Two dead in Brazil plane crash

Two people were killed when a single-engined plane crashed Saturday in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba, media reports said.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Valencia double gives Ecuador new life

Ecuador moved into second place in World Cup Group E as two goals from Enner Valencia handed them a 2-1 win over Honduras in Curitiba on Friday.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Iran hold Nigeria to 0-0 draw

Nigeria and Iran played out the first draw of the 2014 World Cup in a drab 0-0 affair in Curitiba on Monday.

Nigerian boss wary of Queiroz experience

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi believes getting the better of his opposite number Carlos Queiroz will be the biggest challenge for his side as they take on Iran in their World Cup opener on Monday.

Arena da Baixada (Curitiba)

Estadio Joaquim Americo is one of the most historic venues in Brazil’s football history.

3 stadiums worry FIFA after final inspections

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke expressed his concern about preparations at three of the 12 World Cup stadiums during his final inspection of host cities.

Australia first team to arrive for World Cup

Australia touched down in Brazil on Wednesday to launch their World Cup campaign, the first team to arrive for the tournament.

Stadium debates rage as FIFA returns to Brazil

Heated debate on the cost of temporary World Cup stadium facilities saw lawmakers in the southern Brazilian state of Porto Alegre back a plan for tax incentives late Tuesday to pay for temporary stadium facilities.

Curitiba moving in right direction: FIFA

FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke believes that work on the Curitiba Stadium, due to host matches at this year`s World Cup finals in Brazil, is moving in the right direction world football`s governing body told AFP in an email on Tuesday.

FIFA to extend deadline for three World Cup stadiums

World football`s governing body, FIFA is set to extend the construction deadline for three of Brazil`s 12 World Cup 2014 venues.

Brazilian doctor killed seven to free hospital beds

A Brazilian doctor suspected of killing seven patients to free up hospital beds in southern Brazil is under investigation for the murder of some 300 others, investigators said.