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Soccer - Brazilian fans ignore foul play as crowds soar

04 Sep 2019

The game is slow and beset by fouls, every match is on TV, and all the best young players have left - but if attendances are any measure, Brazilian football is enjoying a renaissance.

Djokovic still favourite but defeat gives rivals hope

22 Aug 2019

Novak Djokovic was all set to cruise into the U.S. Open as hot favourite but a semi-final defeat at the Cincinnati Masters last week has at least given hope to his challengers that the world number one is not invincible.

Does De Rossi at Boca mark start of European influx?

14 Aug 2019

Italian Daniele De Rossi's debut for Boca Juniors on Tuesday could be the spark of a new trend for ageing European players seeking more than one last payday before they retire.

Santos women's team sleep in hotel lobby ahead of match

16 Jul 2019

SAO PAULO The coach of Santos women's team criticised the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday after her players were forced to spend part of the night in a hotel lobby before a crucial first division game.

Brazil streets ahead but rest of South America far behind Europe

08 Jul 2019

SAO PAULO Argentina’s long trophy drought, combined with sub-par organisation, is further evidence that Brazil’s dominance apart, the gulf between South American and European football is growing.

Jesus takes centre stage as Brazil win Copa America

08 Jul 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America for the ninth time in a pulsating contest at the Maracana stadium.

Soccer-Hosts Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win Copa America

07 Jul 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 7 Brazil's Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America for the ninth time in a pulsating contest at the Maracana stadium.

Angry Messi slams 'Brazil fix' after Copa red card

07 Jul 2019

SAO PAOLO Lionel Messi was sent off before halftime and then angrily hit out at "corrupt" tournament organisers after Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win a bad-tempered third-place playoff at the Copa America on Saturday.

Uncertainty over Tite's future as Brazil eye Copa triumph

07 Jul 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil bid for their first major title for more than a decade in the Copa America final against Peru on Sunday but the pre-match discussions were focussed on the future of Tite as coach of the Selecao.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Soccer-Angry Messi slams 'Brazil fix' after Copa red card

07 Jul 2019

SAO PAOLO, July 6 Lionel Messi was sent off before halftime and then angrily hit out at "corrupt" tournament organisers after Argentina beat Chile 2-1 to win a bad-tempered third-place playoff at the Copa America on Saturday.

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