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Futebol Brasileiro

 By Tim Vickery

San Lorenzo's Club World Cup win exposes dearth of Brazilian ideas

San Lorenzo's Emmanuel Mas says the team take great pride in reaching the Club World Cup Final, in which they will play Spanish giants Real Madrid.

For all the intensity of their footballing rivalry, there was little Brazilian pleasure to be taken from the problems of Argentina's San Lorenzo in the semifinal of the Club World Cup -- where the unimpressive Libertadores champions needed extra time to squeeze past semi-professional Auckland City of New Zealand.

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There are two reasons for the lack of Brazilian schadenfreude. The first is that in the 10 year history of this competition, every club from Brazil has struggled with the semifinal. Two...

Lucas Silva future unresolved despite Real Madrid and Arsenal interest

Carlo Ancelotti admits that Real Madrid may be in the market for a midfielder, and Lucas Silva is a potential target

Real Madrid and Arsenal target Lucas Silva says his future remains unresolved amid speculation Cruzeiro have offered him a contract extension.

Madrid have made clear their interest in the 21-year-old but have reportedly seen two bids rejected already, with the Brazilian club's president, Gilvan de Pinho Tavares, having set the asking price at 15 million euros. Marca has previously reported that Arsenal have offered to pay that amount.

The player's father recently said Silva is keen to move on in...

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Arsenal and Real Madrid target Lucas Silva wants summer move - father

Carlo Ancelotti admits that Real Madrid may be in the market for a midfielder, and Lucas Silva is a potential target

Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva is planning to move to Europe in the summer, his father has told MG Superesportes, amid claims Arsenal are now rivalling Real Madrid for his signature.

Lucas Silva, 21, has been strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu, with his Cruzeiro teammates appearing certain the move will go through and the player himself talking up a potential link-up with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Marca, however, has reported that Arsenal have lodged a bid of 15 million euros, meeting Cruzeiro's...

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WATCH: Cruzeiro's massive parade celebration

The squad from Belo Horizonte took to the city's streets to celebrate with their supporters after winning a second Brasileirao title in a row.


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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...