There are few more explosive issues in Brazil than who is considered a genuine "big club." Now, Athletico Paranaense have muscled in on the debate.
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After their Copa Sudamericana win and first ever continental trophy, Atletico Paranaense have eyes on joining the traditional Brazilian powerhouses.
Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense needed extra time and penalties to secure their first ever continental title over Colombian squad Junior.
Colombian side Atletico Junior and Atletico Paranaense of Brazil ended level 1-1 in Wednesday's first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final.
You could be forgiven for not knowing that the Copa Sudamericana final is upon us; Junior of Colombia and Atletico Paranaense of Brazil meet.
While the Copa Libertadores highlights an all-Argentina final, the Copa Sudamericana semifinals feature teams from Brazil and Colombia.
A dispute over television broadcasting rights saw a match in the Brazilian Campeonato Paranaense on Sunday called off at the last moment.
"I called him on Saturday to ask him to come back to Penarol," Damiani said of Forlan.
Brazil have replaced injured goalkeeper Fernando Prass with Weverton Pereira Silva on the squad for the Olympics.
Earlier this week, the Colombian coach said he will be deciding his future in the coming days.
A competition meant to be the precursor to a Brazilian Premier League was officially formed after a meeting by member clubs on Thursday.
The 19-year-old, who earlier in the week posted photos of himself signing the deal, will move to Stamford Bridge on July 1.
Brazilian midfielder Nathan has a deal to join Chelsea, the 19-year-old confirmed on Monday night.
Chelsea are set to complete the £4.5 million signing of highly rated Brazilian Nathan this week, sources have told ESPN FC.
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