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1982 Brazil Team Gets Back Together To Help Brazil's Favelas Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Members of the 1982 Brazil national team and World Cup squad have reunited to ask their compatriots to work together and donate money to help the country’s overcrowded favelas avoid the worst ravages of the coronavirus.

In an initiative led by Paulo Roberto Falcao, 19 players, including Zico, Junior and Leandro, recorded a video message appealing for donations.

"The 1982 Brazil team was known for its creativity, union and collective work ethic," Falcao said. "Now we are springing into action for Brazil again."

Ronaldinho, Brother Post $1.6M Bail To Trade Jail For 4-Star Hotel

ASUNCION — Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho Gaucho will be released from jail into house arrest in Paraguay on Tuesday after he and his brother paid $1.6 million in bail, the judge in his case said.

The former Barcelona, Paris St Germain and AC Milan midfielder, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, was arrested on March 6 with his brother and business manager Roberto Assis.

They were accused of possessing adulterated Paraguayan passports. The brothers' lawyer has called their detention "arbitrary, abusive and illegal."

Tim Cahill: Australia's World Cup Hero

The postponement of soccer around the world recently has left me, like many others, with no choice but to watch old highlights to get my fill. While watching clips from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil I came across a moment that instantly became an all-time classic: Tim Cahill's stunning volley against the Netherlands in a 3-2 group-stage defeat.

Ronaldinho’s Final Moment Of Magic: Destroying América And Getting Standing O From The Azteca

The last major stint of Ronaldinho’s legendary career was the nine months he spent with Querétaro in Liga MX. At the age of 35, the Brazilian certainly wasn’t as mobile or explosive as he’d been a decade prior when winning the Ballon d’Or with Barcelona, but his ability on the ball remained unparalleled.

So it's perhaps fitting that his greatest moment in Mexico was a seven-minute cameo that served to placate the paying audience inside Club América’s Estadio Azteca on April 19, 2015.

Watch Every Goal Ronaldinho Ever Scored For Barcelona In One Beautiful Video

On March 21, the legendary Ronaldinho celebrated his 40th birthday (while in prison in Paraguay). Of his 40 years on this planet, the most celebrated are the five he spent with Barcelona between 2003 and 2008. 

The Brazilian enjoyed a stratospheric rise at the Camp Nou and made the Blaugrana No. 10 shirt his own while winning two LaLiga titles, one Champions League crown and the 2005 Ballon d’Or. 

Stopping Lionel Messi: Brazil’s Felipe Melo Says The Seleção Knew Only One Way

Felipe Melo, who’s still going strong for Palmeiras at the age of 36, has revealed what it took to stop Lionel Messi back in his days of anchoring Brazil’s midfield.

Between 2009 and 2010 — when Melo was at the height of his power with Juventus — the hard-tackling “Pitbull” represented the Seleção 22 times and came up against Messi’s Argentina during 2010 World Cup qualifying.

The Ronaldinho Saga Is Starting To Sound Like An Incredible HBO Show

The inquiry that led to the detention of former Brazil player Ronaldinho enters a new stage this week as prosecutors focus on what they believe is a money laundering scheme involving the businesswoman who invited him to Paraguay. Investigators will begin reviewing files and messages on the phones of the former Barcelona and AC Milan player and his brother and business manager Roberto Assis. 

Gigantic Gremio-Internacional Brawl Reminds Us How Bad Soccer Players Are At Throwing Punches

The Grenal is one of the fiercest rivalries in the world. So with Gremio and Internacional paired up in Group E of the 2020 Copa Libertadores, you knew there would be blood.

We didn’t imagine it would be this much.

Thursday’s Gremio-Inter match at the Arena do Gremio ended 0-0 following a wild brouhaha that resulted in eight red cards. The match was on the verge of being abandoned but was able to finish after 15 minutes of stoppage time as both teams had three players and a substitute sent off. 

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