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  • World Cup 2014: Belgium top Group H, face US in last 16 June 27, 2014

    Reduced to 10 men for over half the match, Belgium still beat South Korea 10 on Thursday to finish atop of Group H and eliminate the last Asian team from the World Cup. With a late goal yet again, Belgium made the difference in the 78th minute when defender Jan Vertonghen...
  • As it happened: Korea vs Belgium, Algeria vs Russia June 27, 2014

    Catch all the updates from both the Group H matches as Korea take on Belgium whereas Algeria face Russia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Struggling South Korea will need to rediscover the magical spirit of 2002 as they fight to rescue their dismal World Cup campaign against unbeaten Belgium. Algeria can...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands top Group B with 20 win over Chile June 23, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Leroy Fer scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to break the deadlock and help give the Netherlands a 20 victory over Chile on Monday and top Group B at the World Cup with three consecutive wins. Fer had only just replaced Wesley Sneijder when he rose...
  • As it happened: Netherlands vs Chile and Australia vs Spain, World Cup 2014 June 23, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from both the Group B matches as the Dutch and Chile battle for top spot and Spain look to avoid worst ever WC defence. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The Netherlands and Chile may have already qualified for the World Cup's round of 16, but...
  • World Cup 2014: Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi not fit for Chile clash June 22, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Defender Bruno Martins Indi will not play for the Netherlands in their last World Cup Group B match against Chile. Coach Louis van Gaal said Sunday that Martins Indi, who suffered a concussion in the last match against Australia, has not recovered sufficiently to play Monday. The Netherlands will also...
  • So close, and yet so far: Meet the desperate fans in Brazil who are willing to break bank (and laws) to see the World Cup June 17, 2014

    So close, and yet so far from the World Cup: meet the desperate fans who stand outside Brazilian stadiums, staring enviously at the cheerful throngs holding the tickets they so badly want. The ticketless will do anything to get in. They'll pay hundreds of dollars to an illegal ticket seller. They...
  • World Cup 2014: I'm 100 per cent fit to face England, says Luis Suarez June 17, 2014

    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez said on Monday he felt "100 percent" recovered from knee treatment and was ready to face England in Thursday's Group D showdown in Sao Paulo if called upon. The prolific Liverpool forward's cartilage surgery went smoothly last month, but he remains short of match fitness and missed...
  • Football World Cup 2014 preparation: Is Brazil ready? June 5, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: After seven years of planning and billions of dollars spent on infrastructure, Brazil is finally dismantling ubiquitous scaffolds and applying finishing touches to a myriad of FIFA World Cup projects. Among them are sparkling new stadiums, airport upgrades and telecommunications, electric power and security initiatives. But is Brazil...
  • Brazilian stadium holds first test ahead of football World Cup opener May 19, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Organizers of the 2014 Soccer World Cup conducted the first and only official test of facilities at Sao Paulo's stillincomplete Arena Corinthians stadium on Sunday, 25 days before it will host the opening match between Brazil and Croatia. Brazil's World Cup preparations have been plagued by delays and unfulfilled...
  • Legendary Brazil keeper Gylmar passes away, aged 83 August 26, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Goalkeeper Gylmar, an ever present in the legendary Brazil teams that won the World Cup in 1958 and 1962, has died in Sao Paulo, aged 83. The former Santos and Corinthians keeper suffered a heart attack last weekend and never recovered. He had been in poor health for...
  • Sevilla to bid for Brazil midfielder Ralf August 3, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Spanish football giants Sevilla have made a six million euro offer for Brazilian midfielder Ralf. But Ralf's present club Corinthians said on Friday that a deal with the Spanish club was unlikely, reports Xinhua. "We will only consider selling him if he asks to leave," Corinthians football director Roberto...
  • Brazilian Paulinho completes move to Tottenham Hotspur July 6, 2013

    London: Powerful Brazil midfielder Paulinho has completed his move from Corinthians to Tottenham Hotspur, the Premier League club said on Saturday. Spurs said on their website that they had reached agreement for the transfer, put at around 17 million pounds by local media, of the player after Paulinho successfully completed a...
  • Paulinho to undergo Tottenham medical July 5, 2013

    London: Brazil midfielder Paulinho is set to undergo a medical at Tottenham on Friday ahead of a move from Corinthians. Paulinho, 24, is due in London where he will hold talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and manager Andre VillasBoas. Named by FIFA as the third best player at the Confederations Cup,...
  • Paulinho confirms 17millionpound move to Tottenham July 2, 2013

    Brazil midfielder Paulinho has confirmed his move from Corinthians to Tottenham Hotspur and is expected to travel to London this week to complete his transfer that is worth 17 million. Voted the thirdbest player at the Confederations Cup, Paulinho, 24, also revealed that while Inter Milan also showed interest, the...
  • Tottenham set for Paulinho capture June 22, 2013

    London: Tottenham are in advanced talks with Corinthians over the transfer of their midfielder Paulinho, the Brazilian club have confirmed. According to ESPN Soccernet, Brazil international Paulinho, who has made an impression in this summer's Confederations Cup, is believed to be closing in on a 17m move to White Hart Lane,...
  • Corinthians await Tottenham bid for Paulinho June 18, 2013

    Corinthians said they are expecting English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur to make an offer for Brazil international midfielder Paulinho. The Brazilian club's deputy director Duilio Monteiro Alves said Monday that all offers for the 24yearold would be considered during the European summer transfer window, reports Xinhua. "We know that Tottenham are...
  • We haven't talked about Kaka, says Corinthians director June 18, 2013

    Brazilian club Corinthians have shredded off talks regarding Real Madrid midfielder Ricardo Kaka. Kaka, who joined the Spanish giants in 2009, hasn't been himself after he was sidelined after a longstanding knee surgery. The 201213 season saw him score just three goals in 19 games for the Balancos. There were speculations...
  • FIFA says Sao Paulo stadium will be ready on time May 16, 2013

    Sao Paulo's World Cup stadium will be ready on time, FIFA said on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after warning the city it could lose the right to stage matches because of delays in building the new arena. Soccer's governing body said it had reached a settlement with stadium owners Corinthians...
  • United set their sights on Brazilian teenager Antonio Carlos March 5, 2013

    London: Manchester United could make a move for Brazilian teenager defender Antonio Carlos this summer. Carlos impressed Old Trafford scouts in January while captaining Brazil's under-20 team at the South American championships in Argentina, Xinhua reports. Officials from the English Premier League club have already made contact with Carlos' Brazilian club...
  • Bible quotes on Finnish toilet paper? March 5, 2013

    A Finnish toilet paper maker has removed quotes from the Bible, including the words of Jesus, that it inadvertently placed on its rolls after protests from some Norwegian church leaders. Metsa Tissue was trying to convey messages about love but accidentally included lines from the Gospel of Matthew and First Corinthians...
  • Corinthians could sign Milan striker Alexandre Pato December 19, 2012

    Milan: Newly crowned World Champions, Corinthians could sign Milan and Brazil football striker Alexandre Pato. The 23yearold Pato has fallen down the pecking order at the Italian club after a recurring knee problem and is reportedly considering a move to the Paulista giants, who won the Copa Libertaodres and...
  • Corinthians beat Chelsea 10 to win the Club World Cup December 16, 2012

    Yokohama: Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero scored in the 69th minute Sunday to give Corinthians a 10 victory over Chelsea in the final of the Club World Cup. After the Brazilian team withstood steady pressure from Chelsea, Paulinho broke into the box and laid it off to Danilo, whose shot...
  • Benitez focused on Chelsea's Club World Cup final against Corinthians December 15, 2012

    Yokohama: Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez said he is unconcerned about his future with the team ahead of Sunday's Club World Cup final against Corinthians of Brazil. The Spaniard spoke before Chelsea's final training session on Saturday and said he was only focused on the upcoming contest. Benitez took over last...
  • Chelsea beat Monterrey to reach the Club World Cup final December 13, 2012

    Yokohama: Chelsea reached the Club World Cup final by scoring twice in the first three minutes of the second half to beat Monterrey 31 on Thursday. The Champions League winner will face Copa Libertadores champ Corinthians in the final on Sunday. Corinthians edged Egypt's AlAhly 10 in the other semifinal...
  • Striker Adriano locked up in hotel to lose weight February 9, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Corinthians are keeping former Brazil star Adriano at the team's hotel and are ordering him to go on a strict diet to try to get the striker back in shape. The team said on Wednesday that Adriano will have to stay inside the hotel at the team's headquarters at...
  • Ronaldo strikes, pulls opponent's hair in match May 27, 2009

    Rio de Janeiro: Corinthians striker Ronaldo will be banned for one match for pulling an opponent's hair in a Brazilian league match, Brazil's disciplinary tribunal said. The former AC Milan, Inter Milan, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven and Real Madrid striker was found guilty of ungentlemanly conduct for the incident during the goalless...
  • Guti could leave Real Madrid for Corinthians May 23, 2009

    New Delhi: After having made some noise with the signing of Ronaldo, Corinthians are hoping to lure Real Madrid midfielder Guti to the club. Guti has not seen eye to eye with Bernabeu boss Juande Ramos in recent months, and he is looking for a new club that will make better...
  • Brazil's Ronaldo talks of recovery a year after his injury February 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The hitman is back and almost ready to play after suffering yet another serious injury last year. Brazilian legend and Corinthians striker Ronaldo has spoken of his long and winding road to recovery exactly a year after suffering a horrific knee ligament injury with AC Milan. Many will remember Ronaldo...