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# Sao Paulo

Last year
# Transfer News
West Ham sign highly rated Sao Paulo defender
Luizao will join on 1 January subject to international clearance after agreeing on a contract until the summer of 2026.
# Sao Paulo
Brazil's Bolsonaro rushed to hospital with probable intestinal blockage
Doctor Antonio Luiz Macedo told news site UOL that the president would undergo several tests to examine his abdomen.
All time
# Concern
Brazil football icon Pele 'stable' following readmission to intensive care
The 80-year-old left hospital in Sao Paulo earlier this week following an operation to remove a tumour from his colon.
# Brazil
Brazil's Bolsonaro in hospital following persistent hiccups, may need surgery to remove obstruction
The Brazilian leader had suffered hiccups since 3 July.
# The Gaffer
Former Premier League winner Hernan Crespo takes charge of Brazilian giants
Sao Paulo have appointed the former Argentina striker.
# Sao Paulo
Brazilian judge dismisses rape case against Neymar
Neymar had denied the allegations.
# Going Home
Dani Alves set for a return to Brazil with Sao Paulo
The right-back has been a free agent since the end of last season.
# Moving On
Brazilian Grand Prix leaves Sao Paulo after three decades as move to Rio confirmed
‘There was state assistance in Sao Paulo, with a huge debt. Keeping F1 there was no longer viable,’ said President Jair Bolsonaro today.
# Transfer News
Fomer AC Milan and Chelsea attacker returns home
After spending the last two seasons in China with Tianjin Tianhai, Alexandre Pato has joined Sao Paulo.
# Sao Paulo
Former pupils shoot dead eight people at Brazilian school
The victims included five teenagers who attended the secondary school.
# Sao Paulo
Five children feared dead in Brazil school shooting
Local media are reporting that at least eight people have been shot dead.
# jair bolsonaro
'My grand-daughter saw this': Brazilian president criticised for tweeting video of man urinating at carnival
The 40-second clip was reportedly filmed at the country’s famous Carnival festival.
# Pastures new
Brighton bolstered by signing of highly-rated Brazilian defender
RB Leipzig’s Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior is the Premier League club’s fourth signing of the summer.
# Jailbreak
152 prisoners escape from Brazilian jail after setting fire to cellblock
52 inmates remain at large following the jailbreak yesterday in the town of Bauru.
# Rio de Janeiro
Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland
Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.
# Lula
Former Brazilian President held by police in massive corruption probe
The home of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, also known as Lula, was also searched.
# Jetsetters
From Sydney to São Paulo: Ireland name squad for Brazil World 7s leg
Audrey O’Flynn has linked up with the squad after their training camp in Australia.
# Champions
New faces in Ireland Women's squad as 7s stars miss start of Six Nations defence
Head coach Tom Tierney has included seven uncapped players as Ireland women spread resources across two forms of the game.
# Financial Times
Neymar could lose a staggering amount of money after allegations of tax evasion
The Brazilian star has had £33.1m worth of assets frozen.
# might have been
'Man United tried to sign me on deadline day'
The Brazil international striker was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham throughout the transfer window.
# Sao Paulo
Protesters take to the streets of Brazil over their dwindling water supply
Angry protesters say local and national governments have neglected problems for too long.
# On The Mend
Pele improving but still on dialysis - hospital
The revered Brazilian took to Twitter to, politely, ask people to give him a little space.
Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines
The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.
# Orlando Magic
Kaka set to join new Major League Soccer side Orlando City SC
Brazilian ace will head to Sao Paulo on a short-term deal before moving to America in early 2015.
# opening night jitters
'There will be 100 penalties in this World Cup,' fumes Croatia coach Kovac
Niko Kovac branded the game-changing decision ‘ridiculous’, but would not blame Fred for his attempt to win the spot-kick.
Brazil v Croatia, World Cup 2014 opener
We went minute-by-minute as the hosts and favourites for the World Cup took on Group A’s chequered-horses.
# Sao Paulo
With five days to go, police fire tear gas at striking train workers in Brazil
There were scuffles in Sao Paulo while demonstrators blocked the streets and the national team was booed.
# Just Do It
With 10 days until the World Cup starts, five of Brazil's soccer stadiums still aren't finished
The tournament kicks off on 12 June but there is still much work to be done.
# Sao Paulo
Tear gas and rubber bullets used on protesters demonstrating against Brazil World Cup
Protesters said they wanted to draw attention to what they called a lack of investment to improve poor public services.
# Stopped In Tracks
Brazil halt work on World Cup stadium after death of construction worker
The stadium in Sao Paulo is due to host the opening game between Brazil and Croatia.
# big cat
Zoo visitors capture footage of jaguar attacking heron
The cat plucks the bird right out of the air.
# Rio de Janeiro
Brazil protests over teachers' pay turn violent
Thousands took part in the demonstrations in Rio and Sao Paulo.
# woman down
Fan yanks Beyoncé off the stage in Brazil
Again, she handles it like a pro.
# Sao Paulo
Brazilian police officers sentenced to life over 1992 prison massacre
111 prisoners died as police used deadly force to halt a riot in Sao Paulo’s Carandiru prison. 25 officers were sentenced today.
# Brazil
Pope: Resist 'idols' of money, power, pleasure
The Pope made the comment during a visit to one of the most important shrines in Latin America.
# pope francis
Pope faces delicate task in Brazil after protests
Despite his popularity, the pope has faced protests over the $53 million spent on organising his visit and World Youth Day.
# Brazil
100,000 protest in Brazil over cost of hosting sporting events
Preparing for major sporting events means taxes have gone up, while the quality of public services has fallen.
# let miaowt
PIC: Inmate smuggles contraband into jail... on a cat
The animal was nabbed while sneaking a phone and saws to a convict in Sao Paulo.
# WC2014
Sao Paulo awarded Copa Sudamericana final as match abandoned amid chaos
This isn’t what FIFA wants to see ahead of the 2014 World cup in Brazil in two years’ time.
# Premier League
Moura move to Manchester United is off, claims agent
“We have to forget this subject. There is no possibility he leaves now. Manchester United made an offer, which was rejected and they won’t make another one as they have reached their limit.”