Romario to head probe into Brazilian football federation
Romario to head probe into Brazilian football federation

 Brazil football legend-turned-politician Romario has been appointed president of the Congressional committee investigating corruption in the country's football following the arrest of former Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president Jose Maria Marin.

Corruption also to blame for Brazil football woes: Romario
Corruption also to blame for Brazil football woes: Romario

Brazilian footballing great turned politician Romario says corruption -- not just poor play -- was to blame for the country`s humiliating exit from the World Cup a year ago Wednesday.

FIFA scandal splits former star players in Brazil
FIFA scandal splits former star players in Brazil

The arrest of one former Brazilian soccer boss, and an investigation into at least one other, has divided some of the country`s footballing giants.

Shame Blatter was re-elected FIFA president: Romario
Shame Blatter was re-elected FIFA president: Romario

Former Brazil striker Romario said football "will continue to be assaulted" following Sepp Blatter's re-election as FIFA president in Zurich.

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.