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Football in Brazil

Brazil's World Cup hopes resting on 'new Pele' Neymar

Neymar, the latest diamond extracted from Brazil's mine of footballing talent, carries the hopes of a nation with one year to go to the World Cup, as well as the tag of "the new Pele" and rock-star status in his homeland.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 5:52am

Rio's revamped Maracana overcomes setback to host England friendly

After an embarrassing brush with cancellation, the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host its first official match since an extensive renovation when Brazil tackle England today in a glamorous friendly.

2 Jun 2013 - 4:58am

Italy friendly against Brazil a warm-up for Confederations Cup, says Buffon

In a match which also doubles as a pretext to Italy's 2014 World Cup qualifier away to Malta on Tuesday, the Italians, four-time World Cup winners, face the five-time champions on neutral territory in Geneva.

21 Mar 2013 - 3:50am

Short Soccer, March 9, 2013

Hearts defender Danny Wilson insists his side can put their off-field problems to one side and triumph in tomorrow's Edinburgh derby against Hibernian at Easter Road. 

9 Mar 2013 - 3:48am

Hodgson encouraged by England's young lions after win over Brazil

Goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard saw England beat Brazil 2-1 at Wembley Stadium, as Hodgson's men kick-started the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations with an impressive win.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:43am

Neymar to stay at Santos until after World Cup

Brazil star Neymar is to stay with Santos in his homeland until at least after the 2014 World Cup, according to his father Neymar da Silva.

Neymar Snr said his son did want to play in Europe to further his career development but said: "This is what he wants [but] he will do it in 2014."

30 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Old school buddies engineer a never-ending love story

For almost a decade, high school friends Kaka Cheng and Ray Kwan went their different ways. They reconnected at a friend's party and picked up more than just teenage memories.

'The minute I saw him, I was hit by a strange feeling,' Kaka said. 'It was like magic. After so many years, I met him again at the right time and in the right place.'

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Spain now guardians of 'beautiful game' says Zico

Time has not stood still for Zico. The Brazilian legend has packed on a few pounds, but at 57 still moves sprightly as he snaps pictures of the photographers clicking away at him at the APM Mall in Kwun Tong.

15 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Money man

Robinho mastered soccer skills from a young age

'Robinho' Robson de Souza

Born: January 25, 1984

Chinese horoscope: Pig

Nationality: Brazil

Club: Manchester City

Previous clubs: Santos, Real Madrid

Position: Striker

Squad number: 10

Speciality: Great dribbling skills

14 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Tsang named as Caroliners coach

South China have appointed Tsang Wai-chung as their new coach, the first Hong Kong coach in the post for two seasons following the reigns of Jose Luis and Casemiro Mior. Tsang (pictured) quit the Hong Kong Football Association where he was responsible for technical and development programmes to take up the position.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am