The pre-Libertadores tension is palpable, especially after last Sunday’s defeat in the Paulistão. We’ll keep it light, OK?
The other day, Palmeiras announced two new signings, both 17 years old forwards, for their U20 squad:
Bruno Camacho scored 29 goals for Grêmio Prudente in last year’s U17 São Paulo championship. 183 centimetres tall and with a good physique, the kid will be interesting to watch. Contract runs until the end of this year.
Matheus Iacovelli was top scorer in last year’s U17 Carioca championship, and runner up in the U17 Brazil Cup the same year, playing for Flamengo. His initial stay at Palmeiras is four months, the contract subject to renewal for an additional two year.
Two Palmeiras players have been called up to serve the Brazilian U20 National: keeper Daniel Fuzzatto and forward Kaue. On 12 March, they are expected at the Granja training facilities.
Palmeiras president Nobre was one of three chosen to represent CONMEBOL at the FIFA elections in Zurich end of last week. This is not the first time Nobre takes on international duties parallel to his role at Palmeiras: in 2013, he headed the Brazilian delegation during a friendly against Italy.
Scoppia che la vittoria è nostra!