SAO PAULO -- Internacional's World Cup veteran defender Juan will be sidelined for the remainder of the year because of a foot injury.
Juan, who played for Brazil in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, ruptured a tendon in his foot during Internacional's 5-0 loss to Chapecoense in the Brazilian league last week.
He had already missed the team's 2-1 win over Fluminense over the weekend, and team doctors say he will need surgery and won't be able to play again until 2015. The surgery is scheduled for Friday.
Former Marseille striker Fernandao has been killed in a helicopter crash, Brazilian club Internacional have announced.
The 36-year-old was travelling with four other people, all of whom were killed when the helicopter came down en route to Goiania after taking off from his home in the city of Aruana.
Goiania-born Fernandao began his career with local club Goias before signing for Marseille in 2001.
After a loan stint at French rivals Toulouse, he returned to Brazil in 2004 to play for Internacional...
SUNDERLAND, England -- Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco has completed his move to Sunderland from Brazilian club Internacional.
The 28-year-old Scocco has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Sunderland, becoming Uruguayan manager Gus Poyet's fourth capture in the January transfer window.
Scocco tweeted a picture of himself signing the deal, saying "A new challenge, new objectives...Thanks for all the support."
Un nuevo desafío, nuevos objetivos...gracias a todos por...