Uruguay psyched for Suarez return

2016-02-10 10:08

Uruguay are looking forward to their star striker Luis Suarez's return to international football next month after his nine-match ban.

Brazil police fire tear gas in World Cup city

2014-06-09 13:48

Police in Sao Paulo have fired tear gas to disperse around 150 protesters supporting a subway workers' strike that has unleashed transport chaos in the Brazilian mega-city three days before it hosts the World Cup kick-off.

Brazil strike chaos looms before World Cup

2014-05-15 09:14

Less than a month before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil faces a new series of potentially disruptive strikes in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio policeman shot by drug traffickers

2014-03-15 16:23

A Brazilian policeman was shot dead in clashes with drug traffickers in a "pacified" shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, hours after security forces occupied another violent favela.

Violent clash at protest in Rio over fare hike

2014-02-07 08:02

Police and protesters have violently clashed in Rio de Janeiro's main train station in a demonstration against a 10-cent hike in bus fare.

Brazil plans to cap World Cup airfares

2014-01-23 14:40

Legacy shows that prices often escalate by as much as ten times the normal price during prestigious tournaments such as the Soccer World Cup - but certain airlines in Brazil are planning to buck the trend.

Brazilians urged to treat tourists well despite protests

2013-11-12 09:44

World Cup local organising committee CEO Ricardo Trade says Brazilians have a perfect right to demonstrate during the tournament, as long as it doesn't spill over to mistreatment of tourists.

Brazil unrest easing but more radical

2013-08-01 14:01

The massive street demonstrations that roiled Brazil last month have eased but more radical groups are coming to the fore and resorting to violence.


Overpass collapse kills 2 in World Cup city

2014-07-04 08:15

An unfinished overpass being built for the World Cup has collapsed in Brazil's south-eastern city of Belo Horizonte, killing at least two people and injuring 19.

Brazil cops fire tear gas at World Cup protesters

2014-05-28 08:33

Brazilian police have fired tear gas to break up a protest by bow-and-arrow wielding indigenous chiefs who joined forces with anti-World Cup demonstrators to condemn the money spent on the tournament.

Violent protest hits fabled Rio beach district

2014-04-23 07:20

Violent protests have broken out in Rio's landmark beachfront district, Copacabana, following the death of a resident, an AFP photographer says, less than two months before the World Cup.

Brazil police take over favela quietly

2014-03-13 20:20

Police have raised Brazil's flag over a crime-ridden shanty town in western Rio, the latest foray in a crackdown on crime ahead of this year's football World Cup.

Brazil no safer a year after deadly club fire

2014-01-27 17:04

As Brazil marks the anniversary of the deadly blaze at the Kiss nightclub, almost nothing concrete has been done at any level of government to improve fire safety.

Brazil combats 'abusive' World Cup prices

2014-01-17 09:12

Government-backed Brazilian consumer groups have struck a deal with Rio hoteliers to ban "abusive" pricing and prevent fans being ripped off during the upcoming World Cup.

CAF switch deals Bafana blow

2013-08-16 16:36

Gordon Igesund has said Fifa's venue-change for Central African Republic's World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia is a blow for SA.

Lula talks football with Zuma

2012-11-17 08:34

Former Brazil president Luiz da Silva, has met with Jacob Zuma to discuss his country's preparations to host the 2014 World Cup.

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