Claudiney Ramos

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Full nameClaudiney Ramos
Date of birth(1980-03-15)15 March 1980
Place of birth Porecatu, Paraná, Brazil
Date of death 8 July 2013(2013-07-08) (aged 33)
Place of death Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
2004 Grêmio Barueri
2004–2005 Taubaté
2005 Ceilândia
2006 Santo André 4 (0)
2007 Paulista 11 (0)
2008–2009 Guarani 26 (4)
2009–2010 São Bernardo
2010 ASA 32 (4)
2011 Macaé 6 (0)
2012 União São João
2012 Capivariano
2012 Itabaiana 2 (0)
2013 Avenida
National team
2012–2013 Equatorial Guinea 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2013

Claudiney Ramos (15 March 1980 – 8 July 2013) was a Brazilian footballer. He was nicknamed Rincón, because of his physical resemblance to former Corinthians player, Colombian Freddy Rincón. [1]

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International career

Rincón was part of a lot of Brazilian players that the Ministry of Sports of Equatorial Guinea had naturalized (purchased) in September 2012 to strengthen its national team and try to trace the tie 04 for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations against Congo DR. Then, he made his début for Equatorial Guinea on 14 October 2012 in the return match versus Congo DR. The game was won by 2–1, but it wasn't enough to qualify for the competition. In March the following year, Rincón scored the winning goal in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Cape Verde, being that his greatest moment of international notoriety, which lost all its value posthumously. [2] Eleven days after his death, FIFA awarded the points of the match to Cape Verde, considering that his teammate Emilio Nsue was not regularized.

Equatorial Guinea Country in Central Africa

Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country located on the west coast of Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres (11,000 sq mi). Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is the official language. As of 2015, the country had an estimated population of 1,222,245.

The Equatorial Guinea national football team, nicknamed Nzalang Nacional, represents Equatorial Guinea in international football and is controlled by the Equatoguinean Football Federation, a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Though Equatorial Guinea has traditionally been one of the lowest ranked teams in Africa, the recent influx of Spanish-born players of Equatoguinean heritage has strengthened the national team and resulted in some solid performances. They qualified as co-hosts for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. The hosting of the tournament lead to the construction of two new football stadia in the country: Estadio de Bata in Bata on the mainland, and Estadio de Malabo in Malabo. The national team managed a creditable fourth place at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which was held in Equatorial Guinea.

2013 Africa Cup of Nations football championship of Africa

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Rincón had represented Equatorial Guinea in June 2013, playing three matches (two FIFA World Cup qualifiers and one friendly) between days 5 and 16. During that trip, he contracted malaria but felt symptoms only three weeks later, in Brazil. He was hospitalized in Sorocaba Hospital, where he died on the morning of July 8. Rincón was 33 and at the time of his death, he was under contract with EC Avenida.

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  1. "Archived copy" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-04-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Preliminaries: Africa - Matches: Equatorial Guinea 4:3 (2:2) Cape Verde Islands -". Retrieved 25 March 2013.