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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.

Neymar nominated for Golden Ball

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 13:37

Brazil`s Neymar has been included on a six-man shortlist for the FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball award.

FIFA chief insists `no Plan B` for World Cup amid Brazil protests

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 00:21

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke insists there is “no Plan B” and says the 2014 World Cup will go ahead in Brazil despite civil unrest during the Confederations Cup.

Confederations Cup will not be cancelled despite protests: FIFA

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 08:38

FIFA says it has no plans to cancel the Confederations Cup taking place in Brazil, despite anti-government protests spreading across the country.

Local press blasts national team, coach after Mexico booted

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 19:07

Mexico`s national team and coach were lambasted by the local press following the squad`s 0-2 loss to Brazil and subsequent elimination from the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.

Italy edge spirited Japan to seal final-four spot

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 14:44

Second-half substitute Sebastian Giovinco scored a dramatic 86th-minute winner here as Italy defeated Japan 4-3 in a pulsating FIFA Confederations Cup Group A match.

FIFA: Nigeria certain to play in Confederations Cup

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:51

World football`s governing body FIFA has guaranteed that Nigeria is in no danger of forfeiting particiaption in the Confederations Cup beginning Saturday.

FIFA Confederations Cup, Group B preview

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 15:18

Spain and Uruguay raise the Group B curtain at Recife`s Arena Pernambuco Sunday in a fixture laden with European-based stars. The less-fancied Tahiti and Nigeria open their campaign the following day at Belo Horizonte`s Mineirao.

FIFA Confederations Cup, Group B preview

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 15:16

Spain and Uruguay raise the Group B curtain at Recife`s Arena Pernambuco Sunday in a fixture laden with European-based stars. The less-fancied Tahiti and Nigeria open their campaign the following day at Belo Horizonte`s Mineirao.

FIFA Confederations Cup, Group A preview

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 15:16

Brazil meet Asian Cup winners Japan in the Confederations Cup opener in Brasilia Saturday and Concacaf champions Mexico make their tournament debut against European runners up Italy a day later in Group A fixtures.

Brazil close to regaining winning ways: Alves

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 12:41

Daniel Alves is adamant Brazil are on track to recapture their status as a football power ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup later this month.

Paulinho earns draw for Brazil in Maracana reopening

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 15:29

A sublime 83rd-minute volley from Paulinho earned Brazil a 2-2 draw against England in the first match at the revamped Maracana stadium.