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Fans Celebrate After Neymar Scored Game-Winning Goal For Brazil [In Pics]

Neymar converted the decisive spot-kick as Brazil ended their long wait for Olympic football glory with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over their 2014 World Cup tormentors Germany here on Saturday.
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In Pictures: Players Celebrate As Brazil Wins 1st Ever Olympic Football Gold

For the first time, Brazil has done it as their men's soccer team has won gold in an Olympics.

History Is Made: Neymar Fires Brazil To 1st Ever Olympic Football Gold

Neymar converted the decisive spot-kick as Brazil ended their long wait for Olympic football glory with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over their 2014 World Cup tormentors Germany here on Saturday.
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Rio 2016: Germany’s Women Beat Sweden To Claim Historic Olympic Gold

Women's football team of Germany earned its first Olympic gold here on Friday, after seeing Sweden off 2-1 in the final at the Rio Games.
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Usain Bolt Hailed Manchester United Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic As “The Greatest”

The Swedish media house Aftonbaldet was more interested in discussing football with the star athlete.
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Rio 2016: Neymar Scores Fastest Olympic Goal As Brazil Advances To Final Against Germany

Neymar earned the fastest goal in the Olympic history, enabling Brazil to get a chance to revenge Germans for their shocking 7-1 failure in the FIFA World Cup.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar Shines As Brazil Beat Colombia 2-0 To Reach Semis

Neymar da Silva Santos scored his first goal at the Olympics as Brazil beat Colombia 2-0 in the quarterfinals of men's soccer at the Rio Olympics.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Host Brazil Thrash Denmark 4-0 To Reach Last Eight

Brazil, who intended to get its first football gold medal in the Olympics entered the knockout stage on Wednesday after defeating Denmark 4-0. Gabriel Barbosa broke the ice in the 26th minute after receiving the...
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Brazilian Kid Breaks The Internet After Replacing Neymar’s Name With Marta’s On His Brazil...

Football fans have their own ways of expressing their love for their idols but are also vocal about criticising them when they repeatedly fail to match their expectations. This time a young Brazilian boy...
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Rio Olympics 2016: Hosts Brazil Held To Goalless Draw With Iraq

Brazil were held to a goalless draw with Iraq and they will face group leader Denmark to decide their fate in the men's football tournament of Rio Olympics.

Rio2016: China Beat South Africa, Brazil, Canada, USA Into Quarters

Chinese women's football team defeated South Africa 2-0 on Saturday in their second game at the Rio Olympics. South Africa almost scored in the first minute, but Jermaine Seoposenwe's shot in the penalty box was...
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Top 10 Football Players To Look Out For At Rio 2016

A list of the top 10 footballers to watch out for in Rio Olympics 2016; along with getting an insight into their form before they head into their club leagues

Rio 2016: Portugal Sinks Argentina 2-0 Despite Simeone Jr Heroics

Argentina succumbed to a defeat at the hands of newly crowned European champions Argentina in their opening encounter of the Rio Olympics 2016.

Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar Booed As Brazil Held For Goalless Draw By South Africa

Neymar and the team were booed by the crowd at the final whistle as the men in the legendary 'Yellow Jersey' struggle to find form.
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Rio Olympics: Brazil’s Women Football Team Outplays China 3-0

Brazil defeated China 3-0 here on Wednesday in their first Group E game at the Rio Olympics women's football tournament.
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Rio 2016: China Women’s Football Team Look Forward To Clash With Brazil In Opening...

Chinese players took their first practice session in the Olympic Stadium, where the tournament opener will be held on Wednesday.
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Olympic Pressure On Neymar ‘Inhumane’, Says Brazil Coach Tite

Tite met Neymar for the first time on Thursday during a lunch with Brazil's Olympic squad at their Granja Comary base in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro

I Want To Be Neymar-Dependent: Brazil Olympic Coach

The Olympic football tournament is the sport's only major international competition that Brazil has yet to win.
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Should Zika Really Stop You Going To The Rio Olympics? Here Are The Facts

There is a growing misconception surrounding the threat of Zika virus and travellers to Rio Olympics should take precautions as any other tropical country.
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Rio 2016: Brazil Women’s Football Team Sees Tough Rival In China

The Brazilians know what they are up against, according to the reports, since five of the 22 team members currently play for Chinese clubs
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Rio Olympic 2016: Colombia Announces Football Squad

Sporting Lisbon striker Teofilo Gutierrez and Levante midfielder Jefferson Lerma have been named in Colombia's football team for next month's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Portugal Names Olympic Squad Without Euro Champions

Portugal on Thursday omitted from their Olympic football squad each of the six pre-listed players who took part in the national team's European Championship triumph.
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Beijing Guoan’s Brazilian Midfielder Renato Called Up For Olympic Duty

Renato has made 14 appearances for Beijing Guoan since joining the Chinese Super League club from Corinthians in January.
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Lazio’s Felipe Anderson Named In Brazil Olympic Squad

Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson has been included as one of four European-based players in Brazil's football squad for next month's Olympic Games.

Brazilian Football Star Formiga Set To Take Part In Her Sixth Olympic Games

Brazilian female football player Miraildes Maciel Mota, known as Formiga (Ant), was selected for Brazil's Olympic squad.
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Chinese “Steel Roses” Eye To Reach Quarterfinals In Rio, Says Coach

China' s women football team aims to advance to the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympic Games, head coach Bruno Bini told a press conference on Tuesday before the team leave for training camp in France.

Neymar And Douglas Costa Named In Brazil’s Olympic Squad

Barcelona forward Neymar and Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa have been included in Brazil's 18-man squad for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
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Neymar, Costa Named In Brazil Olympic Squad

Barcelona forward Neymar and Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa have been included in Brazil's 18-man squad for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
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Rio 2016: Nigeria’s Olympics Soccer Team To Open Training Camp In Atlanta

Nigeria's U23 soccer team will open its training camp in the United States ahead of the forthcoming Rio Olympics 2016

Neymar, Willian, Miranda Called Up For Brazil’s Olympic Campaign

Dunga has reportedly chosen Barcelona forward Neymar, Chelsea midfielder Willian and Inter Milan centre-back Miranda for the Olympic Games.
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Mexico Olympic Team To Face France in Toulon Tournament

Mexico's U-23 national soccer team will debut against France, host team of the Toulon Tournament, which will be a warm-up towards Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
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Football, Argentina’s Best Hope In Rio Olympics 2016

With a preliminary list of 57 players set to be published in coming days, Argentinean football is beginning its journey to reclaim gold in the Olympic Games.

Neymar Wants To Play In Copa America And Rio Olympics, Says Agent

Barcelona president Jose Bartomeu said on Saturday that it would be "impossible" for Neymar to play in both competitions.