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Pirlo honoured by 100-game milestone at Maracana
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Pirlo honoured by 100-game milestone at Maracana

Jun 16 2013, 1:50am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 16 (IANS) Italy midfielder Andre Pirlo said he felt "honoured" to make his 100th international appearance at Brazil's iconic Maracana Stadium against Mexico Sunday.

Rio de Janeiro, June 16 — Italy midfielder Andre Pirlo said he felt "honoured" to make his 100th international appearance at Brazil's iconic Maracana Stadium against Mexico Sunday. The 34-year-old...

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Pirlo honoured by 100-game milestone at Maracana

Jun 16 2013, 1:50am CDT | by

Rio de Janeiro, June 16 (IANS) Italy midfielder Andre Pirlo said he felt "honoured" to make his 100th international appearance at Brazil's iconic Maracana Stadium against Mexico Sunday.

Rio de Janeiro, June 16 — Italy midfielder Andre Pirlo said he felt "honoured" to make his 100th international appearance at Brazil's iconic Maracana Stadium against Mexico Sunday.

The 34-year-old admitted that the Confederations Cup Group A match would provide one of the highlights of his 18-year professional career, reports Xinhua.

"It's a source of pride. I am lucky to be playing it here at the Maracana and I hope to be able to celebrate it with a victory. I am feeling great. I am here to do the best I can, despite the long season that we had in Italy," the 2006 World Cup winner said Saturday.

Earlier, Mexico coach Jose Manuel de la Torre identified Pirlo as the key to Italy's fortunes. De la Torre said Mexico needed to "disconnect" the Juventus star to have any chance of winning the match.

"I appreciate his concern about me but I don't play alone. I think we will find ways to escape the defensive marking that Mexico tries," Pirlo said.

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Jose Aldo isn't fazed by Dana White's past criticism

Sep 1 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO – Jose Aldo doesn’t listen to the haters, even if the one criticizing him is UFC president Dana White. Unbeaten since 2005, and going for his 9th UFC/WEC title defense against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25, Aldo was once described by White as a fighter with "all the talent in the world" who "just lays back and doesn’t let anything go." ...
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Pic: Extra-sinewy version of UFC 179: 'Aldo vs. Mendes 2' poster for Oct. 25 in Rio

Aug 29 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: MMAmania.com

What started as artsy-fartsy has now become Saturday morning cartoony. Dig it! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo will face off against Chad Mendes for a second time when they hook 'em up at the upcoming UFC 179 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is now official for Oct. 25, 2014, inside the Maracanãzinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFC released the official poster earlier this week. Sweet! Aldo (21-1) hasn't lost in nea ...
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Oswaldo de Oliveira takes his Santos side to Rio de Janeiro to face his former employers on Sunday. The coach did a fine job at Botafogo, only to be unexpectedly jettisoned after the 2013 season. O Glorioso a ...
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Dana White reacts to Jose Aldo shoving Chad Mendes: 'Be a great fighter, nobody gives a s--t about that other stuff'

Aug 28 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: MMAmania.com

Furthermore, when it comes to trash talk or promoting a fight, White says you either have it or you don't. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo recently admitted that he was trying to "spice things up" for his upcoming rematch against Chad Mendes by shoving "Money" during their first staredown. See it here. Those comments, howev ...
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Glover Teixeira: 'If I let this fight go to the judges, Phil Davis can have the victory'

Aug 27 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Bloody Elbow

Glover Teixeira answered Phil Davis' complaints about having to deal with Brazilian judges in their upcoming bout at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro. Glover Teixeira disagrees that Phil Davis will have the disadvantage of fighting in Brazil at UFC 179 on October 25 because of the local judges. Mr. Wonderful shared this feeling recently, but the former UFC Light Heavyweight title challenger told Combate.com ...
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Jose Aldo admits he shoved Chad Mendes to promote UFC 179

Aug 27 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is not a pay-per-view king, so he decided to spice things up heading to his rematch with Chad Mendes at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25. The Nova Uniao fighter shoved Mendes during a media day at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. But when they had to face off again in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, nothing happened. Speaking to the local media during a media day in Sao Pa ...
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Jose Aldo: Chad Mendes hasn’t evolved, and I’m going to beat him again

Aug 27 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Jose Aldo is not impressed. Chad Mendes went 5-0 since his first bout with Aldo in 2012, and he’s scheduled to face the UFC featherweight champion again in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25. Despite his stoppage wins over the past couple years, Aldo doesn’t see any evolution heading into UFC 179. "The only different thing now is the age. The rest remains the same," Aldo ...
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Buses are the future of urban transport. No, really

Aug 27 2014 5:46am CDT | Source: the guardian

Why do many urbanists think the lowly bus emblem of all that is slow, stigmatised and wasteful is the key to city transit ... and that Latin America is the only place doing it right?Buses! Buses! Buses! Buses! thundered the tall man, rapping the cafe table between us, the cutlery threatening to vibrate right off the edge. It was October of 2013, we had just tucked into lunch on the first day of the Urban Age conference in balmy Rio de Janeiro, and the man was arguably the sin ...
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Phil Davis not afraid of judges against Glover Teixeira in Brazil

Aug 26 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Phil Davis will make his third trip to Brazil on Oct. 25, when he battles fellow light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira at UFC 179, and he spoke to the Brazilian media about his previous wins in the city, against Lyoto Machida and Wagner Prado, Teixeira's loss to Jon Jones, his concerns towards t ...
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