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FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Neymar celebrates after the semi-final match with teammates.(REUTERS)

Forget the Euros, Argentina v Brazil is weekend's big match

Reuters | , Rio De Janeiro
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 09:51 PM IST
The two teams have been head and shoulders above their rivals in this year’s Copa America and in Neymar and Lionel Messi have the tournament’s two standout performers.
Brazil's Roberto Firmino.(AFP)
Brazil's Roberto Firmino.(AFP)

Copa America: Firmino out and Paquetá in for Brazil's opener against Venezuela

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 01:40 AM IST
  • Brazil vs Venezuela: Brazil is the emergency host of a troubled Copa America which starts on Sunday after original hosts Colombia and Argentina were pulled.
Tite took over as Brazil coach in June 2016.(REUTERS)
Tite took over as Brazil coach in June 2016.(REUTERS)

Interim Brazil football boss says he won't fire coach Tite

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2021 10:01 AM IST
  • The interim president of the Brazilian football confederation said that he will not fire national team coach Tite even though his players have yet to publicly say whether they will play in the upcoming Copa America.
Brazil coach Tite said the players had spoken to national soccer confederation president Rogério Caboclo. (Getty Images)
Brazil coach Tite said the players had spoken to national soccer confederation president Rogério Caboclo. (Getty Images)

Brazil players debate whether or not to play Copa America

AP | , Sao Paulo
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 10:44 AM IST
  • Brazil’s star players have debated whether or not they should play in the Copa America on home soil.
Rio's Maracana stadium. (Getty Images)
Rio's Maracana stadium. (Getty Images)

Brazil names Rio among host venues for Copa America

Reuters | , Brasilia
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 11:04 AM IST
  • Brazil named Rio de Janeiro and three other cities as host venues for the Copa America on Tuesday in a move that appeared to strengthen the likelihood of the tournament taking place.
A boy plays football on a street painted with the image of Brazil footballer Gabriel Jesus in the neighbourhood where he grew up in Sao Paulo.(AFP)
A boy plays football on a street painted with the image of Brazil footballer Gabriel Jesus in the neighbourhood where he grew up in Sao Paulo.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Favela fans celebrate Gabriel Jesus in Brazil hometown

Agence France-Presse, Sao Paulo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 11:20 AM IST
Gabriel Jesus, who is one of the younger members of the Brazil football team in the FIFA World Cup, enjoys a huge following on the streets of his favela in Sao Paulo.
While Brazil football team star Neymar (L) has recovered from a foot fracture in time, his teammate Dani Alves will not recover from a knee injury he suffered and won’t play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.(Getty Images)
While Brazil football team star Neymar (L) has recovered from a foot fracture in time, his teammate Dani Alves will not recover from a knee injury he suffered and won’t play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.(Getty Images)

FIFA World Cup: The sad tale of crippling injuries and broken dreams

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Himanshu Dhingra
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 01:33 PM IST
Neymar has luckily recovered after fracturing his foot but the FIFA World Cup history is fraught with examples who couldn’t.
Brazil are the most successful team in FIFA World Cup with five titles.(Getty Images)
Brazil are the most successful team in FIFA World Cup with five titles.(Getty Images)

Sex, concentration and goals key to World Cup glory, Romario tells Jesus

Agence France-Presse, Sao Paolo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 05:44 PM IST
Romario says the key to success is simple: concentration, goals and plenty of sex and added that’s how he helped Brazil clinch the 1994 World Cup -- and it seemed to work
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