Brazilian Soccer Academy in Toronto has become a home for LGBTQ soccer players

Members of the Brazucats, play futsal, a Brazilian version of soccer played on an indoor court, at the Brazilian Soccer Academy in Etobicoke on Nov. 27.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail At first glance, a drab, gray industrial unit in Etobicoke seems an unlikely cradle for the preservation of Brazil’s most famous export. But those first … Read more

World Cup 2022 group stage permutations: What does every team need to progress?

It’s getting to crunch time at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The second round of group-stage fixtures have been completed. And now, every team in Qatar whose World Cup fate still hangs in the balance knows exactly what they need to do to progress to the knockout stage. Three teams have already progressed. The … Read more

Neymar injured, Richarlison scores for Brazil at World Cup

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — With Neymar limping off the field with an ankle injury, Richarlison came through for the “Seleção.” A spectacular acrobatic kick followed an easy tap-in from close range as Richarlison scored both goals in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Serbia on Thursday at the World Cup. After the match, the Tottenham striker learned … Read more

Brazil’s electoral authority rejects Bolsonaro’s request to toss machine-cast votes – National

The head of Brazil’s electoral authority on Wednesday rejected the request from President Jair Bolsonaro and his political party to cancel ballots cast on most electronic voting machines, which would have overturned the Oct. 30 elections. Alexandre de Moraes had issued a prior ruling that implicitly raised the possibility that Bolsonaro’s party could suffer from … Read more

F1: Max Verstappen says abuse of family is ‘unacceptable’ following São Paulo Grand Prix

CNN — Max Verstappen and Red Bull have hit out at online threats and abuse leveled at the world champion and his family after he ignored team orders at last weekend’s São Paulo Grand Prix. Verstappen refused his team’s instruction to allow teammate Sergio Perez through on the final lap of the race in Brazil. … Read more

New Study Finds Highly Processed Food Linked to Premature Death

A new study from Brazil offers more evidence that eating a diet of highly processed foods is dangerous to your health. Ultra-processed foods such as hot dogs, chips, soda, and ice cream not only trigger obesity and high cholesterol, but they may also cause premature death. According to NBC News, the study published Monday in … Read more

Bolsonaro-Lula presidential race tightens in Brazil, polls show – National

Brazil’s heated presidential race has tightened ahead of a Sunday vote, several opinion surveys showed on Saturday, with right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro eroding a slight advantage for leftist challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in most polls. Surveys by pollsters Datafolha and Quaest both showed Lula with 52% of valid votes against 48% for Bolsonaro, … Read more

Brazil politician, Bolsonaro ally refuses arrest, injures police after firing rifle – National

A Brazilian politician attacked federal police officers seeking to arrest him in his home on Sunday, prompting an hours-long siege that caused alarm and a scramble for a response at the highest level of government. Roberto Jefferson, a former lawmaker and an ally of President Jair Bolsonaro, fired a rifle at police and threw grenades, … Read more

Another Jan. 6? Bolsonaro attacks Brazil’s election, raising fears of violence – National

Brazilians head to the polls on Sunday for a first round of voting that could mark the beginning of the end for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — and experts are growing increasingly concerned he won’t go without a fight. The right-wing firebrand is expected to lose to popular leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da … Read more

Richarlison: Brazil forward racially abused as fan throws banana at him during 5-1 victory over Tunisia in France

CNN — Brazil’s impressive end to its World Cup preparation was overshadowed by racist abuse as forward Richarlison had a banana thrown at him by a fan during the 5-1 victory over Tunisia in Paris on Tuesday. The Tottenham Hotspur star scored Brazil’s second goal but as he celebrated a banana was thrown at him … Read more