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Brazil face France in Paris. Credit: PA

Matt Smith presents live coverage as France play Brazil in an international friendly at the Stade de France in Paris.

The two countries met in the 1998 World Cup Final where France ran out 3-0 victors after two goals from Zinedine Zidane and one from Emmanuel Petit.

Ex-Arsenal favourite Petit joins Matt in the studio alongside Bolton boss Neil Lennon. Coverage starts on ITV from 7:40pm.

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Passenger bus crash in Brazil leaves 51 people dead

The crash in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina killed 51 people. Credit: Google Maps

A bus crash in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina has killed 51 people, police said.

The bus, en route from the neighboring state of Parana, swerved off a curve and over a cliff before crashing in a wooded area.

Police did not know how many passengers in all were aboard the bus or whether the driver was one of the victims, but said that at least six survivors were being treated for injuries.

Rescue crews are reportedly still trying to rescue survivors and recover the bodies of the victims.

Brazil's Supreme Court to investigate politicians

A court official has said Brazil's Supreme Court has agreed to investigate dozens of politicians, including the top leaders of Congress, in connection with a multibillion-dollar kickback scam at state-run oil company Petrobras.

Petrobras headquarter in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: PA

Senate President Renan Calheiros and Eduardo Cunha, the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, are both members of President Dilma Rousseff's governing coalition.

Other prominent politicians on the prosecutors' list include ruling Workers' Party Senator Gleisi Hoffmann and a former Energy Minister. Under Brazilian law, elected officials can only be tried by the Supreme Court.

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Brazil legend Ronaldo set for playing comeback

Ronaldo could be getting his boots on again. Credit: PA

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo may be set to come out of retirement to play for American second division club Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

The 38-year-old World-Cup winner took part-ownership in the North American Soccer League side last month and is reportedly now aiming to get fit enough to make a comeback.

The Strikers will formally introduce Ronaldo in a press conference on Thursday at 8pm when he is expected to clarify his playing ambitions.

The former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan forward won two World Cups in 1994 and 2002, scoring eight times in the latter to claim the Golden Boot Award.

He was also named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 2002. Ronaldo is not the first high-profile player to join the Strikers, with Gordon Banks, Gerd Muller and George Best also taking roles with the club in the past.

"I will be very involved with the management of the team and have already started to make introductions that will certainly help us to turn the Strikers into a global powerhouse," Ronaldo told the Strikers website in December.

"There are no doubts that the beautiful game is growing exponentially in the US, and I guarantee you that the NASL will play a key role in the rise of professional soccer here."

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