BRAZIL

  • Brazil call up Joao Souza for Davis Cup tie 2 days ago

    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...
  • Brazil soccer legend Pele to leave hospital on Tuesday December 9, 2014

    Brazilian soccer legend Pele has overcome a urinary tract infection and will be discharged from the hospital where he had kidney stones removed three weeks ago, his doctors said on Monday. "Considering his good recovery, the medical team programmed his release for tomorrow," the doctors at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital...
  • Pele records message from hospital thanking fans December 5, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Pele has recorded a video message from his hospital room to thank his fans around the world for praying for him while he underwent treatment for a urinary tract infection. Pele said in the video posted on Friday on his Twitter and Facebook accounts that he is "doing fine"...
  • Stoppard called 'greatest living playwright' at London Theatre Awards December 1, 2014

    London: Tom Stoppard was given a special award as "the greatest living playwright" on Sunday at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in recognition of more than a half century of work that has won him an Academy Award and four Tony Awards. The 77-year-old Czech-born author, whose plays include...
  • Neymar will be the world's best, says Brazilian Ronaldo December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil football great Ronaldo said that the country's national team lacked talent, but "it is just a matter of time" before Barcelona star Neymar becomes the "world's best player". "Cristiano Ronaldo and (Lionel) Messi are the best right now, but Neymar has come a long way. The move to...
  • Rubens Barrichello wins stock car title in Brazil December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Former Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello has won his first stock car title in Brazil. The 42-year-old Brazilian finished third in Sunday's season-ending race in Curitiba to secure the title in his second full season in the series. Barrichello finished eighth in the drivers' standings last season. It was Barrichello's...
  • Watch: Mark Webber survives horror crash in Brazil December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Mark Webber was undergoing medical checks Sunday after a horrific crash during the final race of the World Endurance Championship in Brazil. The Australian's Porsche collided with Matteo Cressoni's Ferrari before slamming into a wall at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit, Xinhua reported. At the time of the incident, Webber was...
  • Brazil soccer legend Pele taken off dialysis: Hospital November 30, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil legend Pele was taken off intensive kidney treatment on Sunday and his condition was improving, said the Sao Paulo hospital that is treating him. "Renal assistance was suspended (until Monday), when we will again evaluate the need for it," read a statement from the Albert Einstein Hospital. The 74-year-old...
  • Brazilian legend Pele responding well to treatment November 29, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pele isn't showing signs of the urinary tract infection that prompted his hospitalization this week. The Albert Einstein hospital says the 74-year-old Pele is improving, but remains in an intensive care unit and is undergoing kidney treatment. The hospital's statement Saturday said there has...
  • Brazil soccer legend Pele says 'nothing serious' with him November 28, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in special care and undergoing renal support treatment. The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said his condition worsened and...
  • Brazil legend Pele in special care as condition worsens November 27, 2014

    Brazil football legend Pele has been taken to a special care unit in a Sao Paulo hospital as his condition has worsened. The 74-year-old was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Monday with a urinary infection. He underwent surgery for kidney stones on 13 November. The Albert Einstein...
  • Pele hospitalised for second time in a month November 25, 2014

    Three-times World Cup winner Pele was taken to hospital on Monday with an urinary infection, local media have reported, the second time this month he has been admitted for medical treatment. The 74-year old former Brazil player was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo but officials there released...
  • Brazilian teen breaks his own speed-texting world record November 23, 2014

    Washington: A 17-year-old Brazilian boy has broken his own Guinness World record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touch screen, typing a 25-word message in just 17 seconds. Marcel Fernandes Filho had broken the world record for the fastest time to type a text message on a touch screen mobile...
  • Soccer legend Pele's son arrested in money laundering case November 19, 2014

    Sao Paulo: The 44-year-old son of soccer legend Pele was arrested in Brazil after losing an appeal in a money laundering case involving a drug gang. Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, known as Edinho, had been convicted earlier this year and sentenced to 33 years in prison for laundering money for the...
  • Firmino strike gives Brazil sixth straight win under Dunga November 19, 2014

    Brazil chalked up their sixth successive win since Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari as coach following the World Cup when they beat Austria 2-1 with a stunning late drive by Roberto Firmino on Tuesday. Germany-based Firmino fired home from 25 metres in the 83rd minute of the friendly to give Brazil...
  • Neymar on track to surpass Messi: Romario November 18, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian striker Neymar is on track to surpass Argentine goal-poacher Lionel Messi in football's list of all-time greats, according to former Barcelona and Brazilian star Romario. Now a senator in Brazil, Romario predicted the 22-year-old would remain at the top until at least his mid-30s, reports Xinhua. "He has...