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Vinicius Junior, set to join Real Madrid in 2018, is Brazil's young star. But Vasco da Gama have another in 17-year-old Paulinho.
Former Brazil goalkeeper Waldir Peres, a member of the 1982 World Cup team, has died at the age of 66 after a heart attack.
Just over a third of the way through Fabio Carille's first season as coach, Corinthians have surged ahead by eight points over their nearest rivals.
Valencia have sold goalkeeper Diego Alves to Brazilian club Flamengo amid another busy summer of transfer activity at Mestalla.
Manchester City have announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz from Vasco da Gama on a five-year contract.
A fan of Brazilian club Palmeiras has died of stab wounds after a fight with Corinthians supporters following a match between the two Sao Paulo teams.