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India must wait for kitty party


St. Petersburg: India will have to wait for much longer than it had hoped to play kitty party with the group of five emerging economies and draw support from a common currency pool.
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Brazil tells FIFA that Amazon venue will be ready


Brazilian officials have given guarantees to FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke that the World Cup stadium in the Amazon city of Manaus will be completed by the December deadline established by football's governing body.

Pope gets rapturous welcome in Brazil


Pope Francis got a rapturous welcome from tens of thousands of pilgrims as he arrived in Brazil on his first foreign trip as pontiff, but violent protests later swept the streets.

Brazil must be respected after Confeds win: Neymar


In winning the Confederations Cup, Brazil has regained the respect of fans at home and rivals around the world.Entering the 2014 World Cup warm-up tournament after a lackluster run of results and jee

Brazil, Spain in shirts gift to Mandela


Rio De Janeiro: Confederations Cup finalists Brazil and Spain are gifting autographed commemorative shirts to ailing South African former president Nelson Mandela, FIFA president Sepp Blatter reveale

No Brazil, Portugal football teams for Lusofonia Games


New Delhi: As if the missed deadlines and shoddy state of preparedness weren't enough, the organisers of the Lusofonia Games in Goa have been dealt another body blow with Brazil deciding not to send

Brazil beware Uruguayan firepower as final looms


Belo Horizonte (Brazil): Brazil may have waltzed through their group to reach the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup but they are only too aware of the party pooping abilities of tomorrow's rivals

Brazil back at full strength for Confed Cup semi

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will have all of his top players available for the Confederations Cup semifinal against South American rival Uruguay on Wednesday.The Brazilia

Inspired Brazil see off Italy to win Group A

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Salvador de Bahia, Brazil: An inspired second-half showing from Brazil earned the Confederations Cup hosts a 4-2 win over Italy in Salvador to win Group A and avoid a potential semi-final meeting wit

Pictures: One million march in Brazil's escalating protests

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Rio De Janeiro: At least one million people rallied across Brazil on Thursday in escalating mass demonstrations over the quality of public services and the high cost of staging the World Cup, polic

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