Posts Tagged Belo Horizonte

Fans start gathering for Brazil-Germany semifinal

A Brazil supporter poses with his face paint before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians expected a challenge in facing a powerful German team at the World Cup — but none could envision such calamity.

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Loew warns about Brazil fouls ahead of semifinal

German national soccer team head coach Joachim Loew attends a news conference after an official training session one day before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew has called some of Brazil’s tackling excessive and even brutal and appealed to the referee of the World Cup semifinal to be on the lookout for such robust tactics.

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Fans expect Brazil to overcome loss of Neymar

Brazil's Neymar pauses during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil did it once without Pele, and just about everyone in the country is waiting and hoping to do it again without Neymar.

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Birthplace of Brazil independence near WCup city

This June, 25, 2014, photo, shows a birds eye view of the town of Ouro Preto Brazil. Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, Ouro Preto is the charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence. A UNESCO world heritage site whose name means “Black Gold,” is a former mining village whose tremendous wealth made it a cultural focal point of the era. (AP Photo/Frank Griffiths)

OURO PRETO, Brazil (AP) — Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence.

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Brazil tries to stay confident after losing Neymar

Brazil's Neymar lies inside a medical helicopter at the Granja Comary training center, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Neymar was airlifted from Brazil's training camp Saturday and will be treated at home for his back injury. Neymar, the biggest football star in Brazil, was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after fracturing his third vertebra during Friday's 2-1 quarterfinal win over Colombia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Still coping with the loss of its biggest star, Brazil is trying to find ways to remain upbeat about its prospects at the World Cup.

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