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West Ham are preparing a bid of around £26 million for Flamengo midfielder according to reports from Brazil. According to Radio Globo, the Hammers are looking to plug the hole in their midfield by splashing big on the Colombia international.

West Ham finished midtable after a testing season which was filled with injury to key midfielders. Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez signed in the summer had little impact as both players spent more time on the injury table than on the pitch.
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Botafogo clinches record of unbeaten matches

Botafogo de Futebole Regatas or A Estrela Solitaria which is also known as the Lone Star is a spots club from Brazil that is based in Botafogo which comes in Rio de Janerio. Although they compete in numerous of different sports, the club is mostly known for it’s football team.Botafogo Football Club was founded on the 12th of August, 1904, earlier known as Electro Club, which was later merged with Club de Regetas Botafogo and because of it, Botafogo de Futebol e Regataswas into being.

Presently, Botafogo is headed by coachZe Ricardo with Anderson Barros being the football manager. The club consists of Rosters such as: Erik Lima, Alex Santana, Gatito Fernandez, Leonardo Valencia, Joel Carli, and others. The costume of the team consists of a black jersey with grey socks, black shorts and white stripes.
The leagues played by the club are CampeonatoBrasileiroSerie A and Carioca in which it ranked 9th and 1st respectively in 2018. The rival clubs are Vasco da Gama, Flamengo and Fluminense. Botafogo stands 4thin one of the largest franchises in the country in terms of fanbase.
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Peruvian Football Federation president Edwin Oviedo has been arrested over his alleged role in a criminal network that paid for several judges to attend last summer’s World Cup, Peru’s first appearance in the finals for 36 years.

Prosecutors said Oviedo would be held initially for 15 days after he was taken into custody at his home in a wealthy section of Lima. Police are also seeking access to the soccer federation’s offices.
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Botafogo’s 2018 campaign has been very unstable

During Botafogo’s 2017 Brazilian Serie A campaign, they managed to secure the 10th spot of that competition.


In the current season of 2018, Botafogo has collected 35 points from the 31 opening league matches and with only a few more matches left to be played, they are well on pace of finishing as their previous season.
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Thomas Tuchel will let EdinsonCavani and Neymar settle penalties themselves

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has indicated that he would allow EdinsonCavani and Neymar to sort out the spot kick decisions between themselves. The pair were involved in a number of on-field disputes regarding penalty kicks during the previous campaign but Tuchel has highlighted that as a positive with both players having the hunger to score.

Speaking ahead of the Guingamp game, he said: “I have not had any troubles with my teams before doing this but I noticed from outside that there was an issue in the last season. Even if it might sound naive, I still believe we find solutions with the players. It’s not my way to write a name down half an hour before kick-off because that will create a lot of trouble.The goal is to find solutions with the guys. I am happy to have players who are hungry to score.”
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Champions League finalist Liverpool have confirmed the signature of Fabinho as replacement for the set to leave Emre Can. The German has refused to agree fresh terms at Anfield with increasing links to Juventus after both sides agreed a pre-contract in January.

The Brazilian midfielder cost the Reds £40 million to lure from Monaco. The 24-year old featured impressively in the past few seasons for the Ligue 1 side as they competed fiercely with Paris St Germain. He is expected to join other Brazilian stars that have gone on to become a success in the Reds jersey.
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Brazil national team coach Dunga says that he is planning to make use of his six allocated substitutions in the friendly against Japan in order to get a better understanding of his team. Dunga is in his second spell as the manager of the national team. He is preparing his team to do well at the upcoming Copa America, but his most important job will be to do well at the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Brazil come on the back of a humiliation at the World Cup 2014, which started so well in front of their own supporters.

In order to overcome this disappointment, Dunga brought back a number of players from his previous spell who were omitted by Luiz Felipe Scolari. This includes midfielder Kaka, who has just joined MLS club Orlando City on a permanent basis. Despite being in the twilight of his career, the return of players like Kaka is expected to benefit the team in terms of experience. Brazil struggled without the same in the semi-final against Germany as they were ripped apart 7-1. Newcomers in the squad include the likes of goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe, Mario Fernandes, and Souza. The friendly against Japan will take place in Singapore and it presents Dunga a great opportunity to look at his team in detail.

“The intention is to use all six substitutions we are allowed. Mainly because of the long trip to China, the intense game we had against Argentina in the smog [in Beijing]. We will give an opportunity to new players who are in the squad. The quality of Brazilian players means were are always expected to put on a good show, but we need a good pitch to play speed and with intensity. The intention, every time we play, is to produce a good show,” said Dunga.

Vasco da Gama bring in Santana

Vasco da Gama have brought in one of the former coaches in the form of Joel Santana to lead them to title success at the end of the campaign. Joel Santana is no stranger to the club after having been in charge of the team in four separate spells before. His first appearance in the Vasco da Gama dugout came in the 1986-87 season. Even though he lasted only one season at the club, he has since been a cult figure in these parts. He has since been around the club on three occasions. Even though he has not lasted for two seasons at a stretch, it is believed that the arrival of Santana will make them challengers for a return to the Brazilian top-flight.

Santana finds himself having to deal with second division matches, but it is something that the 65-year-old will probably relish since it only adds to the vast experience he has in the game. The 65-year-old’s first match in charge after returning to the club will be against Luverdense in the league. The club only recently brought an end to a run of five matches without a win by beating América Mineiro in the league. This victory leaves them one point behind the top of the table. The poor form in recent weeks, though, has allowed several teams to compete for the league title.

“I am happy to be back receiving a salary after over a year. Now, for example, I am at the bank. The bills don’t stop arriving. I am going to help Vasco. It is going to be good for everyone,” said Santana. Along with the arrival of Santana, the club will also see the return of coaches like Ronaldo Torres and Marcelo Salles, who have worked with the manager for several years at various clubs.

Luxemburgo Under Heavy Pressure

Vanderlei Luxemburgo is a man under pressure at the moment after his Flamengo team are bottom of the Brazilian football table after 13 matches in the season. The club recently brought an end to the disastrous run of form after 1-0 win over Botafogo. However, they were unable to sustain the positivity after a 1-0 loss at the hands of Chapecoense on Monday night. This has left the team three points adrift of safety and with a hugely inferior goal difference. Luxemburgo says that the players must have performed much better than they have done so far.

It will be interesting to see if Luxemburgo’s decision to blame the players will have an effect in the upcoming matches. The team hosts the match against Sport Recife next week. In the match against Botafogo, home advantage played a crucial role in getting the three points. It could prove vital once again, as the club look to get out of the relegation zone. Flamengo have not been going through a bad run of form only in the last few weeks. They have managed just two wins out of the 13 matches played since the start of the season. The likes of Cruzeiro already have close to a 20 point advantage over Flamengo.

“The players must understand that they must get the club out of this situation that they have put it into. We have 10 points and we need 37 points to avoid relegation. That means we need 47 percent of the 78 points still available. That’s our Championship,” said the Flamengo manager. Given the short-term nature of Brazilian managers come eight would not be surprising to see Luxemburgo out of the job in the next few weeks if results are not improve. The upcoming match against Sport Recife will be difficult since the opponents of challenging for a Copa Libertadores spot.