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This was one of the most exhausting seasons, says Liverpool's Alisson
Rio de Janiero, Aug 3 (IANS) Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has lavished praise on manager Jurgen Klopp for guiding the club to the Premier League title. The Reds won their first league crown in 30 years back in June. Brazilian Alisson said this was one of his most exhausting seasons.
2020-08-03
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Big increase recorded in Amazon fires
Brasilia, Aug 2 (IANS) Official figures from Brazil have shown a big increase in the number of fires in the Amazon region in July compared with the same month last year, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-08-02
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife
Everyone will probably contract COVID-19 at some point: Bolsonaro
Brasilia, Aug 1 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who was diagnosed with the COVID-19 earlier this month, said that everyone will probably contract coronavirus at some point, "so face up to it".
2020-08-01
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
I dream of winning the World Cup, says Alisson Becker
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 1 (IANS) In the past 14 months, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has collected more trophies than most players could only dream of in an entire career.
2020-08-01
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Flamengo name Domenec Torrent as new head coach
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 1 (IANS) Spaniard Domenec Torrent has been appointed head coach of Flamengo until the end of 2021, the Brazilian Serie A champions have said.
2020-08-01
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bolsonaro says he takes takes antibiotics for infection
Brasilia, July 31 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said that he was taking antibiotics for an infection that has left him weak, after he was diagnosed with the COVID-19 earlier this month.
2020-07-31
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Benfica step up interest in Brazilian forward Everton
Rio de Janeiro, July 31 (IANS) Benfica have opened talks with Gremio about a possible deal to sign Brazil international forward Everton, according to media reports in the South American country.
2020-07-31
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil's first lady, science minister test positive for COVID-19
Brasilia, July 31 (IANS) Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Marcos Pontes are the latest high-profile Brazilians to have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), president's office announced.
2020-07-31
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 90,000
Rio de Janeiro, July 30 (IANS) Brazil's novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has marked grim milestones, with the death toll surpassing 90,000, the number of people testing positive going over 2.5 million, and a record number of new cases emerging in a single day (nearly 70,000).
2020-07-30
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 88,000
Rio de Janeiro, July 29 (IANS) Brazil has recorded 921 new deaths from Covid-19, bringing the national death toll to 88,539, officials said.
2020-07-29
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazilian midfielder Evander on Atletico Madrid radar
Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Atletico Madrid are among several European clubs interested in signing Brazilian midfielder Evander from Denmark's Midtjylland, according to media reports.
2020-07-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 87,000
Sao Paulo, July 27 (IANS) Brazil's Covid-19 death toll climbed to 87,004 on Sunday after 555 more patients died from the disease in the previous 24 hours.
2020-07-27
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Bolosonaro tests negative for COVID-19
Brasilia, July 26 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced that he has tested negative for the COVID-19, more than two weeks after he was first diagnosed on July 7.
2020-07-26
Category: International, Brazil,International
Brazil's president tests positive for COVID-19 for third time
Brasilia, July 23 (IANS) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro again tested positive for the novel coronavirus, indicating he must remain in isolation, the president's office said.
2020-07-23
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Brazil's Olympic athletes return to training after isolation
Rio de Janeiro, July 22 (IANS) Brazil's elite athletes have resumed normal training after more than four months of confinement because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-22
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Athletics
NDB lends Brazil $1bn loan to mitigate COVID-19 impact
Brasilia, July 21 (IANS) The New Development Bank (NDB) said that it will lend Brazil $1 billion to neutralize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing total loans to the South American country to $4 billion.
2020-07-21
Category: International, Brazil,Business/Economy
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll nears 80,000
Sao Paulo, July 20 (IANS) Brazil's Covid-19 death toll raced towards 80,000, after 716 more deaths pushed the total number to 79,488.
2020-07-20
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Brazil's corona death toll crosses 78,000
Sao Paulo, July 19 (IANS) Brazil has registered 921 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide count to 78,772, the country's Health Ministry said.
2020-07-19
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 cases in Brazil cross 2 million
Rio de Janeiro, July 17 (IANS) The Brazilian government reported on Thursday that the country has registered over 2 million cases of the novel coronavirus after 45,403 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, for a total of 2,012,151.
2020-07-17
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Bolsonaro bitten by giant bird during quarantine
Brasilia, July 16 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus for a second time, was reportedly bitten by an emu-like bird that he tried to feed while in quarantine at the presidential palace here, a media report said.
2020-07-16
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Bolsonaro again tests positive for coronavirus
Brasilia, July 16 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed that he has once again tested positive for the novel coronavirus, roughly a week after he contracted the virus.
2020-07-16
Category: International, Brazil,International
Flamengo secure 36th Rio title
Rio de Janeiro, July 16 (IANS) A late goal from former CSKA Moscow forward Vitinho gave Flamengo a 1-0 victory over Fluminense and guaranteed the club's 36th Rio de Janeiro state title.
2020-07-16
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Barcelona secure Brazilian teenager Gustavo Maia: reports
Rio de Janeiro, July 14 (IANS) Barcelona have exercised an option to sign teenage forward Gustavo Maia from Brazil's Sao Paulo, according to media reports in the South American country.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Costa Rican midfielder Bryan Ruiz leaves Santos
Rio de Janeiro, July 14 (IANS) Costa Rica international midfielder Bryan Ruiz has parted ways with Santos after just 14 matches in two years with the Brazilian Serie A giants.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Barcelona consider move for Brazilian teenager Maia
Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS) Barcelona have until this week to exercise an option to sign highly-rated Brazilian teenager Gustavo Maia, according to press reports in the South American country.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
South American WC qualifiers to start in Oct, says FIFA
Rio de Janiero, July 11 (IANS) The start of the South American zone qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been postponed to October, world football governing body FIFA said on Friday amid the pandemic outbreak.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Amazon rainforest registers record deforestation in June
Brasilia, July 11 (IANS) Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has hit a monthly record of 1,034.4 square kilometres in June, the government reported.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife
Brazil Serie A season to run until February
Rio de Janeiro, July 10 (IANS) Brazil's Serie A championship will not stop for FIFA-sanctioned international breaks under its revised 2020 calendar which has been unveiled.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil's Sao Paulo state announces football restart
Sao Paulo, July 9 (IANS) Sao Paulo's regional football championship will resume on July 22 as Brazil's major competitions emerge from their coronavirus shutdowns, state governor Joao Doria has said.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Covid-sceptic Brazilian President tests positive for disease (Ld)
Brasilia, July 7 (IANS) Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, who made light of the coronavirus pandemic and routinely ignored all precautions, has tested positive for the disease, reports said on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
California Assembly delays session after COVID-19 outbreak
Sacramento, July 7 (IANS) A COVID-19 outbreak in the California Legislature has indefinitely delayed a session of the state Assembly, highlighting the rapid spread of the virus in a state that has imposed new restrictions on bars and restaurants following a surge in the number of infections and hospitalizations, a media report said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Brazil eyeing Maracana to kick off World Cup qualifiers
Rio de Janeiro, July 7 (IANS) Brazil could open their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium, under plans being considered by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
2020-07-07
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bolsonaro takes 4th COVID-19 test
Brasilia, July 7 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly insisted that quarantine and social distancing were not necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic, has taken a fourth COVID-19 test.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Brazil,International
Ronaldo & Messi playing at the same club would be massive, feels Rivaldo
Rio de Janiero, July 4 (IANS) Former Brazil midfielder Rivaldo feels Lionel Messi could join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, also adding that the superstar could join Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus if things fall into place.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Barcelona eye move for Brazil U-23 goalkeeper Ivan Quaresma
Rio de Janeiro, July 4 (IANS) Barcelona could make a bid to sign Brazil Under-23 goalkeeper Ivan Quaresma, according to media reports in the South American country.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bolsonaro vetoes law requiring masks in public spaces
Brasilia, July 4 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has exercised his veto power to water down parts of a national law that would require the use of face masks on public transportation, in commercial and religious establishments and other enclosed public spaces.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Fans to be allowed in Rio de Janeiro stadiums from July 10
Rio de Janeiro, June 28 (IANS) Football fans in Rio de Janeiro will be free to attend matches from July 10 under a decree issued by city mayor Marcelo Crivella.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil announces agreement with UK to produce Covid-19 vaccine
Sao Paulo, June 28 (IANS) The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced on Saturday an agreement with the UKto acquire technology to locally produce a vaccine against Covid-19 that is currently being developed by the University of Oxford and British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Former Chelsea forward Kalou in talks with Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou is the latest high-profile footballer on the radar of Brazilian club Botafogo.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil's Serie A set for August return post COVID-19 hiatus
Rio de Janeiro, June 26 (IANS) Brazil's Serie A championship will start in early August pending the approval of state and municipal health officials, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has said.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil set to postpone mid-year transfer window
Rio de Janeiro, June 25 (IANS) Brazil's mid-year transfer window is set to be postponed to prevent a mass exodus of talent to foreign leagues.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
F1 to launches #WeRaceAsOne intiative to tackle 'global inequality'
Colorado, June 23 (IANS) Formula One has launched an initiative to tackle the growing concerns related to racism worldwide and also help the racing community in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Motorsports
Brazilian side Santos report nine positive COVID-19 tests
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) One Santos player and eight employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the Brazilian Serie A club has said.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil becomes 2nd country to pass 50,000 COVID-19 deaths
Brasilia, June 22 (IANS) Brazil has become the second country, after the US, to register more than 50,000 COVID-19 deaths, which came amid growing political unrest and just days after the country confirmed more than 1 million coronavirus cases.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Brazil,International
Brazil becomes second country to hit one million cases
Rio De Janerio, June 20 (IANS) Brazil has become the second country in the world to confirm more than one million cases of Covid-19, as the disease continues to spread.
2020-06-20
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-aide to Bolsonaro's son arrested on corruption charges
Brasilia, June 19 (IANS) A former aide to a son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was arrested on corruption charges.
2020-06-19
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Former Brazil midfielder Jean recovers from coronavirus
Rio de Janeiro, June 17 (IANS) Former Brazil international midfielder Jean has resumed training with Cruzeiro after recovering from the novel coronavirus.
2020-06-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil witnesses protests amid escalating COVID-19 situation
Brasilia, June 15 (IANS) Protests for and against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took place for a third consecutive Sunday in several cities of the country, in the midst of the uncontrolled coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-15
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Amazon deforestation hits highest level in 5 years
Brasilia, June 13 (IANS) The Brazilian government said that the Amazon rainforest witnessed deforestation of a record 829 sq km in May, the highest monthly level since 2015.
2020-06-13
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
USA Field Hockey cancels 2020 high performance centers for women
Colorado, June 12 (IANS) USA Field Hockey and the womens high performance coaching staff have decided to cancel the 2020 high performance centers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Hockey