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Congratulations to Palmeiras, 2012 Brazilian Cup winners!

Champions, at last!

After a 4 years trophy drought, the São Paulo side Palmeiras, which hadn’t won a national title since 1998 (2003 if you count their Brazilian League 2nd Division title), went on to draw against a very strong Coritiba team in their home court 1-1, making an aggregate 3-1 score and being rightfully winners of this trophy. Sadly for Coritiba, this is the first consecutive time they made it through the finals of the competition, but failed to win it. Last year they lost it to Vasco, and now they lost it to Palmeiras.

Nevertheless, congratulations to the champions! I just wish they didn’t go “cliché” on their celebrations and played Queen “We Are the Champions”, though.


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2012 Brazilian Cup Finals, 2nd Leg – Coritiba x Palmeiras

Who has the edge?

There it is! We’ll finally find out who’ll be the next Brazilian Cup winner: Palmeiras or Coritiba.

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Joel Santana near sacking; Coritiba’s coach possible substitute

Joel Santana, the Polyglot

Flamengo hasn’t been doing much given their squad strength. Even though they lost Ronaldinho Gaúcho to Atlético-MG following a judicial decision over Flamengo’s debt to him, they still have a team that, featuring a good coach, would be at least fighting for a Copa Libertadores spot at the Brazilian League. So far, Joel Santana’s side hasn’t shown that potential, and that’s the very reason why he’s so close of getting a deserved boot. Continue reading

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