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Brazil to meet Colombia in Chape benefit game

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced a benefit game between Brazil and Colombia on Jan. 25, the same day Chapecoense play their first game since the air crash that prompted the friendly.

February 26, 2017
February 26, 2017

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride

Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest "bloco" street party, the Bola Preta.

December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016

Brazil to meet Colombia in Chape benefit game

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced a benefit game between Brazil and Colombia on Jan. 25, the same day Chapecoense play their first game since the air crash that prompted the friendly.

November 18, 2016
November 18, 2016

Police fire on Inter fans as relegation looms

Brazilian police fired percussion grenades at rioting Internacional fans on Thursday after a 1-1 draw at home to Ponte Preta left the Porto Alegre club in danger of relegation for the first time in their history.

August 1, 2016
August 1, 2016

F1 boss’s mother-in-law freed

Brazilian law enforcement agents storm a hideout near Sao Paulo on Sunday and free the kidnapped mother-in-law of Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

July 10, 2016
July 10, 2016

Football great Pele marrying for third time at 75

Brazil football legend Pele is all set to get married for the third time, tying the knot with his girlfriend of six years Marcia Cibele Aoki.

November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015

Maracana to host 2016 Olympic football finals

The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro has been chosen to host both the men's and women's 2016 Olympic Football final matches next summer.

August 15, 2015
August 15, 2015

Shooting spree kills 18 in Brazil

Gunmen kills at least 18 people on the outskirts of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, in a series of overnight attacks.

May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

Brazil legend Pele in hospital after prostate surgery

Brazil legend Pele undergoes surgery for a prostate condition after he is admitted to hospital for the second time in six months.