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3-10-4, 16th in Brazilian Serie A
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3yAdriana Garcia

YouTube star sponsors Brazilian club

Brazilian side Botafogo have become the first professional football club in the world to have a YouTuber -- Felipe Neto -- among their shirt sponsors.

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3yTim Vickery

Copa Libertadores heads into quarterfinals

The Copa Libertadores quarterfinals are dominated by Argentine and Brazilian sides, but the other two clubs involved could surprise the favourites.

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4yDermot Corrigan

Marcelo sets sights on Botafogo swansong

Marcelo joined Madrid from Fluminense as an 18-year-old in January 2007 and has since won three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues.

4yTim Vickery

Brazilian teams need more than big salaries

Atletico Paranaense and Botafogo clearly need more than just money after narrowly scraping their way into the group phase of the Copa Libertadores.

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6yAssociated Press

Brazilian forward banned four years by FIFA

Brazilian striker Jobson has been banned from football for four years for allegedly refusing to undergo a doping test while he played in Saudi Arabia.

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6yESPN Staff

Fluminense sack boss Cristovao Borges

Brazilian club Fluminense says it has fired coach Cristovao because of the team's poor performances in the Rio de Janeiro state championship.

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Brazil clubs get warning over payments

Clubs may lose three points for each match played while salaries are owed, the Brazilian Football Confederation said. The teams would keep losing points for as long as the debts persist.

Botafogo in lockdown as crisis continues (1:19)
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6yTim Vickery

Botafogo and Deportivo Quito in trouble

It was a celebration when Botafogo and Deportivo Quito played off against each other in the Copa Libertadores in February. Fast forward a few months and the situation looks very different...

Violence at football match in Brazil (1:04)
Seedorf leaves Botafogo as hero (1:28)
Seedorf escapes bizarre ban (1:01)
Balotelli can be a champion - Clarence Seedorf (1:41)

RankingsBrazilian Serie A

Goal Difference-3Tied-10th
Goals Scored17Tied-16th
Goals Conceded20Tied-6th