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Neymar 'relieved' after rape case dismissed

Aug 10, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Football superstar Neymar says the 'scar will remain' even after the dismissal of his rape case

Photo by Pascal Guyot/AFP

Neymar rape case dismissed

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:30 PM

A Brazilian judge dismisses the rape case against football superstar Neymar

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on May 4, 2019, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG star striker Neymar has made an appeal against his suspension for three games in the Champions League next season, UEFA told AFP on May 10, 2019, confirming reports in the newspaper L'Equipe. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Brazil prosecutors ask judge to close Neymar rape case

Aug 09, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Football superstar Neymar may have just gotten a reprieve as prosecutors agree with Brazilian police on the lack of evidence to prove the rape allegations

Photo by Evaristo/AFP

Neymar rape accuser gives police statement

Jun 08, 2019 - 3:42 PM

More than 60% of Brazilians believe Neymar is innocent of the sexual assault allegation that has gripped the football-mad country

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on May 4, 2019, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG star striker Neymar has made an appeal against his suspension for three games in the Champions League next season, UEFA told AFP on May 10, 2019, confirming reports in the newspaper L'Equipe. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Dead Brazilian footballer almost decapitated

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Sao Paulo FC midfielder Daniel Correa was found brutally murdered in Brazil

Authorities are investigating the violent death of 24-year-old football player Daniel Correa.

Neymar, Brazil arrive in Russia as clock ticks down to World Cup start

Jun 11, 2018 - 1:55 PM

A 3-0 demolition of Austria marks Neymar's first start for Brazil in more than 3 months

Neymar out until at least May 17, eyes 'dream' World Cup

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:51 PM

After sustaining a foot injury, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar hopes to get back in time to suit up for Brazil

INJURED. "I hope I won't watch the World Cup on TV," Brazilian superstar Neymar jokes. Photo by AFP PHOTO / Nelson ALMEIDA

Swapping seat saved my life: Chapecoense crash survivor

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:17 AM

Crying in his first press conference since last month s disaster Alan Ruschel says he will do everything to get back on the pitch when he recovers from his injuries

Brazilian Chapecoense footballer Alan Ruschel (C), one of the survivors of the LaMia airliner air crash in Colombia two weeks ago, arrives at hospital in Chapeco, Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil, on December 13, 2016. Marcio Cunha / AFP

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Dec 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

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Colombia crash pilot reported he was out of fuel – tape

Dec 01, 2016 - 7:18 AM

3rd UPDATE Details of the doomed aircraft s last harrowing minutes emerge on Wednesday November 30 as fans mourn the loss of all but 6 people on the flight including most of the Cinderella story Chapecoense Real football team

Rescue teams work in the recovery of the bodies of victims of the LAMIA airlines charter that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, Colombia, on November 29, 2016. Raul Arboleda/AFP

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Dec 01, 2016 - 12:08 AM

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20 Brazilian journalists among Colombia crash dead

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Most of the attention has focused on the football players traveling to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana regional tournament However the passengers also included a large number of journalists covering the match

Fans light candles in tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, at their football stadium in Chapeco, Santa Catarina, Brazil on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida / AFP

Footballers' plane crash deaths stun Brazilian home city

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:55 AM

All year the once struggling impoverished club had delighted the people of Chapeco a city of about 200 000 in Santa Catarina state Now only grief remains

STUNNED SILENCE. People attend a mass in memoriam of the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Football mourns as plane crash kills Brazilian players

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:16 AM

Football legends Pele and Maradona as well as current superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead tributes to the players of Chapecoense Real a humble team whose march to glory was cut abruptly short

People attend a mass in memoriam of the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Chapecoense Real: Plane crash kills dream of football team that defied odds

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:09 PM

For the Chapecoense Real team the disaster means the cruel end of a story that had been meant to climax with an unexpected chance for glory

ASCENDANT. This file photo taken on November 23, 2016 shows Brazil's Chapecoense goalkeeper Danilo celebrating after defeating Argentina's San Lorenzo during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Brazil ends goalless streak to prevent embarrassing Olympic exit

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Wonder kid Gabriel Barbosa strikes twice in a 4 0 win over Denmark to end Brazil s 200 minute goal drought at the Olympics

DROUGHT OVER. Gabriel Barbosa knocked in two goals against Denmark to bring life to Brazil's struggling football team. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Neymar fan caught in laundry room of Olympic team hotel

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:37 AM

A fan of Brazilian football star Neymar was arrested and released after hiding out in the laundry room of the team s hotel ahead of Brazil s friendly against Japan

CRIME DETERGENT. One Neymar fan has a laundry list of problems after being arrested at the Olympic team's hotel. File photo by Paolo Aguilar/EPA

Life is no beach for Brazil football fans

Oct 08, 2015 - 3:41 PM

Citing everything from corruption to changes in playing styles Brazilians say the future of football in a country that won a record 5 World Cups is bleak

Brazil's football team has been hit by the loss of Neymar but may yet overcome Chile on Thursday and Venezuela on Tuesday. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Brazil World Cup winner sold medal to buy cocaine

Apr 19, 2015 - 5:38 PM

Former Brazil international Paulo Cesar has admitted he sold his World Cup winners medal from 1970 to buy cocaine

World Cup: Romero shootout saves send Argentina to final

Jul 10, 2014 - 6:49 AM

Argentina now faces Germany in Sunday s July 13 final in Rio de Janeiro s Maracana stadium

GOALKEEPER SAVES. Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero put on an exceptional performance during the penalty shoot-out to rout the Netherlands in the semifinal. Photo by Marcelo Sayao/EPA

Brazilians heartbroken over Neymar's World Cup injury

Jul 06, 2014 - 10:30 AM

The nation s hopes of a record extending sixth World Cup and especially the first at home had rested on the shoulders of Neymar

NEYMARZETES. Fans hold a banner reading 'Power Neymar for Brazil will win!!!' in support of Brazil's injured Neymar Jr prior the FIFA World Cup 2014 quarter final match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, 05 July 2014. Dennis Sabangan/EPA

World Cup: Seferovic gives Swiss last-gasp win over Ecuador

Jun 16, 2014 - 8:29 AM

Haris Seferovic s winning goal capped a remarkable comeback by the top seeds in the group

SWEET VICTORY. Swiss players celebrate winning the FIFA World Cup 2014 group E preliminary round match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, 15 June 2014. Robert Ghement/EPA

Brazilians betting on World Cup glory

Jun 09, 2014 - 5:08 AM

A whopping 68 percent of Brazilians believe their team s name is on the World Cup – and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is the man to deliver it

BRAZIL'S HOPE. Luiz Felipe Scolari has the support of his nation heading into the World Cup. Photo by Marcelo Sayao/EPA

How much did Neymar's transfer cost Barcelona?

Jun 04, 2013 - 1:38 PM

FC Barcelona s signing of Brazilian international Neymar has cost the club 57 million euros according to one of the club s top officials

LIVING HIS DREAM. Neymar finally realized his dream of playing for his favorite team. Photo from FC Barcelona's Facebook page.

Neymar inks 5-year pact with FC Barcelona

May 29, 2013 - 12:28 AM

Brazilian star Neymar signed a 5 year deal with FC Barcelona

STAR POWER. Neymar joins a star-studded Barca crew. Photo from FC Barcelona's Facebook page.