Copa America 2021: Best images of Lionel Messi as Argentina end 28-year trophy drought at Brazil's Maracana

After losing four times in finals, early exits in major tournaments and even a decision to retire from the national team, the superstar celebrated a much-awaited title with Argentina at Saturday's 1-0 win against Brazil in the Maracana Stadium. Here are some of the images of the "GOAT" after the final match.

published on : 11th July 2021

IN PICS | 200 jaguars, other animals feared dead in Brazil tropical wetland fires, rescue operations continue 

A vast swath of a vital wetlands is burning in Brazil, sweeping across several national parks and obscuring the sun behind dense smoke.

published on : 14th September 2020

Ricardo Kaka birthday: Quoting Pele, Beckham and others, here is why everyone loves the iconic Ballon d'Or winner!

“A really nice guy… in a profession of a-holes,” planetfootball quotes a sports journalist once saying about former AC Milan superstar Kaka. The gifted Brazilian, who beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi to win the Ballon d'Or in 2007, is one among the most loved footballers of this generation. From former teammates to rivals, this is how some of the legends like to remember the playmaker.

published on : 22nd April 2020

Why many Indians disagree Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro being chief guest for Republic Day parade? Maybe these quotes will tell...

Jair Bolsonaro is not popular among a large set of people around the world. The right-leaning leader is often criticised as a homophobic, racist and sexist leader because of the comments he had made in public. Here are a few of his controversial remarks. 

published on : 25th January 2020

FIFA International break: Matches you don't want to miss in October, November | Germany vs Argentina, Brazil vs Nigeria

As Europe's leading clubs begin their mental preparation to lose many key players to national duty, here are the mouth-watering matches of October and November that you don't want to miss.

published on : 6th October 2019

Amazon fire: Brazil dumps thousands of gallons of water on raging flames amid fresh flares

The destruction in Rondonia is dramatic: walls of flames advancing across the expansive forest beneath enormous plumes of thick smoke. 

published on : 27th August 2019

Brazil vs Argentina: Jesus, Firmino strikes eliminate Messi's men from Copa America 2019

Brazil without Neymar has proved to be better than Argentina with Lionel Messi. 

published on : 3rd July 2019

From abusing ref to rape allegation: The troubled year of Brazil star Neymar

Two separate suspensions for insulting a referee and hitting a fan, losing Brazil's captaincy and a disputed accusation of rape - the world's most expensive player had a difficult season for club and country, on and off the field.

published on : 4th June 2019

Historymakers: Here's the Brazil squad that won Copa America 2019

Brazil hadn't made it past the quarterfinals of the Copa America since beating Argentina 3-0 in the 2007 final in Venezuela.

published on : 20th May 2019

Happy Birthday Neymar Jr: Ten times when PSG's Brazilian went down on the field

The Brazilian skipper was harshly criticised for easily going down on the field, here are 10 pics of the star forward "on the ground."

published on : 5th February 2019

FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals: France, Belgium put end to Latin dreams in Russia

The first set of matches during FIFA World Cup 2018 quarterfinals witnessed some unexpected results as Uruguay and Brazil are out of the world cup race. 

published on : 7th July 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Mexico beats defending champion Germany, Brazil held by Switzerland

Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories.

published on : 18th June 2018

Brazil Samba Carnival: Rio kicks off parade with anti-establishment tone

An anti-establishment tone is echoing through this year's celebrations in Brazil. And Sunday night's parade at Rio's Sambadrome featured entries that blasted the country's political leadership at a moment of economic slump and political scandal.

published on : 12th February 2018

As Brazilian legend Ronaldinho retires, here are some amazing facts about the 2005 Ballon d'Or winner

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional.

published on : 17th January 2018

FIFA Under-17 World Cup: England outclasses Spain in Final, Brazil finishes third

England swaggered their way into the FIFA U-17 World Cup triumph and the invigorating final against Spain was as much a celebration of attacking football as it was about an incredible turnaround here tonight.

published on : 29th October 2017

Brazil cruise into U-17 FIFA World Cup semi-finals

The three-time champions Brazil rallied to overturn Jann-Fiete Arp's 21st-minute lead through substitute Weverson and Paulinho second-half goals to set up a semi-final clash with England on Wednesday.

published on : 23rd October 2017

Zika virus cases continue in Brazil disrupting lives of affected families

The Zika virus initially led to fever-like situations for the affected people. However, it also leads to microcephaly, a condition that affects new born babies.   

published on : 19th October 2016