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  • New chief but few changes at Brazilian federation 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:31 pm
  • SAO PAULO - The Brazilian football federation elected a new president on Wednesday, although little is changing at the helm of the organization.

  • 54 detained in anti-World Cup protest in Brazil 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:38 am
  • SAO PAULO - Police say that 54 people protesting against the World Cup have been arrested in Brazil's largest city.

  • Tickets for two-thirds of World Cup games sold out 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:38 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches were sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final online sales phase on Tuesday.

  • Tests games scheduled at stadium of WCup opener 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:27 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Brazilian club Corinthians has scheduled at least three test events at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in less than two months.

  • Delayed stadium opens World Cup in Sao Paulo 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:30 pm
  • SAO PAULO - South America's biggest city will be the first to see some action at the World Cup when Brazil plays Croatia at the stadium where a crane collapse killed two workers last year.

  • Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:56 am
  • SAO PAULO - Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very good job preparing for the tournament.

  • Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:05 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Flamengo scored in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Vasco da Gama on Sunday and win the Rio de Janeiro state championship for a record 33rd time.

  • FIFA medical chief 'hates' Brazil drug test doubts 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:02 am
  • MONACO - FIFA's medical chief is "really not happy" with drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil because samples taken from players must be flown across the Atlantic for analysis at a laboratory in Switzerland, which could slow results.

  • Delayed stadium opens World Cup in Sao Paulo 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:15 am
  • SAO PAULO - South America's biggest city will be the first to see some action at the World Cup when Brazil plays Croatia at the stadium where a crane collapse killed two workers last year.

  • Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:41 am
  • SAO PAULO - Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very good job preparing for the tournament.

  • Pele says Brazil airports a big World Cup concern 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:42 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Brazil's World Cup ambassador Pele says he's concerned about the country's outdated airports less than 10 weeks before the tournament begins.

  • At home, Brazil clear favorite to win Group A 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:07 am
  • SAO PAULO - Playing in front of its own fans, Brazil is expected to easily advance from Group A, leaving Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon fighting for the other spot in the second round.

  • Experts: Too late to finish World Cup airports 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:42 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Infrastructure experts say that Brazil has run out of time to meet its promise to fully expand and renovate airports that will serve hundreds of thousands of fans pouring into the country for the World Cup that starts in just two months.

  • Fans on field, sound system issues at WCup test 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 11:23 am
  • SAO PAULO - Fans on the field and no sound for the national anthem marked the first major test event at a Brazil World Cup stadium.

  • Official: Problems ignored at World Cup stadium 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:10 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Safety problems at the stadium hosting the World Cup opener in Brazil were being ignored so work could finish in time for the tournament, a top labor official said in an interview published on Thursday.

  • Blatter says World Cup will be 'well done' 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:14 pm
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - FIFA President Sepp Blatter says the World Cup will be "well done," but he criticized Brazilian authorities for starting late on stadium projects and for not providing enough worker safety.

  • Atlanta mayor to visit Brazil on trade mission 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:06 am
  • ATLANTA - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will be leading a trade mission this month to Brazil, seeking new business opportunities for the city.

  • FIFA's Valcke on World Cup: We are not ready 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:29 pm
  • JOHANNESBURG - FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has again raised concerns over Brazil's World Cup preparations, saying "we are not ready" and that the stadium for the opening game is one of two venues that worry him most.

  • Unfinished World Cup stadium opens in Brazil 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:24 pm
  • SAO PAULO - The World Cup stadium in the Brazilian host city of Cuiaba is staging its first official match with only half of its seats installed and construction work still underway.

  • Brazil seeks arrests in price-fixing scheme 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 3:07 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Brazilian prosecutors are seeking the arrest of 13 foreign executives from three international companies allegedly involved in a cartel to raise prices for the construction and upkeep of subway and train systems in Sao Paulo.

  • Ronaldo: Pressure 'huge' on Brazil World Cup team 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 10:59 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Ronaldo didn't quite go along with the outrageous predictions of eternal damnation if Brazil doesn't win the World Cup on home soil, but did concede the squad is "enormous pressure" to claim a sixth title.

  • Brazil announces it will host IndyCar race in 2015 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 9:12 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Brazilian officials have announced the return of IndyCar to the country next season, saying Friday that a race will be held in the capital of Brasilia.

  • Bellini, captain of '58 WCup champ Brazil, dies 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 7:21 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Bellini, Brazil's captain when it won its first World Cup in 1958, died on Thursday from complications following a heart attack. He was 83.

  • Brazil investigates price-fixing cartel 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 4:24 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Brazil has opened legal proceedings against several major international companies accused of fixing prices for the construction and upkeep of public transportation systems in five cities.

  • FIFA back in Brazil to inspect World Cup stadiums 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 10:29 am
  • SAO PAULO - FIFA is starting a new round of inspections at World Cup stadiums in Brazil as host cities race against the clock to get ready for the tournament that opens in less than three months.