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Juninho admits failing body forced retirement

Juninho admits failing body forced retirementRio de Janeiro, Feb 4 - Former Brazil international midfielder Juninho admitted that his failing body had forced him to end his 20-year-professional career.  Read more »

Brazil's World Cup stadium to open in April

Brazil's World Cup stadium to open in AprilRio de Janeiro, Feb 4 - Brazil's World Cup stadium - Arena Pantanal - will officially open April 2, more than 10 weeks before its first World Cup match.  Read more »

Roma seal loan deal for Brazilian Rafael Toloi

Roma seal loan deal for Brazilian Rafael ToloiRio de Janeiro, Feb 1 - Roma have secured Brazilian centre-back Rafael Toloi on a loan deal until the rest of the season.

The agreement includes an option to buy the 23-year-old in June  Read more »

Ronaldo better than Messi: Pele

Ronaldo better than Messi: PeleRio De Janeiro, Feb 1 - Football legend Pele has said Cristiano Ronaldo is now a better player than Lionel Messi.

Pele, who played in three World Cup-winning teams for Brazil between 1958  Read more »

Brazil striker Fred in new injury setback

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 31 - Brazil striker Fred has been ruled out of Fluminense's next two matches after suffering a setback in his recovery from a serious thigh injury.  Read more »

Former Brazil star Juninho retires

Former Brazil star Juninho retiresRio de Janeiro, Jan 31 - Former Brazil international midfielder Juninho has announced his retirement from football.

Confirmation of the 39-year-old's decision came after his club Vasco da  Read more »

Fans request over 3.5 million World Cup tickets

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 31 - Fans are requesting more than 3.5 million tickets during the second World Cup sales phase, world football's governing body FIFA said.  Read more »

Scolari flags new faces in Brazil squad

Scolari flags new faces in Brazil squadRio de Janeiro, Jan 30 - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said new faces could be added to his squad for the Selecao's March friendly against South Africa.  Read more »

Napoli sign Brazilian defender Henrique

Napoli sign Brazilian defender HenriqueRio de Janeiro, Jan 29 - Napoli have signed Brazilian defender Henrique from Palmeiras for four million euros, media reports said.

The Italian club agreed to the deal Tuesday after an  Read more »

Sunderland to sign Argentine striker Scocco: reports

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 28 - Sunderland are poised to sign Argentina international forward Ignacio Scocco from Brazilian club Internacional, media reports said.  Read more »

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Miami business body opposes Becks' plans for 'port-side' MLS stadium

Miami business body opposes Becks' plans for 'port-side' MLS stadiumJohannesburg, Apr 16 : A local group are reportedly leading an opposition against England football legend David Beckham's plans of playing his new Major League Soccer  Read more »

Becks's old BMW with Posh's initials priced at 75,000 pounds

London, April 16 - David Beckham's old BMW which has his wife Victoria's initials etched on the wheels is up for sole for 75,000 pounds.

The 6-Series convertible, which comes equipped with heated  Read more »

FIA uphold decision to disqualify Ricciardo

Daniel-RicciardoParis, April 15 : International automobile federation (FIA) announced Tuesday that it will uphold the decision on Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.  Read more »

Mahindra's Oliveira bags a point in GP of Americas

Miguel-OliveiraAustin (United States), April 14 : Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira showed fighting spirit at the Moto3 Grand Prix of the Americas to emerge from a multi-bike first corner melee -- that eliminated teammate  Read more »