Brazilian squad named for Scotland friendly

Mano Menezes calls up São Paulo sensation Lucas to face Scotland (Márcia Feitosa/VIPCOMM)

Brazil coach Mano Menezes has named his squad to face Scotland on 27 March 2011, in London. Still apparently experimenting with team selection, he sprung a couple of surprises in leaving out Robinho for the first time and calling up the uncapped u20 star Lucas. Continue reading

Lucas signs new deal with São Paulo

Lucas in action for Brazil's under 20's (Getty images)

Lucas, Brazil’s new sensation, has signed a new deal at São Paulo with a release clause of 80 million euros. That is more than the estimated 50 million euro release clauses of Ganso and Neymar. Lucas will now earn approximately GBP 50,000 per month, more than 10 times his previous salary. Not bad for a young lad.

Liedson saves Corinthians’ blushes. Corinthians were headed to a disappointing draw at home to Mogi Mirim (Rivaldo’s team that he doesn’t even like) until Liedson popped up with two goals late in the game. Corinthians 2 Mogi Mirim 0. Ronaldo who?

The Brazilians of Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) beat Roma 3 – 2 in the Olympic Stadium in Rome. The Shakhtar goals were all scored by Brazilians: Jadson, Douglas Costa and Luiz Adriano.