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FUTEBOL BRASILEIRO

2016/2017 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
14 Figueirense 0 2 0 2
15 Corinthians 0 1 1 1
16 Cruzeiro 0 1 1 1
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River Plate lose to Independiente in Copa Libertadores title defence

Defending Copa Libertadores champions River Plate exited the competition in the round of 16 at the hands of Independiente del Valle.

River Plate's quest to repeat as Copa Libertadores champions was thwarted by Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle in the round of 16.

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The Argentine club lost to Independiente by a final aggregate score of 2-1, after failing to overcome a two-goal deficit from the first leg in Ecuador.

River dominated possession and shots on goal, but could only find the net once, when substitute Lucas Alario scored from close range to give the hosts a late 1-0 lead in the 79th minute.

A four-goal lead from the...

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Corinthians' Tite: I don't want to succeed Dunga as Brazil coach

ESPN FC's Craig Burley reacts to the latest FIFA rankings, which see Argentina move to No. 1.
The ESPN FC crew discuss the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying table and whether Ecuador can keep up their current pace.
The ESPN FC crew discuss Brazil's draw with Paraguay and the absence of Thiago Silva.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez speaks to his side's need to change their entire game plan following Brazil's two early goals in their 2-2 draw.

Corinthians manager Tite has said he would never negotiate to replace Dunga as Brazil coach, criticising the media for suggesting he take over. 

The pressure on Dunga has intensified after last month's round of 2018 World Cup qualifying matches brought draws against Paraguay and Uruguay.

The Selecao are sixth in the CONMEBOL qualifying table, but 12 matches remain in which to avoid the threat of missing a World Cup for the first time in their history.

They are currently one place outside the...

Shooting death prompts away fans to be banned from derbies in Sao Paulo

Palmeiras fans
Palmeiras fans -- and all other away supporters -- will not be able to attend city derbies for the rest of the year.

Sao Paulo police have banned away fans from attending city derbies until the end of the year after a bystander was shot dead on Sunday as Palmeiras and Corinthians fans battled ahead of their state championship game.

The decision was taken by the state's military police in conjunction with the Paulista State Football Federation and public prosecutors.

"This will avoid the need for the military police to escort organised fan groups, which will allow a reinforcement of policing around the stadiums,"...

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NYCFC adds Steven Mendoza on loan from Corinthians with option to buy

The ESPN FC crew preview NYC FC versus Toronto in the MLS and discuss NYC FC's need for defensive improvements this season.

New York City FC acquired Steven Mendoza on loan from Brazilian club Corinthians on Friday, hours after trading midfielder Andrew Jacobson to the Vancouver Whitecaps for targeted allocation money.

Mendoza, 23, spent last season on loan in the Indian Super League, where he won the Golden Boot and helped Chennaiyin FC to the league title.

NYCFC has an option to buy Mendoza on a permanent basis at the end of the season. 

Already at the maximum of three designated players...

Chelsea complete Alexandre Pato loan signing from Corinthians

Alexandre Pato has completed a six-month loan move from Corinthians to Chelsea, the Premier League champions have announced.

Last week, sources told ESPN Brasil that Pato, 26, had reached a verbal agreement to join the Blues, and the striker flew to London on Tuesday to undergo a medical and finalise the deal.

"I am so happy to sign for Chelsea," Pato said. "It is a dream for me. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know my new teammates and cannot wait to play.

"I thank Chelsea for their...