Dunga given second chance to put Brazil back on top of the world

DungaJuly 23 - In what many are commenting is a backward step, Brazil have as expected turned to Dunga for a second spell in charge of the national team in succession to Luiz Felipe Scolari two weeks after the 7-1 hammering by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.

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Dunga waits in wings to take over Brazilian national team

DungaBy Andrew Warshaw
July 21 - Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga looks set to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil's national coach following the World Cup host nation's 7-1 semi-final humiliation against eventual winners Germany.

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Marta calls for 'cultural' change and for Brazil to invest in women's game

Marta2July 11 - Still reeling from its World Cup humiliation, Brazil now has its most iconic female player demanding greater emphasis on the women's game in the country.

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Pele's son starts 33-year jail term for money laundering

Pele and son EdinhoJuly 10 - The son of Brazilian legend Pele has begun a 33-year jail sentence for money laundering, according to Brazilian reports.

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Pele's son jailed, pending appeal, for 33 years for money laundering

Pele and Edson Cholbi NascimentoJune 2 - One of Brazilian football legend Pele's seven children has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for laundering money for drug traffickers. Edson Cholbi Nascimento, known as Edinho, denies the charges, which date from 2005, and will reportedly be allowed to remain free pending appeal.

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Chileans mine rich seam of World Cup support

Chilean minersBy David Owen
June 1 - Chile is better known for its copper than its football. So it is fitting that the industry should be providing a rich seam of support for Alexis Sánchez and the rest of the country's World Cup squad as they make final preparations for Brazil.

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Right places, right time: Brazil 2014 digital football guide launches

download 40May 22 – Fans looking to find the authentic Brazilian football experience in Rio or Sao Paulo at the World Cup this summer should download a couple of digital guides written by Brazilian journalist Qiana Martin and writer of the of www. http://eatsoccer.wordpress.com/ blog.

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54 year old Bolivian president signs first for division club Sport Boys

Evo MoralesMay 20 - In what is surely one of football's most bizarre transfers, a first division Bolivian professional side has signed up the country's 54-year-old president Evo Morales (pictured) to play in midfield at a reported token salary of $213 per month.

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Protests will be aimed at politicians, says Brazilian legal official

UMS053 BRAZIL PROTESTSBy Andrew Warshaw in Jordan
May 14- The demonstrations and street protests that have marred Brazil's reputation and increased safety fears in the buildup to the World Cup will be aimed more at politicians than football if they are repeated during the tournament.

That was the claim made today at Soccerex Asian Forum by Pitagoras Dytz, a legal adviser to the Brazilian Sports Ministry.

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