While he was on a family trip to Dubai, Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino had a very sad weekend. According to newspaper UOL Esporte, his father, José Roberto Cordeiro de Oliveira, died of a sudden and unexpected heart attack at the age of 62. News confirmed by those close to Firmino. José Roberto's family contacted the Brazilian embassy in Dubai, hoping to be able to repatriate the body to Brazil.
The CRB, a Regatas club in Brazil, paid tribute to him via a publication on its social networks. José Roberto was a former player and big fan of the club, and advised Roberto Firmino to start his career there. The player's partner, Larissa Pereira, also posted a photo of him on her Instagram account.