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Ex-Flamengo keeper Bruno granted right to remain at liberty

Bruno Flamengo
Bruno was sentenced to 22 years in prison back in 2013.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A former Brazilian goalkeeper jailed for the killing of one of his girlfriends and the kidnapping of her son has been granted the right to remain at liberty until his last appeal is considered.

Bruno Fernandes de Souza, known as Bruno, was sentenced in 2013 to 22 years in prison after he confessed he had ordered a friend to murder Eliza Samudio and conceal her body.

Bruno, who starred for Rio de Janeiro-based Flamengo, is yet to leave the prison situated in Santa Luzia, a city...

Brazil court requests Pele's son's arrest for trafficking

 

A Brazil court is seeking the arrest of Pele's son.

A Brazilian court has requested the arrest of Pele's son, Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, for association to drug trafficking and money laundering. 

Edinho, as the son of the former footballer is known, has yet to be arrested after Friday's ruling.

The Sao Paulo state court decided that Edinho's previous sentence of 33 years in jail should be reduced to 12 years.

Edinho played for years as a goalkeeper at Santos, his father's former club. He retired in 1999.

The former goalkeeper was sentenced...

 By Tim Vickery

Brazil's Copa Libertadores struggles can't be solved with just money

Gatito Fernandez
Goalkeeper Roberto 'Gatito' Fernandez was the hero as Botafogo edged past Olimpia on penalties.

Atletico Paranaense of Brazil fought their way into the group phase of the Copa Libertadores, beating Deportivo Capiata of Paraguay with a single goal, scored by the veteran former Argentina international Lucho Gonzalez on Wednesday.

At the same time, some 15 miles away in the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion, another Brazilian side were also getting the better of local opposition and booking their place in the group phase.

Botafogo of Rio needed a penalty shootout to get past Olimpia. Their hero...

Chapecoense hero visits Real Madrid training, meets James Rodriguez

A goal in each half from Alvaro Morata and the returned Gareth Bale secured a comfortable 2-0 win over Espanyol.
Zinedine Zidane is pleased to have Gareth Bale back and scoring after the Welshman was sidelined for three months.

A Colombian boy described as an "angel" for helping survivors in Chapecoense's plane crash in November has visited Real Madrid's training ground and been greeted by his fellow countryman James Rodriguez.

Johan Alexis Ramirez became known in Colombia as the "Nino Angel" (Angel Boy) after he helped the rescue team at the site of the Chapecoense disaster, in which there were just six survivors and 71 players, staff and directors from the Brazilian club died.

The Real Madrid Foundation invited the 15-year-old...

Barcelona extend option on Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina until 2018

Craig Burley delves into Barcelona's recent struggles and believes some of the players are going through a confidence crisis.
The FC crew break down Barcelona's dismal showing against Leganes, and discuss their fans booing the team and Luis Enrique.

Barcelona have extended an option they have to sign Palmeiras centre-back Yerry Mina until after the World Cup in Russia in 2018.

Barca would otherwise have had to make a decision on whether they wanted to exercise their right to buy Mina for €9 million this summer.

However, talks between the two clubs in Barcelona this week have led to a new deal that allows the Blaugrana a preferential option on the Colombia international for a further year.

"Palmeiras president Mauricio Galiotte and executive...