China calls for Brazil football player exodus
China calls for Brazil football player exodus

Still getting over Brazil`s World Cup semi-final debacle at the hands of eventual winners Germany, fears have been expressed for the future well-being of the domestic league amid an ongoing exodus to Europe, but also China.

Former football player Romario easily wins senate seat in Brazil

Former star striker Romario has been elected a senator in Brazil, continuing his endeavor into politics.

Romario demands Brazil clearout after Cup debacle

Brazilian footballing legend-turned-politician Romario yesterday stepped up criticism of Brazil`s Football Confederation (CBF), demanding a clear out at the top.

Brazil just have Neymar, Argentina just Messi: Sergio Echigo

Former Japanese-Brazilian footballer, Sergio Echigo, slammed Brazil for adopting European style of football. The 68-year-old ethnic Japanese, who played for Corinthians in the 1960s, termed the current model followed in Brazil as “Europeanization.”

FIFA World Cup: Romario wants prison for football chiefs

Brazil football legend Romario, now a lawmaker, said Wednesday that the sport`s chiefs should serve prison time for the national team`s humiliating 7-1 World Cup defeat to Germany.

Travel search site recommends places to visit in Rio during World Cup

With India sending its biggest ever contingent to the soccer World Cup in Brazil, a leading global travel search site has recommended the top 10 places to visit in Rio de Janeiro during the quadrennial sporting extravaganza.

Romario criticises former team mate Ronaldo

Former World Cup winner Romario launched another attack on Brazil`s organisation of the World Cup on Monday and accused former team mate Ronaldo of inconsistency.

Romario, Bebeto fight over World Cup

As team-mates they brought home the 1994 World Cup for Brazil, but as politicians Romario and Bebeto have become bitter rivals over the hosting of this year`s tournament.

Ronaldo, Romario in World Cup spat over free tickets

Brazilian legends Ronaldo and Romario on Monday indulged in a World Cup war of words as the former accused his compatriot of blaming him for a promise of free tickets for handicapped fans which has not materialized.

Brazil fears a `crisis` over lack of World Cup strikers

There is always a spirited debate about who should make the next Brazil squad, but the discussion this week is an unusual one for the only team to have won the World Cup five times: where have all the strikers gone?

Romario calls on Brazilians to protest during World Cup

Romario lashed out at the "corrupt thieves" running FIFA and the Brazilian Football and encouraged his compatriots to protest against corruption during next year`s World Cup.

Maradona, Romario demand more transparency in S.America

Diego Maradona and Romario have joined forces to attack the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), saying it has failed to share the wealth generated by the sport in the region.

Romario doubts Neymar`s World Cup impact

Legendary striker Romario said he doubts whether Neymar will have a decisive impact on next year`s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

FIFA seeks Romario`s support for World Cup

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke says he will seek the support of Romario as Brazil prepares to host this year`s Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup.

Romario wins USD 9 million payout

Vasco da Gama has agreed to pay retired football idol Romario USD 9 million in outstanding debt, ending a bitter eight-year row between the striker and his former club.

Romario asks government to sack national coach

Brazilian legend Romario has called on the country`s president Dilma Rousseff to force the removal of national football coach Mano Menezes.

Romario boasts he`s better than Messi, Maradona

Football legend and current Brazilian parliamentarian Romario has bragged that he is still the best football player ever.

Romario criticizes 2014 WCup preparations again

Former Brazilian star Romario has again criticized his country’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

Disabled fans to receive free World Cup tickets

Former playing greats Romario and Ronaldo have announced a plan to donate 32,000 free tickets to disabled fans for matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

FIFA must be put in its place, says Romario

FIFA must not be allowed to ride roughshod over Brazilian law when it stages the 2014 World Cup says former Brazilian striker Romario.