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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a press conference at the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) headquarters in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday (June 29th), coach Rogério Micale, announced the eighteen players who will play for...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The international governing body of football (soccer), FIFA, released the fixtures list for the 2016 Olympic football competition on Tuesday, November 10th. Seven stadiums across Brazil will host matches,...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's women's football (soccer) team won their World Cup opening game against South Korea with 2-0 with goals from Formiga and Marta. The FIFA women's World Cup, currently taking...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Receita Federal (RS) in Brazil, or federal internal revenue service, reported that since 2002 they have been running an investigation of fraud in football (soccer) within the country. According...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Polícia Federal (Federal Police) has announced the opening of a investigation into possible ramifications of the corruption scandal at football (soccer) governing body FIFA in Brazil. Brazilian José...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Both Manaus and São Paulo have been confirmed as two of six cities to host football (soccer) games for the 2016 Olympic Games held mainly in Rio de Janeiro. Manaus...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – World Cup organizer and football (soccer) governing body FIFA has announced the creation of a special fund of US$100 million to support sports facilities, youth and women's football, and medical...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Luiz Felipe Scolari has been relieved of his duties as coach of the Brazilian national side following the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Seleção could only manage a fourth...

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