Chinese company comes to the rescue of Brazil's Santos

Santos and HuaweiBy Mark Baber
October 30 - Santos have announced the signing of a major sponsorship deal with Chinese technology firm Huawei through to the end of 2014, with the option of an extension.

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Politics and football: A Brazilian love affair

Ronaldo and NevesBy Ricardo Setyon
Ocotber 27 - A pornstar called Stick Kid. The only ever Brazilian astronaut. A series of sexy women that adopted artisitic nicknames of fruits (Pear Maria, little strawberry), all linked to their body formats. A Hollywood-based plastic surgeon, born in Brazil. A blind comedian. Three Big Brother reality TV Show winners. Five or six local country singers. A Volleyball World Champion and a famous boxer. And 12 ex-football players and coaches. They all have two things in common: they are famous and they all failed to get enough votes to be winners in the recent elections in Brazil.

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Brazil's Santos suffer World Cup blues as accounts bleed red

RobinhoBy Ricardo Setyon
October 23 – Santos, one of the world's most iconic football clubs and the home team of Pele and more recently Neymar, is facing the battle of its life, perhaps even for its life. Expensive player acquisitions, dwindling attendances and 2015 TV money already spent, the club is in a desperate financial position despite currently sitting 7th in the Brasileirão.

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Brazilian football violence claims fourth death this year

Palmeiras fansBy Andrew Warshaw
October 21 - Brazilian police have detained six people following the death of a 21-year-old Palmeiras fan that has heaped more shame on the domestic game - the fourth fatality involving rival supporters this year.

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FIFPro to press CONMEBOL to ban clubs over unpaid wages

David Paniagua By Mark Baber
October 20 - FIFPro Division America Secretary General David Paniagua has announced that FIFPro will be asking South American confederation Conmebol tomorrow to exclude clubs that are in debt to their players from its competitions, including the Copa Libertadores de América and the Copa Sudamericana.

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Politics in football: Peruvian ambassador apologises for racist twitter rant

Luis TejadaBy Ben Nicholson
October 15 - Harold Forsyth, who is Peru's ambassador to the United States, has apologized for his racial comments toward Panamanian striker Luis Tejada (pictured) made over the weekend.

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Brazilians baulk at rollout cost of goal-line technology

goal-line technologyOctober 1 - Despite Brazil witnessing how well goal-line technology worked at the World Cup the country is still reluctant to implement it domestically despite it being part of the tournament's legacy.

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Brazil's Corinthians call for fans to end homophobic chants

Corinthians fansBy Andrew Warshaw
September 16 - Yet another Brazilian club has urged its fans to refrain from racist chanting as the country attempts to impose the legacy of the World Cup by stamping out discrimination.

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Zero tolerance in Brazil as Gremio kicked out of Cup after racist chanting

Gremio fansBy Andrew Warshaw
September 4 - Despite all the pre-World Cup rhetoric about the tournament helping to reduce racism in Brazilian football, leading club Gremio have just been banned from the country's main cup competition after some of their fans abused a Santos player.

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