Striker Judivan scored twice as Brazil beat Nigeria 4-2 on Monday in a thrilling start to their FIFA Under-20 World Cup campaign.
The lead changed hands twice during the first half, and the teams went to halftime locked at 2-2 before Judivan clinched the match with his second goal eight minutes from fulltime thanks to a rare Nigerian defensive blunder.
The clash was forecast to be one of the best of the group rounds and lived up to that billing as the teams went blow for blow. There were flowing...
SAO PAULO -- The Brazilian football confederation says left back Marcelo has been dropped from Brazil's Copa America squad because of an injury.
The confederation says he will be replaced by 21-year-old Geferson, who plays for Brazilian club Internacional. It is the first time Geferson has been summoned for the national team.
Real Madrid said on Saturday that Marcelo has been diagnosed with a lower back problem.
Brazil will begin its preparation for the continental tournament in Chile on Monday....
Brazil have called up Internacional's Geferson after Real Madrid left-back Marcelo was ruled out of the Copa America.
Marcelo suffered a back injury with AS reporting that Real Madrid informed Brazil earlier this week of the problem.
"We were told by Real Madrid doctors that in a training session he went to jump and since then he's been suffering severe pain in the lumbar region," Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told AS.
"We did some tests and he won't be able to start to train with...
The president of the Brazilian football confederation says he left before FIFA's elections in Switzerland because of the turmoil created at home by the corruption investigation unveiled this week.
CBF president Marco Polo Del Nero, who was not indicted in the U.S. Department of Justice's corruption case Wednesday, says he returned to Brazil before Friday's vote to give "any necessary explanations" to local authorities investigating the confederation.
"It's a difficult moment for CBF. A time that...