Posts Tagged South America

Brazil tries to clarify changes to handball calls

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian football confederation is meeting with the captains of all 20 first-division teams to try to clarify a controversial change in the way referees have been calling handballs, hoping to ease some of the criticism from clubs, coaches and the media.

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IOC on Rio: ‘Lot of progress’ but schedule ‘tight’

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, 3rd left with blue shirt, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, center, Rio Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao, 2nd right, and President of Rio 2016, Carlos Nuzman, right whith jacket, visit the works of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Chaired by Nawal El Moutawakel, the IOC Coordination Commission makes its seventh visit to Rio de Janeiro to monitor the preparation of the city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made “a lot of progress” in the last six months but the schedule “remains tight,” the head of the IOC’s inspection team said Wednesday.

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US women’s soccer to play in tournament in Brazil

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. women’s soccer team will play four games in a tournament in Brazil in December.

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4 fans formally accused in Brazil racism case

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have formally accused four Gremio fans of racially insulting a player in a Brazilian Cup match.

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Rousseff to tour Olympic venue with vote in days

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), gestures to journalists prior to a televised presidential debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.

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