SAO PAULO - Brazil's president claimed on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) that COVID-19 protocols at football matches had prevented him from attending a game.Jair Bolsonaro said he had wanted to go to a Brazilian championship match in the city ...
Oct 11, 2021
THE Brazilian Olympic Committee will take action against its men's football national team after the players refused to wear the nation's official Olympic uniform during the medal ceremony at the Tokyo Games on Saturday.The committee released a ...
Aug 9, 2021
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Football's ultimate winner is still finding time to collect new titles. Dani Alves is an Olympic champion at 38.Draped in the Brazilian flag, the captain cherished the 43rd winners' medal of a career that shows no sign ...
Aug 8, 2021
SAITAMA, Japan - Defending champion Brazil will face Spain for the Olympic gold medal in men's football on Saturday.Spain beat host Japan, 1-0, on Tuesday with Marco Asensio scoring a curling shot in the 115th minute in Saitama. The ...
Aug 4, 2021
SAO PAULO - Brazil withdrew its bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, arguing on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) it cannot offer Fifa the financial assurances it needs because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The Brazilian Football Confederation ...
Jun 9, 2020
ASUNCION, Paraguay - Retired soccer star Ronaldinho was released from a high-security jail in Paraguay on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) after more than a month, but was ordered to serve house arrest at a luxury hotel while he's investigated for ...
Apr 8, 2020
SAO PAULO - Stars in some big Europe leagues are taking deep pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic but in South America, where most clubs and players aren't nearly as wealthy, local footballers want to be shown the money. All of ...
Apr 2, 2020
NEW YORK - The former head of Brazilian soccer was granted compassionate release from a US federal prison on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) amid the new coronavirus pandemic, his sentence cut short by about eight months.José Maria Marin was sentenced to four ...
Mar 31, 2020
SAO PAULO - Pacaembu Stadium in downtown Sao Paulo is being turned into an open-air hospital to handle cases from the coronavirus outbreak.The 45,000-seat stadium is expected to house more than 200 beds for minor cases of COVID-19. ...
Mar 24, 2020
SAO PAULO - The biggest country in South America has also been slowest in the region to impose restrictions on large gatherings at sporting events as the coronavirus continues to spread.Unlike neighboring countries that have announced tough measures since the beginning of ...
Mar 14, 2020
RIO DE JANEIRO - Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari led Palmeiras to the Brazilian championship on Sunday only months after returning to his home nation. It was the club's second title in three years.Scolari, who was Brazil's World Cup- ...
Nov 26, 2018
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian fans hugged, teared up and hung their heads Friday after their national team was knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium.The stinging 2-1 defeat came just as the Selecao, as the team is known, had ...
Jul 7, 2018
SAO PAULO - Brazilian star Neymar expects to be in better shape at the World Cup in Russia than he was before his foot injury.The Brazilian forward said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) that while it has been hard to miss a ...
Apr 18, 2018
SAO PAULO - Neymar has successfully undergone surgery on his injured right foot, the Brazilian soccer confederation said on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward was injured Feb. 25 in a French league game against ...
Mar 4, 2018
PARIS - The Brazilian national team doctor has flown to Paris to assess Neymar's injury, but Paris Saint-Germain will have the final say on how to treat the fractured foot and ankle sprain.PSG coach Unai Emery denied reports Neymar ...
Feb 28, 2018
FORMER Ballon d'Or winner Kaka says he is retiring from soccer at age 35.Kaka, who played for Brazil, AC Milan and Real Madrid, told Brazil's Globo TV on Sunday that "my last word is that the cycle ...
Dec 18, 2017
SAO PAULO - A Brazilian football fan has died after falling 25 meters from the top of Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo onto a parking lot.The height is equivalent to an eight-story building.Bruno Pereira da Silva, aged 23, suffered head ...
Mar 28, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Colombia and Brazil will play a friendly match on Jan. 25 to raise money for the victims of the air crash last month that killed 19 players from Brazilian club Chapecoense.The match is set for Rio de Janeiro&# ...
Dec 21, 2016
CHAPECO, Brazil - The president of Brazilian football team Chapecoense was buried on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) as fans paid their final tributes, trying to put behind them the worst moment in the club's history.Club president Sandro Pallaoro was on ...
Dec 5, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - With the fastest goal in Olympic history, Neymar led Brazil back to the gold-medal match.The Barcelona striker scored 15 seconds into the game and converted a penalty kick in second-half injury time Wednesday to lead Brazil ...
Aug 18, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Host nation Brazil must play big or go home on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) when its men's football team takes on Denmark - for the country scarred by a 2014 World Cup debacle is facing another possible embarrassing elimination ...
Aug 10, 2016
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