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  • Cruzeiro nets late to win Brazilian league opener

    Marcelo Moreno scored in the 90th minute to help a second-string Cruzeiro lineup beat Bahia 2-1 on Sunday to start its defense of the Brazilian league title.

  • Court order forces Brazilian team to leave match

    Brazilian club Portuguesa abandoned its second-division match in the 16th minute on Friday, saying it had a court order allowing it to play in the top flight that begins on Saturday.

  • Judge reinstates Brazilian club to 1st division

    A civil court judge reinstated Portuguesa to the first division of the Brazilian league on Wednesday, putting popular club Flamengo in danger of relegation just a few weeks before the championship is due to kick off.

  • Brazilian federation warned by FIFA over lawsuits

    The Brazilian football federation said Thursday it has been warned by FIFA over the series of lawsuits filed in civil courts against a ruling of the sports tribunal which changed the relegation spots in the Brazilian league last year.

  • FILE - In this May 19, 2013 file photo, Corinthian's supporters cheer during the final match of the Sao Paulo State soccer league against Santos, in Santos, Brazil. The popular Brazilian club Corinthians is expected to release security-camera images of the Feb. 1, 2014, attack by fans to some of its players, which happened at a training center that will be used during the World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)

    Brazilian football scrutinized again after attack

    With the World Cup just months away, Brazilian football is under the spotlight for the wrong reasons again after players from one of the country's most popular clubs were attacked by fans upset with the team's struggles.

  • FIFA wants details on Brazilian league lawsuits

    FIFA has asked the Brazilian football federation to explain why lawsuits are being filed in civil courts to change a sports tribunal decision that altered the outcome of the Brazilian league last year.

  • Djokovic, Kuerten score in charity soccer match

    Novak Djokovic and former three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten both scored in a charity soccer game played before a Brazilian league match in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

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