Recently-appointed Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said Wednesday he is set to hand Juventus striker Carlos Tevez an international lifeline after the former Manchester United and City star was left out of their World Cup squad.
Former Japanese-Brazilian footballer, Sergio Echigo, slammed Brazil for adopting European style of football. The 68-year-old ethnic Japanese, who played for Corinthians in the 1960s, termed the current model followed in Brazil as “Europeanization.”
Brazil`s top football side Corinthians have reportedly signed Uruguay international playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro from Botafogo on a four-year deal, agreeding to pay $2 million for 50 percent of the player`s economic rights.
Cities across Brazil braced for demonstrations on Thursday, as disparate protest movements seek to criticize spending on the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament and revive a call for better public services that swept the country last June.
Sao Paulo`s much-delayed World Cup stadium, which will host the tournament opener between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, was inaugurated Saturday with a match featuring former stars of local club Corinthians.
The construction firm behind the new World Cup stadium at Sao Paulo, due to stage the opening match on June 12, Tuesday handed over the site to owners Corinthians, although work has yet to be completed ahead of a planned mid-May handover to FIFA.