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2011-03-04 12:20:00

SAO PAULO and RIO DE JANEIRO, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin America's greatest master of illusion, Issao Imamura, will be one of this year's biggest Carnival attractions. The artist is one of the highlights of the Mocidade Alegre samba school and will perform three never-before-seen illusions from atop the float entitled "Abracadabra." The illusion generating the most viewer anticipation is the promised flight of a million butterflies made of colored crêpe paper...

2010-09-02 11:30:34

Roberto Carlos' free kick goal against France in 1997's Tournoi de France is thought by many to have been the most skilful free kick goal - from 35m with a powerful curling banana trajectory - ever scored; but by others to have been an incredible fluke. Taken in 1997, a year before the French won the World Cup, Brazilian Carlos's goal held France to a frustrating draw but, now, a group of French physicists "“ perhaps with a nostalgic eye to a happier time for French football "“...

2006-06-29 20:06:10

By Patrick Vignal FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Memories of Zinedine Zidane's finest hour and Ronaldo's worst will be evoked when France play Brazil in Saturday's quarter-final between the last two world champions. In the 1998 final won 3-0 by France a masterful Zidane scored two headed goals while Ronaldo, taken ill in the team hotel before the game, could only offer a dazed performance. Brazil went on to win their fifth title four years ago and have not lost a World Cup match since being...

2006-06-23 04:32:31

By Brian Homewood DORTMUND (Reuters) - Brazil fielded five so-called reserves in Thursday's match against Japan and the newcomers upstaged the regulars by inspiring the world champions to their best performance of the World Cup. Brazil's 4-1 win has left coach Carlos Alberto Parreira pondering whether he should leave out leave out experienced players such as captain Cafu, Roberto Carlos and Emerson for the second-round match against Ghana on Tuesday. With Brazil already qualified...


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