Sao Paulo will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup and Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium, where Uruguay in 1950 knocked out the host’s dream of its first Cup, will stage the final, FIFA announced Thursday.
Ricardo Teixeira has dominated Brazilian football for so long that, like many of the best players, he is known by just one name. They call him the cartola, literally the top hat, a title given to football bosses that instil respect and fear in equal measure and can carry more than a hint of shadiness.
Former Barcelona (1993/95) striker Romario and 1994 World Cup champion came on stage to say that Argentine star Lionel Messi still has some way to go before he can call himself the best player ever.
Virtus Roma basketball team is in talks for a sponsorship deal with a website that helps unfaithful married people have an affair. Founder and president of www.ashleymadison.com Noel Biderman has been in talks with Roma president Claudio Toti for two days, something that has brought criticism from the Vatican.
FIFA senior vice-president Julio Grondona, key right-hand man to Sepp Blatter, won a record ninth four-year term as Argentine Football Association (AFA) chief on Tuesday which will keep him in office until 2015.
Brazil football star Romario has said FIFA must not be allowed to dictate changes to Brazilian law ahead of the World Cup in 2014. Romario, who is now a congressman, said laws that guarantee half-price tickets to students and pensioners should not be swept away.
According to a report released by the Internet Market Institute, the highest rate of network use in the world is in the Falkland Islands. Taiwan ranked number 35 on the list and was number 5 in Asia, reports the Taiwan News.
Brazil's ministry for women has called for a TV advertising campaign showing supermodel Gisele Bundchen in just her underwear and high heels to be banned
An original drawing by John Lennon is part of the more than 120 lots of Beatles memorabilia that will be auctioned in Buenos Aires by South America's largest collector of the Fab Four.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had a positive meeting with FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Monday to discuss the 2014 World Cup, Brazil's Sports Minister Orlando Silva said Tuesday.