Brazil's Carioca turns from love story to horror show as it bleeds to death

CristosBy Ricardo Setyon
March 29 - The legend of the Maracanã stadium, with its close to 200,000 people cheering on a Sunday match, is a legend that is disappearing in the mists of time. Gone are the days when Fluminense, Vasco da Gama, Flamengo and Botafogo, would show why Brazilian football and its iconic players enchanted the Brazilian fans and the world.

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Marin warns of no quick fix for Brazilian football's fall from power

Jose Maria MarinBy Samindra Kunti
March 20 - Jose Maria Marin, the president of the Brazilian FA, has said that "Brazilian football is going to pass through a very difficult time."

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Paper pushers take over Brasilia’s Garrincha stadium; Romario complains

2ae7By Samindra Kunti
March 13 - The Brazilian government has announced that three government secretariats will take office at the Mane Garrincha stadium. Once more, Senator Romario criticized the high costs for the renovation of the stadium.

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Corinthians chase €12.6m Sao Paulo city cash promise for stadium build

Arena CorinthiansBy Samindra Kunti
March 3 - Corinthians and the city of Sao Paulo are at odds over a development incentive certificate (DIC) for the Arena Corinthians, worth €12.6 million.

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Vasco Da Gama line up sponsors for start of Brasileiro

Vasco da Gama fansBy Samindra Kunti
February 20 - Brazilian club Vasco Da Gama will renew its major sponsorship deals with Guaracamp and Caixa. The news is a boost for the Rio club ahead of its return to the Brazilian top-flight.

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Corinthians close out 2014 finances with €29.4m headache

CorinthiansBy Samindra Kunti
February 2 - Corinthians have closed the financial year 2014 with a €29.8 million deficit. The losses could impact on the club's presidential elections on February 7.

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CBF rules to bring financial control to Brazil's faltering clubs

Brasil shirtBy Samindra Kunti
January 23 - The Brazilian FA, the CBF, has presented new regulations for 2015 with the threefold aim to regulate and bring discipline to Brazil's domestic football finances and create more transparency.

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Santos in turmoil as players sue for unpaid wages

SantosBy Samindra Kunti
January 16 - Brazilian club Santos is facing a mutiny in its ranks after four players took the club to court over arrears for outstanding salaries and fees. The judicial trouble is hampering Santos's preparations for the new domestic season which begins with the state leagues this month – Santos play in the Paulista.

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Brazil conforms and sets date for ending TPO funding practices

Brasil shirtBy Andrew Warshaw
January 14 - In a major boost for the regulation of the international transfer market, third-party ownership of footballers will become illegal in Brazil from May 1, bringing the country into line with a global FIFA ban on the practice that comes into effect at the same time.

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