Ederson Moraes: Manchester City close to signing Brazilian goalkeeper from Benfica

Manchester City are close to signing Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes. City manager Pep Guardiola has been interested in the Brazilian for some time and made room in his squad by releasing Willy Caballero on Friday. After Sunday’s 2-1 Portuguese Cup final win against Vitoria Guimaraes, Ederson, 23, said he had “probably” played his last game…

Football world rallies around Brazilian club after plane crash

The football world has rallied around a Brazilian club which lost most of its players in a plane crash in Colombia. Only six of the 77 people on board the charter plane, carrying members of the Chapecoense team, survived the crash. The team were flying to what was billed as the biggest match in their…

Brazilian club side in Colombia plane crash

A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. Colombia’s civil aviation body says only six people survived the crash, blamed on an electrical fault. The chartered aircraft, flying from Brazil via Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense team. The…

Felipe Massa: Why does Formula 1 love retiring Brazilian driver?

Felipe Massa no doubt allowed himself to daydream about how his final Brazilian Grand Prix would play out. Would he score points? Would he make the podium? Would he – whisper it – go out and win the thing? Whatever was swirling in his mind before the race in his home city of Sao Paulo,…

Brazilian GP: Has Max Verstappen joined the greats with stunning drive?

More than 900 Formula 1 races have been held since 1950, yet very few are rooted in the collective consciousness of fans. Monaco 1984 is one, so is Donington 1993. Then there’s Barcelona 1996, Silverstone 2008 and Nurburgring 1968. All wet-weather races. All exceptional. Mention these grands prix to F1 devotees and they will nod…

Brazilian GP: Mercedes' Toto Wolff denies Max Verstappen interference claims

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has denied claims he asked Max Verstappen’s father to tell the Red Bull driver not to interfere in the title fight. Wolff admitted to phoning the 19-year-old’s father, Jos Verstappen, but said: “I didn’t say to move out of the way, nor to race in any different way.” Verstappen…