Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has joined Benfica after being released by QPR.
The Portuguese giants confirmed on their website on Tuesday evening that the 34-year-old had signed a two-year deal.
Julio Cesar, who arrived at Loftus Road on a free transfer in August 2012, had been under contract for another two years with the Barclays Premier League newcomers.
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A statement on www.qpr.co.uk earlier in the evening read: "QPR have agreed to release goalkeeper Julio Cesar, with the player set to sign for Portuguese side Benfica.
"The Brazilian, who was contracted until June 2016, has left Loftus Road by mutual consent with immediate effect."
Julio Cesar played in all seven of Brazil’s matches at this summer’s World Cup – including their 7-1 semi-final defeat at the hands of Germany – but was omitted from the 22-man squad new national team coach Dunga announced on Tuesday for next month’s friendlies.
The former Flamengo custodian joined QPR following seven years at Inter Milan, with whom he won five Serie A titles and the 2010 Champions League among numerous other trophies.