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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.

My family told me to quit after World Cup: Fred

My family told me to quit after World Cup: Fred

Former Brazilian striker Fred has revealed his family asked him to quit after Brazil's World Cup semifinal defeat to Germany in July 2014.

I have learnt from World Cup pain: Neymar

I have learnt from World Cup pain: Neymar

 Brazil's star footballer Neymar said he has learnt important lessons from his 2014 FIFA World Cup heartbreak and he looks to the next year for redemption.

David Luiz focused on PSG future after World Cup trauma

Brazil defender David Luiz insisted he was over his World Cup heartbreak as he was unveiled as a new Paris Saint-Germain player at a plush hotel in the French capital on Thursday.

Atletico Mineiro win first match post-Ronaldinho

Brazilian football club Atletico Mineiro won their first match since the departure of star Ronaldinho by defeating a luckless Atletico Paranense 3-1.

I need a hug, says Luiz Felipe Scolari on Gremio return

Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence.

Ronaldinho leaves Atletico Mineiro - club

Former world player of the year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro, the club said Monday.

Scolari not to blame for Germany debacle: Silva

Brazil captain Thiago Silva on Friday spoke out in defence of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who has come in for a barrage of criticism in the wake of the World Cup hosts` embarrassing semi-final defeat to Germany.

Not the end of world for Brazil, says Kevin Pietersen

According to former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, "it is not the end of the world" for Brazil. The South African born middle-order batsman added that "sport deals some dreadful hands at times.’

Vandalism in Brazil after humiliating defeat

Vandalism broke out in Brazilian cities after the national soccer team`s humiliating 1-7 defeat to Germany in a semifinal of the FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Focused Germans want title after Brazil rout

Germany insist their only focus is now on winning Sunday`s World Cup final, with the euphoria of their historic 7-1 semi-final drubbing of Brazil quickly forgotten.

Brazil press decry World Cup `Shame of Shames`

Brazil`s national media quickly dubbed the football team`s 7-1 defeat to Germany on Tuesday the "Shame of Shames" and the most humiliating defeat in the squad`s history.

Brazilians cry and curse at World Cup humiliation

Brazilians cried, cursed their president and covered their faces in shame after their beloved football team`s humiliating 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals Tuesday.

German rout is ``inexplicable``, says Brazil`s Cesar

Brazil`s astonishing 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-final was not just unexpected but "inexplicable," Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar said on Tuesday.

Tearful Brazil skipper Luiz apologises for defeat

Heartbroken Brazil captain David Luiz apologised to the nation on Tuesday after suffering a record 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany.

Fourth substitute good option for coaches - Germany`s Loew

Having a fourth substitution during extra time at the World Cup knockout stage would be welcomed by coaches, especially when teams have to play consecutive games over 120 minutes, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Monday.

Neymar loss complicates things for Germany

The tournament ending injury to Brazil star Neymar and Thiago Silva`s suspension only complicates matters for Germany, coach Joachim Loew said on the eve of Tuesday`s semi-final against the hosts.

Mexican Rodriguez to referee Brazil-Germany semi-final

World soccer governing body FIFA announced that Mexican Marco Rodriguez will referee the World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany, which kicks off in Belo Horizonte Tuesday.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil launch Silva bid as semis loom

Brazil stoked controversy ahead of the World Cup semi-finals here on Sunday by calling on FIFA to scrap the suspension which has ruled captain Thiago Silva out of the host nation`s clash with Germany.

Germany out to end third place rut

Germany captain Philipp Lahm is desperate to avoid his side becoming the eternal third place team as they plot how to beat Brazil in the World Cup semi-final.