Brazil's World Cup

Brazil's World Cup

Zidane rekindles old flame

FRANCE 1 (Henry 57)

Emerson defends Brazil

BRAZIL midfielder Emerson saw his World Cup dreams shattered but defended the outgoing champions from accusations they had not prepared properly for the tournament.

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Ronaldo is hungry to build on goals record

RONALDO is hungry - but it's goals and glory on his mind - not a portion of his favourite beef carnitas.

Brazil seek revenge for traumatic Paris match

THE memories of the 1998 World Cup final between France and Brazil remain fresh as the teams prepare to meet again today in the quarter-finals of the same competition in Germany.

Emphasis on teams not personalities, says Juninho

BRAZIL midfielder Juninho has warned the World Cup quarter-final clash with France should not be seen as a personal battle between Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane.

Ronaldo breaks Muller's record

RONALDO became the leading scorer in World Cup finals history when he struck early in Brazil's last-16 match against Ghana in Dortmund yesterday.

Carlos is sure of beautiful return

THE ONLY man outside of Japan who had a reason not to enjoy Brazil's return to free-flowing football in Dortmund last Thursday had one of the best seats in the house.

Praise from Ghana coach as Ronaldo eyes record

BRAZIL'S Ronaldo will become the highest goalscorer in World Cup finals history if he finds the net against Ghana this afternoon.

Ronaldinho ready to up pace

FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho believes Brazil need to speed up their game if they are to beat Ghana in Dortmund tomorrow for a place in the quarter-finals.

Brazilians pay tribute to Ronaldo's resolve

RONALDO proved an old adage at the World Cup. Form is temporary, class is permanent.

Ronaldo weighs in with two goals

BRAZIL 4 Ronaldo (45, 81) Juninho (53) Gilberto (59)

Brazil not quite up for samba

BRAZIL manager Carlos Alberto Parreira admits he cannot guarantee his players are finally ready to illuminate the World Cup with a samba-style victory over Japan.

Zico aims to do the impossible for Japan against native Brazil

BRAZIL manager Carlos Alberto Parreira admits tonight's game against Japan is little more than a run-out for his players - but insists the match that follows will shape the favourites' World Cup destiny.

Uninspiring Brazil edge through

BRAZIL 2 Adriano (49), Fred (89)

From hero to big fat zero

FOR a man who has been feted his entire adult life, Ronaldo had a tough week. The Brazilian striker is not used to criticism and the comments and abuse thrown his way after his lacklustre performance in the 1-0 win over Croatia were unusually direct.

South Americans wise up in Europe

IT WAS one of the traditional building blocks of world football. For decades, we all knew that when the World Cup came to Europe, the Europeans would dominate. Yes, Brazil had won it in 1958, but that was the time of Pele's extraordinary emergence, and the defenders were cruelly under-prepared for his young genius.

Shades of '98, with Ronaldo in hospital

RONALDO insists he is fit to play in Brazil's next World Cup game - the Group F clash with Australia in Munich on Sunday - despite being taken to hospital after complaining of dizziness and headaches.

Health scare for Ronaldo

BRAZIL striker Ronaldo was taken to a clinic last night complaining of dizziness and headaches but "no abnormality" was found.

Heavy going for Ronaldo as striker gets hot reception

INSIGHTFUL comments from Ian Wright are almost as unusual as igloos in the Sahara, but for once the BBC pundit got it absolutely right on Tuesday night.

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