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Doping - Top Secret: Brazil’s Dirty Game

45' (ENG, GER)

A country famous for its World Cup Champions is about to be the source of a major doping scandal.

A country famous for its World Cup Champions is about to be the source of a major doping scandal. A year before the World Cup 2018, research conducted by ARD’s Doping Editorial Team reveals possible connections to a dubious doping doctor that reach far into the Brazilian football elite. A 2002 world champion is also suspected of having been one of his patients. The shady side of Brazilian football comes to light at the end of a dusty cul-de-sac, northwest of São Paulo. A riveting fifth instalment to our Doping Series.

A year before the World Cup 2018, research conducted by ARD's Doping Editorial Team reveals possible connections to a doping doctor that reach far into the Brazilian football elite – Dr. Júlio César Alves. Undercover footage reveals the doctor’s dubious treatment methods: Alves prescribes highly potent, prohibited doping agents to healthy athletes, and – according to his own accounts – also helps to manipulate doping tests. Alves claims that he medically handles dozens of top athletes, including current Brazilian national football players. Among Alves’ patients might also have been one of the most famous players of Brazilian football: Roberto Carlos, 2002 world champion and threefold Champions League winner. The shady side of Brazilian football comes to light at the end of a dusty cul-de-sac, northwest of São Paulo. Be entertained by the riveting fifth installment to our Doping Series.

Original Title: Geheimsache Doping - Brasiliens schmutziges Spiel
Year: 2017
Length: 45' (ENG, GER)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Hajo Seppelt, Florian Riesewieck, Thilo Neumann
Produced by: WDR

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