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Photo: Janieve Russell will run in the women's 400m hurdles at the Rio Olympics






Despite earlier reports to the contrary, Jamaica’s top female 400m hurdler, Janieve Russell will actually run at the Olympic Games in Rio. Reports coming out of Rio earlier today were that the 22 year old had been left off the list by the Jamaica Administrative Association (JAAA) and would therefore not be participating on the event.

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The Rio Olympics 2016 got underway on Wednesday with Women’s football and Germany made a huge statement if intent when they clobbered African minnows Zimbabwe 6-1. Other winners on the day were defending Olympic champions and World champions, USA, their North American neighbours Canada, France, Sweden and hosts Brazil who had a comprehensive 3-0 win over China.

Sweden got the ball rolling at the games with a narrow 1-0 win over South Africa courtesy of a strike from Nilla Fischer who capitalized on a goalkeeping error.

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Photo: Debutant Yonah Knight Wisdom will represent Jamaica in diving at the Rio Olympic Games.





The long anticipated Rio Olympics Games gets underway today, fittingly with women’s football. Brazil, the nation famous for what is often called the beautiful game, will hold the attention of billions of people around the globe for the next 20 days as the planet’s best athletes battle in 28 sports, all for the chance to be called Olympic champions.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil could appoint former coach Dunga to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari as national team boss, media reports indicated yesterday, despite ex-Corinthians coach Tite being considered the long time favourite.

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Photo: Luiz Felipe Scolari (Getty Images)

After being the last man to carry Brazil to triumph in the FIFA World Cup in 2002, Luiz Felipe Scolari will probably be remembered as the man who failed miserably in the quest to lift the Cup on home soil.

Following the 7-1 thrashing to eventual winners German in the semi-final, Scolari resigned on Monday giving his country a chance to begin the rebuilding process immediately.

"Luiz Felipe Scolari and his fellow coaching staff surrendered their positions to the board," the CBF announced in a statement.

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Photo: Reggae Boyz starting eleven in the World Cup qualifier against Honduras on October 15th, 2013. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

After witnessing a second abject display by the most loved “football country” in the world in the space of four days when Brazil was easily brushed aside 3-0 by the Netherlands in the third-fourth play-off of the World Cup, on the heels of the 7-1 battering from Germany in the semi-finals, I made a statement “Brazilian football no longer has an identity”.

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Photo: Brazil troop off the field after their hammering against Germany (Getty Images)

After suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of Germany in their semi-final, Brazil will be hoping to put on a good show in the third place match against the Netherlands. Luiz Felipe Scolari has come under attack for his tactics against the Germans while many are suggesting that this Selecao team is not as talented as they were made to believe. The Dutch will be looking to add salt to the wounds as the players look to send off their manager on a high.

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Photo: Tearful David Luiz (Reuters)

Like a hot knife through butter, so Die Mannschaft cut through the Selecao in a ruthless first half display of football to make a mockery of the five time world champions in their own home at the Belo Horinzonte stadium on Tuesday, in first the semi-final of the World Cup.

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On a day when the history books were rewritten in many ways, the world looked on in shock and bewilderment as European heavyweights and three times World Champions Germany put Brazil to the sword in Belo Horizonte. The Germans showed no mercy as they hammered the Selecao 7-1 thanks to a brace each for Toni Kroos and Andre Schurlle as well as strikes from Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira and Miroslav Klose. It was Brazil's worse ever World Cup defeat and brought an end their 39 year competitive dominance on home soil.