Brazilian footballers and their love for Carnival

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Neymar in the squad of the samba squad Grande Rio. Photo: A. Ricardo/Shutterstock

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter! As we are slap-bang in the middle of Carnival weekend, we thought we’d take things a little easier this week with some classic stories of footballers and their love for Brazil’s famous annual festivities. Normal activities will resume next week.

Bom Carnaval a todos!

Edmundo’s Carnival clause

“The Beast,” Edmundo made his name in Brazil as one of the most lethal goalscorers in the 1990s, winning leagues for Palmeiras and Vasco, and being a regular part of the Brazilian national team. Though he was a tremendously talented penalty box striker, Edmundo never...

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