BRAZIL

  • Chelsea's Oscar taken to hospital after collision in derby Yesterday

    London: Chelsea's Brazil playmaker Oscar was taken to hospital after being clattered by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina during the 0-0 Premier League draw at the Emirates on Sunday. Oscar was played in by Cesc Fabregas in the 16th minute of the London derby and after dinking the ball over the outrushing...
  • Brazil aim for best ever medals haul in Rio Olympics 4 days ago

    Brazilian Minister of Sports George Hilton says everything is on track for the 2016 Rio Games, including the host country's goal of a top-10 finish in the medals table for Brazil's best ever Olympics haul. Hilton told Reuters that all venues are now on schedule, pollution problems are being addressed, environmental...
  • India close to picking candidate for New Development Bank April 20, 2015

    Washington: India is in the "final stages" of nominating candidate for the President's post of the USD 100-billion New Development Bank (NDB) to be headquartered in Shanghai, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has informed fellow members of the five-nation BRICS bloc. "As regards the President of the...
  • Brazil's FIFA World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sells medal to buy cocaine April 19, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Paulo Cesar, a member of Brazil's famed 1970 football World Cup winning team, has admitted he sold the gold medal to buy cocaine. The former Brazilian star said on Saturday he regretted selling the "precious medal", reports Xinhua. The 65-year-old Cesar, who had played for famous Brazilian clubs Botafogo,...
  • Want to coach Brazil: Roberto Carlos April 13, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: World Cup-winner Roberto Carlos has revealed his desire to coach one day Brazil's national football team. The 42-year-old is currently the manager of Turkish top-flight club Akhisar following an 18-month spell in-charge of local rivals Sivasspor, reports Xinhua. "My objective is to make it all the way to the...
  • Pele asks people not to compare his soccer-playing son, grandson to him April 6, 2015

    Sao Paulo: Iconic soccer star Pele asked that his son Joshua, who plays for the Santos Sub-20 team, and his grandson Octavio Felinto, who at age 16 has just turned pro for Guarani de Divinopolis, not be compared with him, media reported on Sunday. "I'm proud of them all and for...
  • Danilo is like Dani Alves: Roberto Carlos April 4, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil World Cup winner Roberto Carlos says new Real Madrid signing Danilo has the potential to be as good as Barcelona's Dani Alves. Real earlier this week struck a deal with Porto to sign the 23-year-old at the end of the season for 31.5 million euros, reports Xinhua. Carlos,...
  • Brazil World Cup grounds up for sale following cash flow problems April 1, 2015

    Brazil's World Cup stadium in Natal is up for sale as the company that owns it is suffering from cash flow problems following a corruption scandal. Natal's Dunas arena is being sold by owner Grupo OAS, with the company also trying to sell the 50 percent share it owns of the...
  • France recover from Brazil defeat with 2-0 Denmark win in friendly match March 30, 2015

    Saint-Etienne: France recovered from last week's defeat by Brazil when Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud earned a second-string side a 2-0 home friendly win over Denmark in St Etienne on Sunday. Lacazette, who was booed by the crowd before kickoff because he plays for St Etienne's bitter rivals Olympique Lyonnais, was...
  • Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run March 29, 2015

    Brazil won their eighth successive game since the World Cup as Roberto Firmino's goal gave them a feisty 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Firmino, a 61st-minute substitute, burst clear after 73 minutes and expertly rounded Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before dispatching a...
  • Neymar can break Pele's Brazil goal record, says Dunga March 29, 2015

    Brazil striker Neymar, who has scored 43 times for his country and is still only 23, can break Pele's long-standing record of 77 international goals, coach Dunga said on Saturday. Pele, widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, also helped Brazil win three World Cups, in 1958, 1962...
  • Modi pips Xi Jinping in handling domestic, international affairs: Survey March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the top rank in handling domestic and international affairs in a global survey conducted by a Chinese firm. In the China's National Image Global Survey 2014, conducted in nine countries - the US, UK, Australia, Japan, South...
  • Federico Delbonis wins, sends Argentina to Davis Cup quarter-finals March 9, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Argentina advanced to the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup on Monday, beating Brazil 3-2 after Federico Delbonis defeated Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in a match that took two days to complete. The match had been suspended because of darkness on Sunday with Delbonis leading 1-0. It started...
  • Agriculture Minister to attend BRICS farm meet in Brazil next week March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will participate in the meeting of the BRICS' agriculture ministers to be held on March 11-13 in Brazil. The 4th meeting of the 'BRICS Ministers of Agriculture and Agrarian Development' will be held in Brasilia in Brazil, said a statement issued by the Agriculture...
  • Brazilian Ronaldo dismisses talk of US comeback March 5, 2015

    Less than two months after saying he might slim down and attempt a comeback with a US team he had bought a stake in, former Brazil striker Ronaldo dismissed the idea on Wednesday and blamed social media for inventing news. "There's a story going round that I am making a comeback,...
  • Brazil call up Joao Souza for Davis Cup tie February 25, 2015

    Brazil Davis Cup captain Joao Zwetsch has called up Joao Souza for his team's tie against Argentina next month. Souza, ranked 77 in the world, impressed Zwetsch by making the semi-finals of the Brazil Open and quarter-finals of the Rio Open earlier this month, reports Xinhua. The 26-year-old, known locally by his...
  • Brazilians compete for kissing crown at Rio's Carnival February 18, 2015

    Wagner de Aguiar is acting like a big baby, but the women do not seem to mind. Standing about 6 feet (1.83 m) tall, dripping with sweat and wearing nothing but a diaper, flip-flops and an afro wig, he struggles to recount the number of women he kissed in the...
  • News 360: China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing has no problem...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 12, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Neymar vows to help Brazil win Olympic gold in 2016 January 28, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Football superstar Neymar has vowed to end Brazil's Olympic gold duck by leading his nation to their first title on home soil in 2016. "I think we can learn from everything and if Brazil have still not won this football gold medal that we're all dreaming of, it's...
  • Russia may create joint orbital station with India, China January 27, 2015

    Moscow: Russia is exploring the possibility of a joint manned orbital station with India and China as part of a common strategy to create technological alliances and may take up the matter with the two Asian space giants in July. "Moscow could propose to China and India to create a joint...
  • Brazil need time to benefit from World Cup stadiums, says FIFA January 21, 2015

    Sao Paulo: Brazil will need time to get the full benefit from the stadiums they built for the 2014 World Cup, FIFA's general secretary Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday, responding to criticism that the venues had become white elephants. Brazil built five new stadiums and renovated seven for the tournament, including...
  • Brazil's Ronaldo looks to get in shape for possible comeback January 15, 2015

    Former Brazil forward Ronaldo said on Wednesday he will try to get back into shape with an eye on coming out of retirement to play for North American second division club Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The 38-year-old three-times FIFA world player of the year, who last played professionally with Corinthians in 2011,...
  • Part of original World Cup trophy found in FIFA basement January 13, 2015

    Zurich: A piece of the original World Cup trophy, which was stolen in Brazil in 1983 and never recovered, has been found in a basement at FIFA's headquarters. Part of the base of the Jules Rimet trophy, it is engraved with the names of the first four World Cup winners who...
  • Football in 2014: Winners and Losers December 31, 2014

    The 2014 chapter of the beautiful game is at a close leaving us, as always, with some amazing memories on and off the field. Being a World Cup year, 2014 was four times over special and provided plenty of footballing brilliance throughout the calendar. Coupled alongside were stories of extraordinary...
  • Yearender 2014: The most striking events in the world of sports December 30, 2014

    From Brazil's tearful ouster from the football World Cup 2014 to Indian hockey's glory at the Asian Games, the year 2014 was a nothing short of a roller-coaster journey for world sports. Here's a recap of some of the most striking events in 2014 from the world of sports: Germany Football World...
  • Have asked legislators to repay dues incurred on Brazil junket: Goa CM December 12, 2014

    Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that he had told the legislators to pay the dues. "Not aware about 3 reminders, joined government last month," said Parsekar. ...
  • Goa Minister, 3 MLAs yet to repay Rs 12 lakh each for Brazil junket during 2014 football World Cup December 12, 2014

    Panaji: Six months after three Goa MLAs and one minister had gone on a junket to Brazil for the football World Cup, they are yet to repay their dues to the Sports Authority of Goa. Sports Authority of Goa has claimed that they have sent three reminders till now to...
  • Pele well enough to leave clinic, says didn't fear death December 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A beaming Pele was discharged from a Sao Paulo clinic on Wednesday, joking about plans to play in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after recovering from a kidney complaint that left him in intensive care. The Brazilian football legend's health had left the soccer-mad nation on tenterhooks since...