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Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Activists launched giant soccer balls here Tuesday to protest the amount of taxpayers' money Brazil is spending to host the World Cup soccer competition, which begins June 12. continue reading »

Marinho Chagas, Former Brazilian National Team Member, Dies at 62

Marinho Chagas, Former Brazilian National Team Member, Dies at 62

Marinho Chagas, who played left back for Brazil's 1974 World Cup team, has died from an intestinal hemorrhage, the Brazilian Soccer Federation, or CBF, said. He was 62. continue reading »

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

Real Madrid faces punishment for racist conduct by fans during an April 23 Champions League match between the Blancos and Bayern Munich, UEFA, European soccer's governing body, announced Friday. continue reading »

As World Cup Approaches, FBI Training Brazilian Police

As World Cup Approaches, FBI Training Brazilian Police

Fifty Sao Paulo state police officers took part in an FBI course on controlling disturbances as Brazil's largest city prepares to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, authorities said Monday. The five-day course provided training in crowd control strategies, the use of force, decision-making continue reading »

Real Madrid Takes Home Champions League Title

Real Madrid Takes Home Champions League Title

Real Madrid secured its long-awaited 10th Champions League title with a 4-1 overtime victory here Saturday over crosstown rival Atletico Madrid, which led 1-0 until the 93rd minute. continue reading »

Luis Enrique, Former Barca Player is New Head Coach of Team

Luis Enrique, Former Barca Player is New Head Coach of Team

Luis Enrique, who scored 109 goals for FC Barcelona as a player, is returning to the organization as head coach, the club said Monday. continue reading »

French Newspaper Says Colombia’s Falcao Will Miss World Cup Due to Injury

French Newspaper Says Colombia’s Falcao Will Miss World Cup Due to Injury

Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will not recover in time from a knee injury to play in this summer's World Cup in Brazil, according to French sports daily L'Equipe, which said the physician for the Andean country's national squad will make the official announcement in the coming days. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Signs “Revised” Contract with Barça

Lionel Messi Signs “Revised” Contract with Barça

FC Barcelona and superstar striker Lionel Messi have reached agreement on a "revised and updated" contract, the details of which will be announced in the coming days once the deal is signed, the Spanish soccer club announced Friday. continue reading »

FC Barcelona’s Puyol Retires from Professional Soccer

FC Barcelona’s Puyol Retires from Professional Soccer

Veteran defender and long-time team captain Carles Puyol said his goodbye to FC Barcelona on Thursday, signaling his retirement from professional soccer after a glittering career spent entirely with the Catalan club. continue reading »

Portugal Investigating Brazil Coach for Tax-Fraud

Portugal Investigating Brazil Coach for Tax-Fraud

The head coach of Brazil's national soccer team, Luiz Felipe Scolari, is under investigation in Portugal for "alleged fiscal infractions," the Iberian nation's Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Guarantees Right to “Peaceful Protest” During World Cup

Dilma Rousseff Guarantees Right to “Peaceful Protest” During World Cup

President Dilma Rousseff repeated Tuesday that Brazil is "a democratic country" and that its government guarantees the right to "peaceful protest" during the World Cup soccer competition, which begins June 12. continue reading »

Experts Say World Cup Visitors Should Not Fear Dengue Contact

Experts Say World Cup Visitors Should Not Fear Dengue Contact

A study by Brazilian experts calculates that, in the worst case scenario, just 100 of the 600,000 foreign tourists who will visit Brazil during the World Cup soccer tourney scheduled to begin in June, or less than 0.02 percent of the total visitors, will contract dengue during their stay in the country. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Wins Madrid Open After Injured Nishikori Withdraws

Rafael Nadal Wins Madrid Open After Injured Nishikori Withdraws

Spain's Rafael Nadal won the Madrid tennis tourney for the fourth time on Sunday, when Japan's Kei Nishikori withdrew after suffering a back injury while trailing in the third set. continue reading »

Nadal’s Number One Ranking at Risk to Serbian Novak Djokovic at Madrid Masters

Nadal’s Number One Ranking at Risk to Serbian Novak Djokovic at Madrid Masters

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal got in an initial practice session Thursday ahead of next week's Madrid Masters, where Serbia's Novak Djokovic has an outside chance of wresting the No. 1 ranking away from the slumping Spaniard. continue reading »

Real Madrid Makes it to Champions Final With First Munich Win

Real Madrid Makes it to Champions Final With First Munich Win

Real Madrid routed Bayern Munich 4-0 here Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal, moving one step closer to a 10th title in Europe's elite club competition. Winning 5-0 on aggregate, the Blancos will have to wait for the outcome of Wednesday's contest between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea to find out who they will face in next month's final. continue reading »