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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

12 Dec 2017

Scolari back in the game for clubs or countries

SAO PAULO Three-and-a-half years after watching his Brazil side suffer the most embarrassing result in their history, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is itching for a new challenge, and the World Cup or English Premier League are among his preferred destinations.

12 Dec 2017

Exclusive - Australia sound out Scolari for World Cup job

SAO PAULO Australia have approached World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari about leading them to the 2018 tournament in Russia, the former Brazil and Portugal boss has told Reuters.

08 Dec 2017

Underdogs Gremio confident of upset in Club World Cup

SAO PAULO Gremio arrive at the Club World Cup hoping to avoid the early exits that befell South American teams in recent editions but the Copa Libertadores champions do not lack confidence in their ability to lift the trophy for a second time.

08 Dec 2017

Portaluppi, the irreverent Gaucho making history at Gremio

SAO PAULO Renato Portaluppi became the first Brazilian to win the Copa Libertadores as both a player and a coach last month but the charismatic Gremio manager is known in his homeland as much for his off the field exploits as his brilliance on and around it.

29 Nov 2017

Soccer - Argentina aim to end trophy drought but goals a problem

Argentina came close to ending their long trophy drought by reaching the World Cup final in Brazil ago but there has been little progress since then and the burden of improvement is now firmly on the shoulders of new coach Jorge Sampaoli.

29 Nov 2017

Soccer - Brazil back in the mix as memories of 7-1 rout fade

SAO PAULO Brazil head to Russia in better shape than anyone could have imagined after their 7-1 mauling by Germany in 2014 and with new coach Tite having turned the team around there is every reason to believe they can add to their record five World Cup crowns.

29 Nov 2017

Soccer - Tabarez adds youth to experience for optimistic Uruguay

Uruguay will arrive at next year's World Cup more upbeat than at any time in recent memory after easing through the qualifying campaign to book their spot in Russia.

23 Nov 2017

Brazil back in the mix as memories of 7-1 rout fade

SAO PAULO Brazil head to Russia in better shape than anyone could have imagined after their 7-1 mauling by Germany in 2014 and with new coach Tite having turned the team around there is every reason to believe they can add to their record five World Cup crowns.

23 Nov 2017

Argentina aim to end trophy drought but goals a problem

Argentina came close to ending their long trophy drought by reaching the World Cup final in Brazil ago but there has been little progress since then and the burden of improvement is now firmly on the shoulders of new coach Jorge Sampaoli.

23 Nov 2017

Tabarez adds youth to experience for optimistic Uruguay

Uruguay will arrive at next year's World Cup more upbeat than at any time in recent memory after easing through the qualifying campaign to book their spot in Russia.

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