Album: CSS, La Liberacion (V2)

The world may not be crying out for a new album from the Sao Paulo quintet after 2008's lacklustre Donkey, on which Cansei de Ser Sexy (Sick of Being Sexy) sounded sick of being CSS.

Arsenal midfielder Denilson joins Sao Paulo on loan

Arsenal have confirmed midfielder Denilson has returned to former club Sao Paulo on loan for the 2011-12 campaign.

Brazil behind with preparation for World Cup, say Fifa

Brazil has fallen behind with its preparations for the 2014 World Cup and faces a battle to build new stadiums, airports and transport links in time for the event, Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke said today.

Copa America: Brazil squad preview

Our run down of the teams involved in the 2011 Copa America, which kicks off on July 1, continues with a closer look at Brazil.

Brazil name injured Pato in Copa America squad

Brazil coach Mano Menezes has named injured pair Paulo Henrique Ganso and Alexandre Pato in his 22-man squad for the Copa America.

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Half the world's population currently lives in cities; by 2050, it's expected that 75 per cent will.

Denilson will quit Arsenal in search of trophies

Midfielder Denilson wants to leave Arsenal, saying: "I've been here for five years and won nothing."

Tate's director is picture of austerity

The Tate galleries are the nation's most successful, but that hasn't stopped the organisation's director, Sir Nicholas Serota, from flying economy class.

Chelsea target Neymar labelled 'mercenary' by Santos fans

Brazil newcomers Neymar and Paulo Henrique Ganso, linked with lucrative moves to Europe, were called mercenaries by Santos fans after Sunday's 1-0 defeat by Palmeiras in a Paulista championship clash.

Brazil goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni scores 100th goal

Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni scored the 100th goal of his career to give Sao Paulo a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Corinthians in a pulsating Paulista championship derby marred by three red cards on Sunday.

Chelsea sign Brazilian youngster Lucas Piazon

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Brazilian teenager Lucas Piazon from Sao Paulo, but will have to wait nine months for him to arrive at Stamford Bridge.

Brazil plan farewell match for Ronaldo

Ronaldo will play a farewell match with Brazil in June to mark the end of a career in which he won two World Cup winners medals, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said today.

Dom Joly: Before take-off, I look for an appetising passenger

I'm finally in Buenos Aires after an overlong flight that was delayed in Sao Paulo. I normally appreciate the pilot giving me information. If the plane suddenly starts bumping around like a fairground ride, I quite like him coming on the intercom and saying something soothing like: "No worries, ladies and gentlemen. We're just having a bit of turbulence, but as I'm the best pilot in the fleet, this is no cause for concern whatsoever." If they don't say anything, then I watch the stewardesses obsessively and try to catch them off guard, spotting the moment their rictus grins suddenly turn into blind panic when they think they're alone in the galley.

Traffic People plans global expansion

The independent fashion brand Traffic People is celebrating its tenth anniversary with overseas expansion.

Video: Dramatic rescues in Brazil

Helicopters reach stranded drivers in Sao Paulo state as flood waters rise.

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