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Zinho and Seedorf star in Brazil's traditional all-star game

Zinho and Seedorf star in Brazil's traditional all-star game

Five-time Brazilian champion Flamengo showed it hasn't lost its old flair.
Former star Zico, now coach of Turkey's Fenerbahce, assembled a group of veterans that defeated a collection of present all stars 8-5 Thursday night.
Dubbed the Red Stars, Zico's team included Flamengo veterans Adilio, Leonardo, Junior, Bebeto, Junior Baiano and Zinho, all of whom were on Brazil's most popular club when it won national crowns in 1980, '82, '83, '87 and '92.
Zinho scored a pair and Dutch star Clarence Seedorf added two to lead the Red Stars.
"Here everyone knows how to play. It's easy," Zinho said after the game.
Seedorf of Milan was voted the game's outstanding player. Bebeto and younger standouts Amoroso and Leonardo Moura _ a current Flamengo star _ also tallied for the Red Stars.
Their opponents, the White Stars, got three goals from current all-star striker Vagner Love. Local star Alex Dias and Marcelinho Carioca also scored, leading a roster that included Roberto Dinamite, Mauro Galvao and Djalminha.
Real Madrid star Robinho and Portuguese star Deco of Barcelona were scheduled to play, but didn't because bad weather canceled their flight. Real Madrid striker Ronaldo attended, but did not play because of an injured shoulder.


Updated : 2021-02-26 01:24 GMT+08:00