FIFA's Jerome Valcke favours 'goal-line' but opposes video replay
FIFA's Jerome Valcke favours 'goal-line' but opposes video replay

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said he is against the use of video replay during games because it takes away the essence of football.

Rio slum unveils unique floodlights in `world first`
Rio slum unveils unique floodlights in `world first`

It may only be a modest patch of land, but a Rio slum is laying claim to having the first football pitch in the world with floodlights generated by player movement.

Peru imposes state of emergency in Amazon to fight drug smuggling

The Peruvian government has imposed a state of emergency in two Amazonian districts to battle a surge in drug smuggling along the borders with Brazil and Colombia.

Brazil: 36 prisoners escape in jailbreak

At least 36 inmates managed to escape from the Pedrinhas prison in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao after several of them stole a dump truck which they used to knock down a wall in the facility, authorities said.

Brazil electoral survey points at virtual tie between Silva, Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her main challenger in the upcoming elections, environmentalist Marina Silva, are virtually tied in voting intentions in both the first and second rounds, according to the latest opinion survey on the vote.

Basketball World Cup: France down hosts Spain to set up Serbia semi-final
Basketball World Cup: France down hosts Spain to set up Serbia semi-final

European champions France beat hosts Spain 65-52 in an epic World Cup quarter-final on Wednesday to book a date with Serbia in Friday`s semi-final.

Brazil poll shows Rousseff catching up with Silva in runoff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recovered support and would run a tight race with opposition candidate Marina Silva if October`s election leads to a runoff vote, polls published on Wednesday showed.

Amazon deforestation up 29% in 2013: Brazil

Deforestation in the Amazon rose 29 percent between August 2012 and July of last year to 5,891 square kilometers (2,275 square miles), Brazilian officials said Wednesday, posting an amended figure.

Danilo set for Brazil start against Ecuador
Danilo set for Brazil start against Ecuador

Porto defender Danilo is set to be given a starting berth in Brazil's friendly against Ecuador in New Jersey Tuesday.

Brazil face defensive crisis for Ecuador friendly
Brazil face defensive crisis for Ecuador friendly

Brazil must rearrange their defence because they have a host of high-profile players unavailable for the friendly with Ecuador in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Experienced duo David Luiz and Maicon will be missing after featuring in Friday`s 1-0 win over Colombia.

Full back Fabinho in, David Luiz out of Brazil squad
Full back Fabinho in, David Luiz out of Brazil squad

Brazil have called up 20-year-old full back Fabinho for Tuesday`s friendly against Ecuador, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Sunday.

Basketball World Cup: Brazil at last beat Argentina, move into quarters
Basketball World Cup: Brazil at last beat Argentina, move into quarters

Brazil finally got over their Argentina complex on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, where they were joined by the European trio Serbia, Lithuania and Turkey. 

PM greets Brazil on Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday greeted the people of Brazil on their Independence Day and said India is committed to enhancing ties with the Latin American country.

China provides second largest registrations for Rio 2016
China provides second largest registrations for Rio 2016

China has provided the second largest number of registrations for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games volunteer programme which started Aug 28.

Neymar strikes but Brazil fail to win over media
Neymar strikes but Brazil fail to win over media

With Neymar back in their ranks and scoring the only goal, Brazil gave Dunga a winning start in his second spell in charge -- although a 1-0 friendly success over Colombia left media unimpressed.

Neymar lifts Brazil over Colombia in friendly
Neymar lifts Brazil over Colombia in friendly

Neymar scored on a second half free kick as Brazil beat Colombia 1-0 Friday in their first game since their humiliating exit from their home World Cup in July.

Roy Hodgson rattled as England optimism seeps away
Roy Hodgson rattled as England optimism seeps away

The memory of the opening 45 minutes of England`s brief World Cup adventure in steamy Brazil when Roy Hodgson`s young cavaliers tore into Italy with joyful abandon now seems like a figment of the imagination.

Neymar named Brazil captain
Neymar named Brazil captain

Brazil coach Dunga has confirmed Neymar will captain the national football team for friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador in the US.

Harmful lead found in chocolates in Brazil

Savoring the sweetness of chocolates may come with a bitter side-effect on your health as researchers have found varying levels of lead and cadmium in samples of chocolate purchased in Brazil.

Cesar Cielo sets year's fastest 50m freestyle swimming time
Cesar Cielo sets year's fastest 50m freestyle swimming time

Olympic champion Cesar Cielo of Brazil has set the world's fastest 50-metre freestyle time of the year at a short course swimming event in Brazil.