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Oct 17, 2014

Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva excited about Real Madrid speculation

Real Madrid hope to secure their first FIFA Club World Cup trophy in December when Los Blancos take to the field in Morocco.

Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva says he is "proud and happy" to have been the subject of reported interest from Real Madrid.

Marca put Silva, 21, on its cover on Wednesday and Thursday this week, claiming that a 15 million-euro deal was close to being agreed for the player.

The Brazil under-21 international, who was also linked with Manchester United in the summer, told the Spanish paper that this supposed interest from Madrid is a real motivation for him to keep on working and improving.

"The cover...

 By Chris Atkins
Sep 23, 2014

Introducing Brazil's next midfield maestro -- Lucas Silva

Lucas Silva, centre, has joined Alisson, left, and Wallace, right, as lynchpins of the Brazilian youth setup.

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Born in Goiania, Lucas Silva began his football career with local side Agremiacao Esportiva Ovel from where he attracted the attention of Minas Gerais giants Cruzeiro at the age of 14. Despite being a relatively small amateur side, AE Ovel have supplied Cruzeiro with a number of talents in recent years, with Lucas and 2011 Under-20 World Cup winner Dudu the two standouts of the bunch.

Cruzeiro have been one of the most productive of Brazil's big clubs when it comes to academy products...

By ESPN Staff
Sep 7, 2014

WATCH: Ceara rocked by kick to head

Cruzeiro defender Ceara was hit by an unintentional high kick to the head from Cicero at the Maracana during his side's away defeat to Fluminense in the Campeonato Brasileiro.

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 By Tim Vickery
Aug 22, 2014

Scolari's mixed return to the Mineirao

New manager Dunga named his first squad since replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil's disappointing World Cup.

Just over six weeks later, Luiz Felipe Scolari returned to the scene of the slaughter.

On July 8 he was in charge of Brazil as they fell to that astonishing, humiliating, historic 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup semi final in the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. On Thursday night he was back, this time as coach of Brazilian side Gremio on their visit to take on Cruzeiro, who play their home matches in the Mineirao.

Scolari was welcomed back with open arms by the fans of Gremio, a club...

By ESPN Staff
May 15, 2014

Highlights: Cruzeiro 1-1 San Lorenzo

Cruzeiro have crashed out of the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals to San Lorenzo meaning no Brazilian team is in the last four

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