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2-1-3, 13th in Brazilian Serie A
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607dTim Vickery

Relegation clouds Brazil's big clubs

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.

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906dESPN staff

Cruzeiro release ex-Brazil striker Damiao

Cruzeiro have not renewed the contracts of former Brazil international forwards Leandro Damiao and Julio Baptista, the club announced on Wednesday.

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989dESPN staff

Brazilian clubs create Liga Sul-Minas-Rio

A competition meant to be the precursor to a Brazilian Premier League was officially formed after a meeting by member clubs on Thursday.

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999dESPN staff

Luxemburgo sacked for 2nd time in 3 months

Former Real Madrid manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo has been sacked for the second time this season after Cruzeiro confirmed his dismissal on Monday.

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1089dAssociated Press

Cruzeiro sack Oliveira and hire Luxemburgo

Cruzeiro have fired Marcelo Oliveira, the coach who led the team to the Brazilian league titles for the last two seasons.

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1094dPA Sport

Copa Lib: River stun Cruzeiro

Argentinian giants River Plate crushed Cruzeiro 3-0 in Brazil to storm into the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores.

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1100dTim Vickery

Cruzeiro net big win but fail to impress

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.

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1164dAssociated Press

Brazil introduces plan to modernise game

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.

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1209dRichard Jolly

Al-Ahli's Ribeiro: United, Milan wanted me

"We had offers and conversations with Manchester United, Monaco and Milan, but none of those offers could meet the expectations of my club Cruzeiro."

Lucas Silva: I must repay Real's faith in me (1:58)
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1219d

Real Madrid sign Lucas Silva

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva has completed his move to Real Madrid, the European champions announced on Friday.

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1220dAS.com

Silva targeted by Real - father

Real Madrid have reopened talks with Cruzeiro over the signing of Lucas Silva, according to the midfielder's father.

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1256dDermot Corrigan

Lucas Silva future remains unresolved

"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."

Ancelotti admits interest in Lucas Silva (0:47)
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1265dPA Sport

Lucas Silva dreams of Ronaldo-Real link-up

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."

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1266dESPN Staff

Lucas Silva teammates: He will join Real

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.

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1268dDermot Corrigan

Madrid must meet Lucas Silva asking price

"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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1276dAssociated Press

Atletico Mineiro seal Brazilian Cup triumph

Brazil striker Diego Tardelli netted the winner with a header in first-half injury time at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte to claim victory in the first major final contested between the two neighbouring clubs.

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1277dJames Young

Cruzeiro lighting up a bleak Brazil

As well as sensible recruitment, a number of intangible factors have given Cruzeiro an edge over the opposition. One of these is continuity. ...

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1291dAssociated Press

Atletico Mineiro take Brazil Cup lead

Striker Luan and Argentine forward Jesus Datolo each scored a goal to help Atletico Mineiro defeat rivals Cruzeiro 2-0 in the first leg of the Brazilian Cup final on Wednesday.

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1297dJames Young

Atletico MG, Cruzeiro are back on the map

While all the money and Brazilian media attention focus on Rio and Sao Paulo, the two biggest clubs in Belo Horizonte -- Atletico Mineiro and Cruzeiro -- are putting the region back on the map, writes James Young.

RankingsBrazilian Serie A

Goal Difference0Tied-10th
Goals Scored3Tied-18th
Assists2Tied-16th
Goals Conceded3Tied-1st