Brazil's champion Sao Paulo to play series in India

Sao Paulo, the national league champions of Brazil, will play the opening tie of the five-match Super Soccer series in India against East Bengal at the Kanchenjungha Stadium in Siliguri on 27 January. According to The Statesman, the Brazilian team "will cross swords" in the second and third encounters of the series with Mohammedan Sporting and Mohun Bagan in Jamshedpur and Kolkata respectively. In Cochin, the club will take on one of the two top football clubs in south India, Dempo or Salgaocar, while they will "lock horns" with JCT Phagwara in the final match of the series in New Delhi on 11 February.