Leon eliminate Flamengo from Copa Libertadores

Flamengo were eliminated from the Copa Libertadores following a 2-3 defeat to Leon in their final group match at the Maracana stadium.

Brazilian fans aghast over ban on going shirtless in Maracana stadium

Football fans in Brazil have raised their voice over the ban of shirtless, standing fans along with percussion instruments and flagpoles at Rio de Janeiro`s Maracana stadium, and have branded the measures as colonization and gentrification.

Police use tear gas in World Cup stadium furor

Police were forced to use tear gas and smoke grenades to break up clashes between fans seeking tickets for the official re-opening of Brazil`s Fonte Nova arena to be used at the 2014 World Cup.

Brazil guarantee Maracana completion for FIFA World Cup 2014

Brazil`s 2014 World Cup organising committee has guaranteed that the Maracana Stadium here will be ready in time to host the FIFA Confederations Cup in June.