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What’s in a name Brazil? No more Peles and Zicos

SOCHI: The biggest change for Brazil at this World Cup is not on the field, or on the training ground, or even in the dressing-room. It’s on the team sheet. For the first time since 1974 Brazil have arrived at a World Cup without a…

Rio ready for Olympics carnival as opening awaits

RIO DE JANEIRO: The carnival capital of Rio de Janeiro will host a glittering Olympics opening ceremony party on Friday, hoping to draw a line under a turbulent seven-year build-up dogged by recession, drugs scandals, crime and…

The ever-achieving Brazilians

Brazil is the most successful team when it comes to World Cup. The side have become world champions five time and have won FIFA Confederations Cup four times. It is the only team to have played every single World Championships. Brazilians…