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Tatiana Ramil

Brazil still to gel ahead of World Cup, says Pele

Jun 06 2018

SAO PAULO Brazil may be five-time winners of the World Cup and joint favorites to make it six in Russia this year but the South Americans do not yet have the right blend for success, three-time World Cup winner Pele said on Wednesday.

Neymar vows to work harder than ever to be ready for World Cup

Apr 17 2018

SAO PAULO Injured Brazil striker Neymar has targeted May 17 for a return to training and vowed to work harder than ever to be ready for this year's World Cup in Russia.

Lula turns himself in to Brazil police, ending standoff

Apr 08 2018

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself in to police on Saturday, ending a day-long standoff to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption that derails his bid to return to power.

Brazil's Lula defies prison order, creating standoff

Apr 06 2018

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defied a judge's order to turn himself in to police on Friday and start serving a 12-year prison sentence for bribery that would likely end his hopes of regaining the presidency. | Video

Brazil almost ready for crack at sixth World Cup - Tite

Oct 11 2017

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.

Judge orders U.S. swimmer Lochte, teammate not to leave Brazil

Aug 17 2016

A Brazilian judge has ordered U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen not to leave the country, saying they gave conflicting accounts of how they were robbed at gunpoint outside the Rio Games at the weekend.

Rio course designer promises jumping challenge

Aug 13 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO The first Brazilian to design an Olympic show jumping course promises a challenging field for the final equestrian event of the Games, with homage to the host country.

Judo: Racism inspires Brazil's golden girl to greatness

Aug 09 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's first gold medalist of the Rio Olympics basked in her newfound fame on Tuesday, with judoka Rafaela Silva taking aim at the racism that first threatened to defeat her and then became the affront that spurred her to greatness.

Women footballers winning friends in Brazil

Aug 08 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's women's soccer team was greeted by hundreds of adoring fans in Manaus on Monday, as their performances and fame all of a sudden eclipsed that of their struggling male counterparts.

Brazil banking on judokas to boost Rio medal haul

Jul 28 2016

SAO PAULO A considerable part of Brazil's Olympic hopes will rest with its Judo team, whose four medals were the most the nation earned in any sport at the 2012 London Games.

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