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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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Romario asks government to sack national coach


September 21st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazilian legend Romario has called on the country's president Dilma Rousseff to force the removal of national football coach Mano Menezes.The 1994 World Cup-winning ... Read more...

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Brazil’s middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty


September 21st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now ... Read more...

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Brazil to auction new oil blocks in 2013


September 20th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazil is planning an auction of new oil and gas exploration and production blocks for May 2013, although that long-delayed round will depend on prior approval ... 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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Brazilian gymnast killed in car accident


September 18th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) A 17-year-old star rhythmic gymnast died in a car accident over the weekend in Viana, a city in Brazil's Espiritu Santo state, police said.Eduarda Mello de ... Read more...

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Messi and Higuain are little girls, mocks Peru defender


September 14th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Peru defender Carlos Zambrano has labelled Argentina stars Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain "little girls" following the teams' 1-1 draw in Tuesday's World Cup ... 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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Alonso is toughest rival, says Massa


September 14th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Brazilian driver Felipe Massa has described Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso as the toughest opponent in his 10-year Formula One career."I've always had strong teammates ... Read more...

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Spanish firm cuts energy deal in Brazil


September 14th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) Spanish wind energy firm Gamesa said Thursday it has signed an 843-million-reais ($417 million) contract in Brazil to supply 258 MW of generating capacity.The ... Read more...

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Neymar ensures Santos victory over Flamengo


September 13th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (IANS) Striker Neymar and 16-year-old winger Victor Andrade scored two goals in as many minutes as late-rallying Santos defeated Flamengo 2-0 in Brazil's Serie A ... 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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Argentina remain on top despite 1-1 draw


September 12th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) Peru's Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro missed a first-half penalty as Argentina held on for a barely deserved 1-1 draw in their football ... Read more...

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Striker Fabiano recalled to Brazil squad


September 12th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) Brazil football coach Mano Menezes has recalled striker Luis Fabiano for the team's upcoming friendlies against Argentina.Fabiano, who has not played an international match ... Read more...

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Armadillo to be 2014 FIFA World Cup mascot


September 12th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 12 (IANS) A rare species of armadillo is set to be the official mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.World football's governing body FIFA ... 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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Hulk in Brazil’s starting line-up against China


September 10th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10 (IANS) Forward Hulk is poised to replace Leandro Damiao in Brazil's starting line-up for Monday's international football friendly with China in Recife.The Zenit St.Petersburg star ... Read more...

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Menezes to keep same squad for China friendly


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes has ruled out making major changes to his team for Monday's international friendly against China in Recife city.The match follows ... Read more...

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Rio to host Laureus World Sports Awards


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Rio has been named as the host city of the Laureus World Sports Awards for 2013 and 2014, the Laureus Academy announced.The globally ... Read more...

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Tottenham eyes bid for Brazil midfielder Ganso


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly preparing a $13-million bid for Brazil international midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso.The English Premier League club sees the 22-year-old as a ... Read more...

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Qualifying first is not important: Messi


September 8th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 8 (IANS) Argentina striker Lionel Messi says finishing first in the World Cup qualifying phase is not the team's priority.Argentina went to the top of the ... Read more...

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Hulk scores second-half winner for Brazil


September 8th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 8 (IANS) Substitute Hulk struck a 74th-minute winner to earn Brazil 1-0 victory over South Africa in their international friendly in Sao Paulo.Hulk, who replaced striker ... 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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Big-wave surfer wakes up from coma


September 6th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 6 (IANS) Brazilian big-wave surfer Aldemir Calunga has regained consciousness after almost three days in a medically induced coma.Calunga suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest and deep lacerations ... Read more...

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Kafelnikov to play golf for Ukraine


September 5th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former tennis World No.1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov has snubbed his home country Russia to pursue his dream of Olympic golf with Ukraine, he said Wednesday.Since retiring ... Read more...

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Former Brazil coach urges Neymar to shun Barcelona


September 5th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (IANS) Former Brazil and Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo has urged Neymar to resist offers to join Barcelona and remain in Brazil until the 2014 ... Read more...

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Brazil coach puts faith in Lucas


September 5th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes is set to include new Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) signing Lucas Moura in his starting line-up for Friday's international friendly ... Read more...

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Apologetic Adriano receives warning


September 5th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (IANS) Troubled striker Adriano has been forced to make a public apology after missing a compulsory training session just two weeks after signing a new ... Read more...

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Court awards damages to man forced to party with hookers


September 5th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (IANS/EFE) Beverage giant AmBev was ordered by a Brazilian court to pay damages to one of its salespeople who was forced by a superior to ... Read more...

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Brazil’s humpback whale population triples


September 4th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) The population of humpback whales has tripled in Brazil over the past decade, to the point that they now number some 10,000, a research ... Read more...

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FIFA names World Cup ball Brazuca


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has said that "Brazuca" will be the official name of the 2014 World Cup match ball.The name won a ... Read more...

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Forlan ends goal drought with double


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan scored for the first time since his July move to Brazil's Internacional.Forlan's double helped his team defeat Flamengo 4-1 ... Read more...

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Benfica sign Brazilian striker Lima


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) Benfica has signed Brazilian striker Lima on a four-year contract from rival Portuguese top-flight club Braga.The deal was only announced Saturday after the clubs ... Read more...

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