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D’Tigers crash out of Rio Olympics after Brazil defeat

Nigeria’s D’Tigers on Monday crashed out of the ongoing Rio Olympics men basketball event, losing 69-86 to hosts Brazil. The team showed some signs of exploit in the early minutes of the game but succumbed and never regained its focus from the second quarter of the game. Alade Aminu, Ike Diogu, Uzoh

10 man South Africa hold host Brazil

South Africa, down to 10 men, held host Brazil in their first men’s football game at the Rio 2016 Olympics. A Neymar-captained side, Brazil made several attempts from the blast of the whistle. However, he endured a frustrating afternoon on a sandy and slow surface in Brasilia as South Africa held out

Neymar tasked with delivering Brazil’s elusive gold

Brazil has barely got over its World Cup disaster and now it is counting on Barcelona star Neymar to finally deliver a treasured first football Olympic gold medal. Olympic gold is the only international title to elude Brazil in an illustrious history that has seen A Selecao win five World Cups. And

Brazil hoping to end US women’s gold rush

A dominant United States team face stiff competition from hosts Brazil for a fifth Olympic gold medal in six games when the women's football tournament kicks off Rio 2016 on Wednesday. The States' quest for a fourth consecutive gold begins against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte with both men's and women's

Brazil to host 2019 Copa America

Brazil will host the next edition of the Copa America in 2019, the head of the South American governing body Conmebol has said. Conmebol president Alejandro Dominguez made the announcement on the organisation's website on Tuesday. It will be the fifth time Brazil has hosted the continental championship, which has recently featured

Kaka called up to Brazil’s squad

Brazil have called on Kaka as a late addition for next month's Centenary Copa America in the United States, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Thursday. The Orlando City midfielder will replace Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa, who was cut from the squad because of an injury to his left thigh. Former AC