Football in Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26180/all en 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 5734780 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 5737176 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 5740305 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-FIFA warns Brazil against delays in World Cup preparations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-fifa-warns-brazil-against-delays-world-cup-preparations <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 Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - With just 500 days to go until the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil, soccer's world governing body FIFA warned that the hosts cannot afford any further delays in getting their venues ready.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-fifa-warns-brazil-against-delays-world-cup-preparations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA World Cup Football in Brazil Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:30:03 +0000 5740796 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Brazilian state fines builders over World Cup stadium faults http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/soccer-brazilian-state-fines-builders-over-world-cup-stadium-fa <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, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The company in charge of preparing the Mineirao stadium for the 2014 World Cup was fined one million Brazilian reals ($502,900) on Monday for a series of serious shortcomings which became apparent when the stadium was reopened last weekend.</p> <p>The stadium in the state capital Belo Horizonte, also a venue for this year's Confederations Cup, hosted the Cruzeiro-Atletico Mineiro derby on Sunday but problems were identified with access points, car parks, bars and water supply.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/soccer-brazilian-state-fines-builders-over-world-cup-stadium-fa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cruzeiro Esporte Clube Football in Brazil Sport in Brazil Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:45:47 +0000 5745894 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Libertadores Cup group 3 results and standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/soccer-libertadores-cup-group-3-results-and-standings <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>Feb 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Libertadores Cup Group 3 matches on Wednesday Wednesday, February 13 Atletico Mineiro (Brazil) 2 Sao Paulo (Brazil) 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Atletico Mineiro 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 The Strongest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 Sao Paulo 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 Next Fixtures (GMT): Friday, February 15 The Strongest (Bolivia) v Arsenal (Argentina) (0000)</p> Association football Football in Brazil Sport in Brazil Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:30:19 +0000 5755209 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Libertadores Cup group 3 results and standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/soccer-libertadores-cup-group-3-results-and-standings <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>Feb 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Libertadores Cup Group 3 matches on Thursday Thursday, February 14 The Strongest (Bolivia) 2 Arsenal (Argentina) 1 Wednesday, February 13 Atletico Mineiro (Brazil) 2 Sao Paulo (Brazil) 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Atletico Mineiro 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 1 The Strongest 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 3 Arsenal 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 Sao Paulo 1 0 0 1 1 2 0</p> Association football Football in Brazil Sport in Brazil Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:30:52 +0000 5756257 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Gremio suffer shock home defeat in Libertadores http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/soccer-gremio-suffer-shock-home-defeat-libertadores <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>Feb 15 (Reuters) - Former Libertadores Cup champions Gremio suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat against Chilean champions Huachipato in their Group Eight debut.</p> <p>Huachipato, playing in the competition for only the second time and the first time since 1975, went ahead when Federico Falcone was left unmarked in the penalty area to fire home in the 16th minute of Thursday's game.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/soccer-gremio-suffer-shock-home-defeat-libertadores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazilian footballers Football in Brazil Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:52:03 +0000 5756535 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Maracana workers down tools, threaten strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/soccer-maracana-workers-down-tools-threaten-strike <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 18 (Reuters) - Maracana stadium construction workers downed tools on Monday and threatened to strike, putting more pressure on World Cup organisers who face a race against the clock to get the arena finished on time.</p> <p>The workers, who are demanding a wage increase, meal vouchers and private health insurance for their families, staged a one-day stoppage and threatened a full-blown strike from next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/soccer-maracana-workers-down-tools-threaten-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Brazil Politics Sport in Brazil Sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:45:16 +0000 5759286 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Santos given home ban over coin-throwing at Ganso http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/soccer-santos-given-home-ban-over-coin-throwing-at-ganso <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 19 (Reuters) - Santos have been given a one-match home ban after supporters threw coins at the club's former player Paulo Henrique Ganso during a match against his new team Sao Paulo.</p> <p>The elegant playmaker, whose career started promisingly but has since been blighted by injuries, was pelted with "a shower of coins" when he took a corner and as he left the pitch, the Sao Paulo Tribunal for Sporting Justice (TJD/SP) said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/soccer-santos-given-home-ban-over-coin-throwing-at-ganso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazilian footballers Football in Brazil Santos Futebol Clube Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:00:13 +0000 5759750 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Brazil to host Chile in Confed Cup warm-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/football-brazil-host-chile-confed-cup-warm <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>Five-time world champions Brazil will host Chile on April 24 at Belo Horizonte in a warm-up friendly for the Confederations Cup, the Brazilian Federation announced Tuesday.</p> <p>The match will be staged at the Mineirao stadium which is one of the venues set to be used during the June 15-30 Confed Cup featuring continental champions ahead of the 2014 World Cup which Brazil will also host for the first time since 1950.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/football-brazil-host-chile-confed-cup-warm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Brazil Sports AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:30:26 +0000 5759770 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Flare kills Bolivian boy at Libertadores Cup match http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-soccer-flare-kills-bolivian-boy-at-libertadores-cup-ma <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>(adds details)</p> <p>* Corinthians fans arrested after incident in Oruro</p> <p>* Doctor says 14-year-old's death was immediate</p> <p>Feb 21 (Reuters) - A 14-year-old Bolivian boy was killed by a flare allegedly launched by Corinthians fans during a South American Libertadores Cup match in Oruro, Brazilian and Bolivian media reported on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-soccer-flare-kills-bolivian-boy-at-libertadores-cup-ma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Brazil Sport in Brazil War Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:45:21 +0000 5762189 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Corinthians to play behind closed doors after fan's death - media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/blank-headline-received-22 <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 22 (Reuters) - Reigning Libertadores Cup champions Corinthians have been ordered to play their upcoming home matches in the tournament behind closed doors, after their fans were accused of killing a young Bolivian supporter with a thrown firework, Brazilian media reported late on Thursday night.</p> <p>Bolivian police have opened an investigation after the 14-year-old was killed during San Jose's match against the Brazilian side on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/blank-headline-received-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Football in Brazil Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:15:48 +0000 5762911 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Corinthians fans barred after flare death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-soccer-corinthians-fans-barred-after-flare-death <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>(Adds detail)</p> <p>* Libertadores Cup champions to play behind closed doors</p> <p>* Flares a common sight in South American stadiums</p> <p>By Andrew Downie</p> <p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - Libertadores Cup champions Corinthians will play their upcoming home matches in the tournament behind closed doors after fans were accused of killing a young Bolivian supporter with a thrown flare, Brazilian media reported late on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-soccer-corinthians-fans-barred-after-flare-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Brazil Labor Law Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 06:16:11 +0000 5762957 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Soccer-Corinthians fans barred after Libertadores flare death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-2-soccer-corinthians-fans-barred-after-libertadores-flar <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>* Holders to play home matches behind closed doors</p> <p>* Face possible further sanctions from Conmebol</p> <p>* Brazilian team to appeal "unjust" decision</p> <p>* Flares a common sight in South American stadiums (Adds Corinthians statement)</p> <p>By Daniela Desantis</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-2-soccer-corinthians-fans-barred-after-libertadores-flar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Football in Brazil Sport in Brazil Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:30:34 +0000 5763290 at http://www.globalpost.com