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Sunderland negociaría por Peruzzi

BUENOS AIRES -- El lateral derecho de Vélez Sarsfield Gino Peruzzi está en la mira del Sunderland inglés de cara al inicio de la próxima termporada.
"Sunderland está en tratativas para contratar a Gino Peruzzi de Vélez Sarsfield de Argentina", consignó el jueves el periódico británico Daily Mirror.

El medio inglés menciona que "Sunderland está cerca de generar un golpe de efecto al sellar el pase del lateral derecho Gino Peruzzi".

En la nota publicada en el sitio web mirror.co.uk, se señala que Peruzzi "saltó a la fama luego de controlar a la superestrella brasileña Neymar en sendos partidos de semifinales de Copa Libertadores", en 2012.

Por otro lado se destaca que Peruzzi disputó cuatro encuentros con el seleccionado argentino y que además posee pasaporte italiano, por lo que no necesitará permiso de trabajo.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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"El más importante del semestre"

BUENOS AIRES -- El capitán de Vélez Sarsfield, Fabián Cubero, manifestó que el partido del sábado en Mendoza, la Superfinal contra Newell´s, es para su equipo "el más importante de todo el semestre".

"No habrá diferencias a la hora del partido, es un partido aparte y tiene mucho que ver cómo estemos cada uno de nosotros a la hora de jugar", dijo Cubero tras la práctica de hoy, en la Villa Olímpica.

"Sabemos todo lo que implica ganar esta Copa, para nosotros es el partido más importante del semestre", sostuvo el capitán de Vélez, quien confirmó su presencia dentro del equipo titular pero dejó dudas sobre la posición que ocupará, "llego bien pero la posición la va a definir el técnico", afirmó.

Esta mañana, el plantel conducido por Ricardo Gareca desarrolló una práctica de fútbol, en la cual la principal novedad fue que el defensor y capitán, Fabián Cubero, quien venía trabajando de forma diferenciada, se movió a la par de todos sus compañeros.

El plantel velezano volverá a trabajar este viernes, desde las 9.30, en la Villa Olímpica de Ituzaingó, a puertas abiertas pero sin atención a la prensa.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Cantero se reunió con opositores

BUENOS AIRES -- El presidente de Independiente, Javier Cantero, se reunió con todo el arco opositor para avanzar en la creación de un nuevo Consejo Consultivo de Fútbol, que colabore con el club después del cimbronazo deportivo por el descenso.

El titular de la entidad recibió en la sede de Avellaneda a los dirigentes Rodolfo Ferro (Identidad Roja), Adrián Espósito (Agrupación Independiente), Daniel Seoane (Nueva Generación Roja), Carlos Bandres (Auténticos Rojos) y Daniel Ferro (Lista Roja).

La convocatoria se produjo un día antes de la Asamblea de Representantes de Socios, que se desarrollará mañana en el mismo lugar, desde las 18, para tratar el presupuesto con vistas al próximo ejercicio.

Según adelantaron algunas fuentes consultadas, la reunión del viernes podría pasar a un cuarto intermedio debido a que la previsión de gastos e ingresos a tratar está contemplada con la institución en la primera división del fútbol argentino.

Respecto de Consejo Consultivo, el oficialismo deslizó que será parte de una apertura política para la recepción de aportes e ideas sobre el fútbol, siempre con la decisión final a cargo de Cantero.

De cara a la próxima temporada, Independiente todavía no tiene cerrado ninguno de los siete refuerzos que el DT Miguel Angel Brindisi pidió para la competencia en la segunda categoría.

Los nombres que circulan con posibilidades de llegar son el defensor Cristian Alvarez (San Martín de San Juan), el volante Martín Galmarini (prioridad para el entrenador) y los delanteros Claudio Riaño (San Martín), Carlos Bueno (libre) y Mauro Matos, que está muy cerca de acordar su retorno a All Boys.

También con posibilidades figuras dos futbolistas de River Plate relegados en la consideración de Ramón Díaz: el lateral Luciano Abecasis y el mediocampista uruguayo Carlos Sánchez.

Antes de las vacaciones, Brindisi solicitó que al menos el "80 por ciento" de los refuerzos estén disponibles para viajar a la pretemporada, que se desarrollará del 7 al 17 de julio en Salta.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Scolari to mull over Hulk dilemma ahead of final

We cannot yet declare that Luiz Felipe Scolari has turned Brazil into a successful side, and it would be unrealistic to consider them an overly entertaining one. Nevertheless, among encouraging performances and positive results, the main feature of Brazil throughout the Confederations Cup so far has been the sheer consistency of selection. “We are putting together a group which is on the right track,” Scolari says.

Whereas coaches of other contenders have faced obvious tactical and selection dilemmas at this tournament, Scolari has been entirely sure of his starting XI. There has been just one deviation from his preferred starting XI throughout the four matches, and that was due to injury – Paulinho wasn´t 100 per cent fit for the final group game against Italy, and considering that Brazil had already booked their place in the knockout stage, Scolari was content to rest him, and start Hernanes instead. Paulinho returned for Wednesday’s quarterfinal victory over Uruguay, heading the winner.

Given just 18 months to prepare the Brazilian national side for the biggest tournament in their history, this familiarity is crucial as Scolari attempts to build a cohesive, reliable starting XI. “I think we are behind other teams, because we have lost rapport with the change of coach,” admitted Lucas Moura earlier this year. In re-establishing a sense of purpose in the national side, Scolari has made great progress, and already it’s easy to predict the core of the team for next summer. “There won’t be many changes from this group until the World Cup,” says captain Thiago Silva.

The side has a particularly unusual structure; we´ve come to expect Brazil to boast a world-class No. 10 fielded in a central attacking midfield role, and a prolific No. 9 capable of scoring great individual goals. Scolari, however, isn´t blessed with such talent – especially in comparison to his previous tenure, when he depended upon Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho up front.

Instead, the two central attacking players perform extremely functional roles. Fred isn´t overwhelmingly popular, but he’s the type of old-fashioned striker who thrives at international level – and after two goalless games, he scored three against Italy and Uruguay. Still, Scolari is more interested in Fred’s all-round game – his positioning, his link-up play, his ability to feed the ball to onrushing attackers.

Behind him, Oscar is a wonderfully talented, technical footballer, but arguably most impressive because of his tactical awareness, his appreciation of space and his selflessness. He’s playing a strange role in this national side, drifting wide from central positions to allow Neymar and Hulk into the centre of the pitch. He has also, somewhat surprisingly, made more tackles than any other Brazil player, underlining his defensive contribution.

Hulk´s place in the Brazil side could be under threat ahead of the final.
With two cautious deep midfielders, this means the structure of the side is all about getting the best from Neymar and Hulk on the flanks – two outstandingly talented individualists.

Neymar’s tournament has been hugely successful – three goals and two assists – but Hulk has been disappointing in all four matches. He hasn´t contributed to any goals, he appears a defensive liability, and his pass completion rate is lower than any other Brazil starter. Given huge creative responsibility and considerable positional freedom, his underperformance is a huge problem for Scolari.

Therefore, while the Brazil coach has attempted to keep his starting XI intact, he has a big decision to make ahead of Sunday’s final against Spain. Hulk’s disappointing attacking contribution is the primary concern, but Scolari will also be nervous about his individual battle against Spain´s Jordi Alba, whose performances from left back have made him one of the tournament’s outstanding individuals. Scolari will be assessing the other members of his squad, and will find three alternatives on the right.

The first alternative would be Bernard, the diminutive playmaker whose introduction against Uruguay lifted the Belo Horizonte crowd, and in turn prompted an obvious improvement in Brazil’s performance. He’s probably too inexperienced at this stage to merit a start, however, and while he certainly has the energy and pace to track Alba, his defensive awareness in a positional sense is less certain.

The second option is to give a second start to Hernanes, who performed impressively against Italy, and provided a crucial impact as a substitute against Uruguay. This would change the structure of the side – Hernanes would play at the top of the midfield triangle, and help Brazil to compete in possession terms against Spain, while Oscar would move to the right.

The third choice, and the popular one among Brazilian supporters, would be for Scolari to select Lucas Moura. The pacey, direct playmaker is accustomed to playing on the right flank, and crucially, has experience of successfully playing against Alba. In PSG’s 2-2 draw with Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg in April, Lucas was the French champions’ most dangerous attacker – he defended solidly in a second bank of four, tracked Alba’s runs, and then motored forward on the counterattack. That’s essentially the task facing Brazil’s right winger this weekend.

Hulk is well aware of the debate about his position. “When I hear the name of Lucas, or of another player, I don´t let it affect me,” he insists. “I left Brazil very early in my career, so not a lot of people know me here ... it´s normal that I get criticized more often; I understand.” But that doesn´t fully explain the frustration with Hulk, and the reality is that he’s been Brazil’s most disappointing player, regardless of his background.

Scolari will think twice before dropping him, however. Last summer, Brazil competed in another major international final, in the Olympic Games at Wembley, and Scolari’s predecessor, Mano Menezes, controversially omitted Hulk for the final against Mexico. Brazil performed terribly, Hulk was introduced after just half an hour as Menezes realised his mistake, and despite the Zenit attacker scoring a late consolation goal, Mexico recorded a shock 2-1 victory.

Scolari is a paternal, inclusive coach rather than a ruthless tactician, and therefore Hulk is likely to remain – but in a system perfectly suited to highlighting his strengths, he must finally show Brazil fans his quality.

Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Brazil-Spain final a carnaval story

Joao de Barro, nicknamed Braguinha, was a Brazilian composer in the early 20th century who used to create Carnaval songs. In 1939, Braguinha composed "Touradas em Madri" ("Bullfights in Madrid"). However, the song was not a success until 1950, the same year when the Maracana opened for the final round of the World Cup.

Brazil trashed Sweden 7-1 while Uruguay drew Spain 2-2 in Sao Paulo. In the second match, Brazil and Spain crossed paths at the Maracana, the same stage where the two will clash this Sunday.

When Brazil scored their sixth goal against the Telmo Zarra-led Spain, the entire Maracana sang the old song: "I was in a bullfight in Madrid ... and almost didn´t come back to here ...").

History tells us that Braguinha was at the Maracana and cried listening to his song sung by 200,000 people in a Brazilian stadium.

Braguinha was the storyline in past Carnavals and was part of the history of that 6-1 Brazil victory over Spain, too.

Only eight times have Brazil faced Spain. Four wins, two draws, two losses, with the last match happening back in 1999, a 0-0 draw in Vigo.

Spain played badly against Italy and Brazil did too against Uruguay.

But this Brazil-Spain final is the match everyone in the world would like to see every four years.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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The legends of Sao Cristovao

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Aqui Nasceu O Fenomeno. Here was born the Phenomenon.

You see the sign from the highway -- the Linea Vermelha or "yellow line" -- leading from the Maracana out to Rio´s international airport and immediately you´re curious.

Phenomenon?

In these parts, it can only mean one man: Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima. The original Ronaldo, before the boy from Madeira showed there could be two icons with the same name.

You feel you have to check it out.

You turn off the highway and into the neighborhood of Sao Cristovao. Low-rise apartment blocks. Folks drinking beer on plastic chairs on the sidewalk. An oil-stained guy in a garage peering out from under the truck he´s working on.

Two hundred years ago, when Brazil was still a very faraway part of Portugal, King Joao VI decided to build his residence here. Mansions for dignitaries followed and the area became one of the first in Rio de Janeiro to get electricity.

Some of those mansions are now museums. Some are faded shells of their former selves. Most are gone, replaced by ordinary working-class people leading ordinary working-class lives.

The entrance to the Estadio Figueira de Melo sits on a street under the elevated train line. Were it not for the surprisingly well-preserved writing on a white-washed but peeling wall and the man guarding an impressive wrought iron gate, you would not know it´s there.

Sao Cristovao de Futebol e Regatas. Football and regattas ... as in sailing. The ultimate working man´s sport and the pursuit of those who can afford to keep boats.

Actually, in Rio it´s common. Flamengo, just up the road, is also a regata club. So, too, is Botafogo. At Sao Cristovao, the boats are long gone. Soon, the football might be, too.

"One-hundred and fifty-thousand reals. Do you want to help out?"

The man in the suit laughs. He is the club´s director and has just told you how much money Sao Cristovao needs to finish the season. Seventy-thousand dollars.

You ask what happens if they don´t find the money. A wry smile breaks across his face and his hands leave his side, palms up. A universal gesture. They´ll be in the hands of a higher power.

You want to know about O Fenomeno, Ronaldo. You get the sense they´ve been asked the question many times before.

Ronaldo is from Bento Ribeiro, a neighborhood some miles away, in the northern part of Rio. It´s a working-class area, not a favela, but somewhat off the beaten track in terms of the city´s football hierarchy. With no local club, Ronaldo played Futbal de Salao or futsal until he was 14.

You stop and think about it for a minute. The greatest Brazilian player of your lifetime grew up in a city teeming with football and yet nobody thought to pick him up until he was 14? A freak of an athlete who combined pace and sheer strength like few players before or since played futsal on a tiny, congested pitch?

You hear the story. Young Ronaldo finally gets scouted by the local giants Flamengo. Yes, right around the time Zico -- the king of the Maracana -- retired, in fact: 1990. They´ll take Ronaldo, sure, but they won´t pay his bus fare. And, simply put, he can´t afford it himself. So, instead, he joins Sao Cristovao, because he can take the train there.

"What about the train fare?" you ask.

A knowing smile. "There were no barriers back then and no ticket collectors on the train."

You realize that if the Estadio Figueira da Melo had not been built next to the train tracks (or if the train tracks hadn´t been built next to the Estadio Figueira da Melo, you´re not sure which came first) the Phenomenon would have been born somewhere else.

Or not at all.

Here´s the thing. Ronaldo may be O Fenomeno. But, before him, Sao Cristovao gave birth to another Phenomenon, one whose importance to the game may well be as great, if not greater.

In 1923 a skinny black kid named Leonidas da Silva rocked up to Sao Cristovao. He was 10 years old. You may think of Brazil as some kind of multiracial footballing utopia, with the game cutting across all classes and colours. Back then, it was different.

At the time, many clubs were wary of black or mixed-race players. In 1914, a mixed-race footballer named Carlos Alberto lined up for Fluminense wearing makeup, so as to appear white, the color negative of blackface. The same year that Leonidas walked through the doors at Sao Cristovao, Vasco da Gama won the Rio championship with a team of predominantly black players, shocking the Brazilian elite who figured it could never happen.

But back to Leonidas. He made his first-team debut for Sao Cristovao in 1929, at the age of 15. One season, 31 goals in 29 games, and he was off again, launching a stellar career for club and country. He played in the 1934 and 1938 World Cups, winning the Golden Boot at the latter with eight goals and being crowned Player of the Tournament.

They called him "Rubber Man" for the elasticity and trickery in his legs and "Black Diamond" for the majesty and elegance of his movement. For the Europeans who saw him in Italy in 1934 and France in 1938, he became an instant legend.

Many of them had never seen black people, let alone ones who could beat them at their own game. And, for most, after Leonidas rolled out of town, they wouldn´t see any until black U.S. servicemen would liberate their countries after the war, nearly a decade later.

Simply put, while few remember him today, Leonidas was football´s first black superstar. And, on a global scale, Brazilian football´s first superstar.

He is also credited with inventing the bicycle kick, a feat so unfamiliar when he performed it at the 1938 World Cup that newspaper accounts talk of women fainting and Parisians injuring themselves the following day trying to emulate it.

(Think about it. Without Leonidas, there would be no Pele. And no winning goal in "Escape to Victory," either. Stallone might still be a prisoner of war.)

You close your eyes and try to imagine Ronaldo thundering across the threadbare pitch. Leonidas rising into the air, twisting his body like the elastic on a slingshot and unleashing his trademark overhead kick. It was more than six decades apart, but it happened right here, where you´re standing. You think about the thread of football, linking generations and how the concrete white walls of this stadium have had the privilege of seeing them both.

Wikipedia tells you the Figueira de Melo has a capacity of 8,000. Wikipedia lies.

You reopen your eyes and realize you can actually count the plastic seats which run along two sides of the pitch. One end is a wall with the inscription to O Fenomeno; one side is a rubbly car park. The other two, the ones with seats, hold maybe 500 people. Most games Sao Cristovao, who now play in the lowest professional tier of the Rio pyramid, get one-fifth as many.

And most of them are friends or relatives of the players, they tell you.

Seventy-thousand dollars. Is that really all it would take to save a piece of Brazil´s footballing past?

Some local media blame Ronaldo. What would $70,000 be to him? One of the cars his housekeeper drives to the supermarket for the weekly shop? Why doesn´t he show some gratitude to the club that formed him?

You ask the club and they tell you they have had no contact with Ronaldo in a long time. They would be honored if he would help out, but they don´t want him to cut a cheque. They want him to simply talk about them, to use his bully pulpit to let the world know they exist. And maybe that will generate interest and fans and enthusiasm and all the things a club needs to stay alive.

If they´re alive, who knows who will walk through their doors? Maybe a shy, young kid with a toothy grin or the agility of an acrobat who may one day match the feats of O Fenomeno and the Black Diamond.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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U20 - Halvleg

Paraguay - Grækenland 0-0 ( paraguay nede på 10 mand , efter udvisning af anfører Gustavo Gomez)

Mexico - Mali 2-0
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Tinelli: "Me encanta Gago"

BUENOS AIRES -- El vicepresidente de San Lorenzo, Marcelo Tinelli, admitió su interés por contratar al volante Fernando Gago, al asegurar que le "encanta", aunque reconoció que llevar a cabo esa operación puede ser complicado desde lo económico, al tiempo que deslizó que está prácticamente asegurada la continuidad de Ignacio Piatti.

"Si me preguntan a mí, me encanta Fernando Gago", dijo el conductor televisivo y agregó: "Me parece que nos puede dar un salto de calidad importante y lo hablé con su representante, pero hay que ver si San Lorenzo lo puede pagar. Tenemos un presupuesto y no nos vamos a mover de lo pautado".

A su vez, sobre la situación de Piatti, indicó: "Nacho es amigo y ojalá pueda seguir. El deseo es que lo haga. Si se queda en Argentina va a jugar en San Lorenzo, eso está claro".

Por otra parte, elogió la tarea del entrenador Juan Antonio Pizzi, sobre todo en lo referente a la promoción de jugadores de las divisiones inferiores, y dijo que les "marcó dos o tres posiciones primordiales para reforzar" y que después se moverán en el mercado "a acuerdo a la necesidad".

Sobre Martín Cauteruccio, delantero de Quilmes que es uno de los apuntados, sostuvo que "es un buen jugador que pidió el técnico pero lo pidió un club mexicano y no es fácil pelear con pesos contra dólares". Por último, evitó referirse a las elecciones de diciembre: "Queremos ser cautos y estar concentrados en el ahora, porque se viene el semestre más importante en los últimos años".

Tinelli hizo esas declaraciones el jueves por la noche al salir de la inauguración de una peña que lleva su nombre en Lomas del Mirador, partido de La Matanza.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Costanzo, cerca de sumarse a UC

BUENOS AIRES -- El arquero argentino Franco Costanzo arribó a Santiago de Chile para intentar acordar en las próximas horas una vinculación con la Universidad Católica, luego de haberse alejado de la actividad durante más de una temporada.

"Me atrae que es un club grande. Todavía no hay nada cerrado", aclaró el guardavallas cordobés, de 32 años, a su llegada a la entidad de San Carlos de Apoquindo.

Costanzo, ex River Plate y oriundo de la ciudad de Río Cuarto, se uniría a la institución `cruzada` por sugerencia de su excompañero, José María Buljubasich, quien se desempeña como gerente deportivo del elenco universitario.

El arquero está inactivo desde hace más de un año, dado que anunció su retiro en el 2012, cuando vestía la camiseta del Olympiakos griego.

"Estoy bien, más allá de que no he estado jugando, he estado entrenándome y estoy con muchas ganas. Faltan todos los detalles para arreglar", indicó Costanzo, con dos partidos internacionales en el seleccionado argentino.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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Passarella heads to Europe to tout River talent

River Plate President, Daniel Passarella is travelling to Europe to try and sell some of his club’s assets to the highest bidder, namely the Torneo Final’s breakthrough star, Colombian defender, Eder Alvarez Balanta and the Funes Mori brothers, Rogelio and Ramiro, but with such limited first team experience is this a necessary move for River Plate?

Eder Alvarez Balanta’s meteoric rise to prominence has been remarkable given that he has only played 9 games for River Plate. The 20 year old central defender only joined River’s youth system in 2011 and hadn’t yet signed professional terms with the club when injury forced Ramon Diaz to throw him into the first team. Despite not being the tallest defender, Alvarez Balanta won many admirers with his performances. Strong in the air and the tackle, quick and a good reader of the game, the Colombian will no doubt make the move to Europe.

Inter Milan were said to be keen to sign him as he first emerged and River were quick to sign him professionally and ward off any interest by putting a €12 million price tag on him. However, with the Torneo Final complete, Passarella is now ready to cash in. Monaco are now interested and if the mega-rich Mediterranean club are in the race then the price could sky rocket (Pasarella hopes for €14 million minimum). Meetings with Lyon and Udinese are also expected as River tour Europe looking for the best deal.

The issue with this is two-fold: Firstly, why do River need to actively tout their player? His performances have attracted enough interest and if an offer comes in which is too good to turn down then they can take it. But secondly, would Alvarez Balanta benefit from such a move? Having played only 9 games he is still learning and a move now to one of Europe’s elite would surely mean prolonged spells on the sidelines at a crucial stage of this development. With another season at River, possible involvement in a competition such as the Copa Libertadores, surely then the player would be more ready for the move.
Brasil: Flamengo, Vasco, Fluminense, Botafogo (100% Carioca) Rio > Säo Paulo


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