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Football: Lyon grab top spot with last-gasp win over Bordeaux

Football: Lyon grab top spot with last-gasp win over Bordeaux

Rediff.com30 Jan 2021

Hulk signs two-year contract with Atletico Mineiro.

Ex-Brazil striker Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

Ex-Brazil striker Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

Rediff.com26 Oct 2020

Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating.

End of an era after Barca suffer 'painful' defeat

End of an era after Barca suffer 'painful' defeat

Rediff.com15 Aug 2020

Barca won their fifth European Cup in 2015 and the signs of decline have been evident over the past five years since -- but no-one envisaged a fall as great as this.

Serum Institute to provide Covid vaccine at Rs 250 a dose

Serum Institute to provide Covid vaccine at Rs 250 a dose

Rediff.com8 Aug 2020

Serum Institute of India plans to make 300 million doses of AZD1222 by December, and will begin phase-2 trials soon. It has also tied up with Novavax for development and commercialisation of its candidate.

How long before the world gets a COVID-19 vaccine?

How long before the world gets a COVID-19 vaccine?

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

More than 2 million people have been diagnosed with coronavirus across the world, and the pharmaceutical industry is pulling out all stops to find potential treatments and vaccines for the global pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, there are now more than 70 potential vaccines under evelopment, with some already in clinical trials.

Another international title eludes Messi

Another international title eludes Messi

Rediff.com3 Jul 2019

Argentina lose to Brazil in Copa America semis

Copa America: Brazil 'shootout' Paraguay to reach semis

Copa America: Brazil 'shootout' Paraguay to reach semis

Rediff.com28 Jun 2019

Gabriel got the winning kick for Brazil after Gustavo Gomez and Derlis Gonzalez missed for the visitors. Roberto Firmino pulled his spot kick wide for the hosts.

PIX: Cavani goal gives Uruguay top spot, Ecuador hold Japan

PIX: Cavani goal gives Uruguay top spot, Ecuador hold Japan

Rediff.com25 Jun 2019

A late header from Edinson Cavani gave Uruguay a 1-0 win over Copa America holders Chile which saw them snatch top spot in Group C at their opponents' expense and set up a quarter-final meeting with Peru.

Copa America: Messi penalty rescues Argentina

Copa America: Messi penalty rescues Argentina

Rediff.com20 Jun 2019

Argentina captain Lionel Messi pulled his side level in the 57th minute after a handball by Paraguay's Ivan Peris which no-one on the pitch appealed for but was spotted by a VAR review.

Copa America: Colombia stun Argentina

Copa America: Colombia stun Argentina

Rediff.com16 Jun 2019

Roger Martinez scored an outstanding goal as Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in an exciting finale to a Copa America Group B opener on Saturday that burst into life after a sluggish start.

Football Extras: Will Messi return to national team?

Football Extras: Will Messi return to national team?

Rediff.com25 Jan 2019

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field

WC PIX: Belgium hold off Brazil fightback to reach semis

WC PIX: Belgium hold off Brazil fightback to reach semis

Rediff.com7 Jul 2018

Belgium struck early and held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-time champions tumbling out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday that earned them a semi-final against France.

Hierro's Spain must breach Iranian wall that coach Carlos built

Hierro's Spain must breach Iranian wall that coach Carlos built

Rediff.com20 Jun 2018

While that may not differ too much from the scenario in many group stage matches pairing the big beasts of the game against those nations who occupy lower rungs of the FIFA rankings, the X-factor in Kazan could be Carlos Queiroz.

PIX: 20 Classic Moments from the FIFA World Cup

PIX: 20 Classic Moments from the FIFA World Cup

Rediff.com11 Jun 2018

Rediff.com's Norma Godinho captures classic moments from the planet's greatest sports competition: The FIFA World Cup.

Poll prediction: Germany to lift FIFA World Cup again!

Poll prediction: Germany to lift FIFA World Cup again!

Rediff.com1 Jun 2018

Germany will retain their World Cup title in Moscow to equal Brazil's record of five wins in the tournament, according to a Reuters poll of financial specialists more used to predicting market moves.

Neymar operation successful says Brazil confederation

Neymar operation successful says Brazil confederation

Rediff.com3 Mar 2018

Brazil's Paris St Germain forward Neymar has had a successful operation

Neymar will be ready for World Cup, says trainer

Neymar will be ready for World Cup, says trainer

Rediff.com2 Mar 2018

Neymar will undergo surgery this weekend that will keep him out for up to three months but Brazil's trainer said on Thursday the Paris St Germain striker would definitely be ready for the start of the World Cup in mid-June.

Update! Neymar out for three months!

Update! Neymar out for three months!

Rediff.com1 Mar 2018

Neymar faces a race against time to be fit for this year's World Cup finals after the Brazil team doctor was quoted on Thursday saying that he would be out for up to three months with a foot injury.

Messi returns to Argentina squad for Brazil, Colombia games

Messi returns to Argentina squad for Brazil, Colombia games

Rediff.com22 Oct 2016

Lionel Messi is back in the Argentina squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Colombia after missing the last three due to injury in which his team have dropped seven points. Messi was named on Friday in coach Edgardo Bauza's 26-man squad and will captain Argentina away to arch-rivals Brazil in Belo Horizonte on Nov. 10 and at home against Colombia in San Juan five days later. Argentina have slipped down the South American group standings to fifth after a shock 1-0 home defeat by Paraguay and 2-2 draws with Peru and Venezuela, all without Messi.

Two shot dead at Rio Olympic sites

Two shot dead at Rio Olympic sites

Rediff.com6 Aug 2016

Police shot a mugger near the stadium where the Rio Olympics opening ceremony took place and a woman was killed close to another Olympic site, police said Saturday. The violence on Friday highlighted the task facing an unprecedented force of 85,000 soldiers and police deployed to secure the Olympics. Rio police said in a statement that a man was mugging people near the Maracana stadium when he was intercepted by one of the police officers sent from another area of Brazil to Rio as part of the huge reinforcements.

Brazil's women kick-off Games soccer with easy win

Brazil's women kick-off Games soccer with easy win

Rediff.com4 Aug 2016

Brazil got off to a winning start in their home Olympics on Wednesday when the women's soccer team beat China 3-0 in host city Rio de Janeiro. Although the opening ceremony takes place on Friday, the soccer competitions began ahead of time with six women's matches on Wednesday and another eight men's games on Thursday.

All you wanted to know about the Rio Olympics venues

All you wanted to know about the Rio Olympics venues

Rediff.com3 Aug 2016

The battle for Olympic medals will take place in 32 venues in Rio de Janeiro.

Check out the Rio Games schedule

Check out the Rio Games schedule

Rediff.com3 Aug 2016

Find below a detailed look at the Rio Olympics schedule.

8 legends to watch in Rio

8 legends to watch in Rio

Rediff.com3 Aug 2016

In Rio, over 10,000 athletes will compete for the biggest prize in sport -- an Olympic gold medal.

Euro: Germany can draw on Brazil rout to offset home advantage

Euro: Germany can draw on Brazil rout to offset home advantage

Rediff.com7 Jul 2016

In the history of football there has been no more devastating nullification of supposed home advantage than Germany's 7-1 humbling of Brazil in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, so playing France in Marseille holds no fears for the world champions. That astonishing result in Belo Horizonte, particularly the opening 30-minute five-goal blitz that left the world aghast, underlined Germany's unique mental strength and belief in their own ability whatever the opposition or circumstances.

Euro 2016: France euphoria is extra motivation, says German coach Leow

Euro 2016: France euphoria is extra motivation, says German coach Leow

Rediff.com4 Jul 2016

The host nation's bulging euphoria over France's Euro 2016 semi-final qualification is added motivation for Germany as they prepare to face them on Thursday, coach Joachim Loew said on Monday. The Germans, who will need to shuffle their lineup due to injuries to Sami Khedira and Mario Gomez and the suspension of defender Mats Hummels, are preparing to face a team brimming with confidence. "Such games are just great," Loew, who led Germany to the 2014 World Cup title in Brazil, told reporters.

How the British media reacted to England's worst loss...

How the British media reacted to England's worst loss...

Rediff.com28 Jun 2016

England's soccer journalists left their readers with no illusions on Tuesday after their side's Euro 2016 hopes were crushed by Iceland, describing the 2-1 loss as the worst in their history.

Football weekend scarred by violence on and off the pitch in Germany and Brazil

Football weekend scarred by violence on and off the pitch in Germany and Brazil

Rediff.com10 Aug 2015

Hertha Berlin team bus shot at by motorcyclist and penalty prompts riot police to protect referee in Brazil league match.

Unwavering team spirit behind Germany's World Cup triumph

Unwavering team spirit behind Germany's World Cup triumph

Rediff.com23 Dec 2014

The 2014 World Cup was a captivating carnival of football with high drama and Germany displayed their credentials as worthy champions.

BEST Sports Photos of the Year! (Part 2)

BEST Sports Photos of the Year! (Part 2)

Rediff.com22 Dec 2014

Rediff.com brings you the second instalment of the Best Sports Photos of the Year!

Sports Shorts: Al-Hilal cry foul over Champions League 'blunders'

Sports Shorts: Al-Hilal cry foul over Champions League 'blunders'

Rediff.com4 Nov 2014

Saudi club Al-Hilal have furiously demanded a formal probe into the appointment of the referees for the Asian Champions League final, which they lost 1-0 on aggregate to Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers last weekend.

Champions League Roundup: Ruthless Bayern destroy Roma; Adriano hits five

Champions League Roundup: Ruthless Bayern destroy Roma; Adriano hits five

Rediff.com22 Oct 2014

Ruthless Bayern Munich scored five goals in the first 35 minutes on the way to a 7-1 demolition of AS Roma on Tuesday which bore an uncanny resemblance to Germany's win over Brazil by the same score in the World Cup semi-final.

PHOTOS: Netherlands stroll past hapless Brazil to secure third spot

PHOTOS: Netherlands stroll past hapless Brazil to secure third spot

Rediff.com13 Jul 2014

Photos of the third-place playoff match between Brazil and Netherlands

Blasted in Belo Horizonte

Blasted in Belo Horizonte

Rediff.com13 Jul 2014

With a well-oiled midfield and strikers of the calibre of Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose, the Germans will start the title match against Argentina as favorites, says Mauktik Kulkarni.

World Cup chit-chat: Argentina's Di Maria trains in hope of making final

World Cup chit-chat: Argentina's Di Maria trains in hope of making final

Rediff.com11 Jul 2014

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria trained lightly on Thursday in the hope of being able to play a part in the World Cup final against Germany on Sunday despite suffering a thigh injury just days ago.

BEST Photos from the World Cup knock-outs

BEST Photos from the World Cup knock-outs

Rediff.com11 Jul 2014

Rediff.com brings you a quick flashback of the Round of 16 matches at the World Cup through these stunning captures!

10 shockers that shook the sports world

10 shockers that shook the sports world

Rediff.com10 Jul 2014

Following the latest 'disaster', Rediff.com takes a look at various sporting shockers, which shook the world.

Argentina beat Netherlands on penalties to enter final

Argentina beat Netherlands on penalties to enter final

Rediff.com10 Jul 2014

Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 via penalties to enter the final of the World Cup on Wednesday. The teams were goalless at the end of 120 minutes, and extra-time in the second semi-final.

Brazil's defence goes missing in embarrassing defeat

Brazil's defence goes missing in embarrassing defeat

Rediff.com9 Jul 2014

Brazil have been blamed for not being attacking enough since the World Cup started but it was their once admired defence that will carry the can for Tuesday's incredible 7-1 loss to Germany.

The death of the yellow jersey

The death of the yellow jersey

Rediff.com9 Jul 2014

'Living in Brazil, I had internalised the football mythology of that country, the way I had learnt Mahabharata stories in my childhood. The tragedy at the Maracana stadium in 1950, when a confident Brazil had lost to Uruguay in the finals. They tell the story of this debacle, this 'Hiroshima' that hit them, like the Shias lament the death of Ali. It led to the Brazilian team burning their white uniforms and switching later to Yellow and blue symbolising their national colours,' says Ambassador B S Prakash, India's former envoy to Brazil.

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