Dante: Gone but not forgotten

The 33-year-old is enjoying a renaissance in France and while a Selecao return may be unlikely, he’d certainly be no stranger this time around

FIFA RANKING: Super Eagles rise to 5th in Africa, 40th in the world

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up one place from 41st to 40th position in the latest Coca-Cola/FIFA world rankings released on Thursday on Fifa website. The Eagles, who played only one international friendly last month against the Teranga Lions of Senegal, were seventh in Africa in the previous rankings, but have now risen to fifth…

FIFA Rankings: Brazil Back On Top Of World Football Chart

Brazil dethroned arch-rivals Argentina and returned to the summit of football’s world rankings for the first time in almost seven years, the ruling body FIFA published on Thursday. Brazil reclaimed the top stop of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Football Chart since elimination from 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa at the hands of the Netherlands. World…

Coaching Brazil national team will be exciting – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, said it would be exciting to coach the national team of Brazil, but said he would be searching for something easier. The Portugal gaffer is considered among the best club tacticians in the world, having been successful in the game of football. The former Chelsea boss would seemingly consider moving…

Brazil first team to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Brazil have become the first side to seal their place at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next year. Their 3-0 win over Paraguay, along with defeats for Argentina and Uruguay, means they cannot finish lower than fourth in South American qualifying. Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, FC Barcelona striker Neymar and Real Madrid’s Marcelo……

Miranda named Brazil captain

The Inter defender will reclaim the armband for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay as Selecao coach Tite continues his rotation policy

Brazil police launch biggest-ever raid in food fraud probe

Brazil’s Federal Police on Friday launched massive raids and searches as part of a probe of unnamed food processors accused of bribing regulators to loosen oversight. In a statement, police said that they were carrying out searches across six Brazilian states as part of a probe called “Operation Flesh Is Weak’’. No fewer than 1,100……

Brazilian Goalie Who Fed His Ex-Girlfriend To Dogs Returns To Football

After serving seven years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend and feeding her to dogs, Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza is controversially back in the game, signed by Boa Esporte for two years. Fans and sponsors of the Brazilian second-division side quickly denounced the move but so far Boa Esporte is not backing down.……

BRAZIL: Mob beats transgender woman to death

A 42-year-old transgender woman Dandara dos Santos has lost her life when she was dragged from her home and attacked in front of residents in Fortaleza, Ceara state, Brazil, into the street and beaten to death. Footage of the incident which has sparked reactions around the world and especially in the LGBT community show Dandara…

Woman sues Assassin for failing to Kill her even after Payment

A woman who paid an assassin to murder her has sued the killer for failing to deliver as agreed. The Brazilian woman whose name was kept anonymous was reported to be suffering from chronic anxiety-depressive disorder. The Brazilian woman who sued the killer for ‘breaching consumer rights‘ had already equally tried to commit suicide on……

Diego & Robinho seal Brazil return

The former Santos duo were selected in Tite’s domestic-based squad that will meet Colombia to help raise funds following the Chapecoense air disaster

BRAZIL: 30 inmates feared dead in another outbreak of prison violence

A fresh outbreak of prison violence which occurred late Saturday in one of the overcrowded facilities in the northeastern region of Brazil has claimed the lives of at least 30 inmates. According to a source who pleaded anonymity because forensic work is still under way, about a dozen inmates in the Alcacuz prison located in…

Neymar will take over from Messi, Ronaldo as world best – Cafu

Brazil legend, Cafu, has tipped his compatriot, Neymar, as the player that will eventually break the duopoly between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. On Monday night, Ronaldo was named as The Best FIFA Men’s Player for 2016, beating Messi and Antoine Griezmann to the award. No player other than Messi or Ronaldo have won the…

4 inmates killed in fresh Brazil prison riot

Three days after no fewer than 33 Brazilian inmates lost their lives following a prison riot in the Amazon region of Brazil, four other inmates were declared dead in fresh prison riots at the Desembargador Raimundo Vidal Pessoa jail in the centre of the jungle city of Manaus. The incident adds to the chaos in…

33 feared dead in another Brazil prison riot

No fewer than 33 Brazilian inmates have lost their lives following another prison riot in the Amazon region of Brazil. However, few details were made available about the latest uprising early on Friday in Roraima state’s largest penitentiary, where a fight between rival drug gangs ended with 10 dead last October. Read also: Bin Laden’s…

Businessman nabbed with N1.4bn cocaine blames action on economic recession

A 34-year-old man hoping to evade the attendant harsh economic conditions by trafficking in cocaine has been apprehended by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The suspect identified as Okolo Emenike Kingsley was caught with wraps of cocaine worth £3.8 million (about N1.474billion using interbank exchange rate) concealed in soles of shoes….

New Year Tragedy: Gunman kills 11, himself in party rampage

Crime scene A gunman stormed a house party and killed 11 people, including his former wife and 8-year-old son, before shooting himself in the head during a New Year’s party in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas late on Saturday. Police in the state of São Paulo said the shooter, identified as 46-year-old Sidnei Ramis…

WATCH: Neymar's best of 2016

The Brazil and Barcelona star relived his best memories of a special year that brought more silverware – and a particularly special gold

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Drops One Spot, Argentina Remains Top

Argentina ends the year top of the FIFA world rankings, with South American neighbours Brazil second. La Albiceleste, therefore, take the ‘Team of the Year’ title from Belgium, who they overtook at the summit in April this year, and where they have stayed for the subsequent eight editions of the Ranking. In all, the Argentinians…

Brazil play Colombia to raise funds for Chapecoense victims

In the aftermath of the air crash just outside Medellin, Colombia, in which most of the players, staff and directors of Brazilian league side Chapecoense were killed, Brazil have invited Colombia to play a charity friendly to raise funds for the victims of the crash. According to the spokesperson of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF),…