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1dPA Sport

Pele collapses with severe exhaustion

Pele will be unable to attend a London tribute dinner in his honour after he collapsed due to severe exhaustion.

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3dAlex Shaw

Celebrate Ronaldinho; don't lament 'what ifs'

There's been a tendency to reduce Ronaldinho's career to a bunch of "what ifs". Don't do that. Fire up your computer, dig a ball out & dare to dream.

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3dTim Vickery

Ronaldinho's legacy: What might have been?

Ronaldinho has officially quit professional football. But did he really fulfill his true potential? Tim Vickery looks back at his career.

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Ronaldinho officially retires from football (1:42)
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4dPA Sport

Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho retires

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, his brother and agent has confirmed.

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Pato hoping for Brazil return ahead of the World Cup (0:41)
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6dTim Vickery

Firmino front and centre for Brazil?

Firmino sent a message in Liverpool's win Sunday that he has the talent and mobility to trouble good defences. Will Tite take note for Brazil?

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11dChris Wright

Neymar trolls Coutinho over hairstyle

Neymar couldn't resist a cheeky dig at Brazil teammate Philippe Coutinho's hairstyle as he congratulated him on his move to Barcelona.

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14dTim Vickery

How Coutinho overcame setbacks

After signing him as a teenager, Inter gave up on Philippe Coutinho in 2013 for £8.5m. Five years later, Liverpool sold him to Barcelona for £142m.

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14dGlenn Price

Barcelona seal deal for Liverpool's Coutinho

The teams announced a deal had been agreed, with sources confirming a fee of £142 million (€160m, $192.7m), with Liverpool receiving £105m up front.

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16dJames Horncastle

Alisson, Ederson give Brazil the best keepers

There isn't pair in the world that can beat what Brazil have at goalkeeper in Alisson and Ederson, giving them options heading to Russia this summer.

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17dJonathan Smith

Gabriel feared missing World Cup - Ederson

Manchester City keeper Ederson says teammate Gabriel Jesus' tears were understandable after his fellow Brazilian feared he would miss the World Cup.

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18dTim Vickery

Wendel exit proof of Brazil's problems

A Brazilian team having to sell off an emerging talent shows that the nation's economy that was once thought to be growing recently was exaggerated.

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19dTim Vickery

Jesus injury a blessing for Brazil?

Man City's Gabriel Jesus is likely to miss more than a month but a forced rest that could keep the dynamic centre-forward fresh for the World Cup.

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23dIan Holyman

Neymar fortunate to walk after back injury

Speaking to former Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique for The Players' Tribune, Neymar recalled aftermath of Juan Zuniga challenge.

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29dAssociated Press

Two top South American officials convicted

Two former South American football officials were convicted of corruption charges on Friday at a U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal.

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31dESPN staff

Romario starts campaign to end corruption

Brazil legend Romario has launched a movement to end corruption at the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

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33dTim Vickery

Kaka's spectacular career overshadowed

Before Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the Brazilian Kaka mixed finesse with the power of a freight train to be one of the world's best.

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42dJonathan Johnson

Neymar to Brazil for family issue - source

Neymar has received permission from Paris Saint-Germain to fly to Brazil for a family emergency, a source confirmed to ESPN FC.

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45dESPN staff

Ronaldinho considering 2018 retirement

Former Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil star Ronaldinho is considering retiring from professional football in 2018.

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48dTim Vickery

Neymar, Brazil eye redemption vs. Swiss

Eliminated by Switzerland at the 2009 U17 World Cup, Neymar and his Brazil teammates have a chance to avenge that defeat in their World Cup opener.

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Which South American team has the most favourable group? (1:53)

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Goal Difference6Tied-14th
Goals Scored8Tied-35th
Assists5Tied-15th
Goals Conceded2Tied-28th