FIFA World Cup: A Dress Rehearsal Before the Opener
Jun 11, 2014
Monday June 16, 2014
The rivalry between Argentina and Brazil fans this FIFA World Cup is at its absolute peak. While the tourists are judging the minutest of details, some locals reveal they are being friendly only to 'see their faces when Argentina lose'.
Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday June 7, 2014
Diego Costa is eligible to play for Spain despite having represented Brazil in two friendly games, but the decision by Vicente del Bosque to select him for the national team has not been popular in his homeland Brazil.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 6, 2014
Neymar struck once in the first half and twice in the second. It was the final warm-up for Brazil, the 2014 World Cup title favourites before the May announcement of their 23-man World Cup squad.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 1, 2014
After naming his 30-man squad for next week's friendly against Denmark at Wembley on Thursday, Hodgson warned his old guard, including ageing stars Cole and Lampard, that he is ready to make tough decisions when he announces his final party for Br...
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday February 24, 2014
Brazil's international friendly against Panama will be played on June 3 before they face Croatia in the FIFA World Cup opener in Sao Paulo on June 12.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 11, 2014
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has dropped Kaka, while retained goalkeeper Julio Cesar for March 5 friendly against South Africa.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 20, 2013
The goal was Robinho's first at international level since August 2011 and came before 38,514 fans in Toronto's domed Rogers Center.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 16, 2013
Goals from Oscar and Dede settled the friendly, held in the Chinese capital's distinctive 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, three days after Brazil beat South Korea by the same margin.
Agence-France Presse | Saturday October 12, 2013
Neymar, 21, had been in doubt for the game after a heavy fall in training, and he was hit with some tough challenges and constant close marking in front of a near-capacity crowd.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 12, 2013
Football Federation Australia said the decision was taken after an internal review of the World Cup qualification campaign and subsequent international matches, including the 6-0 defeat to Brazil on September 6 and the latest hammering by Les Bleus.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 6, 2013
India intends to extend visa on arrival facility to tourists from 40 more countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a move which will make the country a more tourist friendly destination and promote for...
Associated Press | Wednesday September 11, 2013
Neymar put Brazil in front for good in the 34th, dribbling through the Portugal defense before sending a shot into the left side of the net.
Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 10, 2013
Chile play Spain in a friendly meant to prepare them for their respective regional qualifying tournaments. So far, Chile, led by coach Jorge Sampaoli, have at least secured a place in the playoffs for a ticket to the 2014 Brazil World Cup.
Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday September 8, 2013
Ramires and Bernard shone in midfield having been drafted into Scolari's starting lineup after injuries to Hulk (hamstring) and Oscar (ankle) during the week.
Associated Press | Sunday September 8, 2013
Jo bagged a double while Neymar, Ramires, Pato and Luiz Gustavo also netted a goal each to equal Brazil's highest score against Australia from the 1997 Confederations Cup final.
Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 7, 2013
Speaking on the eve of the duel at the Mane Garrincha Stadium here, Scolari offered praise of the 'Socceroos', who are ranked 37 places below Scolari's team, reports Xinhua.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 7, 2013
The Real Madrid forward will be allowed to miss the game as he struggles with tendonitis.
Agence France-Presse | Sunday August 11, 2013
Gareth Bale was absent from the Tottenham squad for a pre-season friendly against Espanyol, but manager Andre Villas-Boas was able to hand debuts to both Soldado and Brazil midfielder Paulinho.
Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday August 8, 2013
Bernard, who had attracted interest from England's Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool, as well as from Portuguese Porto, was named among 20-players in the Brazil national squad for the friendly match against Switzerland Aug 14.
Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday June 8, 2013
The Paris Saint-Germain center-back was absent from training on Friday, reportedly suffering muscle soreness following Brazil's 2-2 draw with England at the Maracana stadium last Sunday.