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BRAZILIAN SERIE A

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
2 Atlético-PR 1 1 0 4
3 Flamengo 1 1 0 4
4 Vasco 1 1 0 4
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Julio Cesar keeps clean sheet for Flamengo in match-winning finale

Brazil, Inter and Benfica goalkeeper Julio Cesar kept a clean sheet in his final match before retiring with Flamengo.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Julio Cesar has retired from football after playing a last match for boyhood club Flamengo.

The 38-year-old former Brazil, Inter Milan and Benfica goalkeeper kept a clean sheet Saturday night at the historic Maracana stadium as his team beat America 2-0 in the second round of the Brazilian championship.

"I cried a lot during the week already," a tearful Cesar said at the end of the match.

Cesar was a starter for Brazil in two of the last three World Cups.

His accolades include...

 By Ian Holyman

Flamengo's Ederson cleared after cancer battle, eyes return to training

Former Lazio midfielder Ederson
Ederson, formerly of Lazio and now with Flamengo, has returned to training after battling testicular cancer.

One-time Brazil international Ederson has told L'Equipe he has beaten cancer and expects to return to the pitch within weeks.

Ederson was diagnosed with testicular cancer eight months ago, but the 32-year-old, who returned to his native country after a career in Europe with Nice, Lyon and Lazio, has been given cleared and has resumed training with his current club, Flamengo.

"I can say today that I'm cured," Ederson said. "I have faced many battles, but that was the most difficult. Beating that...

 By Tim Vickery

Real Madrid-bound Vinicius Junior saves Flamengo in Copa Libertadores debut

Vinicius Junior scored two brilliant goals to give Flamengo a 2-1 win at Emelec.

Fans of Brazilian club Flamengo can celebrate, but supporters of Real Madrid can also open the champagne: 17-year-old Vinicius Junior enjoyed a magnificent debut in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night. His first half-hour in South America's premier club competition showed why the Spanish giants paid an astonishing €45 million for him a year ago, before he had even played a senior game. The size of the fee raised eyebrows all over the world.

And on Wednesday, Vinicius -- who will officially...

Flamengo must be patient with Vinicius Junior 'mistakes' - Diego

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Flamengo's Vinicius Junior has been "making mistakes," according to his teammate Diego Ribas, amid the attention brought by his future big-money move to Real Madrid.

Vinicius agreed to join Madrid last summer before he had even made his senior professional debut, with the €45 million transfer effective in July 2018, when he turns 18.

Recent weeks have seen the teenager make headlines for the wrong reasons, including criticism from former Brazil midfielder-turned-TV pundit Juninho Pernambucano...

 By Ben Gladwell

Juventus' Douglas Costa: Gremio played to 'avoid winning' vs. Flamengo in 2009

Juventus' Douglas Costa feared for his life in Gremio's game against Flamengo in 2009.

Douglas Costa revealed that he and his Gremio teammates felt compelled to throw a game against Flamengo in 2009 out of fear for their lives.

Speaking to YouTube channel Pilhado, the 27-year-old, now with Juventus, said the defeat saved his life because it prevented their club's arch-rivals Internacional from winning the title.

"It was 1-1 at the end of the first half and we were playing with a reserve team," Costa said. "In the second half, we received news that if the result stayed that way, Internacional...