to recover its past glory, according to former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka.

I do not need to play in Europe to reach my potential: Neymar
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I do not need to play in Europe to reach my potential: Neymar

Neymar has been the subject of transfer rumours for the past two years, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea reportedly leading the chase to sign the striker.