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Ronaldinho, Kaka excluded from Brazil’s Confed Cup team

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has also overlooked Alexandre Pato and Ramires for the World Cup warm-up tournament that Brazil will host in June.

Argentine players detained for brawl with Brazilian cops

At least four players from Argentina's club Arsenal have been detained after a confrontation with Brazilian police at a Copa Libertadores match.

Coldplay to headline emotional ‘Festival of the flame’ closing ceremony

London 2012 organisers have promised an emotional celebration to bid farewell to the Olympics and Paralympics.

Fifa’s Valcke remains in charge of 2014 World Cup

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has announced that Jeremy Valcke will retain all his duties relating to the 2014 World Cup despite his clash with Brazil.

Teixeira all but ends his football career

Former head of the Brazil Football Federation Ricardo Teixeira has resigned from Fifa's executive committee and the Brazilian federation.

Confederations Cup logo unveiled

Fifa has unveiled the 2013 Confederations Cup logo and confirmed Brasilia will host the opening match with the final will be held in Rio de Janeiro.

Hamilton gets second shot at the title

For the second year in a row, Lewis Hamilton heads to the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix heavily favoured to win the Formula One title.

Excitement, scandal back in Formula One

The 2007 Formula One season went down as one of the most thrilling to date, with a three-way race for the title that ended with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen edging McLaren teammates Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton in the tightest race for the drivers' championship in 21 years.

Hungry fans rebel at Pan American Games

Lack of infrastructure in the Pan American Games venues upset fans in the first two days of competition. Traffic jams and difficulties buying food and finding bathrooms inside the venues prompted about 100 fans to protest to organisers on Friday. ''We want to eat! We want to eat!'' they chanted at the Riocentro complex.

Brazilians all over in World Cup

Crazy as it sounds, not all Brazilians will be rooting for their country in the 2006 World Cup. To be fair, most would have been happy to help their countrymen -- but they couldn't catch on with Brazil's team, so they'll take part as members of other national squads instead.

Romario shoots, scores in last match for Brazil

Veteran striker Romario scored his last goal and played his final 39 minutes for Brazil's national team on Wednesday, helping the five-time world champions beat Guatemala 3-0 in a friendly at Sao Paulo. It was Romario's last official match with Brazil, ending the career of one of Brazil's greatest soccer idols.

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