porto alegre

Fred keeps Fluminense on top


September 10th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Sep 10 (IANS) Former Brazil international forward Fred struck a first-half winner against Internacional as Fluminense maintained top spot in Brazil's Serie A football standings.The 27-year-old pounced ... 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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Flamengo confirms interest in Dorival as new coach


July 25th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 25 (IANS) Brazilian football giants Flamengo have confirmed their interest in signing Dorival Junior as their new coach.Less than a day after sacking Joel Santana, Flamengo's ... Read more...

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Former Man City midfielder Elano praises teammates


July 25th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 25 (IANS) Former Manchester City and Brazil midfielder Elano attributed Gremio's Serie A resurgence to the team's lesser known players.The Porto Alegre club has recorded ... Read more...

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Diego Forlan set for Internacional debut


July 24th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 24 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan is set to make his debut for Brazilian club Internacional against Vasco da Gama next Saturday.Forlan, who signed a ... Read more...

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Forlan, Seedorf promise success for new clubs


July 8th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 8 (IANS) Brazilian football club's star signings Diego Forlan and Clarence Seedorf had a message for fans of their respective new clubs: they have come ... Read more...

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Brazil select 22 players for Olympic football squad


July 6th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 6 (IANS) Porto striker Hulk, AC Milan's Thiago Silva and Real Madrid defender Marcelo were included as the three over-age players in Brazil's 22-man Olympic ... Read more...

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Former Liverpool defender Aurelio out with injury


July 1st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 1 (IANS) Former Liverpool and Valencia defender Fabio Aurelio will miss the remainder of the Brazilian Serie A season after suffering a serious knee injury.The 32-year-old ... Read more...

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Former Real Madrid coach leads Gremio into top four


June 25th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 25 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Brazil coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo continued his impressive run with Gremio as the Porto Alegre club moved to fourth in Brazil's ... Read more...

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Former Liverpool defender Aurelio joins Brazil’s Gremio


May 25th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 25 (IANS) Brazilian club Gremio has announced the signing of former Liverpool and Valencia defender Fabio Aurelio.Aurelio was released by Liverpool earlier this month after six ... Read more...

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Injured Gremio goalkeeper Grohe to miss crucial game


April 29th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 29 (IANS) Gremio will be without goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe for Sunday's match against archrival Internacional after the 25-year-old underwent emergency surgery on his testicles.Grohe was struck ... Read more...

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Defending champion Santos lose in Copa Libertadores


April 26th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS) Defending Copa Libertadores champion Santos suffered a 1-2 defeat to Bolivar in the first leg of their round of 16 battle in La Paz.Midfielder ... Read more...

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US to open consulates in Brazil


April 10th, 2012 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The US will open two new consulates in Brazil in an effort to keep up with the "expanding relationship" between the two countries, US Secretary of ... Read more...

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Santos maintain top spot, Flamengo stumble


April 5th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 5 (IANS) Reigning Copa Libertadores champions Santos maintained the top spot in their group after a 1-1 draw with Brazilian rival Internacional at Porto Alegre's Beira-Rio ... Read more...

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Internacional best club in Brazil


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 3 (IANS) Internacional has retained its status as Brazil's top-ranked team in the latest South American Confederation (Conmebol) club rankings.The Porto Alegre outfit has 500.32 points, ... Read more...

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Brazil request Valcke’s removal from World Cup negotiations


March 4th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 4 (IANS) A day after being criticised by FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo said he would seek his removal from further ... Read more...

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Luxemburgo signs up to coach Gremio


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 22 (IANS) Brazilian club Gremio ended speculations as they announced the hiring of head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo.The move came two days after the dismissal of Caio ... Read more...

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Brazil’s jobless rate hits nine-year low


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's unemployment rate fell in November to 5.2 percent, its lowest level of the past nine years, authorities said Thursday.Last month's jobless rate was ... Read more...

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I was a bad singer when I started out: Julio Iglesias


October 10th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Oct 10 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, who is on an eight-concert tour of Brazil, said in an interview that he "was a bad singer" when he recorded ... Read more...

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Infrastructure on track for 2014 World Cup in Brazil


September 15th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 15 (IANS) Brazil's sports ministry says that mega-constructions of multiple stadiums and supporting infrastructure is on track for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.In a report submitted Wednesday, Brazilian ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin expresses his admiration for Miss Universe


August 30th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin met in Sao Paulo with the reigning Miss Universe, Mexico's Ximena Navarrete, and admitted to her that he had rooted ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin, Julieta Venegas captivate Brazil


August 29th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Ricky Martin, Julieta Venegas, Los Van Van and other Hispanic artists captivated their Brazilian audiences with a powerful, variegated dose of Latin music at a ... Read more...

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Caesarean babies at greater risk of becoming fat


May 15th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Babies born by Caesarean section may be at greater risk of becoming obese later in life than those delivered naturally, according to experts.A report in the ... Read more...

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Brazil displacing poor ahead of World Cup, Olympics: UN official


April 27th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 27 (IANS/EFE) A UN human rights expert complained Tuesday that authorities in Brazilian cities that are to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics ... Read more...

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Brazilian boxer shot dead by police


March 14th, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 14 (IANS/EFE) A 17-year-old youth, considered one of the most promising boxers in Brazil, has been shot dead by a police officer after an argument, officials said.Tairone Silva ... Read more...

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Brazil jobless rate lowest in 8 years


December 18th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's unemployment rate dipped to 5.7 percent last month, the lowest level since March 2002, authorities said.The jobless total fell 0.4 percent from October and was ... Read more...

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Fans go mad for Macca’s first Brazilian gig in 18 years


November 9th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Paul McCartney's first gig in Brazil for 18 years created frenzied scenes as fans set up a makeshift village in his honour while queuing to see the ... Read more...

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Rousseff first woman to win Brazil’s presidential election (Lead, changing dateline)


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) Economist Dilma Rousseff of the ruling Workers' Party (PT), Sunday became the first woman to win the Brazilian presidential election, garnering 55.92 percent of the total votes, with ... Read more...

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Cup absentees: Ronaldinho sulks, Ballack on holiday


June 11th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Knysna, South Africa, June 11 (DPA) Jack beats the steering wheel hard as his taxi veers across the street twice. "It is really bad that Ronaldinho is not coming to South ... Read more...

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Man who held ex-wife hostage for three days surrenders


February 17th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) A security guard who held his ex-wife hostage for three days in the southern Brazilian city of Canoas set her free and surrendered to the police, ... Read more...

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Brazil’s unemployment falls to 7.5 percent


November 27th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 27 (EFE) Brazil's unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in October, the lowest level of the year, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said. The September ... Read more...

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Villarreal sign Brazilian striker Nilmar


July 25th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 25 (DPA) Spanish Liga club Villarreal announced Saturday the signing of Brazilian striker Nilmar da Silva from Porto Alegre club Internaional. It is believed Villarreal paid around 11 million euros ($15.65 ... Read more...

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FIFA names 12 host cities for 2014 World Cup


June 1st, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Nassau/Sao Paulo, June 1 (DPA) The 12 host cities for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil were named Sunday by world body FIFA at its executive committee meeting in Nassau, Bahamas. The cities ... Read more...

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FIFA to decide on 2014 World Cup host cities


May 29th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, May 29 (DPA) Football's ruling body FIFA will decide this weekend which Brazilian cities will host games at the 2014 World Cup. FIFA's Executive Committee will select 12 host cities from 17 ... Read more...

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Lionel Messi’s priceless ambition


May 15th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sebastian Fest Madrid, May 15 (DPA) Alex Ferguson, Cristiano Ronaldo and the whole of Manchester United have one major reason to worry ahead of their Champions League final against Barcelona within ... Read more...

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