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Brazil end Germany’s unbeaten home run with 1-0 victory

Gabriel Jesus is Brazil's top scorer since Tite's reign started in September 2016 with nine goals (Image credit: Getty Images)

Germany lost for the first time in 23 matches as Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal to give Brazil the win in Berlin. This was the first full meeting between the two nations since Germany humiliated Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte. Jesus put Brazil ahead with a powerful diving header late ...

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Ronaldinho: Brazilian football legend retires from football

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Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, although he has not played a game since 2015. Ronaldinho, 37, was part of the triumphant Brazil 2002 World Cup squad, won the Champions League in 2006 with Barcelona and won the Balon d’Or in 2005. His brother and agent Roberto Assis confirmed the retirement on Tuesday and announced a series ...

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brewster takes Three Lions to the final

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A second hat-trick in as many matches from Rhian Brewster led England into the final of the FIFA U–17 World Cup India 2017 after a 3-1 victory over Brazil in Kolkata on Wednesday. The Three Lions will meet either Mali or Spain, who contest the other semi-final, on Saturday. The first half – played in front of 63,881 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium – lived up to the ...

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Neymar-inspired Brazil crush Argentina 3-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifier

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 10: Philippe Coutinho #11, Neymar #10 and Gabriel Jesus #9 of Brazil celebrates a scored goal against Argentina during a match between Brazil and Argentina as part 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier at Mineirao stadium on November 10, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Brazil roared to an impressive CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying 3-0 defeat of Argentina in their first game back at the Mineirao Stadium since falling 7-1 to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup. Given their recent history in the stadium, the hosts started tentatively against their main South American rival as Fernandinho was shown an early yellow card ...

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Rio 2016 Olympic Football: Swedes hold nerve to end hosts’ golden dream

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Sweden progressed to the final of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, guaranteeing themselves a medal in the process, by seeing off hosts Brazil 4-3 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes at the Maracana. It was Lisa Dahlkvist who scored the winning penalty once more, after scoring the decisive spot kick to decide the quarter-final against USA. At a bubbling ...

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Brazil’s quest for gold continues with Colombia win

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Brazil defeated South American rivals Colombia 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after goals from Neymar and Luan. Captain Neymar’s early goal helped ease the pressure on the host nation on what became a rather tense encounter between two sides hungry to continue their Rio 2016 journeys. Colombia almost opened the scoring in the ...

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Rio 2016 Olympic Football: Brazil hit form to keep golden dream alive

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Brazil belatedly found their goalscoring form to defeat Denmark 4-0 in Salvador and progress to the quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in style. Following two scoreless draws Brazil knew anything less than victory would likely mean an early exit, and the host nation began aggressively and were duly rewarded with goals from Gabriel Barbosa and Gabriel Jesus by ...

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Rio Olympic Games: Brazil frustrated by impenetrable Iraq in goalless draw

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Brazil played out their second consecutive goalless draw at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, held in Brasilia by a resilient Iraq. A Seleção had the majority of possession, and went close – most notably with Renato Augusto hitting the crossbar – but they could not break down Abdul-Ghani Shahad’s side. The hosts made a fast-paced start to the match, with Gabriel ...

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