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SAmerica soccer body postpones World Cup qualifiers in March

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two rounds of South American World Cup qualifiers scheduled for the end of March were postponed on Saturday following opposition from European clubs about allowing their players to tr...

Brazilian soccer under pressure to stop as COVID-19 surges

SAO PAULO (AP) — Three Brazilian states have halted their professional soccer local leagues due to a spike in hospitalizations and deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The sta...

Pelé gets his first COVID-19 shot, urges mask use

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pelé received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, calling it an “unforgettable day.” The 80-year-old Brazilian soccer great posted the news on his socia...

Flamengo defends Brazilian title despite defeat at Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO (AP) — Flamengo successfully defended its Brazilian championship despite finishing with a 2-1 loss at Sao Paulo. The Rio de Janeiro club's eighth national championship was...

Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson drowns in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two Brazilian clubs have expressed condolences following the sudden death of the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker. Fluminense posted on social media Th...

Brazilian forward Pepê to join Porto from Gremio

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian club Gremio has agreed to sell forward Pepê to Porto in the offseason in a €15 million ($18 million) deal, the two clubs said Thursday. The Portuguese clu...

Argentina great Hernan Crespo to coach Brazil's Sao Paulo FC

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo FC signed former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo as its new coach on Friday to the end of next year. Crespo left Argentina's tiny Defensa y Justicia this m...

Brazil's Globo replaced as Formula 1 broadcaster

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's fourth most popular TV channel said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to broadcast Formula One until the end of 2022, in a deal that could reduce the sport's reach in Latin...

Sao Paulo sells striker Brenner to Cincinnati of MLS

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo FC has sold striker Brenner da Silva to FC Cincinnati in what it claimed to be the biggest sale of a South American player to a team in Major League Soccer. ...

Rio shelves plan to build new F1 track in forest area

SAO PAULO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro authorities ended plans on Monday for the construction of a new track where a company hoped to host the country's Formula One grand prix. Eduardo Cav...

Crash survivor lifts trophy in Brazil for Chapecoense

SAO PAULO (AP) — Tragedy-hit Chapecoense won Brazil's second division title on Friday night with defender Alan Ruschel, a survivor of the team's plane crash in 2016 which killed 19 players, lifting th...

Brazil's Hulk signs 2-year deal with Atletico Mineiro

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro signed on a free transfer former Brazil striker Hulk on Friday. Hulk left China's Shanghai SIPG and is expected to play for Atletico ...

Sundhage extends contract with Brazil's women's team

SAO PAULO (AP) — Swedish coach Pia Sundhage extended her contract with Brazil's women's soccer team on Thursday, agreeing to stay in charge until the 2024 Paris Olympics. Sundhage, ...

Empty Maracanã to host all-Brazilian Copa Libertadores final

SAO PAULO (AP) — South American players have often reached the heights of European soccer in recent years, and European coaches are now doing the same in South America. Abel Ferreira...

Santos beats Boca for all-Brazilian Copa Libertadores final

SAO PAULO (AP) — Santos defeated Boca Juniors 3-0 on Wednesday to advance to the Copa Libertadores final against Palmeiras. The first leg of the tie last week ended in a goalless draw in Buenos Aires....