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Wednesday November 18 2020
Arthur's first goal for Brazil: 'Indescribable'

Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo scored his first goal for Brazil in the 2-0 win over Uruguay. ‘It’s an indescribable feeling’.

Brazil followed up a 1-0 win over Venezuela with an away win against Uruguay in the World Cup qualifier and Arthur was on the scoresheet for the first time with the Selecao.

“It’s an indescribable feeling,” Arhtur said, according to SportItalia. “I have been looking for it for a long time.

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Tuesday November 17 2020
Joao Pedro: 'I have matured'

Joao Pedro said his mentality changed in recent years and revealed the ‘team built’ by Cagliari has helped him 'make a difference' in Serie A.

The Rossoblu attacker has continued with five goals in seven Serie A games this term, maintaining his form from last season, when he finished the campaign with 18 goals in 36 League matches.

“Two years ago, I told myself that the time had come to do more,” he told Tuttosport. “I had to raise my level.

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Wednesday July 8 2020
Gerson: 'Owe a lot to Pioli'

Flamengo midfielder Gerson admits he ‘wasn’t ready’ for Serie A but credits Stefano Pioli for helping him become a ‘much more complete’ player.

Gerson struggled in his three seasons with Roma, playing just 42 times between 2016 and 2019, but has reinvented himself since joining Flamengo, winning the Copa Libertadores last year.

“I built this new beginning in Italy, from my second season at Roma to be precise,” he told Globo Esporte.

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Saturday June 13 2020
Milan handed Silva boost

Thiago Silva has announced that he will only leave Paris Saint-Germain for another European club, in a boost to Milan.

Silva looks set to move on once PSG’s Champions League campaign concludes, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

Milan have been linked with bringing the defender back and seem ever closer after he ruled out an imminent return to Brazil with former club Fluminense.

“Everyone knows the affection I have for Fluminense,” the 35-year-old told Instagram Live.

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Sunday May 31 2020
Serie A Seasons: Udinese 1983-84

Udinese fans threatened to secede from the country if Zico’s arrival was blocked, a sign of just how badly they wanted to sign the Brazilian legend…

Words: Martin Mork

A hot summer’s day in 1983, Piazza Venti Settembre filled to the brink with locals determined to force through a dream scenario in Udine, waving their signs directed at the Federcalcio and the Italian Government, underlining their stance as the residents threatened to move the region out of Italy with the famous slogan: “Zico or Austria.”

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Wednesday May 27 2020
'No Napoli offer for Everton'

Gremio’s President has declared that ‘there are no offers right now’ for Brazil winger Everton Soares, who has been linked with Napoli.

Everton’s father and agent have made no secret of interest from Napoli in recent days, but Romildo Bolzan Jr asserted the 24-year-old was still very much Gremio’s player. 

“There are no offers right now,” he told CalcioNapoli24.

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Friday April 24 2020
'Balotelli, Ibra & Giovinco for Vasco!'

A Vasco da Gama presidential candidate has promised to target Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli and Sebastian Giovinco if he is elected.

Luiz Roberto Leven Siano announced his plans for the Brazilian side to FOXSports.com.br, which he hopes include the three forwards.

“We’re negotiating, trying to build the Vasco of our dreams,” he vowed.

“Balotelli and Ibrahimovic have the same agent. Ibrahimovic would be a more daring project.

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Friday April 3 2020
Joao Pedro: 'I can't wait to return'

Cagliari forward Joao Pedro has never been more prolific than in 2019-20 and confessed that he ‘looks forward to returning’. ‘But I’m very anxious’.

The Brazilian attacker had to fill the void left by an injured Leonardo Pavoletti ahead of the current campaign and has delivered the goods at the Sardegna Arena by contributing 16 goals in 25 Serie A games.

The 28-year-old has revealed that he is worried about the ongoing situation but has vowed to stay optimistic.

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Tuesday March 24 2020
Pele: 'Ronaldo the best player in the world'

Brazilian legend Pele says Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world, and that he is the greatest player in history.

The former striker gave an interview to YouTube channel Pilhado and was asked whom he believes to be the world’s best player.

“Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo,” Pele told the channel.

“I think he’s the best, because he’s more consistent, but you can’t forget about [Lionel] Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker.”

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Thursday January 16 2020
Martinelli has 'not decided yet'

Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli has not ruled out playing for Italy and the Arsenal starlet hinted that “nothing has been decided”.

The 18-year-old has scored eight goals in 19 games across all competitions for the Gunners this campaign and Azzurri CT Roberto Mancini won’t rule out a call-up for the attacker.

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