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Brazilian man found alive in body bag in morgue

Brazilian man found alive in body bag in morgue

As the man approached the body of his brother lying in a morgue in Salvador, Brazil, he noticed that the body inside was squirming. Walter Goncalves realised that his brother, Valdelucio, had not died at the age of 54 but in fact had a few more years left in him, reports The Independent. Doctors at the Menandro de Farias General Hospital had thought Valdelucio Goncalves had died following respiratory failure and multiple organ failure. Yet two hours later he was found alive in a body bag by his brother, the...

4 killed in Brazil prison riot

4 killed in Brazil prison riot

Police in Brazil say rioters in a jail in the southern city of Cascavel have killed four fellow inmates and injured several others. Two of the victims were decapitated and others were pushed from the roof of the building, two of whom died, they said. At least 700 prisoners are reported to be involved in...

Luiz debuts with victory

Luiz debuts with victory

Brazil centreback David Luiz began life with his new club French champions Paris Saint Germain with a 2-1 win in a friendly against Italian side Napoli on Monday in Naples. The 27-year-old -- who cost the French side a reported 50million euros (£39.9m, $67.1m) when he signed from Chelsea in June -- fared better...

Major challenges for next World Cup hosts

Major challenges for next World Cup hosts

After what was largely considered to be a successful World Cup in Brazil, international attention now turns to the next hosts, Russia. Whether current political tensions between Russia and the West will have any bearing on the staging of the tournament remains to be seen. What does seem assured is that the 2018 World Cup...

Brazil name Dunga to replace Scolari

Brazil name Dunga to replace Scolari

Brazil named Dunga as their manager for the second time on Tuesday, two weeks after Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned following their 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals. The 50-year-old Dunga, who captained Brazil to their fourth world title in 1994, was last in charge of the national team in 2010 when...

Thank you, Brazil

Thank you, Brazil

Thank you Brazil, and goodbye. It's been … emotional. After 32 days, 64 matches, 171 goals, 182 yellow cards, 48,706 passes, 2,124 tackles, 4 billion dollars in revenue for FIFA, plus of course an unceasing spume of digital opinion, a tsunami of public weeping and a mountain of deep-fried cheese pasties, the 2014...

India, China pledge to boost ties

India, China pledge to boost ties

The leaders of India and China have stressed the need to boost bilateral ties during a meeting on the sidelines of the sixth Brics summit in Brazil. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Chinese President Xi Jinping that India was committed to a peaceful resolution of the boundary dispute with Beijing. The two countries disagree over...

From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup

From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup

Brazil barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other pressing issues — including racism and violence. Just like in Brazil, the sheer size of Russia is set to cause logistical challenges for organizers and fans...

Violence mars Argentina's World Cup celebration

Violence mars Argentina's World Cup celebration

Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals. Parents with small children could be seen fleeing in fear after police, who initially remained on the sidelines...

WORLD CUP: BRA VS NED PLAYOFF FOR THIRD PLACE

Beaten pair out to fight for third place

Beaten pair out to fight for third place

Brazil versus the Netherlands is a match-up fit for a Final and would have made a worthy climax to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Instead, the two teams will face off in the Play-off for Third Place, with both eager to restore a little pride after the heartbreak of their semi-final defeats, Fifa.com...

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