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Rio lives in climate of lawlessness: Brazilian Attorney General

Brasilia, Nov 22 (IANS) Brazilian Attorney General Raquel Dodge has said the state of Rio de Janeiro lives in a climate of land without law. The Attorney General's assertion came after the regional Legislative Assembly decided to release three of its deputies who were imprisoned on suspicion of corruption, a decision annulled on Tuesday by an appellate court, Efe news reported. D...

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Legendary volleyball coach could be next governor of Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Bernardo Bernardinho Rezende, who was the world's most successful volleyball coach ever and the winner of six Olympic medals, admitted that he is contemplating running for governor of Rio de Janeiro state and is not afraid to tackle this difficult challenge. Somebody has to take charge of this bomb, said the former coach in an interview published Monday in t...

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Beijing Guoan midfielder Ralf on Corinthians radar

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Newly crowned Brazilian Serie A champions Corinthians could make an offer to re-sign Beijing Guoan midfielder Ralf next season, according to the Sao Paulo football club's coach Fabio Carille. Ralf's contract with the Chinese Super League outfit expires in December and the 33-year-old is reportedly yet to commit to a new deal, reports Xinhua news agency. <...

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Chapecoense crash survivor Follmann eyes Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Chapecoense air crash survivor Jackson Follmann has revealed a desire to compete in the Paralympics as a swimmer. Follmann, 25, was one of the six survivors of last November's accident in Colombia, which killed 71 people, including 19 of his teammates and all of the Brazilian football club's coaching staff, reports Xinhua news agency. I need more tim...

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Flamengo rout Corinthians to boost Libertadores hopes

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 20 (IANS) Flamengo boosted their hopes of qualifying for next year's Copa Libertadores by romping to a 3-0 home victory over newly crowned champions Corinthians in Brazil's Serie A. Federico Mancuello, Diego and Felipe Vizeu shocked the visitors with first-half goals, and Flamengo defended resolutely thereafter to secure their 14th win of the season, reports Xinhua ne...

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Sao Paulo's Cueva faces fine for late return from Peru duty

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 20 (IANS) Peru international midfielder Christian Cueva could be fined by his football club Sao Paulo for failing to report back on time after the country qualified for its first World Cup in 36 years. Cueva returned to Brazil on Friday evening, two days after Peru completed a 2-0 aggregate victory over New Zealand in their intercontinental playoff in Lima, reports Xi...

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Parana, Ceara return to Brazil's top flight football

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 (IANS) Parana and Ceara secured their return to Brazil's top football division in the penultimate round of the Serie B season. Parana earned promotion by defeating CRB 1-0 while results from other matches guaranteed Ceara's ascent, even before their away clash with Criciuma on Saturday night, reports Xinhua news agency. America Mineiro and Internacional ...

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Pratto open to Argentina move to aid World Cup bid

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 18 (IANS) Sao Paulo striker Lucas Pratto has admitted he could be tempted to return to an Argentine football club in January to boost his chances of featuring in next year's FIFA World Cup. Capped five times since his international debut in August last year, Pratto has yet to represent his country under current head coach Jorge Sampaoli, who was appointed in June, rep...

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Palmeiras secure 2018 Copa Libertadores place

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 17 (IANS) Palmeiras secured a place in next year's Copa Libertadores by thrashing Sport Recife 5-1 in Brazil's Serie A championship. Deyverson on Thursday scored twice while Luan Garcia, Dudu and Keno were also on target as the hosts climbed to third in the 20-team standings with 60 points from 35 matches, reports Xinhua news agency. Diego Souza struck a late ...

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Internacional return to Brazil's top flight

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 15 (IANS) Internacional returned to Brazil's top division football after a goalless away draw against fellow promotion aspirants Oeste. The result on Tuesday left Internacional with 65 points with two matches remaining, guaranteeing them a top-four finish in Serie B. Oeste were sixth, two points shy of the promotion places, reports Xinhua news agency. Despite...

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Chapecoense end Santos' title hopes in Brazil Serie A

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 14 (IANS) Chapecoense ended Santos' title hopes with a 2-0 home victory in their Brazilian Serie A clash. Wellington Paulista opened the scoring in the 14th minute on Monday before Arthur doubled the margin just after the hour mark, reports Efe The result at Arena Conda left Santos fourth in the 20-team standings, 12 points behind leaders Corinthians with four...

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Temer launches programme to keep kids away from violence

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 14 (IANS) Brazilian President Michel Temer has launched a social programme offering training, recreation and sports to at least 50,000 minors to keep them away from the wave of violence besetting Rio de Janeiro since the 2016 Olympic Games. The Emergency Social Action Program for Rio de Janeiro was presented on Monday as a complement -- in terms of its objective of re...

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Former Brazil goalkeeper Ceni to coach second-tier club

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 11 (IANS) Legendary former goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni will coach Brazilian second division outfit Fortaleza next year, the club announced. Ceni, 44, has been out of work since being sacked by Sao Paulo in July after just six months in the role, reports Xinhua. We are confident that Rogerio is going to be a great coach, Fortaleza president Marcelo Paz was quoted ...

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Ex-Brazil striker Fred fires Mineiro to victory

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 10 (IANS) Former Brazil striker Fred struck a late goal as Atletico Mineiro recorded a 3-2 home victory over Atletico Goianiense in the Brazilian Serie A championship. Andrigo put the visitors ahead just before the half-hour mark after Atletico Mineiro defender Fabio Santos cancelled out Diego Rosa's opener on Thursday, reports Xinua news agency. Midfielder L...

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Corinthians move closer to Brazil Serie A title

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 9 (IANS) Corinthians edged closer to their sixth Brazilian Serie A title after a late Giovanni Augusto strike gave them a 1-0 win over Atletico Paranaense. The victory away from home on Wednesday extended Corinthians' lead at the top of the standings to eight points with just five rounds remaining in the season, reports Xinhua news agency. Defending champions...

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Hernanes eyeing Brazil recall ahead of World Cup

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 8 (IANS) Former Juventus and Inter Milan midfielder Hernanes says he hasn't given up hope of earning a recall to Brazil's national team ahead of next year's football World Cup. Hernanes has rediscovered his best form since rejoining his original club Sao Paulo on a year-long loan from Hebei China Fortune in July, reports Xinhua news agency. I have always thou...

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Brazil fined for fifth time for homophobic chants

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 8 (IANS) The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has been fined for a fifth time in two years for homophobic chants by fans. World football governing body FIFA said on Tuesday it handed the CBF a $10,000 fine for the behaviour of its supporters during Brazil's 3-0 victory over Chile in their last 2018 World Cup qualifier last month, reports Xinhua news agency. ...

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Corinthians beat Palmeiras, extend lead in Brazil Serie A

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 6 (IANS) Corinthians extended their lead at the top of Brazil's Serie A standings with a 3-2 victory over fellow title contenders Palmeiras. Angel Romero and Fabian Balbuena gave the hosts a 2-0 advantage with strikes from close range on Sunday, but Palmeiras narrowed the margin when Colombian defender Yerry Mina met a Dudu cross with a glancing header, reports Xinhua...

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Peru striker Guerrero banned after failing doping test

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 4 (IANS) Peru striker Paolo Guerrero has been provisionally suspended for 30 days after a failed doping test, ruling him out of his country's FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff against New Zealand. The 33-year-old, who plays his club football for Brazil's Flamengo, tested positive to an unspecified stimulant after Peru's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Bu...

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Gremio midfielder Arthur on Barcelona radar

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 3 (IANS) Spanish giants Barcelona are monitoring young Brazilian Arthur Melo with a view to bringing the midfielder to the Camp Nou. The 21-year-old has been an influential part of the Gremio team that this week earned a berth in the final of the Copa Libertadores, South America's top club competition, reports Xinhua news agency. He was rewarded by being calle...

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