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Brazilian striker Tardelli keen to extend Shandong Luneng deal

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) Shandong Luneng striker Diego Tardelli has denied speculation linking him with Corinthians and revealed a desire to extend his contract with the Chinese Super League club. The declaration follows media reports in Brazil claiming that the reigning Brazilian Serie A champions have made an offer to sign the 32-year-old for the 2018 season, reports Xinhua news a...

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Brazil coach Tite reveals likely World Cup starting lineup

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (IANS) Brazil coach Tite said that he has already chosen his preferred starting lineup for this year's World Cup in Russia. But eight of the 23 places in his squad for the June 14 to July 15 tournament remain open, the 56-year-old said in an interview with Brazilian news service Uol on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency. Barring injury, the starting eleven...

3 days ago
Ex-Udinese midfielder Valentim named Botafogo coach

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 14 (IANS) Brazilian football club Botafogo has named former Udinese midfielder Alberto Valentim as its coach for the remainder of 2018. The 42-year-old replaces Felipe Conceicao, who was sacked on Saturday after just seven matches in charge, reports Xinhua news agency. To coach Botafogo is an honour and I'm really happy to accept the challenge, Valentim told t...

4 days ago
Uruguay's Nacional fined for Chapecoense taunts

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 13 (IANS) Uruguayan club Nacional have been fined $80,000 by the South American football governing body Conmebol after some of their fans mocked Chapecoense about the 2016 plane crash that devastated the Brazilian club. Nacional supporters have also been banned from attending the club's next three away matches in official Conmebol competitions, the Paraguay-based orga...

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Brazil's Thiago Silva itching for World Cup chance

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Brazil captain Thiago Silva has not given up hope of reclaiming a starting berth for the national football squad during this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia. The 33-year-old centre-back has been a peripheral figure for Brazil since his handball gifted a penalty to Paraguay in the 2015 Copa America quarter-finals, which the team lost on spot kicks, rep...

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2002 FIFA World Cup winner Lucio ready to play on into 40s

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 12 (IANS) Lucio, a member of Brazil's 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning squad, has cited force of habit for his decision to return to football at the age of 39. After more than a year away from the game, the former Brazil captain has begun a three-month spell with Gama in Brazil's Brasiliense league, reports Xinhua news agency. Following the retirement of Kaka late ...

6 days ago
Botafogo sack coach Conceicao

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 11 (IANS) Two-time Brazilian Serie A football champions Botafogo have sacked coach Felipe Conceicao after just seven matches in charge. Club officials confirmed the decision following Botafogo's 3-1 loss to Flamengo in the semifinals of the Guanabara Cup on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency. The result followed a 2-1 defeat to Aparecidense in the Copa do B...

6 days ago
Brazil's Thiago Silva itching for World Cup chance

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 11 (IANS) Former Brazilian captain Thiago Silva has not given up hope of reclaiming a starting berth for the Selecao during this year's FIFA World Cup in Russia. The 33-year-old centre-back has been a peripheral figure for Brazil since his handball gifted a penalty to Paraguay in the 2015 Copa America quarterfinals, which the team lost on spot kicks, reports Xinhua ne...

7 days ago
Atletico Mineiro sack coach after row with reporter

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 10 (IANS) Brazilian football club Atletico Mineiro sacked head coach Oswaldo Oliveira after a heated exchange with a reporter in which he needed to be restrained by a club official. Oliveira took offense to a question from Radio Inconfidencia's Leo Gomide about his tactics in a 1-1 draw with Atletico Acreano in the Copa do Brasil on Thursday. He was sacked on Friday, ...

8 days ago
Opening ceremony launches Winter Olympics in S. Korea

PyeongChang, Feb 9 (IANS) The PyeongChang Olympic Stadium ushered in the 23rd Winter Games on Friday with a glittering opening ceremony that saw athletes from both South and North Korea, two countries who have technically been at war for 65 years, marching together under a unified Korean flag showing a blue, borderless country. A shirtless Tongan flag-bearer in freezing temperature and 169 Russia...

9 days ago
Udinese ink deal for Brazilian striker Vizeu

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 8 (IANS) Udinese have signed Brazilian striker Felipe Vizeu from Flamengo as they begin planning for the 2018-19 season, the Italian side said. The 20-year-old will be tied to Udinese until 2023 in a deal reportedly worth $6.5 million on Wednesday, reports Xinhua. He will remain at Flamengo until June and will be available for his new club at the start of the...

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Yellow fever outbreak kills 61 in Brazilian state

Rio De Janeiro, Feb 7 (IANS) The regional government of Minas Gerais, the second most populated state in Brazil, raised the number of deaths caused by an outbreak of yellow fever to 61 on Tuesday, 25 more than on January 30. According to a statement by the state health secretariat, there have been 164 confirmed cases of yellow fever, including 151 men and 13 women, Xinhua reported.

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Researchers show mind-reading equipment nearing reality

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian, carried out a study using equipment to read the minds of participants and find out what song they were listening to by decoding the signals sent by their brains to the machine. The team of researchers from Brazil, India, Germany and Finland conducted the study at Brazil's D'Or Institute for Research and Education and used a Magneti...

13 days ago
Researchers show mind-reading equipment nearing reality

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian, carried out a study using equipment to read the minds of participants and find out what song they were listening to by decoding the signals sent by their brains to the machine. The team of researchers from Brazil, India, Germany and Finland conducted the study at Brazil's D'Or Institute for Research and Education and used a Magneti...

13 days ago
Researchers show mind-reading equipment nearing reality

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian, carried out a study using equipment to read the minds of participants and find out what song they were listening to by decoding the signals sent by their brains to the machine. The team of researchers from Brazil, India, Germany and Finland conducted the study at Brazil's D'Or Institute for Research and Education and used a Magneti...

13 days ago
Researchers show mind-reading equipment nearing reality

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian, carried out a study using equipment to read the minds of participants and find out what song they were listening to by decoding the signals sent by their brains to the machine. The team of researchers from Brazil, India, Germany and Finland conducted the study at Brazil's D'Or Institute for Research and Education and used a Magneti...

13 days ago
Researchers show mind-reading equipment nearing reality

New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian, carried out a study using equipment to read the minds of participants and find out what song they were listening to by decoding the signals sent by their brains to the machine. The team of researchers from Brazil, India, Germany and Finland conducted the study at Brazil's D'Or Institute for Research and Education and used a Magneti...

13 days ago
Peru midfielder Cueva apologises to Sao Paulo after standoff

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 4 (IANS) Peru international midfielder Christian Cueva has issued a public apology after refusing to play for his football club Sao Paulo last month, the media reported on Sunday. The 26-year-old was left out of Sao Paulo's first match of the year against Novorizontino after returning from his summer break six days late, reports Xinhua news agency. When he wa...

13 days ago
Peru midfielder Cueva apologises to Sao Paulo after standoff

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 4 (IANS) Peru international midfielder Christian Cueva has issued a public apology after refusing to play for his football club Sao Paulo last month, the media reported on Sunday. The 26-year-old was left out of Sao Paulo's first match of the year against Novorizontino after returning from his summer break six days late, reports Xinhua news agency. When he wa...

13 days ago
Peru midfielder Cueva apologises to Sao Paulo after standoff

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 4 (IANS) Peru international midfielder Christian Cueva has issued a public apology after refusing to play for his football club Sao Paulo last month, the media reported on Sunday. The 26-year-old was left out of Sao Paulo's first match of the year against Novorizontino after returning from his summer break six days late, reports Xinhua news agency. When he wa...

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