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Hamilton hails Mercedes triumph as his best moment

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Lewis Hamilton hailed his Mercedes team as legends on Monday and described his championship-clinching victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix as the best moment in five triumphant seasons. His dramatic success confirmed Mercedes’ record-equalling fifth consecutive double of drivers’ and teams’ championships. It was …

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Brazilian banks authorized to close for World Cup games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Brazilian bankers can breathe a sigh of relief: they’ll be allowed to close up and watch the national team in the World Cup on television. Financial authorities in Latin America’s biggest economy have told all banks they can arrange their working hours around …

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Jesus winner edges Brazil past old adversaries Germany

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Gabriel Jesus struck the winner as Brazil put memories of their 2014 World Cup mauling by Germany behind them with a 1-0 friendly win in Berlin on Tuesday. Jesus’ first-half goal at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, packed with a 72,717-strong crowd, saw Brazil end Germany’s unbeaten …

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Surgeon says Neymar’s recovery is ‘going well’

Neymar Paris, France | AFP | Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Tuesday that Neymar’s recovery from foot surgery “is going well”, as the star forward bids to be fit for the World Cup in Russia. Lasmar, who operated on Neymar on March 3, said he speaks “two or three …

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World Cup in mind, Brazil obsesses over Neymar’s injury

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | In Brazil, the land where football is king, Neymar’s foot injury has unleashed sharp emotions and concern, rumors and speculation about the star player upon whom so many hopes rest for World Cup victory in Russia. “We just might have lost the World Cup …

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Ronaldinho retires from football – brother

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won …

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Arsenal target Malcom mulling Bordeaux exit

Bordeaux, France | AFP | Bordeaux star Malcom is “thinking over” a potential move to Arsenal amid interest from the Premier League club, the French side’s coach Jocelyn Gourvennec admitted on Monday. According to Brazilian media, the chances of the 20-year-old moving to London are good, and would bring the …

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Scandal-hit Robinho cautionary tale of wasted talent

Paris, France | AFP | Few players encapsulate the idea of wasted potential like Robinho, once one of the world’s most sought-after talents but now far from the spotlight and mired in scandal after a conviction for gang rape. The Brazilian attacker, capped 100 times for Brazil, had the world …

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