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June, 2019

  • 29 June

    Copa America: Argentina Set Up Semi-final Clash Against Brazil

    Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso were on target for Argentina as they beat Venezuela 2-0 to set up a mouth-watering Copa America semi-final against hosts, Brazil. Martinez’s 10th-minute finish was his sixth goal for the Albiceleste in 10 international appearances. Argentina were lacklustre in the second half, but Lo …

  • 28 June

    Jesus Lifts Brazil Into Copa America Semi-final

    Gabriel Jesus scored the winning spot-kick in a tense penalty shoot-out against Paraguay on Thursday, as Brazil qualified for the Copa America semi-finals. Paraguay had beaten Brazil twice before in 2011 and 2015 at the same stage on penalties in the competition. Chelsea winger, Willian, came closest to scoring in …

  • 23 June

    Copa America: Brazil Crush Peru To Secure Q/final Spot

    Copa America: Brazil Crush Peru To Book Q/final Spot

    Hosts Brazil thumped Peru 5-0 on Saturday, to cruise into the Copa America quarter-final.  The rampaging Tite’s men took the lead after 12 minutes, when Casemiro was on hand to nod home after a goalmouth scramble. Roberto Firmino doubled Brazil’s lead seven minutes later, after Peru’s goalkeeper, Pedro Gallese, made …

  • 19 June

    Copa America: Venezuela Frustrate Brazil To Goalless Draw

    Brazil were held to a 0-0 draw by Venezuela in the Copa America on Tuesday night, in a game that saw a late Philippe Coutinho goal ruled out by the VAR. Coutinho thought he had taken Brazil to the quarter-finals in the 87th minute, when he squeezed in a finish …

  • 7 June

    Willian Replaces Injured Neymar In Brazil’s Copa America Squad

    Willian Replaces Injured Neymar In Brazil’s Copa America Squad

    Chelsea forward, Willian, has been called up to replace Neymar in Brazil’s Copa America squad, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday. Neymar injured his ankle during a 2-0 friendly win against Qatar on Thursday, ruling him out of the tournament to be hosted on home soil. Willian, 30, …

  • 7 June

    Neymar Gives Statement To Brazilian Police Over Rape Allegation

    Neymar Gives Statement To Brazilian Police Amid Rape Allegation

    Brazil football star, Neymar, has provided statement to police in Rio de Janeiro, over a rape allegation, his lawyers say on Friday. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has denied raping his accuser, Najila Trindade, at a hotel in Paris on May 15, 2019. Trindade filed the allegation last Friday, telling a …

  • 6 June

    Brazil’s Neymar Ruled Out Of Copa America With Ankle Injury

    Brazil’s Neymar Ruled Out Of Copa America With Ankle Injury

    Brazil star, Neymar, will not play for his country in 2019 Copa America after rupturing a ligament in his ankle during the side’s 2-0 win over Qatar in a friendly match in Brasilia. The 27-year-old, who was stripped of the Brazilian captaincy last month, limped off after 17 minutes. Everton …

May, 2019

  • 11 May

    Court Orders Brazilian President, Bolsonaro To Explain Gun Decree

    A Supreme Court judge has given Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and the justice ministry five days to explain his decree granting millions of citizens the right to carry loaded weapons in public, which critics say is unconstitutional. Justice Rosa Weber’s ruling on Friday came after an opposition political party, …

April, 2019

  • 29 April

    Golden Eaglets Will Do Better In Brazil, Says Maikaba

    Abdu Maikaba, Flying Eagles Assistant coach and coach of Plateau United on Monday, said that the the Golden Eaglets would do better in the U-17 World Cup scheduled for Brazil in September. Maikaba told NAN in Abuja that the team’s poor outing in the just concluded AFCON U-17 championship was …

  • 4 April

    Military Police Kill 10 Bank Robbers Attempting To Blow Up ATMs

    At least 10 bank robbers were shot dead Thursday after Brazilian military police busted a gang trying to blow up automated teller machines (ATM) near Sao Paulo, officials said. A manhunt is underway for the rest of the assailants after they fled two banks in Guararema municipality, 80 kilometres (50 …

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