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Brazil great Ronaldinho to retire, says brother

Brazil great Ronaldinho to retire, says brother

Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game, his brother and agent Assis said on Tuesday.

Jan 17, 2018, 14:29 PM IST
Four players from Brazilian club Rio Ave charged with match-fixing

Four players from Brazilian club Rio Ave charged with match-fixing

The total amount of bets placed on the game was in the region of half a million euros, media reported.

Dec 28, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
Football: Brazil's road to redemption faces Euro resistance in Russia

Football: Brazil's road to redemption faces Euro resistance in Russia

A rejuvenated Brazil looking to heal the wounds of home soil humiliation four years ago will lead the South American charge for the World Cup in 2018, but a slew of European powerhouses stand in the way of redemption in Russia.

Dec 28, 2017, 13:01 PM IST
Ederson: The New Sweeper-Keeper of Manchester City

Ederson: The New Sweeper-Keeper of Manchester City

The Brazilian shot-stopper's ability to pinpoint short and long passes accurately has won him praise and has set him apart from other goalkeepers in the world. 

Dec 19, 2017, 21:38 PM IST
Barcelona's new arrival Paulinho has silenced critics ahead of his first El Clasico

Barcelona's new arrival Paulinho has silenced critics ahead of his first El Clasico

Paulinho has earned his place in the Barcelona side and has become a crucial part of manager Ernesto Valverde`s system, meaning he is likely to line up against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in Saturday`s Clasico.

Dec 19, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
AC Milan and Brazil legend Kaka announces retirement

AC Milan and Brazil legend Kaka announces retirement

From AC Milan to Selecao, he dazzled us all with his mesmerising skills.

Dec 17, 2017, 22:55 PM IST
Brazilian Vinicius Jr to join Real Madrid after 2018

Brazilian Vinicius Jr to join Real Madrid after 2018

The 17-year-old Brazilian who has already signed a deal to play for Real Madrid which will be effective after his 18th birthday on July 12 said he will think about joining the Spanish giants after the new year.

Dec 17, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
World Cup winner Ronaldinho mulls move into politics

World Cup winner Ronaldinho mulls move into politics

Brazil's World Cup winner Ronaldinho is considering a move into politics as his celebrated football career draws to an end.

Dec 15, 2017, 10:45 AM IST
FIFA Club World Cup: Underdogs Gremio confident of upset

FIFA Club World Cup: Underdogs Gremio confident of upset

Gremio play a style of football that is in keeping with the direct and no-nonsense culture of southern Brazil.

Dec 09, 2017, 18:55 PM IST
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho refuses to rule out January move

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho refuses to rule out January move

Barcelona made repeated efforts during the summer window to land the Brazil international but were rebuffed each time, leaving him frustrated.

Dec 07, 2017, 20:29 PM IST
Satellites monitoring endangered pink dolphins in Brazil's Amazon

Satellites monitoring endangered pink dolphins in Brazil's Amazon

A select group of 11 dolphins are observed each day by researchers with the aim of registering their travel and activity routes, gathering information about their genetic profile and verifying, among other things, the extent of their contamination with mercury.
 

Dec 07, 2017, 11:16 AM IST
Luis Suarez cannot see Neymar joining Real Madrid

Luis Suarez cannot see Neymar joining Real Madrid

Neymar spent four years at the Camp Nou before sensationally moving to Paris Saint-German in August for a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) fee.

Dec 04, 2017, 17:54 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Lionel Messi's Argentina on collision course with Spain

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Lionel Messi's Argentina on collision course with Spain

Messi and 2014 finalists Argentina were placed alongside a Croatia side featuring Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid`s Luka Modric, with Nigeria and debutants Iceland rounding out a competitive Group D.

Dec 02, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Analysis of the eight World Cup groups

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Analysis of the eight World Cup groups

England, who failed to get out of their group in 2014 and were knocked out by Iceland at the last European Championship, will have fond memories of beating Tunisia in the 1998 tournament, when manager Gareth Southgate played centre back.  

Dec 02, 2017, 16:50 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Spain, Portugal drawn in same group

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Spain, Portugal drawn in same group

Russia will face Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener on June 14 in Moscow.

Dec 01, 2017, 22:04 PM IST
Neymar's Brazil confident ahead of World Cup draw

Neymar's Brazil confident ahead of World Cup draw

The Selecao were the first team to qualify for next year's showpiece, wrapping up South American qualifying as runaway leaders with 10 points more than second-place Uruguay.

Nov 30, 2017, 14:29 PM IST
Brazil striker Robinho handed nine-year jail term for rape

Brazil striker Robinho handed nine-year jail term for rape

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy on Thursday after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports.

Nov 24, 2017, 10:04 AM IST

United Nations slams Brazil bill that would ban all abortions

The United Nations on Monday voiced concern over a bill under consideration by Brazil`s congress that would ban access to all abortions, even in cases of rape and women whose lives are in danger.

Nov 21, 2017, 00:54 AM IST
2018 FIFA World Cup: What`s lurking beyond the usual suspects?

2018 FIFA World Cup: What`s lurking beyond the usual suspects?

The five giants have won 13 of the last 16 World Cups between them. Spain and Germany both qualified without losing, while Brazil sealed first place in the South American group with four rounds to play.

Nov 16, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
World Cup 2018: Full list of qualified teams

World Cup 2018: Full list of qualified teams

Confederation wise, EUFA has the most with 14 teams. AFC, CAF and CONMEBOL have five teams each, while CONCACAF has three teams. No team from OFC made the cut.

Nov 16, 2017, 15:17 PM IST