Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has praised the Selecao's resurgence under new manager Dunga.
The construction work at three Rio 2016 venues is in progress as the city steps up its Olympic preparations, local organizers have said.
Midfielder Souza of Sao Paulo has been called up to the Brazil squad by coach Dunga to replace injured Chelsea star Ramires for the friendlies against Argentina and Japan later this month.
Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations are progressing solidly but the schedule is tight, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission said.
Veteran Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni converted one penalty before missing another in a 2-2 Brazilian championship draw against Flamengo, who were left fuming over the referee.
Former Olympic champion and gymnastic legend Oksana Chusovitin said Wednesday that she hopes to compete in Rio De Janeiro in 2016 in what would be her seventh Olympic Games.
Eco-friendly initiatives will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tons during the Rio 2016 Olympics, Games organisers said.
Malaysia`s world number one Nicol David said she still held out hope of getting squash into the Olympics as she kicked off her Asian Games title defence on Sunday.
Coritiba forward Joel Tagueu`s goal celebration went spectacularly wrong when he jumped over an advertising hoarding and disappeared into a hole during a Brazilian championship match.
A Rio de Janeiro judge on Tuesday ordered the bank accounts of former billionaire businessman Eike Batista frozen after authorities charged him with stock market manipulation, media reports said.
Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has ended his injury-plagued season early after competing in just three races.
Four police officers in Rio de Janeiro were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the rapes of three women in a favela in the north of the Brazilian city.
A British World Cup ticketing executive who allegedly took part in a scam to sell millions of dollars` worth of fraudulent tickets was ordered to be released from prison yesterday while awaiting trial in Brazil.
Australia`s Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said on Tuesday the prognosis was now "much, much better".
All but two of the 45 test events for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be held within a year of the Games` opening ceremony, the local organising committee said.
Brazilian police have launched a probe following the release of a video purportedly showing elite officers shooting a man who had apparently turned himself in.
India champion wrestler Sushil Kumar said Saturday that the Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold should inspire him to bigger success at the 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro.
Rivals at the LPGA International Crown see this week`s global team matches as a sneak peek at the fight for gold in golf`s 2016 Olympic return in Rio de Janeiro.
Former Brazil defender Andre Santos was assaulted by a fan after his team Flamengo lost 4-0 to Internacional.
Germany`s charge to claim Sunday`s World Cup title has seen them return to the top of FIFA`s world rankings for the first time in around 20 years.
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