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Vasco da Gama's Juninho Pernambucano retires

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Scolari accused of Lucas Moura snub

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Vasco da Gama star Juninho retires

Former Brazil international Juninho Pernambucano has retired from football, his club, Vasco da Gama, have confirmed.

Juninho Pernambucano is set to leave Al-Gharafa this summer
Juninho Pernambucano has ended his playing career.

Vasco da Gama president Roberto Dinamite told reporters that Juninho, who turned 39 on Thursday, had held talks with him during the week and, as a consequence of the adductor injury that blighted his end to the last domestic season, had decided to bring an end to his playing career.


Scolari accused of Lucas Moura snub

Juninho Pernambucano has accused Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of trying to force Lucas out of the Selecao squad and ruining a talent comparable to Neymar.

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Lucas Moura is perceived to be out of favour with Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

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Lucas, 21, was in the latest Brazil squad for their friendlies in South Korea and China, but after being an unused substitute in the first game...