SAO PAULO -- Former Brazil striker Fred warned on Thursday that he and his Fluminense teammates might not play this weekend following threatening behaviour by fans after the team's recent run of defeats.
A few dozen Fluminense fans shouted abuse at players, threw objects and hit out at their cars earlier Thursday as the team left a Rio de Janeiro airport where they had touched down following a 1-0 loss to Chapecoense, their third in a row.
Some fans called the players "mercenaries" and threw co...
Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Brazilian right-back Douglas, according to Sao Paulo's vice president of football Ataide Gil Guerreiro.
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But the deal to recruit the 24-year-old has been complicated by FIFA's decision to reject Barca's appeal against a two-window transfer ban.
Speaking to Radio Globo, Gil Guerreiro said: "We've agreed everything, but the contract hasn't been signed. A little problem has arisen.
"We'd asked Barcelona if ...
Following the dispiriting hiring of former player agent Gilmar Rinaldi as technical director and the underwhelming return of Dunga as national team coach, Brazil's brave new dawn has so far shone as brightly as a 40-watt bulb. Given such straitened footballing circumstances, the announcement of the first "Dunga Redux" squad yesterday was met with general, if somewhat lukewarm, approval among the Brazilian media.
If the exclusion of 13 players from the squad that turned everybody else's "Cop...