Brazil eyes German youth football model
Brazil eyes German youth football model

The old saying goes that if you can't beat them, join them. And the adage has struck a chord with Brazil's football federation (CBF) in the aftermath of the national team's 7-1 World Cup semifinal defeat to Germany in July last year.

Sao Paulo target Alejandro Sabella for vacant coaching job
Sao Paulo target Alejandro Sabella for vacant coaching job

Sao Paulo have made former Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella a prime target for their manager's position, which is now vacant, the club's football vice president has said.

Back to school for Sao Paulo transsexuals

Karen Emiliano was a boy called Jonas when she gave up studying 23 years ago, bullied for saying she felt she was a girl.

First 2016 Rio Olympic Games tickets go on sale
First 2016 Rio Olympic Games tickets go on sale

Tickets for the Rio Olympics went on sale Tuesday with the first batch of a total 7.5 million being made available online to thousands of fans who had pre-registered via the official web portal.

Turkish Airlines flight lands in Casablanca after bomb threat

A Turkish Airlines flight en route to Brazil was forced to change course and land in Casablanca after a bomb threat, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

Rio 2016 opens Olympic volunteer centre
Rio 2016 opens Olympic volunteer centre

The first training centre for Rio's 2016 Olympic volunteer program has opened, organisers said on Thursday, a media report said on Friday.

Nearly a million demonstrate against Brazil`s President: Police

Nearly one million people turned out across Brazil Sunday to protest against President Dilma Rousseff, who has come under mounting pressure from a faltering economy and a huge corruption scandal, police said.

Fleeing war, Syrian refugees seek new life in Brazil

"Good day, my name is Mouaz." The Portuguese is rudimentary, but the effort is sincere.

Brazil arrests Italian extremist convicted of murder

Federal police in Brazil arrested Thursday the Italian extremist and writer Cesare Battisti, who was convicted of murder in his home country and has been on the run for decades.

 Pay players on time or lose points, Brazil tells clubs
Pay players on time or lose points, Brazil tells clubs

Brazilian clubs who fail to pay their players on time could be docked points under a Labour Fair Play system announced by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Monday.

In Sao Paulo, 11 shot dead in one neighbourhood

Eleven people were killed by gunfire in a six-hour span across one Sao Paulo neighbourhood, police have said, as they investigate possible links between the murders.

Sao Paulo sign ex-Werder Bremen midfielder
Sao Paulo sign ex-Werder Bremen midfielder

Six-time Brazilian football champions Sao Paulo have signed former Werder Bremen and Brazil international midfielder Wesley.

Alexandre Pato's brace fires Sao Paulo to Copa Libertadores win
Alexandre Pato's brace fires Sao Paulo to Copa Libertadores win

Alexandre Pato struck two first-half goals as Sao Paulo trounced Danubio FC 4-0 in their Copa Libertadores group match at the Morumbi Stadium here.

Police fire rubber bullets at Sao Paulo fare protest

Sao Paulo riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse thousands of people demonstrating Friday against a rise in public transport fares.

Overheated Brazil passengers open plan emergency exits

Brazilian news media say passengers trapped in a plane without air conditioning in the brutal heat of the southern hemisphere summer opened the emergency exit doors.

Breno says drunk, depressed on day of Munich fire
Breno says drunk, depressed on day of Munich fire

Former Bayern Munich defender Breno has indicated he was drunk the night his apartment caught fire, an incident which would earn him a jail term for arson.

Sao Paulo in loan bid for Marseille defender
Sao Paulo in loan bid for Marseille defender

 Sao Paulo are preparing an offer to sign highly rated Brazilian defender Doria on loan from Olympique Marseille, according to the media reports.

Ethiopian double in Sao Paulo year-end race
Ethiopian double in Sao Paulo year-end race

Ethiopian athletes scored a double success Wednesday in the traditional New year`s Eve road race in Sao Paulo, Latin Americas`s biggest, with Dawit Admasu taking the honours for the men and 2008 champion Ymer Wude Ayalew taking the plaudits for the women.

Brazilian Neymar dyes beard blonde
Brazilian Neymar dyes beard blonde

Not one to be left behind, Brazil's star footballer Neymar got into the festive mood by dying his beard blonde.

Brazilian football has 'stopped in time': Kaka
Brazilian football has 'stopped in time': Kaka

Brazilian football has "stopped in time" and must take lessons from Europe to recover its past glory, according to former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka.