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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VIVO connects to Brazil for further 8-year sponsorship

VIVO logoJanuary 12 - Telecom brand VIVO, part of Telefônica Brasil, has renewed its sponsorship with the Brazilian national teams for another eight years. The partnership has existed since 2004 and incorporates both male and female teams.

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Brazil clubs row over TV rights cash as the big get rich and the small get hungry

Brasileiro logoBy Samindra Kunti
January 9 - Vasco Da Gama president Eurico Miranda has criticised the TV rights structure in Brazilian football. He opposes what he calls the elitism and 'Hispanisation' of the domestic game with unequal shares of TV money widening the gap between clubs.

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Pele signs life-long image rights deal with Santos, on his hospital bed

PeleBy Ricardo Setyon
December 15 – The recent illness of Pele that kept the Brazilian nation anxiously watching their news bulletins, was also the opportunity for the football legend to announce his latest image rights deal.

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Asprilla forced to leave town after gangsters threaten family at gunpoint

Faustino AsprillaDecember 12 - Memories of the cold-bloodied murder 20 years ago of Colombian World Cup star Andres Escobar have come flooding back following the latest harrowing tale of intimidation, this time involving Faustino Asprilla, who won 57 caps for the country.

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