Cruzeiro's Dede made headlines for all the wrong reasons again, allowing Boca Juniors passage to the Copa Libertadores semifinals.
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CONMEBOL says it has canceled a red card given to Cruzeiro defender Dede following a VAR decision in a Copa Libertadores tie against Boca Juniors.
Boca Juniors beat Cruzeiro on Wednesday in a match that saw Dede sent off. Meanwhile, Independiente and River Plate played to a scoreless draw.
The 41-year-old was admitted on Friday after reportedly suffering from pneumonia. Hospital sources told Spanish media that Ronaldo left on Tuesday.
Ronaldo Nazario was admitted to hospital in Ibiza to be treated for pneumonia, with the former Brazil and Real Madrid great set to be discharged.
Former Brazil starlets and Vasco da Gama teammates, Dede and Romulo are heading in opposite directions.
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.
Cruzeiro have not renewed the contracts of former Brazil international forwards Leandro Damiao and Julio Baptista, the club announced on Wednesday.
A competition meant to be the precursor to a Brazilian Premier League was officially formed after a meeting by member clubs on Thursday.
Former Real Madrid manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo has been sacked for the second time this season after Cruzeiro confirmed his dismissal on Monday.
Cruzeiro have fired Marcelo Oliveira, the coach who led the team to the Brazilian league titles for the last two seasons.
Argentinian giants River Plate crushed Cruzeiro 3-0 in Brazil to storm into the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores.
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.
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.
"We had offers and conversations with Manchester United, Monaco and Milan, but none of those offers could meet the expectations of my club Cruzeiro."
"It was best for all concerned and at this stage all I wanted was to play for Real Madrid," he told Marca.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva has completed his move to Real Madrid, the European champions announced on Friday.
Real Madrid have reopened talks with Cruzeiro over the signing of Lucas Silva, according to the midfielder's father.
"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."
Gunners have matched asking price for Brazilian midfielder targeted by Real Madrid, according to Marca.
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."
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.
"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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