Brazilian footballers http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23667/all en Soccer-Ronaldo shocked by Boateng racism episode http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-ronaldo-shocked-boateng-racism-episode <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo said it was incredible that episodes of racism still happen in soccer stadiums after AC Milan abandoned a friendly in Italy last week because of offensive chants by spectators.</p> <p>However, the Portuguese forward was non-committal over Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng's decision to walk off the pitch over racist insults during the match against lower tier Pro Patria, saying it was a "personal decision."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-ronaldo-shocked-boateng-racism-episode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Ballon d'Or Boateng Brazilian footballers CDATA Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 100 FIFA World Cup Kevin-Prince Boateng Person Career Quotation Real Madrid C.F. Ronaldo Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731423 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Brazil's World Cup winners awarded bonus - 50 years late http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-brazils-world-cup-winners-awarded-bonus-50-years-late <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Andrew Downie</p> <p>SAO PAULO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Brazil's World Cup winning players from 1958, 1962 and 1970 have been awarded a bonus and a pension from the government in a controversial move that has split public opinion.</p> <p>Brazil's sports ministry said the 54 players or their survivors will be given a one-off bonus of 100,000 reais ($49,100) and will also qualify for a monthly stipend of 3,916 reais.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-brazils-world-cup-winners-awarded-bonus-50-years-late" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers FIFA World Cup Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731711 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Brazil league bets big on season ticket plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-brazil-league-bets-big-season-ticket-plan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Soccer clubs seek to raise almost $500 mln with plan</p> <p>* Corporate sponsors include Unilever, Ambev, Burger King</p> <p>By Andrew Downie</p> <p>SAO PAULO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Brazil's most successful soccer teams have joined forces with corporate sponsors to launch a rewards program for season ticket holders that they hope will help transform its football league into one rivaling those of England, Italy and Spain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-brazil-league-bets-big-season-ticket-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Football in Brazil Human Interest Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734780 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Rivaldo signs for new Brazilian club at age 40 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-rivaldo-signs-new-brazilian-club-at-age-40 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAO PAULO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Former Brazil midfielder and 1999 World Player of the Year Rivaldo announced on Wednesday he had signed to play for Sao Caetano at the age of 40 until the end of the year.</p> <p>"I will dedicate myself fully to do the best possible on the field, as I've done until now. I hope to be an example for many," Rivaldo said on his Twitter account about returning to a Brazilian team after playing for Kabuscorp in Angola.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-rivaldo-signs-new-brazilian-club-at-age-40" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers FIFA Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735358 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Chinese striker Zizao makes most of Corinthians opportunity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-chinese-striker-zizao-makes-most-corinthians-opportunity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Pedro Fonseca</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A low key start to Brazil's soccer season gave Chinese forward Chen Zhi Zhao his first chance for a start after nearly a year with world club champions Corinthians.</p> <p>Corinthians fielded reserves for their opening Paulista (Sao Paulo) state championship match on Sunday, while the first choice squad prepare to begin their defence of the South American Libertadores Cup next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-chinese-striker-zizao-makes-most-corinthians-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazilian footballers Football in Brazil Sport in Brazil Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:45:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737176 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ronaldinho, Julio Cesar recalled by Brazil coach Scolari http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-ronaldinho-julio-cesar-recalled-brazil-coach-scolari <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Ronaldinho and goalkeeper Julio Cesar were both recalled by Brazil as new coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named his first squad on Tuesday.</p> <p>Scolari, who led Brazil to their 2002 World Cup title and returned for a second stint in November, also left out Kaka and gave another chance to striker Luis Fabiano for the friendly against England next month.</p> <p>Lazio midfielder Hernanes, another player overlooked by previous coach Mano Menezes, was also included for the match at Wembley on Feb 6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-ronaldinho-julio-cesar-recalled-brazil-coach-scolari" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers FIFA Confederations Cup Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:45:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737817 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Benfica's Bruno Cesar signs for Al Ahly, says he's no mercenary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-benficas-bruno-cesar-signs-al-ahly-says-hes-no-mercenary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Benfica's Brazil international Bruno Cesar said he was "no mercenary" after signing for Saudi Arabia's Al Ahly before adding that he knows the move will damage his sporting ambitions.</p> <p>"I am no mercenary," Cesar told Portuguese radio station Renascenca on Wednesday. "It is a very good contract. It will provide me and my family with great financial stability," the attacking midfielder said without giving details of his contract.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-benficas-bruno-cesar-signs-al-ahly-says-hes-no-mercenary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazilian footballers Bruno Cesar Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:45:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738267 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Brazil's first 2014 World Cup stadium holds matches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-brazils-first-2014-world-cup-stadium-holds-matches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Pedro Fonseca</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The Arena Castelao, the first of Brazil's 2014 World Cup stadiums to be completed, held its first matches on Sunday - a doubleheader in the northeastern Copa do Nordeste.</p> <p>But despite the inspiration of having World Cup record goalscorer Ronaldo in the stands of the stadium opened by President Dilma Rousseff last month the teams managed only one goal to mark the occasion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/soccer-brazils-first-2014-world-cup-stadium-holds-matches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Football in Brazil Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740305 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Liverpool complete deal for Brazilian Coutinho http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-liverpool-complete-deal-brazilian-coutinho <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Liverpool have completed a deal to sign Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan on a long-term contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 20-year-old becomes Liverpool's second signing of the January window after Daniel Sturridge joined from Chelsea earlier this month.</p> <p>The transfer fee was undisclosed, but was reported by British media to be around 8.5 million pounds ($13.39 million).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-liverpool-complete-deal-brazilian-coutinho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Football in Spain Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:04:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741599 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Hoffenheim sign Spurs keeper Gomes on loan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/soccer-hoffenheim-sign-spurs-keeper-gomes-loan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Bundesliga strugglers Hoffenheim have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes on loan from Tottenham Hotspur for the rest of the season.</p> <p>"With Heurelho Gomes we have signed a very experienced goalkeeper," sports director Andreas Mueller told reporters on Thursday.</p> <p>The 31-year-old, who has been with Spurs for three-and-a-half years, has won three international caps.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/soccer-hoffenheim-sign-spurs-keeper-gomes-loan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:01:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742013 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Spurs flop Gomes joins Hoffenheim on loan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-spurs-flop-gomes-joins-hoffenheim-loan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has joined German side Hoffenheim on loan until the end of the season after falling out of favour following a string of high-profile errors.</p> <p>Gomes lost his place last season when American veteran Brad Friedel arrived at White Hart Lane and the Brazilian dropped even further down the pecking order following the signing of France international Hugo Lloris earlier this term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-spurs-flop-gomes-joins-hoffenheim-loan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Sports Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:15:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742055 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Anzhi shell out for Shakhtar's Willian - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-anzhi-shell-out-shakhtars-willian-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Big-spending Russian outfit Anzhi have lured Brazilian midfielder Willian Berges da Silva from Shakhtar Donetsk in a reported 35-million euro ($48 million) transfer deal, the Sport Express daily reported Friday.</p> <p>If confirmed, the transfer would be the third biggest in the history of the Russian league after Zenit St Petersburg last year signed Brazilian forward Hulk for 60 million euros and Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel for 40 million euros.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-anzhi-shell-out-shakhtars-willian-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Business Football in Russia AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:45:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742781 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Scolari likely to produce a more rugged Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-scolari-likely-produce-more-rugged-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrew Downie</p> <p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - The Brazil team to face against England next Wednesday will be Luiz Felipe Scolari's first since taking over in December and fans can expect him to turn out a characteristically rugged side with a dash of true Brazilian flair.</p> <p>Scolari, usually known as Felipao (Big Phil) in Brazil, is back in charge for the first time since he guided Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002 and his task is to do the same when they host the tournament next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-scolari-likely-produce-more-rugged-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Labor Luiz Felipe Scolari Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:30:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742927 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Hernanes misses out on Brazil comeback through injury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-hernanes-misses-out-brazil-comeback-through-injury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Brazil midfielder Hernanes will miss out on his comeback for the national team after sustaining a head injury in an Italian Cup game on Wednesday, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said Friday.</p> <p>Hernanes, who has not played since the friendly against Bosnia last February, was included in the squad for next week's friendly away to England, Brazil's first match since the return of Luiz Felipe Scolari as coach.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-hernanes-misses-out-brazil-comeback-through-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:00:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743498 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Beautiful game is ticket out of Rio poverty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-beautiful-game-ticket-out-rio-poverty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On a muddy pitch in a Rio slum, a skinny 17-year-old with big dreams of football stardom struts his stuff to attract the attention of talent-spotters watching a local tournament.</p> <p>Alan Viera is one of 800 teenagers taking part in the Favelas Cup, a tournament that draws players from 80 local shantytowns.</p> <p>In this soccer-mad nation of 194 million people, which will host the 2014 World Cup, "the beautiful game" is a ticket out of poverty for millions of poor youths.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-beautiful-game-ticket-out-rio-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alan Viera Association football Brazilian footballers Human Interest Sport in Brazil AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 02:00:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743754 at http://www.globalpost.com