Marcelo

  • World Cup 2014: The five highs and lows July 14, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Marcelo looked wide-eyed, stunned when he scored the first goal of the World Cup ... against his own team. Hardly the most auspicious of starts for Brazil. But that blooper just 11 minutes into the tournament was soon forgiven and forgotten as Brazil went on to win...
  • Divij Sharan-Yen Lu, Purav Raja-Marcelo Demoliner pairs exit from Wimbledon June 25, 2014

    London: Divij Sharan and Yen-Hsun Lu blew away a fabulous start while Purav Raja and Marcelo Demoliner went down fighting to crash out of the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday. Left-handed Divij and his Chinese Taipei partner Lu squandered a comfortable two-set lead to lose 6-2, 6-2,...
  • I'm not an automatic starter, says Brazil's Marcelo May 30, 2014

    Marcelo, one of Brazil's best-known players, does not consider himself an automatic choice to start the opening World Cup match against Croatia and said all the squad knew they must fight for places. Defender Marcelo, who has 30 caps, has consistently been one of the first names on Luiz Felipe Scolari's...
  • Valencia seal historic win to reach Europa League semi-finals April 11, 2014

    Valencia fought back from a three-goal first-leg deficit on Thursday to beat Basel 5-0 and qualify for the Europa League semi-final, while competition favorite Juventus advanced after a tense 2-1 win at home to Lyon. Pablo Alcacer scored a hat trick in Valencia, with the third coming in extra time after...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to La Liga summit March 10, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid took full advantage of Barcelona's shock defeat at Real Valladolid with a 3-0 home win over 10-man Levante on Sunday that put Carlo Ancelotti's in-form side three points clear at the top of La Liga. Cristiano Ronaldo, the leading scorer in Spain this season, took his tally to...
  • Purav and Marcelo upset 3rd seeds to reach semis in Zagreb February 7, 2014

    Zagreb: India's Purav Raja and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Demoliner reached the semi-finals of the ATP 250 event after shocking third seeded pair of Julian Knowle and Johan Brunstrom, here. The unseeded Indo-Brazilian combo eked out a 6-3, 7-5 win over Austrian-Swede pair in the quarter finals of the euro 426,605...
  • Injured Marcelo dropped from Brazil squad November 9, 2013

    Sao Paulo: The Brazilian football federation says injured Real Madrid left back Marcelo has been dropped from Brazil's team for the friendlies against Honduras and Chile this month. The federation says the decision was made after team doctor Jose Luis Runco received a report from Real Madrid's medical staff indicating that...
  • Bryan brothers lose opener at ATP Finals November 6, 2013

    London: Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo marked their debut at the ATP World Tour Finals with a win over three-time former champions and World No. 1 pair Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan 3-6, 6-3, 10-8, in Group A on Tuesday. Dodig and Melo improved to 2-2 against the Bryans, beating the...
  • Brazil get score back to 2-1 in Davis Cup playoff September 14, 2013

    Ulm, Germany: Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares gave Brazil hope of remaining in the Davis Cup World Group with victory in their doubles match over Germany's Daniel Brands and Martin Emmrich on Saturday. Melo and Soares defeated the German pair 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to leave the five-match series poised 2-1 in...
  • Pope Francis pays dues 'religiously' to favorite soccer club August 6, 2013

    Pope Francis, a card-carrying fan of the San Lorenzo soccer club in his native Buenos Aires, is not letting his new global responsibilities distract him from paying his club dues on time, the team's vice president, Marcelo Tinelli, said on Monday. "His payment is there, bang on time, every month. He...
  • Juventus will win third consecutive Serie A title, says Lippi July 15, 2013

    Rome: Former Italy head coach Marcelo Lippi said that Juventus will win their third successive Italian Serie A football title this season. The 65-year-old former Juventus boss, currently managing Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, claimed that the Turin outfit could achieve the historical feat under the guidance of Antonio Conte, reports Xinhua. "Juventus...
  • Bryan brothers win 1st-round match at Wimbledon June 28, 2013

    London: American twins Bob and Mike Bryan opened their bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam doubles title by beating Brazilians Marcelo Demoliner and Andre Sa 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 Friday at Wimbledon. The Bryans are trying to become the first men's doubles team to win at least four major tournaments in...
  • Marcelo Bielsa to leave Athletic Bilbao June 8, 2013

    Madrid: Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urrutia said that Marcelo Bielsa will not continue as first team coach at the Spanish Primera Liga club next season. Urrutia gave the news in a press conference called at the club's offices on Friday evening, confirming the news which many had been expecting for several...
  • Argentina stay on top despite 1-1 draw with Bolivia March 27, 2013

    Bolivia: Lionel Messi didn't score but he still helped Argentina earn a valuable point in the thin air of La Paz on Tuesday in a 1-1 draw with Bolivia in South American World Cup qualifying. Marcelo Martins scored with a header in the 25th minute for Bolivia, while Argentina replied...
  • Indians, police clash in Rio over world cup preparations March 23, 2013

    Rio De Janeiro: Pandemonium broke out in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on Friday as riot police raided an old museum that authorities want razed ahead of the 2014 World Cup, but where a few indigenous people had squatted for years. Officers in full riot gear stormed into...
  • Real Madrid fullback Marcelo fined for driving without valid licence March 7, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid fullback Marcelo has been fined 6,000 eurosfor driving without a valid licence, court authorities in the Spanish capital said on Thursday. The Brazilian was pulled over on the afternoon of February 12 on the M-12 highway and it was discovered he had previously been stripped of all...
  • Bryan brothers suffer shock loss as Brazil cut US lead to 2-1 February 3, 2013

    Jacksonville: Brazil's doubles team of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares upset the top-ranked Mike and Bob Bryan 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and kept the United States from clinching the first-round Davis Cup match. The Bryan brothers have been the most successful doubles duo in Davis Cup history, with...
  • Chilean coach Borghi fired after friendly loss November 15, 2012

    Santiago: Claudio Borghi, coach of Chilean national football team, was fired after his team lost 1-3 to Serbia in an international friendly played in St Gallen, Switzerland. The bitter loss on Wednesday was just the last straw, as the 48-year-old lost his job mainly because of the team's poor performance...
  • Injury to Khedira leaves Real in a spot of bother October 25, 2012

    Madrid: The latest injury to Real Madrid's German midfielder Sami Khedira comes at a tricky time for the La Liga champions with a potential banana skin awaiting at Real Mallorca on Sunday. Khedira was forced off in the 20th minute of Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund when...
  • Strong tremor shakes buildings in Mexico City April 12, 2012

    Mexico City: A strong earthquake struck a sparsely populated area in the mountains of western Mexico on Wednesday, and caused tall buildings to sway more than 200 miles away in Mexico City. People evacuated some buildings in the capital, but the city government said helicopter flights detected no signs of...
  • Lippi's future as Italy coach to be decided before WC February 2, 2010

    Italy will travel to the World Cup in South Africa knowing whether or not Marcello Lippi be their coach beyond the finals. FIGC (Italian FA) president Giancarlo Abete has revealed discussions over Lippi's days at the helm will take place, and reach a conclusion, before the tournament. It's a tactful plan...
  • Italy coach Marcello Lippi defends squad selection June 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The World Cup winning tactician believes his side have every chance of winning against the likes of Brazil and Spain. As the Confederations Cup approaches, Italy coach Marcello Lippi is unfazed by the pressure and has confidence in the player's he has chosen for the tournament in South Africa. "We'll...
  • Huber-Bryan win French Open mixed doubles title June 5, 2009

    Paris: Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan of the United States beat Vania King of the United States and Marcelo Melo of Brazil 5-7, 7-6 (5), 10-7 on Thursday to win the French Open mixed doubles championship. The title is Bryan's second consecutive in mixed doubles at the French Open and his...