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Brazil's Neymar, Gabriel Jesus kept down by Switzerland in opening draw

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by ESPN35 hits

Neymar tried a lot but not much came off for the Brazilian star against Switzerland. Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images Brazil disappointed the torcedores (fans) who filled the Rostov Arena with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in their opening World Cup match Sunday. Tite's team had a great first half but were not able to keep up their tempo, suffered from an early second-half equalizer...Full Story »

Tite frustrated by Switzerland goal as Brazil draw World Cup opener

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA12 hits

Brazil coach Tite was convinced Switzerland’s equaliser should have been ruled out for a foul as the five-time World Cup winners were held to a 1-1 draw in their Group E opener.Swiss midfielder Steven Zuber headed his side level five minutes into the second half, leaving the Brazilians protesting in vain amid claims he had pushed defender Miranda as he climbed to meet Xherdan Shaqiri&rsquo...Full Story »

Brazil 1 Switzerland 1: Zuber pegs back below-par Selecao

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Goal.com34 hits

Philippe Coutinho's curling strike was cancelled out by Steven Zuber's second-half header as Brazil were held to a draw by Switzerland. Brazil continued the trend of tournament favourites underperforming as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their World Cup Group E opener in Rostov. Having bowed out of their home tournament four years ago with a 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany, ...Full Story »

Steven Zuber denies Brazil as Switzerland snatch famous draw

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA11 hits

Steven Zuber denied Brazil victory in their opening game of the World Cup as battling Switzerland fought back to snatch a famous 1-1 Group E draw in Rostov.The Hoffenheim defender cancelled out Philippe Coutinho’s stunning first-half opener with a bullet header five minutes after the restart with the South Americans appealing in vain for a push on defender Miranda.In their first game at th...Full Story »

Brazil's Neymar not 100%, but still 'good enough to play very well' -Tite

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by ESPN46 hits

Brazil is favored to win 2018 World Cup, but it won't be easy NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images Brazil head coach Tite has admitted that Neymar is "not 100 percent" ahead of the Selecao's World Cup opener against Switzerland in Rostov on Sunday. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been out of action since February with a broken metatarsal in his right foot, missing the final few months of the do...Full Story »

Brazil vs Switzerland - Tite admits Neymar not fully fit for Brazil’s World Cup opener

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by PA67 hits

Brazil coach Tite admits Neymar is not fully fit but believes his captain is in impressive shape ahead of their World Cup opener.Paris St Germain forward Neymar has been battling back from injury having suffered a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle in February.The 26-year-old – who is sporting a new bleached blonde hair cut – is expected to start on Sunday when five-time world c...Full Story »

Roberto Carlos: If Messi were Brazilian then he'd already have a World Cup

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Marca.com89 hits

For many, Lionel Messi's legacy depends on whether or not he wins a World Cup with Argentina, but Roberto Carlos believes it's a team sport and that the forward has been unlucky. The Brazilian, who won the tournament in 2002, has claimed that Messi would have won an edition of the World Cup already had he been playing for Brazil. "If Messi were Brazilian then he'd already have a World Cup,...Full Story »

Neymar says Brazil are ‘dreaming more and more’ ahead of World Cup

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by PA25 hits

Brazil striker Neymar insists the five-time champions are dreaming of winning the World Cup again in Russia.The Paris St Germain forward scored his 55th international goal to go level with Romario and sit joint-third in Brazil’s all-time scoring charts during their 3-0 win over Austria on Sunday.Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho also netted in a comfortable victory ahead of Brazil’...Full Story »

Austria 0 - 3 Brazil: Neymar scores 55th Brazil goal as they beat Austria in final World Cup warm-up

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by PA75 hits

Neymar’s scintillating goal drew him level with Romario in Brazil’s all time top scorers list as they cruised to a 3-0 win against Austria.The Paris St Germain striker scored his 55th goal for his country in Sunday’s victory, their final World Cup warm-up match.He is now equal third in Brazil’s scoring charts with Romario and only behind Ronaldo (62) and Pele (77) after s...Full Story »

Brazil manager Tite slams Real Madrid link: 'It's a lie'

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by ESPN52 hits

Michel Spingler/AP Brazil boss Tite has slammed a report in Brazilian media linking him to the vacant Real Madrid job, calling the story a "lie" and saying on Saturday the story was unworthy of his respect. Tite has been a revelation since taking over the Selecao from previous boss Dunga back in June of 2016. The former Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup winner lifted a flagging Brazil from ...Full Story »

Brazil ready for pressure of World Cup ahead of final warm-up clash – Marcelo

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by PA17 hits

Defender Marcelo is aware of the pressure on Brazil’s players to deliver World Cup success as they prepare for the tournament with a friendly against Austria.Tite’s side head to Russia as one of the favourites but with the 7-1 semi-final thrashing at the hands of Germany in the 2014 tournament in their own country still hanging over them.With players like Neymar, Philippe Coutinho an...Full Story »

Manchester United's Fred hurt in Brazil training; Neymar set to start

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by ESPN95 hits

New Manchester United midfielder Fred was forced out of Brazil training with an ankle injury on Thursday. The 25-year-old, who is set to move to United next season after the Premier League club agreed a €55 million deal with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, was caught by a tackle from Casemiro as Brazil prepare for the World Cup. Fred tried to remain on the pitch but could not continue and w...Full Story »

What Roberto Firmino said about his battle with Gabriel Jesus after Brazil 2-0 Croatia

Posted Monday, June 04, 2018 by givemesport.com66 hits

Roberto Firmino's season ended in disappointment with the Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, but he's been absolutely outstanding in 2017-18. Operating as a central striker, the skilful attacker scored a superb 27 goals and provided 17 assists for Liverpool in all competitions this term. Firmino's attention has now turned to the World Cup in Russia, where Brazil will play their firs...Full Story »

Neymar to come off bench in Brazil friendly against Croatia

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2018 by ESPN81 hits

Brazil will start Sunday's friendly against Croatia without Neymar, but the Paris Saint-Germain striker will make a second-half appearance and return from a three-month injury spell, coach Tite said on Saturday. Neymar has been sidelined since Feb. 25, when he fractured a metatarsal and sprained his ankle in a Ligue 1 match against Marseille. "He's on the bench because he is still recovering...Full Story »

Brazil vs Croatia - Neymar eyeing return to action as Brazil take on Croatia at Anfield

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2018 by PA87 hits

Neymar will make his return from injury as a second-half substitute for Brazil when they play Croatia on Sunday, coach Tite has confirmed.The Paris St Germain forward, the world’s most expensive player, has been out injured since February 25 when he fractured a metatarsal and sprained his ankle in a Ligue 1 match against Marseille.Tite revealed his starting line-up for the friendly at Anfi...Full Story »

Brazil and PSG star Neymar: I have always wanted to work with Pep Guardiola

Posted Sunday, May 27, 2018 by ESPN78 hits

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has again said he wants to work under Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola at some point in his career. Neymar, 22, joined PSG for a world-record €222 million last summer from Barcelona -- but only arrived at Camp Nou 12 months after Guardiola had left the club in 2012. In 2016, the Brazilian said: "Guardiola is a guy that I really admire and wh...Full Story »

Neymar fitter than Brazil expected ahead of World Cup

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Goal.com80 hits

Neymar's physical fitness is developing at a faster pace than Brazil expected, with the World Cup less than a month away. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been out of action since February after breaking a bone in his foot. Neymar's World Cup participation was initially in doubt but, despite missing the end of the season as PSG claimed a domestic treble, the former Selecao skipper should ...Full Story »

Brazil announce final World Cup squad: no Alex Sandro or David Luiz

Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS164 hits

The Brazilian Football Association have this evening announced the country's final 23-man World Cup squad. Russian showpieceFollowing the finish of several of European football's top leagues this past weekend, the attention of large sections of football fans the world over have now switched to international matters, with the World Cup set to begin in Russia a month from today. In addition, t...Full Story »

Neymar wins Ligue 1 player of the year award and gets gong from Brazil legend Ronaldo

Posted Monday, May 14, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk88 hits

NEYMAR has been named the Ligue 1 player of the season despite being ruled out since February. The former Barcelona man collected his trophy from Brazil icon Ronaldo admit reports the PSG star could be moving again in the summer. Neymar's golden outfit matched his trophy The 26-year-old admitted he was "afraid" during his rehab from surgery - but has been given the all-clear to return to trai...Full Story »

Blow for Brazil as Dani Alves ruled out of World Cup

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2018 by Goal.com67 hits

Brazil have been dealt a further injury blow ahead of the World Cup following news that defender Dani Alves will miss the tournament in Russia. The Paris Saint-Germain full-back limped out of Tuesday's Coupe de France final with a knee injury. Original assessments suggested that though the injury would end Alves' domestic season he would be ready for the World Cup. "Following Daniel Alves' ...Full Story »

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