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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

Oct 11 2017

Brazil almost ready for crack at sixth World Cup - Tite

SAO PAULO Three years ago Brazil were hammered 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals of their home World Cup but after their latest win coach Tite said they were back to playing like Brazil again and almost ready for a crack at claiming a record sixth World Cup.

Oct 03 2017

Soccer: From ridiculous to sublime, Tite turns Brazil around

SAO PAULO Little more than a year has gone by since Tite took over as coach of a Brazil side still reeling from embarrassing exits in the World Cup and Copa America but in that short time he has transformed the team into favorites for Russia 2018.

Oct 03 2017

Soccer: Argentina's puzzle - great players, but misfiring team

Argentina have reached three major finals in three years but the team who came so close to winning the 2014 World Cup face crunch games against Peru and Ecuador that will determine if they miss out on the global showpiece event for the first time since 1970.

Sep 11 2017

Chapecoense part ways with second coach in two months

SAO PAULO Chapecoense parted company with their second coach in two months on Monday, releasing Vinicius Eutropio after a barren run that left them third from bottom of Brazil's Serie A table.

Sep 01 2017

Brazil call up replacement defenders for Colombia match

SAO PAULO, Brazil Brazil have called up defenders Alex Sandro of Juventus and Jemerson of Monaco for next week's World Cup qualifier against Colombia, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday.

Aug 31 2017

Improved second half gives Brazil 2-0 win over Ecuador

SAO PAULO Second half goals from Paulinho and substitute Philippe Coutinho saved Brazil’s blushes after a poor first half and gave them a deserved 2-0 win over Ecuador in Thursday’s World Cup qualifier in Porto Alegre.

Aug 30 2017

Exclusive: Brazil's Chapecoense air crash widows decry 'abandonment'

SAO PAULO The families of Brazilians killed in the Chapecoense air crash are appealing for justice and reparations and said in interviews on Wednesday that they feel "abandoned" by the soccer club and media companies.

Aug 11 2017

Neymar set to pay tax fine, wipe slate clean for Paris

SAO PAULO Paris St Germain forward Neymar has agreed to pay a fine to Brazil's tax authorities in a bid to put his legal problems behind him, his lawyers said on Friday.

Aug 09 2017

Corinthians Jo regrets missed Everton opportunity

SAO PAULO Former Manchester City and Everton striker Jo says he failed to make the most of his opportunities in the Premier League due to immaturity and a lack of focus.

Aug 04 2017

Neymar says father was against move to PSG

SAO PAULO Paris St Germain's world-record signing Neymar said on Thursday that his 222 million euros ($263 million) move from Barcelona was made against the wishes of his father and agent, Neymar Sr.

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