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Money talks as Santos bin Robinho

Santos sack Robinho after rape outcry, and Brazil's World Cup TV rights at risk with new Fifa rule

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Robinho signs his contract … which was voided after six days. Photo: Ivan Storti/Santos FC

Welcome back to another edition of the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, Santos sack Robinho after rape outcry, and Brazil’s World Cup TV rights at risk with new Fifa rule. Enjoy your read!

Robinho sees Santos contract torn up after rape scandal

Last week, we covered the scandal surrounding São Paulo football club Santos and their signing of former Brazilian national team star Robinho — convicted of rape in an ongoing case in Italy. The issue now appears to have been put to bed for the time being, with Santos ceding to public pressure and tearing up Robinho’s contract,...

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