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Neymar’s Agent Posts Sarcastic Rant About Brazil Coach Scolari

Neymar’s Agent Posts Sarcastic Rant About Brazil Coach Scolari

The agent who represents star Brazilian striker Neymar took to social media to blast the manager of Brazil's national squad, Luiz Felipe Scolari, calling him an "arrogant and ridiculous old fool." continue reading »

Brazil Stumbles Against Germany, Loses 7-1

Brazil Stumbles Against Germany, Loses 7-1

Five-time World Cup champion Brazil was overwhelmed here Tuesday, losing 7-1 to Germany in the most lopsided semifinal in the history of the competition. continue reading »

Brazil Advances to Semifinals, Colombia Out of World Cup

Brazil Advances to Semifinals, Colombia Out of World Cup

Both of Brazil's goals came on set pieces in a 2-1 win here Friday over scrappy Colombia, raising questions about how the five-time World Cup champions will fare in next week's semifinal against Germany. continue reading »

Poor Fred! Brazil Votes Him Weakest Player

Poor Fred! Brazil Votes Him Weakest Player

His compatriots regard Fred as the worst player on the Brazilian national side set to square off Friday against Colombia in a World Cup quarterfinal, according to a Datafolha poll. continue reading »

Brazil Looks Forward to World Cup Quarterfinals

Brazil Looks Forward to World Cup Quarterfinals

Brazil will face Colombia Friday for a spot in the World Cup semi-final. Everybody expects a tough game for Brazil, which is hosting the tournament. In a country where soccer is king, every Brazilian has an opinion on the national team. In Flamengo, one can see the majestic Sugar Loaf mountain, but nobody really pays attention to one of the most iconic sights continue reading »

Brazilian Police Stop Demonstrators in Sao Paulo

Brazilian Police Stop Demonstrators in Sao Paulo

Brazilian police used tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets to break up a demonstration in downtown Sao Paulo protesting the arrests of two activists last week. continue reading »

500,000 Brazilians Affected by Lack of Water

500,000 Brazilians Affected by Lack of Water

Some 500,000 people suffered from a lack of water in the Brazilian city of Manaos, Amazonas state, following the break of a water main, for which the local city hall decreed a state of emergency, officials said. continue reading »

Brazil Knocks Out Chile in Penalty Kicks Following Draw

Brazil Knocks Out Chile in Penalty Kicks Following Draw

Goalkeeper Julio Cesar emerged as the hero Saturday for Brazil's national team, which squeaked past Chile 3-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Seize Machine Guns From Drug Gang in Rio

Brazilian Police Seize Machine Guns From Drug Gang in Rio

Police on Thursday seized machine guns and other military-grade weapons from a drug gang operating here in Brazil's second-largest city, authorities said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Workers Party Supports Rousseff’s Candidacy for Reelection

Brazil’s Workers Party Supports Rousseff’s Candidacy for Reelection

The Workers Party, or PT, Latin America's largest political force of the left that has governed Brazil since 2003, proclaimed Saturday at its national convention the candidacy of President Dilma Rousseff for a second term in the coming Oct. 5 elections. continue reading »

18 Colombians Arrested After Robberies in Brazilian World Cup City

18 Colombians Arrested After Robberies in Brazilian World Cup City

Police in one of the 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup matches arrested 18 Colombian nationals on suspicion of robbery, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Narco Wanted by U.S. Arrested Enroute to World Cup in Brazil

Mexican Narco Wanted by U.S. Arrested Enroute to World Cup in Brazil

A Mexican man wanted in the United States for drug trafficking was detained as he prepared to board a flight to the northeastern city of Fortaleza for Tuesday's World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

World Cup City Hosting U.S. v Ghana Dealing with Torrential Flooding

World Cup City Hosting U.S. v Ghana Dealing with Torrential Flooding

The northeastern Brazilian city of Natal, site of Monday's World Cup match between the United States and Ghana, has turned into a disaster area due to the torrential rains flooding the municipality over the past few days. continue reading »

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Spanish utility Iberdrola and Brazil's Neoenergia will partner to build three wind farms in Brazil with a total installed capacity of 84 MW. continue reading »

Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Play With Win Over Croatia

Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Play With Win Over Croatia

Brazil needed a big assist from the referee to pull out a 3-1 win over Croatia here Thursday in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. continue reading »