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  Brazilian female referee poses nude, stirs controversy : Sports
Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian assistant referee Ana Paula de Oliveira is to appear naked in the Brazilian edition of the magazine Playboy, a move which has sparked controversy in the football-crazy nation.
The Brazilian Football Confederation, CBF "will analyze the implications that the episode could have for the assistant to carry out her function," Edson Rezende, chairman of the CBF's Refereeing Commission, said in a statement Wednesday.
Her decision caused controversy in the Brazilian football community, where there was already some resistance to the presence of a woman among mostly male referees.
www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/74683.html   (324 words)

  Football in Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Brazilian national team has been victorious in the FIFA World Cup tournament a record five times, in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002 [1] and is the only team to have never missed a World Cup participation.
The Brazilian Football Confederation was founded in 1914, and the current format for the Campeonato Brasileiro was established in 1971.
Brazil has a reputation for playing particularly beautiful football, yet having particularly terribly organised football, this was reflected on the multiple teething problems of the national league, including several teams claiming to have won it, and another example of it is the military dictatorship disgracing a manager because they disagreed with his squad selection.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_in_Brazil   (1105 words)

 Brazilian football league system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Brazilian football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for football clubs in Brazil.
There are two simultaneous and independent pyramids in the Brazilian football, the national pyramid, and the state pyramid.
While the national competitions are organized by the CBF, the state championships are organized by the respective football federations of each state (for example, the Campeonato Pernambucano is organized by the Pernambucan Football Federation).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brazilian_football_league_system   (418 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Brazilian Football Confederation
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) or Confederação Brasileira de Futebol in Portuguese is the governing body of football in Brazil.
CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football), also known as The Football Confederation, is the continent-wide governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Brazilians are mascots, symbolic links to a world where football has a magical significance - one where you don't have to brave frost and gale-force winds to play.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Brazilian-Football-Confederation   (1209 words)

 Brazilian Football Confederation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) or Confederação Brasileira de Futebol in Portuguese is the governing body of football in Brazil, and was founded on August 20, 1914 as Confederação Brasileira de Desportos (CBD), meaning Brazilian Sports Confederation.
It organizes the Brazilian national competitions, like Campeonato Brasileiro (all the three levels) and Copa do Brasil.
The organization also administrates the Brazil national football team and the Brazil women's national football team.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brazilian_Football_Confederation   (332 words)

 Football | Inquiries put Brazilian football on the spot
Football is on trial in Brazil as a high-profile inquiry threatens to expose the murky world behind the proudest symbol of the country's national identity.
"Football is one of the few sectors of our society where there is a fl box waiting to be opened," said Senator Alvaro Dias, author of the inquiry in the upper house.
His questioners appeared surprised and irritated when Mr Havelange, who remains a highly influential figure in Brazilian football and whose former son-in-law is the current chairman of the CBF, said he had never read the Nike contract.
football.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4089582-103681,00.html   (883 words)

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Confederations are usually created by treaty but tend to later adopt a constitution.
Confederations tend to be established to deal with critical issues, such as defense, foreign affairs, foreign trade, and a common currency, with the central government being required to provide support for all members.
Confederation Day or Federation Day is frequently a holiday in federations or confederations, equivalent to Independence Day for any entity that achieved statehood as such.
www.33beat.com /confederation.html   (517 words)

The Brazilian national football team is the most successful national football team in the world, with five FIFA World Cup victories, including the most recent tournament in 2002.
Brazilians refer to the national football team as the "Seleção," which literally means "selection" and can be translated "the selected".
The Brazilian youth team (formed by players under the age of 20) also won four titles of the World Youth Championship in 1983, 1985, 1993, and 2003.
www.freewebs.com /arran9/brasilfootballteam.htm   (1610 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Football: A Brazilian love affair   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brazilians are concerned about their global image and football is their totem.
The government knows the worth of having most of the 178 million population glued to the Globo TV station, using the half-time interval to advertise a campaign against illiteracy with the education minister launching the programme Reading is a Passion Too.
The players, led by ex-world footballer of the year Socrates, agreed that instead of listening to the management, they would vote on and decide everything from when they could have sex with their wives to what time they arrived for the match.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/D138A162-20FD-4549-85BC-A4B11D2EF44C.htm   (872 words)

 Cup Highlights Brazil's Export Power, Dozens Of Brazilian Soccer Players And Coaches Represent Other Countries - CBS ...
All of them, and more than a dozen more Brazilian players, managers, and support staff, were at the World Cup in Germany this month representing countries other than their own.
"'Brazilian footballer' is akin to 'French chef' or 'Tibetan monk,'" says Alex Bellos, author of 'Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life,' a quirky study of the culture of Brazilian soccer.
Brazilian soccer players plying their trade overseas far outnumber the diplomats who work in Brazilian missions abroad and their effect is often similar.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/07/07/sportsline/main1783866.shtml   (1250 words)

Brazil is the world's most successful footballing country and the team's golden yellow shirts are an embodiment of sporting excellence.
Football is perhaps the greatest symbol of Brazilian identity.
It was the most visible way of showing what was going on in Brazilian football." The communist congressman says that the CBF could have chosen to administer the millions flowing into Brazilian football for the good of the game but instead went for the quick buck.
www.globalexchange.org /economy/corporations/nike/guardian070901.html   (764 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Football | News | Indicted Blatter crony to audit Fifa finances
Ricardo Teixeira, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), was named by the Fifa president Sepp Blatter on Saturday as part of a six-man audit committee to scrutinise the organisation's accounts.
In Brazil Teixeira was the focus of two high-profile parliamentary investigations into corruption in Brazilian football that ended last year.
The Brazilian prosecution service, inland revenue and central bank are all acting on the parliamentary inquiries' findings that Teixeira committed numerous tax and financial crimes.
football.guardian.co.uk /News_Story/0,1563,665897,00.html   (526 words)

 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Congress this month launched two inquiries to investigate Brazilian football which is in crisis with allegations of corruption by the former national team coach, clubs in serious financial difficulties and an exodus of top players abroad.
The lower house is looking into the relationship between the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and sportwear giants Nike, who sponsor the national team and have individual contracts with several top players.
Brazilian teams play up to three or four matches as a week and take part in up to four domestic and two international competitions a year.
www.fifa.com /en/news/index/0,1464,18305,00.html   (605 words)

 Brazil in the 1970 World Cup
Then, in the last minute of the first half, Clodoaldo scores and ties the match; that was, quite possibly, the most important Brazilian goal in that Cup; had Uruguay turned to the second half in advantage, there would be an enormous pressure over the Brazilian team, and time would be in favour of Uruguay.
The Mexicans were sided with the Brazilian; besides the natural approximation between the latin cultures, it was clear by then that Brazil had a better team, and, to add to it, Mexico had been eliminated by Italy.
In brief: CBF, the Brazilian Football Confederation, had ordered a replica of the trophy; however, in 1983, the replica was guarded in a coffer, and the original was exposed to the public.
www.v-brazil.com /culture/sports/world-cup/1970-Mexico.html   (1661 words)

 rediff.com: Football World Cup - Brazil unruffled by dark horses tag
But, with the worst apparently behind them, the players say they are not bothered if the football world is talking about other teams and warn they are out to prove the pundits wrong.
Teixeira was accused of using the CBF's money to fund political funds, living in luxury at the organisation's expense and leaving the confederation's finances in ruins.
On the pitch, however, the players believe they are peaking at the right time and aim to forget, temporarily at least, the boardroom chaos.
www.rediff.com /sports/football/2002/may/31braz.htm   (707 words)

Brazilian football club owners could be jailed for irresponsible behaviour, the congressional inquiry head Alvaro Dias has suggested.
A second consequence, he predicted, would be that the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), currently an independent body, could become publicly run.
A second investigation in the lower house is focusing on the relationship between the Brazilian national team and sponsors Nike.
www.sportbusiness.com /news/137487/brazilian-club-bosses-could-be-jailed-for-mismanagement   (300 words)

 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association
With financial support from the FIFA Goal Programme, the CBF inaugurated the Brazilian School of Football at its sports facility in Granja Comary on 1 February.
The course will help export Brazilian football's technical expertise across the globe, particularly the country's unique sporting culture, the methods used to unearth new talent and the training techniques employed by its teams.
The Brazilian coach did not limit himself to praising the initiative; he also offered to become the first instructor and give a class on "The evolution of football", a review of tactical changes to the game after the modification of the offside rule in 1925.
www.fifa.com /en/print/article/0,4039,105550,00.html   (531 words)

 Brazilian Football Teams
The Brazilian Football League is highly regionalised because of the vast size of the country.
The Brazilian national football team is the most successful national football team in the world, with five...
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 FIFA.com Le site officiel de la Fédération Internationale de Football Association
Leao, who was forced by club commitments to take a makeshift team to the tournament, had been assured by federation chiefs beforehand that the mitigating circumstances would be taken into account when his performance was judged.
The Confederations Cup will take place in France from next Wednesday with the Brazilian championship in full swing and Parreira has carefully selected his squad to avoid seriously depleting some of the clubs.
But, although he admits the main benefit of the Confederations Cup is the chance to experiment, he realises that Brazil still have to preserve their reputation.
www.fifa.com /fr/news/index/0,1464,69910,00.html   (611 words)

 Colorado Rapids. The official site of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer Team.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has itself pledged USD $1 million, a figure that brings the solidarity fund of FIFA and AFC to a total of USD $3 million.
Once the initial emergency phase and efforts to save victims are over, FIFA and the AFC intend to organise matches in the region to demonstrate solidarity and support, in much the same way as the unforgettable match that the Brazilian football association organised in Haiti in August 2004 for the benefit of the local population.
FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will also be working together to evaluate the situation in the African countries (Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia and Tanzania) also affected by the disaster.
www.coloradorapids.com /news/newsdetails_global.asp?ID=891   (358 words)

 SI.com - Soccer - Americas: Teixeira re-elected as Brazilian chief - Thursday July 10, 2003 06:20 AM
In 2000, the Brazilian Congress began a two-pronged investigation into alleged corruption and mismanagement in Brazilian football with the CBF among its targets.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) -- A Brazilian goalkeeper was banned for 180 days Wednesday for attacking a referee during a second division match.
Brazilian football's top disciplinary tribunal gave the goalkeeper an "intermediary" punishment on the grounds that he was a first-time offender.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2003/07/10/americas_rdp   (1190 words)

The Brazilian national football team is the most successful national football team in the world, with five FIFA World Cup victories, including the most recent tournament in 2002.
Brazilians refer to the national football team as the "Seleção", as well as all other National Teams.
Brazil is the only nation to have qualified for every FIFA World Cup tournament and the first to win it five times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002).
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/world_football_teams/brazilian_world_cup_team_FIFA_2006.htm   (514 words)

 Football Mind Games - Sports' Psychology | Soccerphile
Once the hubbub that attends every single press conference called by the Brazilian football confederation had subsided enough for Wanderley Luxembergo to address the microphone his candid message came as a welcome morsel to the ravenous pack.
"In football the gatekeepers are the managers, and football has to be re-educated… the Lions experience has given Sir Clive a blueprint for losing - and I think that is equally valuable to his success in winning the World Cup.
Footballers are front-page news as well now and that is another challenge again.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/purist/football-mind-games.html   (1604 words)

 :: Portugal Telecom :: VIVO sponsors the Brazilian Football Team   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Brazilian Team has world renowned attributes and is completely in line with the VIVO brand in having leadership, team spirit, creativity as well as the strong sense of being Brazilian”.
According to Ricardo Teixeira, Chairman of the Brazilian Football Confederation, the VIVO partnership with the Confederation is a union of the largest telecommunication service providers in the world with the biggest football product in the world, the Brazilian Team.
The end of the advertisement shows Gisele in a Brazilian Football Team shirt and the signature of VIVO as official sponsor.
www.telecom.pt /InternetResource/PTSite/UK/DestaquesHP/Highligths_2005/vivo.htm   (304 words)

 Brazil - Brazzil Mag - A Brazilian School Where the US and the World Can Learn the Beautiful Game
The Brazilian Football School (EBF), center for physical education of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in the southeast Brazil, related to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), has already received 270 foreign teenagers and youngsters for training.
For every 100 Brazilians, there are now 51 mobile phones and there are expected to be 100 million cellular phones in operation by the end of the year.
After losing the Civil War, confederates developed a sense of nationalism and nostalgia, which, combined with a bitter resentment toward Northern colonization, was enough to convince 9000 confederates to...
www.brazzilmag.com /content/view/6260/53   (1750 words)

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