Goias repatriates Pedrao from UAE

14:19, July 11, 2010      

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The Goias soccer team officially presented Pedrao as their newest player on Saturday.

However, since the striker is returning to Brazil from the United Arab Emirates, Pedrao will only be able to play as of August 1 due to international rules on player transfers.

Pedrao transferred from the former team of Gremio Barueri (currently Gremio Prudente) to play for Al Shabab in the United Arab Emirates. He signed a contract valid until May 2011.

"It is great to have this time to train before actually playing. Soccer in the United Arab Emirates is totally different than the Brazilian style of the game," said Pedrao.

"There, we would practice for a short period of the day and do nothing else with the rest of the day. The extra days that I have before I can play is well-needed so that I can re-adapt. Goias is a great club and I hope to be able to take full advantage of every opportunity I have," described Pedrao.

The Goias club president, Syd de Oliveira Reis, did not hold back in praising the new arrival, even going as far as to predict an international title in the near future due to Pedrao' s arrival.



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