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Oval test: teams kick off in bizarrely shaped ‘centre circle’ in Brazilian third division – video

A third division match in Brazil has caught attention after it featured an oval-shaped centre circle. Reporting on the Parana State League between Cambe and Paranavai. the Brazilian website Globoesporte.com wrote that the referee noted on his match rep…

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Tite’s results show he is the best man to lead Brazil to the World Cup

There are always murmurs in Brazil about replacing the manager, but his record in the job is extremely impressiveBy Tom Sanderson for Yellow and Green FootballInjuries and Covid-19 threatened to derail Brazil in their two World Cup qualifiers in the in…

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‘Lack of shame’: Robinho affair highlights Brazil’s rape crisis

Top club Santos signed a contract – now suspended – with the former Brazil striker who was convicted of rape in Italy in 2017A public debate over sexual violence and rape culture has erupted in Brazil after one of its leading football clubs tried to re…

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Santos eventually see sense and drop Robinho – but only to please sponsors

Santos signed Robinho even though he was convicted of rape. Thankfully they have now suspended his contractBy Tom Sanderson for Yellow and Green FootballIn sensitive times, when Premier League clubs are willing to spend more than £1bn in the transfer w…

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Santos eventually see sense and drop Robinho – but only to please sponsors

Santos signed Robinho even though he was convicted of rape. Thankfully they have now suspended his contractBy Tom Sanderson for Yellow and Green FootballIn sensitive times, when Premier League clubs are willing to spend more than £1bn in the transfer w…

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Neymar second only to Pelé on Brazil scoring list after hat-trick defeats Peru

Neymar overtakes Ronaldo in 4-2 World Cup qualifying winArgentina beat Bolivia in La Paz for first time since 2005Neymar is second only to Pelé among Brazil’s all-time leading scorers after his hat-trick gave the team a 4-2 win in Peru and top spot in …

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Vinícius Júnior: ‘I hope I can make every Brazilian cheer for me one day’

Vinícius Júnior has joined the list of Brazilians who have won La Liga at Real Madrid. He wishes everyone could enjoy his riseBy Josué Seixas for Yellow and Green FootballVinícius Júnior played football incessantly as a kid. He still does. At the begin…

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Ronaldinho set for release after bizarre six-month stay in Paraguay penal system

World Cup winner was charged with using false passport40-year-old spent much of time in a luxury hotelAfter nearly six months entangled in the Paraguayan legal system, Ronaldinho is set to be granted his liberty from house arrest on Monday by judges in…

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Why so much Neymar rage? He is the complete attacking footballer | Barney Ronay

There are obvious reasons why so many dislike the PSG striker but he might just be the best all-round forward in the worldIt is a mark of Neymar’s versatility as a brand vehicle that he has been able to lend his commercial presence to such a wide range…

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Around the world with Zé Maria: from Brazil to Parma, Inter, Kenya and back

Zé Maria has worked with Ancelotti, Adriano, Ronaldo, Romário, Mancini, Mourinho and more – and he has stories to tellBy Joshua Law for Yellow & Green FootballZé Maria has some stories to tell. So many, in fact, that it takes three video calls over…

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Juninho Pernambucano: ‘There are thousands of George Floyds in Brazil’

The former Lyon midfielder on racism, his country’s unravelling under Jair Bolsonaro and how Brazilians are taught to think only about moneyLike so many other footballers and former professionals, Juninho Pernambucano could easily stay silent and not d…

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Wendell: ‘Brazilian players have a higher value as we produce the best’

The full-back discusses Brazil’s long love affair with Bayer Leverkusen and how his club can overcome Bayern MunichBy Joshua Law for Yellow & Green FootballFor some Brazilians, the road to approbation in European football is bumpy. The most obvious…

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Zico: ‘I would not swap watching the Premier League for any other’

The Brazil legend reminisces about scoring against England, beating Liverpool and his days playing in Italy and JapanBy Bruno Freitas for Yellow & Green FootballZico has spent the last few months among his dogs and eight grandchildren in his beauti…

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Sandro: ‘It was a privilege to play for Spurs. Leaving is my biggest regret’

The Brazilian spent lockdown riding horses, playing guitar and reminiscing about his ‘sensational’ teammatesBy Joshua Law for Yellow & Green FootballAfter 10 years in Europe that took in seven clubs, a lot of ups and more than his fair share of dow…

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Sandro: ‘It was a privilege to play for Spurs. Leaving is my biggest regret’

The Brazilian spent lockdown riding horses, playing guitar and reminiscing about his ‘sensational’ teammatesBy Joshua Law for Yellow & Green FootballAfter 10 years in Europe that took in seven clubs, a lot of ups and more than his fair share of dow…

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Sandro: ‘It was a privilege to play for Spurs. Leaving is my biggest regret’

The Brazilian spent lockdown riding horses, playing guitar and reminiscing about his ‘sensational’ teammatesBy Joshua Law for Yellow & Green FootballAfter 10 years in Europe that took in seven clubs, a lot of ups and more than his fair share of dow…

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Razor sharp and revolutionary – Gordon Banks’s historic save at 50

The England legend, with one flick of his right hand, mystified Pelé a half-century ago and glamourised his craft from then onPerfection means different things to different people. To some, its pursuit invests life with rich meaning, nobility even, whi…

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My favourite game: Bobby Moore displays his brilliance against Brazil | Tony Paley

England’s captain went into the 1970 World Cup under a cloud but he was imperious against the eventual winners Our school’s football team coach was sure he knew why Bobby Moore was targeted in the infamous, and still unsolved, Bogotá bracelet incident …

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My favourite game: France v Brazil, 1998 World Cup final | Michael Hann

I don’t remember much about what took place at the Stade de France on 12 July but I remember most of what happened afterwards – it was epicIt would have been about five in the morning, Monday 13 July 1998. I was on a dodgem car in the Place de la Basti…

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My favourite game: France v Brazil, 1998 World Cup final | Michael Hann

I don’t remember much about what took place at the Stade de France on 12 July but I remember most of what happened afterwards – it was epicIt would have been about five in the morning, Monday 13 July 1998. I was on a dodgem car in the Place de la Basti…