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Ibra to make acting debut in new 'Asterix and Obelix' film

Ibra to make acting debut in new 'Asterix and Obelix' film

Rediff.com9 Apr 2021

The 39-year-old appeared at Italy's Sanremo festival in March, where he sang a duet with Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic and said he would like to try acting.

11-year-old Brazilian shatters skating record in lockdown

11-year-old Brazilian shatters skating record in lockdown

Rediff.com12 May 2020

Gui Khury was already the youngest skateboarder to complete the 900-degree turn, a feat he pulled off aged eight.

Brazil arrests 10 for 'amateur' terror plot against Rio Olympics

Brazil arrests 10 for 'amateur' terror plot against Rio Olympics

Rediff.com22 Jul 2016

Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday suspected of belonging to a poorly organised group supporting Islamic State (IS) and discussing terrorist acts during the next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Pele to auction memorabilia and 'share his story with generations to come'

Pele to auction memorabilia and 'share his story with generations to come'

Rediff.com11 Mar 2016

Triple World Cup soccer winner Pele is putting some 2,000 items up for auction, including his three World Cup medals and a one of a kind Jules Rimet trophy that could fetch up to one million dollars, auctioneers said on Thursday.

Brazil's Andrade Gutierrez to admit World Cup bribes: Folha paper

Brazil's Andrade Gutierrez to admit World Cup bribes: Folha paper

Rediff.com28 Nov 2015

One of Brazil's largest builders, Andrade Gutierrez, will confess to paying bribes for 2014 FIFA World Cup contracts and business with state-run companies Petrobras and Eletrobras, a newspaper report said on Friday.

When undead monsters took to the streets around the world

When undead monsters took to the streets around the world

Rediff.com5 Jun 2015

Rediff.com brings you images from some zombie events held in Finland, Sydney, Athens, Curitiba, Massachusetts and many other places.

One of the most open World Cups in recent memory

One of the most open World Cups in recent memory

Rediff.com4 Jul 2014

As much as I would love to witness a Brazil-Argentina final at the Copacabana beach, Colombia, Germany, Netherlands and Argentina look like the semi-finalists and, if Argentina peaks at the right time, Germany vs Argentina could be the title match, says Mauktik Kulkarni.

PHOTOS: Deposed champions Spain make short work of Australia

PHOTOS: Deposed champions Spain make short work of Australia

Rediff.com24 Jun 2014

Goals from David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata gave deposed champions Spain a comfortable consolation win over Australia in Curitiba.

In-form Australians eye surprise win over deposed champions Spain

In-form Australians eye surprise win over deposed champions Spain

Rediff.com23 Jun 2014

Despite Australia already having been eliminated from the World Cup, the Socceroos all-time leading scorer Tim Cahill believes Australian football can take a huge step forward with victory over dethroned world champions Spain.

Chile send champions Spain packing, join Netherlands in last 16

Chile send champions Spain packing, join Netherlands in last 16

Rediff.com19 Jun 2014

Chile overwhelmed an out-of-sorts Spain 2-0 to join the Netherlands in the second round of the World Cup and eliminate the defending champions on a memorable night at the Maracana on Wednesday.

Iran, Nigeria listless in first draw at Brazil World Cup

Iran, Nigeria listless in first draw at Brazil World Cup

Rediff.com17 Jun 2014

Iran and Nigeria laboured to the first stalemate of a scintillating World Cup on Monday with a dismal 0-0 draw that left both sides still chasing their first victory at a finals since 1998.

PHOTOS: Nigeria held by Iran in World Cup's first draw

PHOTOS: Nigeria held by Iran in World Cup's first draw

Rediff.com17 Jun 2014

Photos of the World Cuop Group F match between Iran and Nigeria

Iran, Nigeria listless in first draw at Brazil World Cup

Iran, Nigeria listless in first draw at Brazil World Cup

Rediff.com17 Jun 2014

Iran and Nigeria laboured to the first stalemate of a scintillating World Cup on Monday with a dismal 0-0 draw that left both sides still chasing their first victory at a finals since 1998.

Brazil has left FIFA with a huge challenge: Valcke

Brazil has left FIFA with a huge challenge: Valcke

Rediff.com2 Mar 2014

FIFA has been left with a huge challenge following Brazilian delays in building stadiums for the 2014 World Cup, secretary general Jerome Valcke said Saturday.

Brazil's laggard stadium risks missing World Cup deadline

Brazil's laggard stadium risks missing World Cup deadline

Rediff.com31 Jan 2014

When Brazil chose 12 cities to host the 2014 World Cup, the one stadium everyone thought would be finished on time was the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.

Blatter, Rousseff brush off World Cup problems

Blatter, Rousseff brush off World Cup problems

Rediff.com24 Jan 2014

Their meeting at FIFA headquarters came two days after officials in Curitiba, one of the 12 World Cup venues, were given until February 18 to prove they can get their stadium ready or risk exclusion from the tournament.

Stadium hosting World Cup opener almost ready

Stadium hosting World Cup opener almost ready

Rediff.com21 Jan 2014

The venue that will stage the opening World Cup game in Brazil in June is almost complete, officials said on Monday, even though work has not restarted on the collapsed roof that killed two workers in November.

Brazil's World Cup work has begun too late: Blatter

Brazil's World Cup work has begun too late: Blatter

Rediff.com6 Jan 2014

FIFA president Sepp Blatter cannot remember a World Cup host nation falling as far behind with their preparations as Brazil have, he said in an interview.

Spain's Casillas finds 2014 FIFA World Cup draw odd

Spain's Casillas finds 2014 FIFA World Cup draw odd

Rediff.com9 Dec 2013

Spain captain Iker Casillas has said he finds it strange that the format of the draw for the World Cup finals allowed the holders to be placed in the same group as Netherlands, the team they beat in the final in 2010.

2014 World Cup: Safety concerns put halt to work on Curitiba stadium

2014 World Cup: Safety concerns put halt to work on Curitiba stadium

Rediff.com4 Oct 2013

Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup suffered a setback after immediate suspension of construction at a host venue was ordered by a judge due to safety concerns.

Management churn at Wipro yet to subside

Management churn at Wipro yet to subside

Rediff.com13 Jun 2011

Ashutosh Vaidya, head, Wipro BPO Solutions, and Deepak Jain, head, Technology Infrastructure Services, have put in their papers, said the sources. The reasons for the resignations could not be confirmed.

I will be 100 percent fit by World Cup: Kaka

I will be 100 percent fit by World Cup: Kaka

Rediff.com19 May 2010

Brazil playmaker Kaka shrugged off worries about his fitness and form after a difficult season for Real Madrid on Tuesday and said he would be 100 percent fit at the World Cup.

Pune in world's top new biz hubs

Pune in world's top new biz hubs

Rediff.com10 Feb 2006

Carrasco breathes new life into Uruguay

Carrasco breathes new life into Uruguay

Rediff.com21 Nov 2003

With players such as Forlan, Recoba, Marcelo Zalayeta and Javier Chevanton at his disposal Uruguay's future looks as bright as one of coach Juan Ramon Carrasco's suits.

Brazil's dream turns to a nightmare

Brazil's dream turns to a nightmare

Rediff.com21 Nov 2003

Coach Parreira counted 27 scoring chances for Brazil which suggested to him that they had done more than enough to win against Uruguay.

Rivaldo delighted to get a game at last

Rivaldo delighted to get a game at last

Rediff.com17 Nov 2003

'I'm very happy to have played, my last game was against Jamaica on October 12,' the Brazilian said.

Injured Ronaldinho out for up to six weeks

Injured Ronaldinho out for up to six weeks

Rediff.com11 Nov 2003

The Barcelona forward will miss Brazil's WC qualifiers against Peru and Uruguay due to a torn thigh muscle in his right leg.

Karthikeyan puts up brave show at Brazil

Karthikeyan puts up brave show at Brazil

Rediff.com2 Dec 2002

The 'fastest Indian on wheels'grabbed his first pole position of the season, missing out on a podium finish over two races in the Telefonica World Series.\n\n