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Simon the history-maker as Matildas progress

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Kyah Simon finally broke Brazil’s steadfast defence in Canada to see Australia to a 1-0 win over the South Americans, a first ever knockout game victory for the country at any senior FIFA World Cup™. Simon’s goal was the first Brazil had conceded in almost four hours of football at Canada 2015, and despite Formiga hitting the post, both sides ...

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Neymar banned: Striker will miss the rest of Copa America


Brazil striker Neymar will miss the rest of the Copa America after being suspended for four games. The 23-year-old Barcelona forward was shown a red card for clashing with Colombia players following Brazil’s 1-0 defeat in their most recent group game. [contextly_sidebar id=”TjQDEFiKGPsh7xXBg3Mn0VwHyaLmu95t”]He was initially banned for one game, ruling him out of the final group match with Venezuela on ...

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Neymar sees red after Copa defeat


Brazil’s Neymar was shown a red card after the final whistle at the Copa America as his side were beaten by Colombia for the first time since 1991. The Barcelona forward kicked a ball at Pablo Armero in frustration, before Colombia’s Carlos Bacca was also sent off for a retaliatory shove. Defender Jeison Murillo had got the only goal with ...

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U-20 World Cup: Five-star Brazil cruise to the final

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Brazil have booked their place in the FIFA U-20 World Cup final with a hugely impressive 5-0 victory over Senegal in Christchurch. The lopsided scoreline provided an accurate reflection of a match in which the South Americans were at their scintillating best, and their African opponents powerless to resist. This last-four encounter was all but over inside seven minutes, in ...

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Fifa crisis: Brazil legend Zico wants Fifa presidency

Presidential ambition: Zico (Image credit: Getty Images)

Brazil legend Zico intends to stand for the presidency of Fifa after admitting the corruption crisis in the sport’s governing body has saddened him. The 62-year-old, whose full name is Arthur Antunes Coimbra, said it was his “duty” to stand. Current president Sepp Blatter announced he would stand down just four days after being re-elected last month. It came after ...

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Canada 2015:Brazil ease past South Korea


Brazil’s Marta became the all-time leading goalscorer in Women’s World Cup history as she netted her 15th finals goal in a 2-0 win over South Korea. The 29-year-old forward’s second-half penalty took her clear of former Germany striker Birgit Prinz. Marta’s team-mate Formiga opened the scoring to become, at 37, the oldest goalscorer in the tournament’s history. Brazil’s victory took ...

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Fred replaces Luiz Gustavo in Brazil’s Copa América 2015 squad


The 22-year-old will fill in for the Wolfsburg man during the Seleção’s campaign in Chile Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has been confirmed as the man to replace Luiz Gustavo in Brazil’s 23-man party for Copa América 2015. Just days after scoring in Wolfsburg’s DFB-Pokal final victory, the 27-year-old was forced to withdraw from the original list due to a tear ...

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Man loses hand in firecracker explosion during fan brawl in Brazil

Fan violence continues to be a problem at Brazilian stadiums big and small.

A man lost his hand in a confrontation between fan groups during a match between Rio de Janeiro Serie B clubs Olario and America on Wednesday. The fan’s right hand was injured while attacking another supporter, the head of Rio stadium security, Joao Fiorentini, told Globo on Thursday night. “The guy only lost his hand because he was attacking another ...

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