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Robinho rape conviction clouds return to Santos

Robinho returns to Santos and sparks fierce debate in Brazil, after the forward's rape conviction in 2017. And Cruzeiro sinks without a trace

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Robinho: rape conviction not enough to scare off Santos. Photo: CBF via FP

Welcome back to another edition of the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, Robinho returns to Santos — and sparks fierce debate in Brazil, after the forward’s rape conviction in 2017. And Cruzeiro, one of Brazil’s biggest clubs, are beginning to sink without a trace. Enjoy your read!

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Under normal circumstances, it would be a reason for celebration. Robinho, who got his start at Santos before taking on European football and breaking into the Brazil national team, has now returned once again to his boyhood club. He will surrender the large salary he was earning at...

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