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Friday December 20 2019
Flamengo: 'Gabigol deal done'

Flamengo President Rodlfo Landim insists the deal is done with Inter for Gabriel 'Gabigol' Barbosa, despite continuing reports to the contrary. “We reached an agreement three months ago.”

The Brazilian club face Liverpool in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar tomorrow, and Landim claims they and Inter have already settled on a fee for the striker.

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Thursday November 21 2019
Gabigol: 'I have matured'

Flamengo loan star Gabriel Barbosa claims he can score goals “in Brazil, England, Germany or Spain” and assures he has “matured” after his stint at Inter.

The forward is preparing for the Copa Libertadores Final against Argentina's River Plate and has been a huge hit in the Brazilian league since he moved back to his native country on loan.

“I learned a lot during my time at Inter, even though I had limited opportunities to show my capabilities,” the Brazilian striker told AS.

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Monday November 18 2019
Jorginho: 'A Brazilian Italy'

Jorginho admits “there is a little bit of Brazil in this Italy” after their 9-1 victory over Armenia. “We wanted to keep entertaining the crowd.”

The former Napoli star was born and raised in Brazil, but moved to Italy at the age of 15 and has become a key figure in the Nazionale.

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Monday November 18 2019
Tite: 'Paqueta will grow at Milan'

Brazil CT Tite has defended his decision to give Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta the No 10 shirt after criticism from Rivaldo.

Paqueta was Brazil’s No 10 during their 1-0 defeat to Argentina on Friday night, prompting his club-and-country predecessor to hit out at Tite for “disrespecting” the jersey.

However, the coach has now put his faith in the 22-year-old, backing him to eventually shine for Milan. 

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Sunday November 17 2019
Alex Sandro injured for Brazil

Juventus full-back Alex Sandro has picked up a right thigh injury while on international duty with Brazil.

He went off during the 1-0 friendly defeat to Argentina on Friday and is therefore ruled out of the squad for their next test against South Korea on Tuesday.

According to Globoesporte, Juve medics have been informed of the injury, which is to the right adductor at the top of his thigh.

However, Alex Sandro will remain with the Selecao squad and continue treatment in their training camp in Abu Dhabi.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Danilo: 'If Ronaldo was Brazilian...'

Cristiano Ronaldo told Juventus teammate Danilo that “Brazil would’ve won another five World Cups” if he had been in the Seleçao.

Danilo made the revelation when speaking to DAZN Brazil, having reunited with CR7 this season.

“I knew him from our time at Real Madrid and it was nice to be back with him at Juve,” said the full-back.

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Tuesday November 5 2019
Dunga: 'Paqueta can't save Milan'

Former Brazil coach Dunga said Milan can’t expect 22-year-old Lucas Paqueta to “solve their problems on his own.”

Paqueta came to the Rossoneri in January this year and has since played 22 games in Serie A, scoring once since his €35m transfer from Flamengo.

Dunga is afraid the Italian giant have placed far too much importance on his performances since the 22-year-old arrived.

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Friday October 25 2019
Fuzato given surprise Brazil call

Roma goalkeeper Daniel Fuzato is given a surprise Brazil call-up, while potential Italy player Gabriel Martinelli is named in their Under-23 squad.

Fuzato has yet to play any competitive games for Roma since arriving from Palmeiras in the summer of 2018, given he is third choice behind Pau Lopez and Antonio Mirante.

Nonetheless, the 22-year-old joins Juventus pair Danilo and Alex Sandro, plus Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta, in the latest Brazil squad.

The shot-stopper has represented the Selecao before, picking up a solitary cap at Under-20 level.

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Thursday October 10 2019
Cafu 'investigated for criminal links'

Police are reportedly investigating links between Cafu and PCC, described as Brazil’s largest criminal organisation.

The link has come about after authorities discovered the PCC’s accountant had received cash deposits from Cafu relating to the sale of buildings and land in the state of Sao Paulo.

The 49-year-old has since issued a statement denying the accusations.

“It’s all false. I don’t know where this story has come from, since I don’t have any property in that area.”

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Friday September 13 2019
Alves: Could've returned to Juve

Sao Paulo and Brazil right-back Dani Alves has revealed that he could have returned to Juventus over the summer.

Alves left Paris Saint-Germain in July after his contract expired, and the 36-year-old suggested he would have re-joined Juve if they had offered him a long-term contract.

“I want to play at the 2022 World Cup, and to do that I have to play as much as possible,” he told The Players’ Tribune.

“I could’ve returned to Juve, as well as Barcelona, but I wanted guarantees.

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