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8-10-7, 7th in Brazilian Serie A
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724dTim Vickery

Relegation clouds Brazil's big clubs

11 games left to go in the Brazil league and the likes of Cruzeiro and Internacional are engulfed in a relegation battle, writes Tim Vickery.

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1023dESPN staff

Cruzeiro release ex-Brazil striker Damiao

Cruzeiro have not renewed the contracts of former Brazil international forwards Leandro Damiao and Julio Baptista, the club announced on Wednesday.

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1106dESPN staff

Brazilian clubs create Liga Sul-Minas-Rio

A competition meant to be the precursor to a Brazilian Premier League was officially formed after a meeting by member clubs on Thursday.

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1116dESPN staff

Luxemburgo sacked for 2nd time in 3 months

Former Real Madrid manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo has been sacked for the second time this season after Cruzeiro confirmed his dismissal on Monday.

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1205dAssociated Press

Cruzeiro sack Oliveira and hire Luxemburgo

Cruzeiro have fired Marcelo Oliveira, the coach who led the team to the Brazilian league titles for the last two seasons.

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1211dPA Sport

Copa Lib: River stun Cruzeiro

Argentinian giants River Plate crushed Cruzeiro 3-0 in Brazil to storm into the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores.

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1217dTim Vickery

Cruzeiro net big win but fail to impress

Cruzeiro landed a superb result, but there's no hiding from the fact they have failed to live up to expectations so far in the competition.

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1280dAssociated Press

Brazil introduces plan to modernise game

President Dilma Rousseff signed a measure on Thursday that gives Brazilian clubs up to 20 years to pay what they owe to the federal government. In exchange, they must manage their finances more professionally.

1326dRichard Jolly

Al-Ahli's Ribeiro: United, Milan wanted me

"We had offers and conversations with Manchester United, Monaco and Milan, but none of those offers could meet the expectations of my club Cruzeiro."

Lucas Silva: I must repay Real's faith in me (1:58)
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1336d

Real Madrid sign Lucas Silva

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva has completed his move to Real Madrid, the European champions announced on Friday.

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1337dAS.com

Silva targeted by Real - father

Real Madrid have reopened talks with Cruzeiro over the signing of Lucas Silva, according to the midfielder's father.

1373dDermot Corrigan

Lucas Silva future remains unresolved

"I am still a Cruzeiro player," Lucas Silva said. "There is a lot of speculation with my name and Madrid in recent days, but in January I am due to go back to my club."

Ancelotti admits interest in Lucas Silva (0:47)
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1382dPA Sport

Lucas Silva dreams of Ronaldo-Real link-up

Silva, 21, has been linked with a move from Cruzeiro to Madrid next summer and the midfielder says playing with Ballon d'Or winner would "be a dream."

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1383dESPN Staff

Lucas Silva teammates: He will join Real

Silva, 21, has been heavily linked with Bernabeu move recently, and teammates Mayke, Borges and Everton Ribeiro say transfer is just a matter of time.

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1385dDermot Corrigan

Madrid must meet Lucas Silva asking price

"There is no final offer," Cruzeiro president Gilvan de Pinho Tavares said. "We are waiting for an official offer. We have already set the market price. For less than 15 million euros, Cruzeiro will not start to talk."

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1393dAssociated Press

Atletico Mineiro seal Brazilian Cup triumph

Brazil striker Diego Tardelli netted the winner with a header in first-half injury time at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte to claim victory in the first major final contested between the two neighbouring clubs.

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1394dJames Young

Cruzeiro lighting up a bleak Brazil

As well as sensible recruitment, a number of intangible factors have given Cruzeiro an edge over the opposition. One of these is continuity. ...

RankingsBrazilian Serie A

Goal Difference010th
Goals Scored1918th
Assists12Tied-16th
Goals Conceded19Tied-4th