Sao Paulo stopper set for comeback

RIO DE JANEIRO - Sao Paulo captain Rogerio Ceni, the world's highest-scoring goalkeeper, is set to return from a four-month injury layoff for Wednesday's Brazilian championship match against Fluminense. "Rogerio has had a good week's training, he is getting better all the time and if all goes well his return is certain on Wednesday," coach Ricardo Gomes told the champions' website on Monday. The keeper, a free kick and penalty specialist who has scored 83 goals in 849 appearances for Sao Paulo, broke his left ankle in training on April 14. His understudy Bosco was also injured recently so third-choice Denis has been standing in. The 36-year-old Rogerio helped Sao Paulo to the Brazilian title in each of the last three years and the South American and world club crowns in 2005.