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FUTEBOL BRASILEIRO

2015/2016 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Atlético MG 10 2 3 32
2 Corinthians 9 3 3 30
3 Palmeiras 8 4 3 28
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Vasco da Gama, Santos, Atletico Mineiro and Inter win state titles

Vasco da Gama celebrated their first Rio state championship in 12 years.

SAO PAULO -- Striker Gilberto scored in second-half injury time to help Vasco da Gama defeat Botafogo 2-1 and win their first Rio de Janeiro state title in 12 years.

Vasco won 3-1 on aggregate after a 1-0 victory in the first leg last week at the Maracana Stadium.

Rafael Silva opened the scoring late in the first half and Botafogo equalized through Diego Jardel in the 75th before Gilberto sealed Vasco's victory with a shot from inside the area in front of more than 66,000 fans at the storied stadium.

Vasco,...

Brazil introduces plan to renegotiate club debts, force fiscal responsibility

Fans of the Brazilian domestic game have had little to celebrate given the clubs' poor management over the years.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government wants to let football clubs renegotiate $1.2 billion in debts but in the process force them to start spending more wisely.

The measure signed by President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday gives Brazilian clubs up to 20 years to pay what they owe to the federal government. In exchange, they must manage their finances more professionally.

Congress still has to approve the measure.

In order to take advantage of the government's favorable conditions, clubs have to commit...

Atletico Mineiro defeat local rivals Cruzeiro to win first Brazilian Cup

Brazil striker Tardelli scored the crucial away goal to snuff out hopes of a Cruziero comeback.

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Atletico Mineiro defeated league champions and local rivals Cruzeiro 1-0 to win their first Brazilian Cup title 3-0 on aggregate.

Brazil striker Diego Tardelli netted the winner with a header in first-half injury time at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte to claim victory in the first major final contested between the two neighbouring clubs. 

After conceding the goal at home, Cruzeiro needed to score four times to overturn the 2-0 first-leg deficit and maintain...

Atletico MG defeat rivals Cruzeiro to take two-goal lead in Brazilian Cup

Luan opened the scoring for Atletico Mineiro in the ninth minute.

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Striker Luan and Argentine forward Jesus Datolo each scored a goal to help Atletico Mineiro defeat rivals Cruzeiro 2-0 in the first leg of the Brazilian Cup final on Wednesday.

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Luan opened the scoring with a header in the ninth minute and Datolo doubled the lead with a left-footed shot from inside the area in the 59th at the Independencia Stadium in Belo Horizonte.

Cruzeiro complained that Luan was offside in the first goal, and also were aggrieved over non-called handball...

Off-field troubles cast an uncertain shadow on Jo's future

Atletico Mineiro football director Eduardo Maluf explains the team's decision to release Brazilian international Jo.

Even by the standards seemingly set by owners and directors of Brazilian clubs, the announcement last week that Atletico Mineiro had released a trio of players, including former Seleçao forward Jo, looked curious given that they were just 48 hours away from playing a decisive return match against Flamengo for a place in the Brazilian Cup final -- after losing the first leg 2-0. Atletico's move was vindicated by a thumping 4-1 win that set up a mouth-watering clash against local rival Cruzeiro,...