• Minus-Messi, Argentina loses another World Cup qualifier

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Hours after Lionel Messi was suspended by FIFA for four World Cup qualifying matches, Argentina lost 2-0 to Bolivia in the altitude of La Paz on Tuesday and heightened its risk of missing a spot at Russia 2018.

    Updated: 6:48 pm

  • Fan dies after falling off football stadium in Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian football fan has died after falling 25 meters from the top of Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo onto a parking lot.

  • Brazil boosted after win at Uruguay, Argentina falters

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The mood is definitely different in South America’s two football powerhouses.

  • Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil was not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America’s World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches. Midfielder Paulinho scored a surprising hat trick, with Barcelona star Neymar adding another, to keep their team firmly on course for football’s main event in Russia next year.

  • Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil were not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America’s World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches. Midfielder Paulinho scored a surprising hat trick, with Barcelona star Neymar adding another, to keep their team firmly on course for football’s main event in Russia next year.

  • Brazil rebuilds after 7-1 debacle and aims high at World Cup

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The last time Brazil’s national team won six World Cup qualifiers in a row, it went on to lift the trophy in 1970 in Mexico — its second of five titles.

  • Brazil on verge of landing World Cup berth for Russia

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The only team to play in every World Cup is about to qualify for the next one.