Brazilian players check out Indian opportunties

Some of the stars of Brazil's champion team Sao Paulo FC which is visiting India for the Super Soccer Series have discussed playing opportunities with Mohun Bagan's Brazilian star Jose Ramirez Baretto. "We spoke to Baretto about the options open here. But we didn't discuss the money part. If the offer is attractive, we'll surely play in India," Mateus Versolato Junior, the Sao Paulo goalkeeper, told The Hindu newspaper. "Technically, players from Brazil and Argentina are very good. They are very skilful. If some of your top clubs are able to rope in stars from these countries, it will do a world of good to your football," he said.

With nearly 80 matches every season, the Brazilian footballers are among the busiest in the sport. "Europe has just about 60. That's why the European players last longer, some even stretch it to 38 years. We are out by 34-35," he said.