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Breno's rise and fall

Published 1138 GMT (1938 HKT) August 20, 2013
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Former Bayern Munich defender Breno was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison in July 2012 for burning down his villa. TOBIAS HASE/AFP/Getty Images/file
The Brazilian looked to have a bright career ahead of him when Bayern signed him from Sao Paulo in 2008. Johannes Simon/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
Breno, pictured here taking on Argentina's Sergio Aguero, was part of Brazil's squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He and he teammates battled their way to a bronze medal in China. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
Breno was sent on loan to Nuremberg in 2010, but he sustained a cruciate ligament injury which meant he made just eight appearances for the club. Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
In July 2012, Breno was convicted of second-degree arson and ordered to serve three-and-a-half years at a correctional facility in Stadelheim. Eberhard Unfried/Bongarts/Getty Images/file
This week he was back at Bayern. Breno will work with the club's young players while on day release from prison. He will almost certainly face deportation when he is released from prison, according to Bayern president Uli Hoeness, but Breno hopes to rebuild his playing career in Brazil. Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images