Brazil coach Dunga has unveiled a squad shorn through injury of Chelsea's Oscar for the Copa America in Chile.
Former Brazil international Paulo Cesar has admitted he sold his Soccer World Cup winners medal from 1970 to buy cocaine.
Barcelona star Neymar is gunning for Olympic glory with Brazil to make up for last year's World Cup disappointment.
Former Inter Milan and Brazil striker Adriano is set to revive his troubled career at the oldest French professional club.
Brazilian football has not had the best of years amid signs the national game is losing its lustre.
A Brazilian hospital says Pele is "recovering well" after undergoing surgery to remove kidney stones.
Barcelona teammates Neymar and Lionel Messi were both on target as Brazil and Argentina claimed international friendly wins.
Brazilian legend Pele was taken to hospital with a stomach ailment, missing an event at the museum honoring his career in Santos.
Brazil forward Hulk has defended his absence from the national squad for his country's first post-SWC friendlies under new coach Dunga.
Brazil players are being told not to wear hats, earrings or flip-flops while serving the national team under Dunga.
Neymar was left overjoyed with his four-goal haul against Japan, saying even the thought of it still gives him "goosebumps".
Neymar thumped four goals past Japan in a spectacular solo performance as Brazil hammered the Asian champions.
Dunga denied insinuating drug use in the Argentina camp after he was filmed pinching his nose and pointing at the rival bench.
Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina in a fiercely contested "Superclasico" friendly in Beijing.
Paris Saint-Germain full-back Maxwell has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect.