Alves, 36, returned to Brazil to play club football for the first time in nearly 20 years when he completed a free transfer in August after two years at Parc des Princes.
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Dani Alves and his Sao Paulo teammates were subjected to one of the stranger -- and more painful -- match stoppages in recent memory at the weekend.
The FIFA FIFPro Men's World XI, announced at Monday night's The Best awards, was whittled down from a shortlist of over 50 -- which included only one player based in South America. And the name of Dani Alves did not figure because of anything he has done since recently joining Sao Paulo. It was a consequence of his deeds in the last European season with Paris Saint-Germain and -- probably at least as important -- his outstanding displays for the Brazil team in the Copa America, where he was chosen...
The son of Cafu, Brazil's World Cup winning captain, died on Wednesday night aged 30 after suffering a heart attack.
Danilo was playing football on his sister's birthday in the Alphaville neighbourhood, north west of Sao Paulo, when the incident happened.
Danilo was taken to a hospital but was unable to be saved by medical staff after a third heart attack.
The information was confirmed to ESPN Brazil by Paulo Sergio, former teammate and friend of Cafu, a legendary Brazil right back.
It was always going to happen.
After spending more than a decade and a half in Europe, Dani Alves made his return to Brazilian football on Saturday -- and turned it into a triumph, scoring the only goal of the game in Sao Paulo's 1-0 win at home against Ceara.
A few months ago, this might have been seen as a has-been eeking out the end of his career in a crisis club. The injury that ruled Alves out of last year's World Cup appeared to have brought his days at the top level to an end. He had impressed...