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Award-winning images from the World Press Photo contest

The jury of the 58th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. The World Press Photo is an......

Images: The Pope at the Beach

Argentina and Brazil are traditional rivals and there was a time when their antagonism was being compared to India-Pakistan relations. They have overcome to a great extent their history of......

Does memory matter anymore?

My son's friend Vikram, all of 18, was visiting us from the US. He is a bright student, has just finished school and is on a 'gap year', a fancy term these days when youngsters take a year to......

Pele, Kaka grace final even as Beck's boys reveal their favourite team

The Maracana stadium at Rio de Janeiro where the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina was played is overlooked by Christ the Redeemer.  And, it was -- to be aptly put -- a rain of......

PHOTOS: Heartbreak for Ecuador as France top group

Ten-man Ecuador bravely held France to a 0-0 draw at Rio's Maracana stadium on Wednesday but the European favourites still topped Group E to gain a second round tie against Nigeria. Through luck,......

Sports Shorts: Maradona claims he was barred from Maracana

Not even the 'Hand of God' could open the doors to a packed Maracana stadium for Argentina's World Cup game against Bosnia. After Pele revealed that he had to listen on the radio in his car to the......

PHOTOS: Confederations Cup final facts and figures

Facts and figures following Brazil's 3-0 victory over Spain in the Confederations Cup final at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday: Brazil won the Confederations Cup for the third successive tournament......

Maracana work for 2014 WC gets underway late

Refurbishment work on Rio de Janeiro's giant Maracana stadium for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil began on Tuesday six months behind schedule.The work, budgeted at 705.6 million reais ($398 million)......
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Brazil unveils Rio Olympic flame

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed Rio 2016 will be a "historic" event after unveiling the Olympic torch. The torch relay will begin... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/sports/brazil-unveils-rio-olympic-flame/73491.html
Fred on target as Fluminense beat Santos in Brazil league

Former Brazil striker Fred was on target as Fluminense defeated Santos 2-1 in Brazil's Serie A championship at the Maracana stadium here.Fred broke... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a564681.html
Whose dream will be fulfilled?

Lionel Messi is a step closer to finally breaking through with Argentina. The Barcelona star heads into the Copa America final with a chance to end... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/sports/whose-dream-will-be-fulfilled.html
City of legendary lure

For reasons unknown, Kolkatans have a love affair with Brazil when it comes to football and come every World Cup encounter that country becomes... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/supplements/city-of-legendary-lure/72117.html
A quiz about overcoming odds

Helen Keller was born on this day 135 years ago. This quiz is about overcoming odds. 1 Bruce Willis, Marilyn Monroe, Emily Blunt, James Stewart,... ...

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Coming to India and making

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