<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Roberto Carlos: 'Marcelo is still the best']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67244_roberto_carlos___marcelo_is_still_the_best_.htmlRoberto Carlos has given his full support to Marcelo after the left back was recently left out of the Brazil national squad by Dunga.

Carlos is seen as one of the best left backs of all time and feels that Marcelo is his successor.

"Even though Brazil have Maxwell and Filipe Luis, Marcelo will remain the world's number one in his position. He is different, as were Cafu and I. He doesn't play like a normal full back." 

Roberto Carlos currently manages Sivasspor in Turkey and was recently voted coach of the season. He was speaking in Spain after visiting his old club Real Madrid.

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<![CDATA[Bruno signs two year deal with São Paulo ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67243_bruno_signs_two_year_deal_with_sao_paulo_.htmlBrazilian right back Bruno has signed a two year deal at São Paulo as the club look to find a solution for the right hand side of their defence.

Bruno is São Paulo's second signing of the season and will be presented on the 8th January. 

"Rubens Moreno (director of football) has confirmed with me that an agreement has been made with Bruno. He is already at the stage of medical examinations." said the president of São Paulo, Carlos Miguel Aidar.

Bruno first interested São Paulo in 2011 before moving to Fluminense.

São Paulo will now look for a replacement for Kaka with Thiago Mendes and Dario Conca being options.

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<![CDATA[Dória prepared to leave Marseille]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67240_doria_prepared_to_leave_marseille.htmlDória's agent Marcelo Bielsa has hinted that the defender will soon be leaving Marseille after not getting any playing time whatsoever.

The 20 year old moved to France from Brazil in September but has not yet been given a chance and Bielsa appears to be getting impatient.

"A transfer? A loan? No possibility is ruled out. But the fact he is not playing is a problem, for him and his career with the Seleção too. We must find a solution," said Bielsa.

A meeting is scheduled between the player and club officials in early January and it seems inevitable Dória will soon be on his way. Lazio, Valencia, Malaga and Botafogo are all said to be interested.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea's Eden Hazard inspired by Ronaldinho]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67239_chelsea_s_eden_hazard_inspired_by_ronaldinho.htmlChelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has revealed how he was inspired by Brazilian midfield wizards as he grew up.

The 23 year old is currently regarded as one of the best players in the Premier League and paid credit to two players in particular when he talked to FourFourTwo.

"I learned a lot from Ronaldinho and Robinho. Football is a tactical game and you sometimes have to be serious. But they taught me to always do it with a smile and have fun. I spent hours watching their clips on youtube." 

Hazard currently plays alongside a host of Brazilians at Chelsea including Oscar and Ramires.

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<![CDATA[Douglas Costa: 'We can beat Bayern']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67237_douglas_costa___we_can_beat_bayern_.htmlShakhtar Donetsk have been drawn against the might of Bayern Munich in the next round of the Champions League but their Brazilian duo are quietly confident.

Luiz Adriano and Douglas Costa know the scale of the task that faces them but they are not particularly worried.

"Our team is used to facing great teams and we have experienced players of great quality," said Costa, "We know that we have two very tough games ahead, but everything is decided on the pitch. We can win."

Luiz Adriano is this season's top scorer in the Champions League and is looking forward to facing the German champions,
"Our group was very tough and we're not here by chance. We will fight hard until the last minute and I hope that the result is positive."

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<![CDATA[Ricardo Goulart believes staying with Cruzeiro will help him earn Seleção recognition]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67220_ricardo_goulart_believes_staying_with_cruzeiro_will_help_him_earn_selecao_recognition.htmlMidfielder Ricardo Goulart is confident staying at Cruzeiro will help him earn international recognition.

The 23 year-old was a key part of the side that won the 2014 Brasileirão and after being handed his maiden Seleção call up earlier this year, Goulart believes he is best served remaining with Cruzeiro.

“My plan is to stay with Cruzeiro,” he said, as reported by website SA2015. 

“Playing for Cruzeiro helped me get called up. After a busy season it’s now time to take a break and prepare for next year. If I’m playing well then I hope Dunga will select me for the Copa América.”

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<![CDATA[Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva relaxed over future despite reported interest from Arsenal and Real Madrid]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67219_cruzeiro_midfielder_lucas_silva_relaxed_over_future_despite_reported_interest_from_arsenal_and_real_madrid.htmlCruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva has insisted he is not concerned about his future.

The 21 year-old has been strongly linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Arsenal in recent weeks and though he acknowledges their interest, Lucas is happy to let Cruzeiro and his agent decide his future.

“I continue to be a player of Cruzeiro,” he said, as reported by SporTV. “There has been much speculation with my name linked to Real Madrid in the last few days, but I’ll have to start in January with my club. Until then, many things can happen. I leave everything in the hands of Cruzeiro and my agent to do the best.”

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<![CDATA[Report: Cruzeiro turn down second Real Madrid offer for midfielder Lucas Silva]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67218_report__cruzeiro_turn_down_second_real_madrid_offer_for_midfielder_lucas_silva.htmlReal Madrid have had a second offer for midfielder Lucas Silva turned down by Cruzeiro, according to reports.

Various news outlets in South America claim that a bid of in excess of €12 million has been rejected by President Gilvan Tavares, who is holding out for €15 million.

Real, who are also believed to be interested in Bayer Leverkusen-owned midfielder Christoph Kramer, face competition from Arsenal for Lucas Silva and although the player has spoken positively regarding a potential switch to the Spanish outfit, Tavares’ desire to get his price may force him to go elsewhere.

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<![CDATA[Report: Fiorentina close in on loan agreement for Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67217_report__fiorentina_close_in_on_loan_agreement_for_corinthians_forward_alexandre_pato.htmlFiorentina are closing in on a deal for Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato, according to reports.

Newspaper La Nazione claims that the 25 year-old, who has spent the 2014 season on loan at Sao Paulo, is likely to join Fiorentina on another temporary switch until the end of this Serie A campaign. 

Previous reports had suggested that La Viola needed to sell before pursuing a deal for Pato, but La Nazione notes that Corinthians would be willing to subsidise his wages to help secure an agreement.

 

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<![CDATA[Zidane leaves Neymar out of his best 11]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67210_zidane_leaves_neymar_out_of_his_best_11.htmlZinedine Zidane picked two Brazilians in his current best 11 players in the world, but surprisingly left out Neymar.

The Frenchman picked compatriot Karim Benzema as his forward instead of the Brazilian. Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimović complete a fearsome front line.

Zidane has also chosen attacking full backs with Dani Alves and Marcelo being his preferred pick at right and left back.

Zidane's full team:

Casillas (Real Madrid), Dani Alves (Barcelona), Ramos (Real Madrid), Pepe (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Luca Modric (Real Madrid), Yaya Toure (Manchester City), Messi (Barcelona), Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Ibrahimović (PSG), Benzema (Real Madrid).

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<![CDATA[Filipe Luís scores his first goal for Chelsea]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67209_filipe_luis_scores_his_first_goal_for_chelsea.htmlChelsea left back Filipe Luís scored his first goal for the club last night as they defeated Derby County 3-1 in the Carling Cup.

The London club were leading 1-0 when Luís stepped up and curled a beautiful free kick into the top corner from 25 yards out. The victory means that Chelsea progressed to the semi final of the competition and could still win four trophies this year.

Luís has found first team opportunities at Chelsea limited since signing for the club in the summer but is slowly finding his feet. This was the Brazilians third consecutive start and he will be hoping he can keep this run going against Stoke on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Atlético-MG sign Lucas Pratto]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67206_atletico-mg_sign_lucas_pratto.htmlAtlético Mineiro have signed Argentine striker Lucas Pratto after the deal was confirmed on Twitter last night.

Atlético club president, Daniel Nepomuceno, broke the news on his account and it will be hoped the 26 year old can add some much needed firepower to the team.

Pratto has joined for around €4 million and has signed a four year contract. The striker's last team were Vélez Sarsfield and he has had somewhat of a journeyman career, playing for seven teams in the last seven years.

Pratto was joint top scorer in the Argentine Primera División last year with 11 goals.

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<![CDATA[Arsenal target Silva offered new bumper deal by Cruzeiro]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67204_arsenal_target_silva_offered_new_bumper_deal_by_cruzeiro.htmlCruzeiro have offered Lucas Silva a new lucrative contract to try and keep the midfielder out of the clutches of Arsenal and Real Madrid.

The 21 year old has been at the centre of a tug of war between the English and Spanish clubs but Cruzeiro do not even want to sell. They have now improved Silva's contract in all areas and will try to get him to sign a five year deal.

Lucas Silva himself wanted a move to Real Madrid but the Spanish club have had two offers turned down as Cruzeiro are holding out for €15 million. Cruzeiro club president, Gilvan de Pinho Tavares, has hinted that Arsenal are willing to match the asking price when the European transfer window opens again in January.

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<![CDATA[Mourinho: 'Ramires is a Chelsea champion']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67202_mourinho___ramires_is_a_chelsea_champion_.html 

Mourinho: "Ramires is a professional fantastic"
Despite the transfer rumors that send Ramires to Juventus in exchange for Pogba, Mourinho has not given up on the Brazilian player. Little used this season because of physical problems and tenured only four times, the Portuguese coach has put forward its professionalism.
"Ramires is a champion, a professional fantastic. Step by step, working intensely, it is still available for the team. He is not ready to play as a starter. For now, it will stay on the bench and each once we can, it will come into play, "said Mourinho.

There could yet be a future at Chelsea for Ramires after manager Jose Mourinho praised him in an interview last night.

There is speculation that Ramires will be used in a deal to bring Paul Pogba to Stamford Bridge. But Mourinho said the Brazilian midfielder will get his chance in the team once he fully recovers from all his injuries.

"Ramires is a champion, and a fantastic professional," said Mourinho, "Step by step, he is working intensely and is still available for the team. He is not ready to play as a starter. For now, he will stay on the bench and once he is fully fit will come into play."

 

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<![CDATA[Cruzeiro midfielder Julio Baptista happy he returned to Brazil]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67182_cruzeiro_midfielder_julio_baptista_happy_he_returned_to_brazil.htmlCruzeiro midfielder Julio Baptista has admitted he is glad he returned to Brazil. 

The 33 year-old played in Europe between 2003 and 2013, but has won back to back Brasileirão titles since joining Cruzeiro last July and is happy he chose to come back to his homeland.

“It’s been a pleasure to come back to Brazil and to be a champion [with Cruzeiro]. It’s difficult and an incredible joy to be a champion. Cruzeiro is a very good team with quality players,” he told AS.

“When you live outside Brazil for so long you just get used to it. I noticed the change in the football. I never thought I’d return to Brazil. I thought I’d retire in Europe.”

 

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<![CDATA[Athletic Club Head Coach Ernesto Valverde wary of Amauri threat ahead of Europa League tie with Torino]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67181_athletic_club_head_coach_ernesto_valverde_wary_of_amauri_threat_ahead_of_europa_league_tie_with_torino.htmlAthletic Club Head Coach Ernesto Valverde has singled out Fabio Quagliarella and Amauri as Torino’s biggest threat.

The tactician will likely come up against duo when his side face Torino in the Europa League round of 32 and is wary of what they can produce.

“Torino are one of the classic sides in their country, with a history that deserves respect, and that’s something we must take into account,” he told Bilbao’s official website.

“Their League is not going through its best moment but those are circumstances we’ve also found ourselves in.

“Although they are not a free-scoring team they have good strikers, such as Quagliarella and Amauri. However, it’s still a long time until the tie is played.”

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<![CDATA[Adriano Galliani compares Ronaldinho and Ronaldo to Milan Head Coach Filippo Inzaghi]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67180_adriano_galliani_compares_ronaldinho_and_ronaldo_to_milan_head_coach_filippo_inzaghi.htmlMilan vice-president Adriano Galliani has compared Ronaldinho and Ronaldo to current Head Coach Filippo Inzaghi.

The 70 year-old believes that the Brazilian duo could have given even more to Milan when they were at the club, if they had Inzaghi’s work ethic.

“Ronaldo, il Fenomeno, was the opposite of Pippo, as was Ronaldinho,” he said, as reported by Football Italia. “I often wonder what these players could have done if they’d applied themselves like Inzaghi.

“Pippo returned to being great even after injuries, and that’s why I believe that his determination will make him a great Coach.”

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<![CDATA[Arsenal target Lucas Silva]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67163_arsenal_target_lucas_silva.htmlArsenal are challenging Real Madrid in the race to sign Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva.

Both clubs have bid €15 million but Cruzeiro are desperately trying to cling on to their star player and are preparing to offer Silva a new contract until 2017.

It is believed Silva has his heart set on Real Madrid but Arsenal are said to be more willing to up their offer. Silva is aware of Arsenal's interest but has been on holiday recently to Spain and seems determined to head for Madrid.

One possible outcome would be for either Real Madrid or Arsenal to negotiate a deal for the 21 year old only to allow him to stay at Cruzeiro until midway through next year.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea masseuse flying the Brazilian flag]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67162_chelsea_masseuse_flying_the_brazilian_flag.htmlChelsea don't only have a lot of Brazilian players they also have a Brazilian masseuse who is greatly loved at the club. 

Manoel Marcelo Ribeiro has been at the club since 2009 and knows some great stories that have never made it on to the back pages. He reveals how Jose Mourinho also has a playful side.

"There was this time at a conference where he took these water pistols and soaked everyone in the hotel," chuckled Ribeiro.

Ribeiro said he travelled to England to improve his English and discovered his profession by chance in 2004. He worked for Fulham and West Ham before joining Chelsea. He now has one final wish.

"I live a dream, my family is well established in London. But I still one day imagine working in the Brazilian national team."

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<![CDATA[Breno to join São Paulo in January]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67160_breno_to_join_sao_paulo_in_january.htmlBrazil defender Breno Borges is set to join São Paulo in January after the 25 year old was released from prison in Germany.

Breno was arrested in 2011 for arson and was jailed for three years and nine months. He has been on day release since last year but was recently fully released and is free to return to Brazil.

"Naturally, the transfer has special needs," said executive manager of São Paulo, Gustavo Vieira, "But in early January, depending on his will and also our need, he should be presented as an athlete of São Paulo."

Breno played for Bayern Munich at the time of his arrest but the German team no longer have any need for the player. 

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<![CDATA[Chelsea to offer Ramires to Juventus]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67158_chelsea_to_offer_ramires_to_juventus.htmlChelsea may offer Ramires to Juventus in an attempt to edge ahead in the race to sign Paul Pogba.

A number of clubs are said to be interested in the 21 year old French midfielder and Mourinho is willing to lose Ramires to get him.

Ramires has been at Chelsea since 2010 and won the Champions League in his second season with the club. But the Brazilian has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot this term as the London club have stormed to the top of the Premier League.

Real Madrid are also interested in Ramires according to various reports. The Spanish side are set to bid €25 million. It seems unlikely that Ramires will be in London after January either way.

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<![CDATA[Mourinho: 'Chelsea were lucky']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67156_mourinho___chelsea_were_lucky_.htmlManager Jose Mourinho admitted that his team were lucky on Saturday but he wasn't referring to the incidents where his players appeared to dive.

Instead he was referring to his Brazilian defender Filipe Luis who he said was very fortunate not to escape serious injury. The 29 year old left back was on the end of a heavy challenge by Tom Huddlestone which resulted in the Hull City player being sent off.

"Filipe Luis did not break his leg. He was not transported to the hospital to have his leg or knee operated on and this is good news. We were very, very lucky," said the Portuguese coach.

The comments will anger Hull City fans even further. They believe the real talking point was when Gary Cahill escaped a second yellow card despite diving.

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<![CDATA[Doriva is the new coach of Vasco da Gama]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67142_doriva_is_the_new_coach_of_vasco_da_gama.html 

Vasco training who thought hold his new coach in the person of Marquinhos Santos had to revise its plans following the refusal of the technician for personal reasons but after the withdrawal leaders carioca club were able to react quickly and find the new coach of the club for 2015. this is Doriva who won this year's Paulista championship with Ituano to everyone's surprise.
He then took control of Atlético-PR and so will be the club's bench carioca who is back in the first division after a year in purgatory.Va

Vasco da Gama will be back in the topflight of Brazilian football next year. The club needed a new coach and after a few detours Dorival is the new man in charge at the Rio club. 

Vasco had first thought of bringing Marquinhos Santos to the club, but had to revise its plans after the Santos refused the job for personal reasons. 

Vasco reacted quickly to Santos's unexpected decision and appointed Dorival as the new coach of the Carioca team. Doriva won this year's Paulista championship with Ituano to everyone's surprise.

He then took control of Atlético-PR and now will have the challenge of leading Vasco da Gama when they return to the highest tier of Brazilian football.

 

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<![CDATA[Cesar Sampaio set to return to Santos ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67139_cesar_sampaio_set_to_return_to_santos_.html 

The former midfielder Cesar Sampaio, achieved a small feat with his training Joinville this year by winning the Second Division championship. This performance has always appealed to many leaders including Santos who think him to support the sports sector. Indeed, the Peixe is looking for a team manager and was intended César Sampaio to fulfill this mission.
He has held this position aside from Palmeiras in 2011 and is currently based in Joinville.

The former midfielder Cesar Sampaio achieved a small feat by training Joinville this year and winning the second division with the club.

His performance sparked the interests of a number of leading clubs, including Santos. The club from the Sao Paulo's port want to give him a position as sporting director. 

 

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<![CDATA[Lucas believes in PSG's chances against Chelsea ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67138_lucas_believes_in_psg_s_chances_against_chelsea_.html 

The midfielder Paris Saint Germain, Lucas, was speaking at the microphone of the official club chain in the draw for the knockout stages of the Champions League who booked the Chelsea training as a future opponent of the club the capital. Eliminated last season by the London quarter-final, Lucas believes his team has now learned the lesson and is able to win this year.
"It will be a great game against a great team, as are all matches in the Champions League. We will work hard to win these matches. I believe in my team. We have to respect Chelsea. We are very strong, we can win and we will work for that. compared to last season, Chelsea has changed more than us. They are very strong with Drogba and Fabregas. it will be a very interesting match but we can win it. anyway, I am very motivated, and I will give everything to win. "

The Champions League draw in Nyon today threw up some interesting pairings in the second round of UEFA's flagship tournament. PSG vs. Chelsea is one of them. Brazilian Lucas is confident PSG can beat Chealsea this time around. 

Lucas was speaking to the official club media after PSG were paired with the club from the English capital. Last season Cheslea eliminated the French in the quarter-finals of the competition. 

But Lucas thinks his clus has now learned its lesson and is capable of beating Mourinho's team.

"It will be a great game against a great team, as are all matches in the Champions League," said Lucas.

"We will work hard to win these matches. I believe in my team. We have to respect Chelsea. We are very strong, we can win and we will work for that. Compared to last season, Chelsea has changed more than us. They are very strong with Drogba and Fabregas."

 

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<![CDATA[Santos ready to let Leandro Damiao go to Cruzeiro]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67137_santos_ready_to_let_leandro_damiao_go_to_cruzeiro.html 

Santos striker Leandro Damião approaches increasingly Cruzeiro as the new president of the Peixe, Modesto Roma told today is ready to discuss with the Raposa about a possible departure of the attacker. To facilitate the negotiation, Santos would recover in the deal an attacker champion.
Julio Baptista, who was not an undisputed holder of Marcelo Oliveira could be part of this exchange as well as the attacker pocket, Dagoberto.

Santos striker Leandro Damião seems on his way to Brazilian champions Cruzeiro as the new president of Santos, Modesto Roma, said he  is ready to discuss a possible move by the striker.

To facilitate the negotiations, Santos want a player from Cruzeiro in return. Julio Baptista and Dagoberto could be part of the deal.

Damiao played at Internacional before moving to Santos. He has been capped 17 times for Brazil. 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Luis Enrique confirms Neymar's absence]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67136_luis_enrique_confirms_neymar_s_absence.html 

FC Barcelona will again turn on Tuesday in the second leg of the Copa del Rey face Huesca, at the Camp Nou.
The coach Luis Enrique has confirmed Monday that the Brazilian striker Neymar would not be restored for this meeting:
"Neymar is not player condition tomorrow," said the Catalan coach at a press conference.
The star of the Seleção had already missed the game this weekend against Getafe (0-0).
Qualification is almost gained a 4-0 win in the first leg. Daniel Alves must also forfeit while Douglas might have a chance.

FC Barcelona will face Huesca in the second leg of a Copa del Rey game, but the Catalans will be without their Brazilian star player Neymar.

Coach Luis Enrique confirmed today that the Brazilian striker Neymar would not play in the game.

"Neymar is not player condition tomorrow," said the Catalan coach at a press conference.

The star of the Seleção had already missed the game this weekend against Getafe (0-0) in La Liga. Daniel Alves is also out while Douglas might have a chance.

 

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<![CDATA[Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho defends Diego Costa after his yellow card for diving against Hull City]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67135_chelsea_manager_jose_mourinho_defends_diego_costa_after_his_yellow_card_for_diving_against_hull_city.htmlChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has defended Diego Costa after he was shown a yellow card for diving in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Hull City.

The Brazilian-born Spain international was carded by referee Mike Dean for an apparent act of simulation, but speaking after the match, Mourinho insisted Costa is been treated unfairly.

"I can't believe it," he said, as reported by Sky Sports. "I can't believe it. I remember two that are understandable and fair.

"One was against Newcastle because he complained with the referee with arms in the air in body language that was not accepted normally by the referees and [Martin] Atkinson gave him the yellow card.

"And the other one in Liverpool, when there was a really aggressive duel with [Martin] Skrtel - you know, fighting in a yellow card way.

"All the others, the first one at Burnley is a penalty and a red card for the keeper and he gets a yellow card.

"Other times, it is not a simulation and they give him a yellow card. Other times he touches one guy and it is a yellow card.

"Everything he does is a yellow card, so he does nothing for a red card, he does nothing, really.”

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<![CDATA[Sao Paulo loanee Alvaro Pereira not worried about his future]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67134_sao_paulo_loanee_alvaro_pereira_not_worried_about_his_future.htmlSao Paulo loanee Alvaro Pereira has insisted he is not worried about his future.

The Uruguay international, who is on loan from Internazionale, has been linked with the likes of Marseille and Estudiantes de la Plata, but notes his only focus is on preparing for next summer’s Copa America.

“Today I focus on São Paulo and can’t think of other things,” he said, as reported by website Sempre Inter. “Doing well in Brazil and arriving Copa America in the best possible way are my big goals.”

 

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<![CDATA[Report: Daniel Alves set to miss Barcelona's Copa del Rey clash against Huesca]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/67133_report__daniel_alves_set_to_miss_barcelona_s_copa_del_rey_clash_against_huesca.htmlDaniel Alves is expected to miss Barcelona’s Copa del Rey clash against Huesca on Tuesday.

The Brazil international is believed to be struggling with the thigh strain he suffered during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Getafe and will seemingly not recover in time.

With Alves likely to be unavailable, Douglas may be handed a rare opportunity to start, while Neymar could also be ready to return.

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