The son of Cafu, Brazil's World Cup winning captain, died on Wednesday night aged 30 after suffering a heart attack in Sao Paulo.
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Luiz Felipe Scolari, the coach who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, has been fired by Brazilian club Palmeiras.
In a strange fixture quirk, potential Copa rivals River, Boca, Flamengo and Palmeiras will all face each other in domestic competition this weekend.
Luiz Felipe Scolari led Palmeiras to the 2018 league title and said he will consider the opportunity now that the season is over.
Palmeiras won the Brazilian championship with a match to spare when they won 1-0 at Vasco da Gama on Sunday.
Considering the financial advantage that Brazilian teams enjoy over the rest of CONMEBOL, it's incredible that they have missed another Copa final.
Boca Juniors will face arch rivals River Plate in the final of South America's Copa Libertadores for the first time after a 2-2 draw with Palmeiras.
In tight, home and away knockout clashes, the fireworks are often reserved for the second match -- and that is the way it looks in the Copa Lib.
Palmeiras head back to Brazil stunned by a 2-0 loss to Boca Juniors, while Gremio snatched a 1-0 victory over River Plate.
While Real Madrid wobble and tremble, South America is in the process of crowning a champion who will travel in confidence to the Club World Cup.
Brazilian side Palmeiras overpowered Chilean squad Colo Colo with goals from Bruno Henrique and Dudu in Copa Libertadores quarterfinal action.
It is very hard to spend much time watching the Copa Libertadores and not become depressed. Palmeiras vs. Cerro Porteno was a case in point.
Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has returned to the country to manage Sao Paulo giants Palmeiras after spending three years in China.
A Boca-Palmeiras match usually takes place later in the Copa Libertadores, but the two South American powers will go head-to-head in the group stage.
Barcelona have completed the signing of defender Yerry Mina from Palmeiras, the Spanish club announced on Thursday.
Yerry Mina's size and aerial superiority make the Colombia international an intriguing signing for Barcelona, but can he handle the added pressure?
Barcelona want to sign Colombia international defender Yerry Mina in January, says Palmeiras sporting director Alexandre Mattos.
Yerry Mina's agent says there has not yet been any contact from Barcelona regarding a January move for the Palmeiras centre-back.
Once runaway favorites for the Brazilian Championship, Corinthians have hit the skids and left all to play for vs. Palmeiras in the Sao Paulo derby.
Ernesto Valverde is demanding two new centre-back signings at Barcelona, with Colombia's Yerry Mina the prime target. Transfer Talk has the latest.
One intrepid Palmeiras fan managed to smuggle a live pig into Saturday's Brazilian top-tier clash with Atletico GO.
A fan of Brazilian club Palmeiras has died of stab wounds after a fight with Corinthians supporters following a match between the two Sao Paulo teams.
Barcelona have completed the signing of 19-year-old Palmeiras attacking midfielder Vitinho on a one-year loan deal with an option to buy.
Vitor Hugo, 26, signed a four-year contract at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.