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BRAZILIAN SERIE A

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
7 Atlético-PR 16 9 13 57
8 Cruzeiro 14 11 13 53
9 Botafogo 13 12 13 51
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Boca Juniors move on to Copa Lib semis as Cruzeiro's Dede sees red again

There are times when, come what may, the headlines of a game of football cling to a certain player. For reasons good or bad, one man stands out in the decisive moments -- and so it was for Brazil international centre-back Dede in the Copa Libertadores quarterfinal that saw Cruzeiro fall to Boca Juniors 3-1 on aggregate.

Commanding in the air, quick across the ground, Dede made his name at the start of the decade with Vasco da Gama. Unusually, Europe was not his ambition, and he swapped Rio de Janeiro...

CONMEBOL rescinds VAR red card for Cruzeiro's Dede after horror collision with goalkeeper

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 last week.

South American football's governing body chose to overrule the decision to send off Dede after Paraguayan referee Eber Aquino dismissed him in Buenos Aires following a collision with Esteban Andrada, which led to the goalkeeper breaking his jaw.

After checking with the video assistant referee, Aquino adjudged Dede had deliberately clashed...

Boca Juniors beat Cruzeiro as Dede sent off; Independiente, River Plate draw

On Tuesday night the quarterfinal first legs of the Copa Libertadores got underway with a 2-0 win for a Brazilian club over opposition from Argentina, in a game where a VAR-induced red card had a significant impact.

On Wednesday the exact opposite took place. This time with much more controversy.

In Gremio's 2-0 triumph away to Atletico Tucuman, there was little doubt that Tucuman's Gervesio Nunez deserved his red card after the video ref caught him stamping on an opponent.  But in the 2-0...

Brazil great Ronaldo discharged from Ibiza hospital after heavy flu

Former Brazil and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo was discharged from an Ibiza hospital on Tuesday after suffering "heavy flu" while on holiday.

The 41-year-old was admitted on Friday after reportedly suffering from pneumonia. Hospital sources told Spanish media that Ronaldo left on Tuesday.

Ronaldo, who won the World Cup's Golden Boot as Brazil won a record fifth title in 2002, assured fans on social media on Sunday that he was fine and would soon be ready to go home after suffering "a heavy bout of...

Brazil great Ronaldo in hospital in Ibiza after suffering with pneumonia

Ronaldo, a 2002 World Cup winner with Brazil, was at the opening ceremony for the 2018 tournament
Ronaldo, a 2002 World Cup winner with Brazil, is in hospital in Ibiza recovering from pneumonia.

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 Monday.

Local newspaper Diario de Ibiza said the two-time Ballon d'Or holder and 2002 World Cup Golden Boot winner is in the intensive care unit at the private Policlinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario hospital on the Spanish island, after being taken to a public hospital on the island on Friday evening.

Sources subsequently confirmed the reports to ESPN FC,...