The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Roberto Carlos , Brazil’s former World Cup-winning left back, joined Russian soccer club Anzhi Makhachkala after leaving Corinthians by mutual consent.
Billionaire Suleiman Kerimov’s Anzhi Makhachkala soccer club named Brazil’s former World Cup- winning defender Roberto Carlos as its coach.
Brazil’s economic boom and strengthening currency are luring hundreds of globe-trotting soccer players home.
SC Corinthians Paulista, Brazil’s biggest soccer club by revenue, made a 40 million-euro ($56 million) bid for Carlos Tevez as it seeks to beat the trade deadline to sign the Manchester City striker.
Samuel Eto’o, the record four-time African Player of the Year, said he’s embarking on a “crazy adventure” as the latest high-profile signing by Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov’s soccer club.
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Record five-time World Cup champion Brazil dropped Ronaldinho, Adriano and Neymar from its preliminary squad for the soccer tournament, which starts next month in South Africa.
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o is to leave Italian soccer club Inter Milan to move to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, according to the Italian team’s chief executive officer.
"Brazil nowadays is very different from the '90s, when I left for Europe."
- Roberto Carlos on Dec 03, 2010