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Eto'o won't start for Cameroon against Brazil

Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o will not start against Brazil, further hampering the African team's chances of upsetting the hosts in their World Cup match on Monday.

Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o, second from left, talks with a member of his team during an official training session the day before the group A World ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Scolari: 'Stupid' to say Brazil will pick opponent

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Sunday it would be "stupid" to think his team would consider playing deliberately for a draw against Cameroon in order to choose its second-round opponent at the World Cup.

Brazil's Neymar practices during an official training session the day before the group A World Cup ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

BRAZIL BEAT: Good luck, Landon! Oops, never mind

Landon Donovan is still the biggest name in American soccer. He's just not playing for the U.S. at the World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during a training session of Portugal in Campinas, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. Portugal plays in group G of the Brazil 2014 soccer World Cup.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Brazil government beefs up security at World Cup stadium for Brazil-Mexico match

Brazil's justice ministry says it added security personnel at the World Cup's Castelao stadium in Fortaleza on Tuesday because there were not enough private security guards hired by the international soccer governing body FIFA. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Neymar leads Brazil to 3-1 win over Croatia

Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on Thursday.

Croatia players argue with referee Yuichi Nishimura from Japan after being given a penalty during the group A World Cup ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Brazil aiming to put World Cup focus on the games

The problem-plagued preparations have been well chronicled, with critics condemning the range of issues from budget blowouts to construction delays.

Workers cover themselves from the rain with a plastic as they leave a 2014 soccer World Cup venue, the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The 2014 ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Will Brazil's Cup spotlight burn too bright?

Brazil's day has finally arrived.

FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo Military police fire tear gas at protestors near Maracana stadium where Brazil and Spain are playing the final Confederations Cup soccer match in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Last year's spontaneous eruption of anger that sent a ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

BRAZIL BEAT: World Cup fashion statements in green, yellow and blue from low end to high

In the market for a minidress in emerald green spandex? Hankering for a halter top that appears to have been made from the national team's canary yellow jerseys? Pining for patriotic platform heels emblazoned with the Brazilian flag? With the World Cup kicking off Thursday, almost every domestic clothing purveyor, ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton Will Debut at World Cup Opener

There will be thousands of kicks on the pitches of Brazil before one country emerges as the champion of the World Cup. But even if you counted every kick, the first kick is sure to stick out as the most significant.

During the opening ceremonies in Sao Paulo tomorrow, an unidentified ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine

    

For Brazil's new middle class, life's still a struggle

By Vincent Bevins When soccer's World Cup tournament kicks off Thursday in Brazil, it will mark a crowning moment in a campaign for respect built largely on the country's economic progress over the last decade, especially in lifting 40 million people out of poverty. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Former U.S. coach Bruce Arena offers his World Cup predictions

By Bruce Arena The greatest sporting event on the planet, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, begins Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the host country and favorite, Brazil, taking on a competitive Croatian team. I believe this World Cup will leave many of the traditional powers in the sport vying for the world's ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

The heat will be on, and the US is happy

While some World Cup teams whine about withering weather and troublesome travel, American players say: Bring it on!

United States' Matt Besler attends a news conference at the Sao Paulo FC training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The U.S. will play in group G of the 2014 ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

U.S. men's soccer team is ready for World Cup to begin in Brazil

By Kevin Baxter SAO PAULO, Brazil — The U.S. soccer team was scheduled to land here late Monday morning, local time. Though it would arrive fresh off a month-long training camp that left it winded and weary and three consecutive victories that left it comfortable and confident, midfielder Michael Bradley... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

JLo won't perform in World Cup opener in Brazil

Jennifer Lopez won't perform the World Cup's official song alongside fellow artists Pitbull and Claudia Leitte during the tournament's opening ceremony in Brazil, FIFA officials said Sunday.

FILE - In this May 18, 2014 file photo, Jennifer Lopez performs on stage at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

US heads to Brazil with boosted confidence

The U.S. headed to Brazil with boosted faith Sunday after going undefeated in its sendoff series for the first time.

United States's Jozy Altidore, right, celebrates his second goal against Nigeria with teammate Michael Bradley (4) in the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, June ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

In unusual sight, flags fly in Brazil for World Cup

By Kevin Baxter SAO PAULO, Brazil — Cheap plastic flags, strung above dirt streets separating squat cinder-block homes, flapped noisily in the wind Friday. A fleet of minivans, painted in Brazil's national colors of green, yellow and blue, carried two small soccer balls on their dashboards as they ferried... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Rich, unique traditions of Manaus, most exotic city in Brazil's World Cup, await tourists

Death by giant snakes, malarial mosquitoes or drug-addled, knife-wielding thieves: If the barrage of blood-soaked headlines in the British tabloids is to be believed, that's what awaits soccer fans travelling to the most exotic of Brazil's World Cup host cities, the Amazonian metropolis of Manaus. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Pele joins chorus of criticism of Brazil's World Cup spending

By Kevin Baxter Brazil is overspending on this summer's World Cup, diverting money that could have been used to build schools, roads and hospitals. That assessment comes not from one of the thousands of demonstrators who have taken to the streets protesting the tournament but from Brazilian soccer icon Pele,... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

In Brazil, labor protests ramp up as World Cup nears

By Vincent Bevins A month before the start of the World Cup soccer tournament, organized labor groups across Brazil have begun a series of strikes and other protests for higher pay and better working conditions. Associations of police officers, teachers, transportation workers, public employees and security... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Housing protesters occupy land near Brazil World Cup soccer stadium

By Vincent Bevins Thousands of families have begun occupying an empty lot near the site of next month's opening match of the FIFA World Cup, demanding affordable new housing and protesting government expenditures on the international soccer tournament. In less than a week, the protest organized by Brazil's... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Petrobras first-quarter profit seen falling on output, costs, forex

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, will likely report a one-third drop in first-quarter profit from a year earlier, on slack output, rising costs and a weakening Brazilian currency that erased gains from a fuel-price increase.

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Source: Reuters

    

Few surprises on Brazil's World Cup team

By Kevin Baxter Brazil, as the host country, will play the first game in this summer's World Cup, so it seems only fitting that on Wednesday it was also among the first countries to announce its 23-man roster for the tournament. Not that any of the players Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari selected were ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Untangling Brazil's controversial new forest code

Approved in 2012, Brazil's new Forest Code has few admirers. Agricultural interests argue that it threatens the livelihoods of farmers. Environmentalists counter that it imperils millions of hectares of forest, threatening to release the billions of tons of carbon they contain. A new study, co-authored by Woods Hole Research Center ...read more

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In Brazilian Cave Insects, Females Have the Penis

In the dark caves of Brazil, certain insects take sexual role-play to a whole new level. Female insects of the newly discovered genus Neotrogla have highly elaborate, spiky penises, which they insert into males' vagina-like organ to reproduce.

Reversed sex roles have been identified in several other species, including male seahorses ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine

    

Brazil probe of Petrobras U.S. refinery misses bigger problem

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The purchase of a Texas oil refinery by Brazil's state-run oil company has become a campaign issue as opponents of President Dilma Rousseff use it to attack her reputation as a no-nonsense manager and weaken her lead ahead of the October election.

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Source: Reuters

    

Brazil watchdog lifts suspension of Oi offer, paves way for merger

NEW YORK/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's securities industry watchdog CVM on Tuesday lifted a suspension on Grupo Oi SA's 6 billion real ($2.7 billion) share offering, paving the way for the Brazilian telecommunications company's merger with Portugal Telecom SGPS SA.

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Source: Reuters

    

Pimco sees Brazil valuations 'attractive' in fixed income

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Fixed-income instruments in Brazil are trading currently at attractive prices for investors with a long-term focus, a senior fund manager at Pacific Investment Management Co said on Tuesday, a fact validated by a spike in investment inflows for the asset class so far this year.

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Source: Reuters

    

S&P cuts Brazil credit rating in blow to Rousseff

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's on Monday cut Brazil's sovereign debt rating closer to speculative territory in a blow to President Dilma Rousseff, whose efforts to stir the economy from a years-long slump have caused a deterioration in the country's finances.

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Source: Reuters

    

Exclusive: Carrefour seeks Brazil private stake sale, Diniz eyes deal

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - France's Carrefour SA could raise as much as 5 billion reais ($2.1 billion) from the sale of a stake in its Brazilian unit, one source with direct knowledge of the situation said, with potential bidders including Brazilian tycoon Abilio Diniz and a sovereign wealth fund.

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Source: Reuters

    

Atomico Adds to Investment in Brazil

By By VINOD SREEHARSHA The venture capital firm led by Niklas Zennstrom, the co-founder of Skype, has led a new round of financing in Bebestore, an online baby and maternal goods company in Brazil that it has backed before. The new investment indicates that e-commerce remains attractive in the country despite many struggling start-ups. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

    

UBS's Brazil unit to make quiet return to investment banking: sources

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - UBS AG will restart investment banking operations in Brazil as early as next week, sources said, almost five years after Switzerland's biggest bank sold its highly profitable securities unit there following the global financial crisis.

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Source: Reuters

    

Video: Carnival celebration continues in Rio de Janeiro

With Ash Wednesday approaching and signaling the beginning of Lent, revelers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, continue to celebrate Carnival, dressing up and dancing in the streets.

A dancer from the Tom Maior samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, March 1, 2014.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Muguruza into QFs in Brazil

Florianopolis, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) - Second-seeded Garbine Muguruza is into the quarterfinals of the Brasil Tennis Cup.Muguruza, who won her first WTA title last month at the Hobart International, beat Chanelle Scheepers 6-2, 6-1 in 58 minutes on Tuesday ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Brazil Real Estate Start-Up Draws U.S. Investment

By By VINOD SREEHARSHA Amid continuing concerns about Brazil's sputtering economy, the Dragoneer Investment Group of San Francisco has made its first investment in an Internet company in the country, leading a $12.75 million round in VivaReal, an online real estate classifieds start-up. ...read more

Source: The New York Times