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The fall of Allende

The fall of Allende

IN the early hours of 11 September 1973, Chile's military led by the army chief, General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, overthrew the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende Gossens. In the three years preceding the coup, the government, the first socialist administration elected to office through popular support, had run into a series...

Brazil is greatest tournament in BBC vote

Brazil is greatest tournament in BBC vote

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been voted the greatest in the tournament's history by BBC Sport readers. This summer's World Cup, which has seen great goals, gritty underdog displays and shock results, came out on top in Friday's Sportsday vote with 39%. In total Brazil topped six of the nine categories readers voted...

Can Brazil win without their talisman?

Can Brazil win without their talisman?

Brazil will wake up this morning with mixed emotions. The hosts are through to their first World Cup semi-final since 2002 but they will go into the match with Germany without their best player Neymar. The striker fractured his vertebra in a collision with Colombia defender Juan Camillo Zuniga in Fortaleza on June 4....

Super Cesar sees Brazil through

Super Cesar sees Brazil through

The hosts went ahead through David Luiz but were pegged back shortly afterwards by Alexis Sanchez and the game needed spot kicks to see Felipao's men into the next round

Brazil stumble into last 8

Brazil stumble into last 8

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar saved two spot-kicks in a shootout against Chile to send the hosts into the World Cup quarterfinals 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time on Saturday. Four years to the day since Brazil eliminated Chile at the same stage, they did it again when Gonzalo Jara sent...

For Brazil fan, the tension was too much

For Brazil fan, the tension was too much

A Brazilian fan has died of heart failure whilst watching his country's World Cup penalty shootout victory over Chile, reports Sky News. The 69-year-old man was watching the round of 16 match in a bar close to the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte when he complained of feeling unwell. The fan, who was diabetic, died...

Won Brazil's trust back, says shootout hero César

Won Brazil's trust back, says shootout hero César

Júlio César, Brazil’s hero in the penalty shootout win against Chile, reflected on the prize of a World Cup quarter-final and said he felt he had won back the country’s trust after being the scapegoat in South Africa four years ago, British newspaper The Guardian reports. Júlio César saved Chile’s first two penalties and...

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Brazil survive Chile, referee

Brazil survive Chile, referee

As expected, it turned out to be a spill-thrill contest. Brazil barely prevailed in an epic match against Chile, who fought neck and neck till the end of 120 minutes at 1-1 before going down in the shootout 3-2. Chileans almost came close to breaking the Brazil hearts at the final minutes of end...

World Cup's point of no return

World Cup's point of no return

World Cup favourites Brazil have rediscovered their swagger and boast a superb past record against Chile but go into Saturday's do-or-die game knowing their rivals have enough attacking prowess to wreck the hosts' party. While the hosts kick off the round of 16 at 10:00 pm tonight Bangladesh time, the day's other match features...

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Brazil to prevail in the spill-thrill match

Brazil to prevail in the spill-thrill match

Stage is all set for teams to knock others out or get knocked out. Like the group phase, Brazil again feature in the opening match of the round of instant elimination Saturday against the team they prefer to avoid. Brazil coach Luiz Felippe Scholari didn’t like the prospect of facing Chile so early in...

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