- Inaugurated Seven Months Ago, World Cup Arena Pantanal Is Closed for Repairs
Inaugurated seven months ago, the Pantanal Arena, in Cuiabá, was closed by the State government of Mato Grosso for repairs.
Published on 01/23/2015 - 09h30
- Former Football Player's Family Puts Award Up for Sale to Fund Medical Treatment
Santos Football Club's most iconic object - the medal awarded to players after winning the club's second world title in 1963, may now help pay for the former player's Alzheimer treatment.
Published on 01/16/2015 - 09h14
- Private Sector Paid for Only 7% of the World Cup Stadiums
Official figures from the federal government show that the private sector paid for only 7.2% of the final cost of the 12 stadiums built or renovated for the 2014 World Cup.
Published on 01/07/2015 - 09h10
- Medina's Success Provides New Momentum for Brazilian Surfing
Riding on the success of world champion surfer Gabriel Medina, Brazil's most successful national surfing championship is due to return in 2015.
Published on 12/24/2014 - 08h00
- Brazilian Football Depends Upon Improvement of Domestic League
The French victory at the World Cup in 1998 is a special case. No other team has ever lifted the trophy with so many of its players plying their trade outside their country, not even Brazil or Argentina, perhaps the world's two most traditional exporters of footballing talent.
Published on 12/23/2014 - 07h00
- Brazilian Football Clubs Depend on Agents and Investment Funds
With 204 registered agents, Brazil has the sixth-highest number out of all the countries affiliated with FIFA. However, this year, FIFA decided to restrict the activity of agents in the game, meaning that their presence in Brazilian football will become even more significant.
Published on 12/17/2014 - 08h40
- World Cup Thrashing Exposed Identity Crisis of Brazilian Football
In the infamous 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the semifinal of this year's World Cup, Germany's first goal came from a corner kick which reached Thomas Müller, completely unmarked on the six-yard line, without a single defender getting a head to the ball.
Published on 12/10/2014 - 09h21
- Taxi Driver Who Returned World Cup Tickets Wins UN Award
Taxi driver Adilson Luiz da Cruz, 43, was honoured on Monday (8) by the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), in Brasilia, for his "example of ethical behaviour."
Published on 12/09/2014 - 09h35
- Former Brazilian Soccer Player Pelé to Leave Hospital on Tuesday
After a two-week treatment, Pelé will be discharged on Tuesday (9), according to Albert Einstein hospital.
Published on 12/09/2014 - 08h58
- Brazilian Football Legend Pelé Is Transferred to Special Care Unit and Goes Through Hemodialysis
Pelé was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday, November 24th, following tests were carried out after an operation revealed urinary infection.
Published on 11/28/2014 - 09h05