Brazil rallies to win U-17 World Cup

* France beats Holland for bronze Hosts Brazil staged a remarkable comeback for the second time in a week on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 in front of their own fans and win the Under-17 World Cup for a fourth time. Just three days after they recovered from being 2-0 down to beat France 3-2 in the semi-finals, Brazil scored two goals in the last 10 minutes to overcome their Latin rivals. Although Brazil had more of the early chances, Mexico took the lead at 66 minutes when Bryan Gonzalez…

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Brazil: Ex-President Lula walks free from jail

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. The left-wing former leader, known as Lula, was greeted with rapturous applause from crowds of supporters as he walked out of the jail on Friday. He was held in a prison in the city of Curitiba on corruption charges, reports the BBC. A judge ordered his release after a Supreme Court ruling that defendants should only be imprisoned if they have exhausted their appeal options. Lula is one of several thousand convicts…

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Four rookies included in Brazil squad to face Eagles

Experience and youthful agility are qualities Brazil plan to unleash when they face Senegal and Nigeria on Thursday and Sunday respectively. While the likes of Daniel Alves, Neymar and Thiago Silva come with experience, four previously uncapped players may supply the youthful zeal expected from the Brazilian side. According to information gathered by Sports Village Square from the Brazilian Football Confederation the four debutants are Marcio Almeida de Oliveira of Botafogo in Brazil, Matheus Henrique de Souza of Grêmio F.P.A., Renan Augusto Lodi dos Santos of C. Atletico de Madrid…

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Brazil to play Nigeria, Senegal in Singapore

* Oct 10 v Senegal; Oct 13 v Eagles The Brazilian team will play against Senegal and Nigeria at the National Stadium of Singapore, on October 10 and 13 according to information from the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) website. The football federation also made the announcement on its twitter handle. According to the Brazilian FA website, Senegal and Nigeria are “two of Africa’s main forces today”. That explains why the Brazilians decided to utilize the next FIFA window for the matches. The National Stadium of Singapore, reopened in 2014 with…

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Nigeria to face Brazil in Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigeria will face Brazil, Oman and Portugal as the draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer Paraguay 2019 is conducted. The Nigerian side and the opponents are all drawn in Group D. The Draw was conducted at the CONMEBOL Convention Centre in Asuncion. Sixteen teams are participating. Drawn into Group A, the hosts will play Japan in their tournament opener at 21:00 local time on Thursday, November 21. Switzerland and USA are the other two sides in the group. Five-time competition winners Brazil kick off their campaign a day later against…

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Nigeria to face Brazil in Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigeria will face Brazil, Oman and Portugal as the draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer Paraguay 2019 is conducted. The Nigerian side and the opponents are all drawn in Group D. The Draw was conducted at the CONMEBOL Convention Centre in Asuncion. Sixteen teams are participating. Drawn into Group A, the hosts will play Japan in their tournament opener at 21:00 local time on Thursday, November 21. Switzerland and USA are the other two sides in the group. Five-time competition winners Brazil kick off their campaign a day later against…

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Brazil, Canada, UK, others to partner Ooni on Oduduwa Heritage Museum project

The governments of Brazil and Cuba as well as many international  museum operators in  Canada,  the United States and the United Kingdom have agreed to partner the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on the multi-million naira Oduduwa Heritage Museum project. Oba Ogunwusi, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, added that  the more than N500 million museum would have their permanent  locations  in  in Ile – Ife and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He said  in addition to its permanent bases in Ile Ife…

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World Cup: Belgium knock out Brazil to reach semi-finals

Belgium produced a brilliant performance to knock five-time winners Brazil out of the World Cup and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1986. Roberto Martinez’s side turned on the style in Kazan to clock up their fifth straight win of the tournament and ensure the semi-finals will be contested by four European sides for the first time. Brazil had conceded just one goal in their past four games in Russia but were behind early when Nacer Chadli’s corner struck Fernandinho’s arm and flew into the net, the 10th…

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