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Brazilians want greater say in World Cup mascot name


September 21st, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazilian football fans have called for a greater say in the naming of the country's 2014 World Cup mascot.Days after confirming an armadillo as ... Read more...

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Brazil striker Fabiano reveals Bolt inspiration


September 18th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS) Recalled Brazil striker Luis Fabiano has vowed to celebrate in "Usain Bolt style" if he scores in Wednesday's international friendly against Argentina.Fabiano, who has ... Read more...

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Brazil reduces Chevron fine for oil spill


September 18th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Chevron will be fined $17 million for an offshore oil spill rather than the nearly $25 million announced in July, the head of Brazil's ... Read more...

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Palmeiras sack coach Scolari


September 14th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has been sacked by Brazilian top-flight club Palmeiras.Scolari's fate was sealed after an emergency meeting of ... Read more...

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Hulk enjoys first Zenit training session


September 14th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil forward Hulk said his first training session at new club Zenit St. Petersburg went well.Hulk's €40 million move from Porto last week was ... Read more...

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Brazil’s industrial production shows recovery signs


September 13th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (IANS) Brazil's industrial production is showing signs of recovery, central bank President Alexandre Tombini said.At a public Senate hearing Wednesday, Tombini said that now Brazil ... Read more...

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Trade volume among BRICS nations up six-fold


September 12th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) The annual trade volume among five BRICS countries reached $300 billion in 2011, about six-fold increase over the past decade, a Chinese minister said.The BRICS nations ... Read more...

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Lebanon beat Iran 1-0 in World Cup qualifier


September 12th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 12 (IANS) Lebanon managed to beat Iran 1-0 in the Asian zone Football World Cup qualifier at the Cite Sportive Stadium here.Lebanon skipper Rida Antar headed the goal ... Read more...

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VM - Drunk tries to enter Brazil president’s home


September 12th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A drunken man who said he loves Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff tried to enter the presidential palace, prompting security personnel to open fire from ... Read more...

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Vasco coach Borges quits after shock loss


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 11 (IANS) Cristovao Borges has quit as coach of Brazilian top flight football club Vasco da Gama following their shock 0-4 home loss to Bahia.The 53-year-old's ... Read more...

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Seedorf double inspires Botafogo


September 6th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 6 (IANS) Dutch star Clarence Seedorf scored twice as Botafogo rallied from a goal down to beat Cruzeiro 3-1 in Brazil's Serie A championship.Seedorf struck ... Read more...

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Chelsea not thinking about Club World Cup: Oscar


September 6th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 6 (IANS) Brazil midfielder Oscar says his Chelsea teammates are not yet thinking about a possible showdown with Brazil's Corinthians in December's FIFA Club World Cup ... Read more...

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Portugal fourth in FIFA rankings


September 5th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Portugal rose to fourth in the new FIFA rankings published Wednesday, dropping Uruguay down a place.Portugal won their only match in August beating Panama 2-0 ... Read more...

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Brazil ‘open’ to Ronaldinho return


August 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 30 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation (CBF) president Jose Maria Marin has left the door ajar for the return of Ronaldinho to the national team.Marin, who earlier ... Read more...

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Consortium to build Colombia’s largest dam


August 30th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) A consortium made up of Brazil's Camargo Correa S.A. and Colombian firms Constructora Conconcreto S.A. and Coninsa Ramon H. S.A. has been awarded a contract to ... Read more...

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Brazil spider’s venom could help in man’s sexual life


August 30th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A group of scientists from Brazil and the US has found that the venom from what is considered the world's deadliest spider could be the secret ... Read more...

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Russia’s women’s volleyball coach dies


August 29th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head coach of Russia's women's volleyball team has died, a federation spokesman said. Sergei Ovchinnikov was 43.The cause of death was unclear.Ovchinnikov led the ... Read more...

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Brazilian goalkeeper Cesar signs with QPR


August 29th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Brazil international goalkeeper Julio Cesar has reportedly signed a four-year contract with English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers (QPR).The 32-year-old's move to ... Read more...

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Internacional rejects Tottenham bid for Damiao


August 28th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Aug 28 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur target Leandro Damiao will not be sold until at least the end of the year, Brazilian Serie A soccer club Internacional said.Internacional ... Read more...

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Brazil to play two friendlies against Portugal in 2013


August 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 27 (IANS) The Brazilian football team will play home and away friendlies against Portugal in 2013 as part of a series of warm-up matches for the ... Read more...

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Chandhok finishes seventh at Silverstone


August 27th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Silverstone, Aug 27 (IANS) Indian racer Karun Chandhok, in his JRM Racing, finished seventh overall in the 6 Hours of Silverstone in the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship.Just ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho goal earns draw for Atletico


August 27th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 27 (IANS) A spectacular Ronaldinho strike helped nine-man Atletico Mineiro hold local rivals Cruzeiro to a 2-2 draw in Brazil's Serie A championship.In a goal reminiscent ... Read more...

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Neymar double continues Santos revival


August 26th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Aug 26 (IANS) Brazil international striker Neymar scored twice as Santos rallied from behind to beat Palmeiras 2-1 in Brazil's Serie A football championship.The 20-year-old slotted a ... Read more...

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Seedorf fears Rio fan violence


August 25th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (IANS) Dutch star Clarence Seedorf has urged Rio football fans to show restraint during Sunday's local derby between Botafogo and Flamengo at the Engenhao ... Read more...

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Brazil company recalls 620,000 condoms


August 25th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian condom manufacturer Olla is recalling 620,000 condoms from the market because of a possible defect in quality control that could compromise their security."The ... Read more...

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Brazilian to return $234 mn in looted public money


August 24th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Luiz Estevao, booted from Brazil's Senate 12 years ago for corruption, has pledged to return the 468 million reais ($234 million) he diverted from the public ... Read more...

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Santos rejects Sao Paulo bid for Ganso


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 22 (IANS) Santos confirmed it had rejected a five-million-dollar offer from Sao Paulo for Brazil international midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso.Santos said in a statement on its ... Read more...

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Neymar can surpass Messi, Maradona: Pele


August 19th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19 (IANS) Football legend Pele says Brazil sensation Neymar has the ability to be better than Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona.Speaking at an event in Sao ... Read more...

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I am ready for Chelsea debut: Oscar


August 18th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Brazil international playmaker Oscar has declared himself ready to debut for Chelsea in the team's Premier League football season-opener against Wigan Athletic Sunday.Oscar joined his new ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho ready to face former Milan teammate Seedorf


August 18th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Brazil playmaker Ronaldinho said he will put his friendship with Clarence Seedorf aside when the former AC Milan teammates meet in Brazil's ... Read more...

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Britain offers help to Brazil for World Cup, Olympics


August 17th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) Britain has offered to help Brazil prepare for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.In a letter issued Thursday, the British consulate in ... Read more...

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Cuba to hold circus festival


August 17th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 17 (IANS) Acrobats, contortionists, clowns and other circus performers from 16 countries will participate in a circus festival in Havana, organisers said. The 11th International Summer Festival Circuba ... Read more...

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Fred on target for Fluminense in Brazilian Serie A


August 16th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) Brazil international and former Lyon star Fred scored his ninth goal of the Brazilian Serie A season as Fluminense drew 1-1 away to ... Read more...

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Brazil to spend $579 million on World Cup security


August 16th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) The Brazilian government will spend 1.17 billion reais ($579 million) on the security of the FIFA World Cup 2014.State news agency Agencia Brasil said ... Read more...

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Neymar charters luxury jet for Santos match


August 16th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) Brazilian football star Neymar chartered his own private jet from Sweden in a bold bid to play for Santos against Figueirense in Brazil's Serie ... Read more...

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