Argentina, Brazil win World Cup qualifiers; Colombia draw

Brazil topped Chile 1-0 in Santiago in a tense match while archrivals Argentina defeated Venezuela 3-1 at the Olimpico Stadium in Caracas Leaders Brazil and second-place Argentina won their away matches in South American World Cup qualifiers on Thursday ahead of their superclasico. Neither Lionel Messi nor Neymar had great performances for their teams. Brazil […]


PIX: Brazil beat Spain in extra-time for football gold

Brazil retained their Olympic football title with substitute Malcom scoring an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory over Spain in the men’s gold medal match on Saturday. After the game ended 1-1 in normal time, Malcom raced onto a diagonal ball from Antony and got the better of Jesus Vallejo before driving the winner into […]


Olympics Football:: Brazil beat Mexico on penalties to reach final

Defending champions Brazil reached the final of the men’s Olympic football competition on Tuesday, beating Mexico 4-1 on penalties after the game ended goalless after extra-time. Brazil went close to settling the match inside 90 minutes when Richarlison struck the post with a glancing header in the 82nd minute. But when it came to the […]


Brazil’s Bolsonaro escalates rhetoric over electoral fraud

Bolsonaro has insisted for months that Brazil should adopt the paper ballot, even though a constitutional amendment changing the electoral system has not gained much traction in Congress. Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro pleaded on Thursday for the adoption of printed ballots that can be counted, alleging that it is necessary to avoid fraud in […]


Bharat Biotech nixes Covaxin supply pact with Precisa in Brazil

It is unclear at this stage whether the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker’s decision to terminate its November 24 contract with Precisa Medicamentos and Envixia Pharmaceuticals is a result of the controversy. Bharat Biotech has terminated “with immediate effect” a contract to introduce Covaxin in Brazil, the company said on Friday. The development comes after Brazil opted […]


Messi played Copa America final with injury, says coach

Coach Lionel Scaloni did not say what the injury was but he showered Messi with praise on his first victory with the national side. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni paid tribute to Lionel Messi on Saturday, praising his team captain and revealing he played in the Copa America win over Brazil with an injury. "If you […]


PICS: Argentina beat Brazil to win Copa America

Argentina won their first major title in 28 years after Angel Di Maria’s goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Brazil and a record-equalling 15th Copa America, at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday. Di Maria started for just the second time in the Copa and he justified his selection by scoring […]


Copa America | Ecuador makes last eight

Peru beats Venezuela to also qualify Brazil failed to win for the first time in 11 games but still qualified top in Group B for the Copa America quarterfinals with a 1-1 draw against Ecuador on Sunday. The draw marked the first time that Brazil has not won since the 1-0 loss to Argentina in […]


Brazil edges Colombia amidst controversy

Peru rescues a draw against Ecuador, leaving both with a chance to progress Brazil trailed for the first time in eight games on Wednesday but responded with a controversial equaliser before netting a dramatic winner deep into stoppage time for a 2-1 victory over Colombia in the Copa America. Brazil went behind in the 10th […]