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Neymar not in top 10 of Brazil's post-Pele greats - poll

The crew weigh up Neymar's level after he fell outside the top 10 in ESPN Brazil's poll of greatest post-Pele players for the Selecao.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno explains why he believes Neymar may come to regret not maximizing his talent for both club and country.

Neymar has failed to make the top 10 in an ESPN Brasil poll to decide the country's greatest footballer since Pele.

The poll was carried out after magazine "Placar," marking a decade of the Paris Saint-Germain star's career, called him the best Brazilian player since Pele.

After 160,000 votes were cast in the ESPN Brasil poll, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Romario made up the top three, followed by Zico, Rivaldo, Socrates and Kaka.

Neymar, who finished 11th, was the only player with more negative than...

Brazil announce March 23 friendly with Panama at Porto's Dragao Stadium

Brazil manager Tite says he wants the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and the best players available to play in the Copa America.

Brazil will play their first friendly of the year against Panama on March 23 in Portugal.

The Brazilian football federation said on Friday the match will be at FC Porto's Dragao Stadium, with the Selecao set to play the Czech Republic in Prague three days later.

Coach Tite's great goal for the year is to win the Copa America at home. It is unlikely he will count on striker Neymar for either of the friendlies with the Paris Saint-Germain forward recovering from another foot injury.

Brazil are...

Flamengo honour academy-fire victims in first match since training ground tragedy

Brazilian club Flamengo played their first match since a fire broke out in their training ground and killed 10 academy players on Feb. 8.

Nearly 30,000 fans, many with white balloons, banners and flags, attended the state championship match against rival Fluminense.

The game was initially scheduled for Saturday, only hours after the deadly incident, but was cancelled after the tragedy.

Flamengo supporters sang a song to honour the dead at 10 minutes of play.

Survivor Cauan Emanuel, who was released...

First funeral held for victims of Flamengo training academy fire

ESPN Brazil reporter Debora Gares joins Get Up to provide the latest from Flamengo's training center where a fire killed 10 teens.
A fire on Friday left 10 people dead and three people injured at Flamengo's training centre in Rio de Janeiro.

The funerals for the teenagers who died in the fire that swept through Flamengo's training ground in Rio de Janeiro started to take place on Sunday, while the club defended itself over the cause of the blaze that broke out in the unauthorized lodgings.

Ten boys aged between 14 and 16 were killed on Friday morning when a fire that started in an air conditioning unit ripped through the makeshift dormitory at Flamengo's training ground on the edge of Rio.

Three others were injured, one of them seriously.

The...