Brazil

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July 06, 2018 - 4:17 pm
By BEATRICE CHRISTOFARO and MARCELO SILVA DE SOUSA , Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian fans hugged, teared up and hung their heads Friday after their national team was knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium. The stinging 2-1 defeat came just as the Selecao, as the team is known, had...
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July 05, 2018 - 11:32 am
By TALES AZZONI , AP Sports Writer SOCHI, Russia (AP) — It took an angry-looking bird to get Brazilians hooked on their World Cup mascot. The team's new mascot — a yellow canary with an angry face that represents some of the fans' frustration after having lost the World Cup at home four years ago...
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June 29, 2018 - 10:08 am
By TALES AZZONI , AP Sports Writer SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Brazil is going out of its way to defend its World Cup preparations and show its players' injuries can't be blamed on excessive training. Doctors will blame a soft mattress for an injury before admitting they made mistakes getting the players...
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