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Protests could disrupt Brazil`s World Cup quest : Scolari

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 13:23

People protesting against the World Cup or in favour of more social spending could harm the country`s chances of winning the tournament, Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari said on Sunday.

Lilian Thuram `understands` Brazil protest

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 14:44

French football legend Lilian Thuram expressed sympathy with Brazilian protesters threatening to disrupt the World Cup, saying he understands their anger over the tournament`s multi-billion-dollar price tag.

'Brazil protests won`t mar World Cup'

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 17:55

Former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says the likelihood of widespread protests during the FIFA World Cup will not threaten the tournament`s success.

Barcelona’s Neymar `crying out` for rest

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 19:11

Barcelona striker Neymar may have sent the crowd into raptures with his first hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League to help his side on the way to a 6-1 thrashing of Glasgow Celtic Wednesday but coach Tata Martino believes the young Brazilian needs to take the weight off his feet.

Blatter rethinking awarding Brazil host rights for 2014 Football World Cup

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 09:49

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that Brazil may have been the wrong choice as the host for the 2014 Football World Cup in view of the social protests at the Confederations Cup held in the country last month.

Brazil would not have beaten Spain on neutral ground: Diego Maradona

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 18:25

Argentina legend Diego Maradona believes that Spain would not have lost the Confederations Cup final against Brazil had the game been played at a neutral venue.

Brazilian media acclaims national team`s return to the top

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 13:46

Brazil`s media hailed the country`s return to football`s elite after their 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final.

Spain vow `we will return` after Brazil loss

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 16:20

Spain looked forward to a chance for World Cup revenge Monday after Brazil hammered the world champions 3-0 in a humiliating Confederations Cup final at the Maracana Stadium.

No hard feelings with Barcelona team mates: Neymar

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 14:58

Brazilian striker Neymar laughed off talk of tension with his new Barcelona team mates following his team` 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final.

Brazil, Spain in shirts gift to Mandela

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 10:14

Confederations Cup finalists Brazil and Spain are gifting autographed commemorative shirts to ailing South African former president Nelson Mandela, FIFA president Sepp Blatter revealed ahead of Sunday`s match in Rio.

Neymar is golden for Brazil

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 10:00

Brazil star Neymar won the accolade of best player at the Confederations Cup after his starring role in a competition which culminated in a 3-0 stroll over Spain.

Confederations Cup: Buffon inspired as Italy seal third

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 09:43

Italy claimed third place at the Confederations Cup with a 3-2 penalty shootout victory over Uruguay after a 2-2 draw in an entertaining third-fourth place play-off at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.