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Brazil can restore joy at Copa America, CBF chief Jose Maria Marin says

The President of Brazil's Football Association thinks winning next year's Copa America will make up for the disappointment of not winning the World Cup.

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president Jose Maria Marin says the nation "went to hell" during the 2014 World Cup but is hopeful the Selecao will get back on track at next year's Copa America.

Brazil hosted the World Cup for the first time since 1950 in the summer, and were hoping to make amends for their shock defeat to Uruguay in the final of that tournament.

The 2014 event proved no less painful, however, as a team managed by Luiz Felipe Scolari succumbed to a 7-1 defeat to eventual champions...

4 days ago

Pele's son released from jail in Brazil

SAO PAULO -- The 44-year-old son of Brazil legend Pele has been released from jail and will remain free while he appeals a conviction in a money laundering case that involved a drug gang.

Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, known as Edinho, was released late on Wednesday, a day after he was taken into custody in the coastal city of Santos.

A judge had said he had to stay in jail during the appeal process, but his lawyers obtained a petition to free the former goalkeeper.

Edinho was handed a 33-year prison...

By ESPN Staff
4 days ago

Ronaldo proud of Brazil's World Cup

Brazil's legendary striker Ronaldo says he's proud of the way his country hosted the 2014 World Cup.


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5 days ago

Atletico defender Miranda out after injuring leg in Brazil friendly

Neymar said handing Thiago Silva the captain's armband was his choice and had nothing to do with the captaincy dispute.

MADRID -- Atletico Madrid say defender Miranda has injured his left leg while playing for Brazil in a 2-1 win over Austria in a friendly.

The Spanish champions say medical tests have revealed that Miranda injured a muscle "in his left thigh" during Tuesday's game.

He's been a stalwart in Atletico's defence and has scored some big goals for the club, but this winter may be the right time to sell centre back Joao Miranda.
Atletico Madrid say defender Miranda injured his left leg during Brazil's 2-1 friendly win over Austria.

The club says the center back will need "physical therapy and rest from play for the next week, when...

5 days ago

Pele's son Edinho arrested after losing appeal in money laundering case

Pele had an operation to remove kidney stones last week.

SAO PAULO -- Pele's son was arrested in Brazil on Tuesday after losing an appeal in a money laundering case involving a drug gang.

Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, known as Edinho, had been convicted earlier this year and sentenced to 33 years in prison for laundering money for the gang. The former goalkeeper, 44, had been allowed to remain free during the process, but a local judge said his appeal was rejected. 

Edinho can appeal again to a higher court, but judge Suzana Pereira said in her ruling...