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Naming Luiz Scolari as Brazil manager draws mixed reaction

The Brazil Football Federation has already chosen its new coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari will replace Mano Menezes.

Luiz Felipe Scolari is poised to return as manager of the Brazilian national team, but his appointment has provoked a divided reaction at the home of the 2014 World Cup hosts.

Friday, 30 November, 2012, 2:20am

Camacho: China will raise game against Iraq

China are ready to step up their challenge in World Cup Asian zone qualifying when they take on Iraq tonight in Shenzhen, national coach Jose Antonio Camacho says.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Alvin Sallay

I've got a feeling that tonight's gonna be a good, good night. Whatever the outcome, a new world soccer champion will be crowned. Let's hope Spain and the Netherlands put on a show worthy of a World Cup final.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

HK pair such a hit in Brazil, soccer school says send us 12

A dozen young footballers from Hong Kong will be offered the chance to meet some of Brazil's soccer greats and play in a tournament at the world-famous Maracana stadium next year.

Brazilian Soccer Schools (BSS), which coaches hundreds of children in samba-style soccer, hopes to give 10 to 12 students the opportunity to train in Rio de Janeiro next July.

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am


Stuttgart: Asia is home to more than half the world's population, but it gets only get 41/2 places, out of 32, at the World Cup. Does it deserve this? Sadly the answer must be no, going on their performances in Germany.

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Name the Australian cyclist fired by Rabobank this week?

2. Which team does new Formula One champion Fernando Alonso drive for?

3. Which NBA team is Stan Van Gundy coach of?

4. Name the home ground of Italian Serie A club Juventus?

5. Who were the first NHL side to win a shootout in the new season?

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Early strike fails to spur Japan

Defending champions battle to stay ahead after Nakamura finds the net

Asian Cup holders Japan began the defence of the title with a 1-0 win over Oman in a Group D match, but apart from the three points there was little to be impressed about.

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Red card mars Okubo's award

On the same evening he was named 2003 AFC Young Player of the Year, 21-year-old Japanese striker Yoshito Okubo ruined his red-letter day by being red-carded after only 18 minutes of the match which decided the inaugural East Asian Football Championship in South Korea's favour.

11 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Seoul friendly

Football rivals South Korea and Japan clash in a friendly match in Seoul tonight.

Both the 2002 World Cup co-hosts will be missing their star players, who are based in Europe.

South Korean coach Humberto Coelho has named a squad consisting of mostly domestic-based players.

16 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Ball Watching

The match of the weekend in England is tomorrow's live encounter between Manchester United and Tottenham. This has considerable curiosity value as United look like a runaway train at the top of the table, while Spurs have been enjoying a good run of form - but only at home.

1 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

World Champions show adds a touch of class to viewing hours

WE'RE privileged in Hong Kong to have access to top-class live soccer in abundance.

20 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Brazil veterans to visit territory

FORMER Brazilian greats Zico and Junior have been lined up to play against Instant-Dict in the Viceroy Challenge Cup at the Hong Kong Stadium on April 30.

17 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

A mixed bag for sport's couch stars

THE selection of live sport on the box this week is not at all bad (i.e. not too good either) with possibly the most thrilling spectacle being the bone-jarring action from the final round of the Five Nations Championship.

Twickenham will host the clash between England and Wales this Saturday night as France head to Murrayfield to take on the mighty Scots.

14 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Blessings to fall on Qatar the peacemakers

ALL eyes will be on Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday when the host nation for the second round of the Asian World Cup qualifiers is announced.

It has been a poorly kept secret; the most likely choice is Qatar, who have already staged one of the legs of the first-round qualifiers.

11 Jul 1993 - 12:00am