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Palmeiras

Brazil introduces plan to renegotiate club debts, force fiscal responsibility

Fans of the Brazilian domestic game have had little to celebrate given the clubs' poor management over the years.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government wants to let football clubs renegotiate $1.2 billion in debts but in the process force them to start spending more wisely.

The measure signed by President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday gives Brazilian clubs up to 20 years to pay what they owe to the federal government. In exchange, they must manage their finances more professionally.

Congress still has to approve the measure.

In order to take advantage of the government's favorable conditions, clubs have to commit...

Palmeiras sack coach Dorival Jr. after escaping relegation

Palmeiras survived despite drawing in their final match of the season, when it looked like they could be relegated.

SAO PAULO -- Eight-time national champions Palmeiras have fired coach Dorival Jr. after narrowly escaping relegation in the Brazilian football league.

Palmeiras made the announcement on Monday, a day after they retained their place in the top flight thanks to Vitoria's 1-0 loss to Santos in the competition's final round.

Palmeiras were held to a 1-1 home draw by Atletico Paranaense, enough to finish two points ahead of Vitoria.

Dorival Jr., a former Palmeiras player, was hired in September to replace...

Police detain 6 people after fan death in Brazil

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian police have detained six people after a confrontation that left a 21-year-old football fan dead this weekend, marking the third death involving rival supporter groups in Sao Paulo this year.

Authorities said Monday that the six men will be interrogated to explain their participation in the fighting that took place on a major highway just hours before the Brazilian league game between Palmeiras and Santos on Sunday at the Pacaembu Stadium.

Four people remained hospitalized,...

Palmeiras' Jorge Valdivia given two-match suspension for stamping

Jorge Valdivia scores Chile's second goal during their World Cup match against Australia.

Sao Paulo -- Brazil's sports tribunal has given Chile playmaker Jorge Valdivia a two-match suspension for stepping on an opponent in a Brazilian league match.

The Palmeiras player was facing a 12-match suspension for stepping on Flamengo midfielder Amaral following a battle over the ball in a Sept. 17 match.

Valdivia will miss Palmeiras' home match against Chapecoense on Thursday. The midfielder had already missed one match following the red card against Flamengo.

Palmeiras' lawyers said the player's...

Ronaldinho in talks to join Palmeiras

Brazilian World Cup winner, Ronaldinho, has yet to make a decision on his future after leaving Atletico Mineiro.

SAO PAULO -- Ronaldinho could be headed to Palmeiras, and the Brazilian club is hoping to make the deal official on Tuesday as part of its centennial celebrations.

The 34-year-old Ronaldinho has been without a club since leaving Atletico Mineiro in July, and talks are under way for him to sign with Palmeiras for the remainder of the Brazilian league season.

The two-time FIFA world player of the year has hinted he may join a Major League Soccer team in 2015, but until then his goal is to keep playing...