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Messi and Neymar can play together, claims Guardiola

Posted Sunday, July 14, 2013 by Goal.com226 hits

The former Blaugrana boss believes two of the club's prized-assets will successfully co-exist at Camp Nou ahead of the new seasonPep Guardiola is convinced Lionel Messi and Neymar will combine to devastating effect for Barcelona next season. The former Santos starlet secured his move to Camp Nou earlier in the summer and, but sections of the media have questioned whether the pair will be a go...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola: "I'm sure Neymar and Messi won't have any problems"

Posted Saturday, July 13, 2013 by Marca.com252 hits

Josep Guardiola has brushed off suggestions that Neymar's arrival could upset the apple cart at Barcelona, where Lionel Messi is used to being the main man. "Barcelona has always had some of the most brilliant players in the world in its squad... Neymar and Messi are undoubtedly two of the best out there today. I know Messi well; he's a fantastic player and a fantastic person. And I've met Ney...Full Story »

The Neymar deal in numbers

Posted Thursday, July 11, 2013 by Marca.com268 hits

Globoesporte has published a report on the transfer of Neymar to Barça that reveals that the Catalan giants paid Santos and the companies DIS and Teisa €17.1 million in total for the rights to the player. The other €40 million were used in a payment to the player's father as a commission. According to the minutes of a meeting at Santos, Barça offered the club's Vice Pres...Full Story »

Messi glad Neymar chose Barcelona

Posted Sunday, July 07, 2013 by Foxsports.com290 hits

Lionel Messi believes that Barcelona are the 'ideal' club for Neymar. Messi joined Barcelona after a protracted saga linking him to other several big clubs. over the past season. There have been doubts raised over whether he can fit into the star-studded Barcelona team, but Messi believes that the winning culture at the club is 'ideal' for him. "I have the good fortune to play with many wo...Full Story »

Soccer-Neymar, Alba have tonsils successfully removed

Posted Saturday, July 06, 2013 by YAHOO Sport88 hits

BARCELONA, July 5 (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Neymar and full back Jordi Alba had their tonsils removed successfully in operations on separate continents on Friday, the La Liga champions said.Neymar, 21, was operated on in Rio de Janeiro and Alba, 24, had his surgery at a clinic in Terrassa near the Catalan capital, the club said on their website .  The two players, who Barca said would ...Full Story »

Neymar threatens reign of Messi and Cristiano

Posted Wednesday, July 03, 2013 by Marca.com674 hits

Neymar is king of the world, at least until Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lace up their boots again. He proved as much during the Confederations Cup. The tournament sanctified him and put him on a level with the other two greats of world football. Luckily for La Liga enthusiasts, all three of them will be playing in Spain next season. During the course of the Confederations Cup, Neymar has ...Full Story »

Alves thrilled by explosive Messi-Neymar partnership

Posted Tuesday, July 02, 2013 by Goal.com191 hits

The Blaugrana right-back believes the duo playing in tandem makes for a mouth-watering prospect, and is confident both can share the limelight at Camp Nou next season Barcelona defender Dani Alves has backed Lionel Messi and Neymar to combine to devastating effect next season by describing the duo as "the bomb". The former Santos striker has silenced his critics in recent weeks by lighting u...Full Story »

Neymar leaves his mark, gives Brazil hope for 2014

Posted Tuesday, July 02, 2013 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- After a strong showing at the Confederations Cup, Neymar showed Brazilian fans that he has what it takes to lead the national team at the World Cup next year. The 21-year-old Neymar was voted player of the tournament and was decisive in Brazil's 3-0 victory against Spain in Sunday's final at the Maracana Stadium. He arrived at the World Cup warm-up tournament after a ser...Full Story »

Neymar wins Golden Ball award

Posted Monday, July 01, 2013 by Supersport.com313 hits

Neymar has won the Golden Ball award as the best player of the Confederations Cup. The Brazil striker scored in four of the team's five games at the World Cup warm-up tournament, including one in the 3-0 win over Spain in Sunday's final. Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta was given the Silver Ball, and Brazil midfielder Paulinho was the Bronze Ball winner. Spain striker Fernando Torres won the G...Full Story »

‘Spectacular’ Neymar has come to the right place at Barcelona - Iniesta

Posted Monday, July 01, 2013 by Goal.com254 hits

The Spaniard says the Brazilian star will help improve the Catalan side and is looking forward to facing his new colleague on Sunday Andres Iniesta says Neymar has made the right decision in moving to Barcelona as he prepares to come face-to-face with his new team-mate in the Confederations Cup final. Spain take on Brazil at the Maracana on Sunday and Iniesta says he is looking forward to l...Full Story »

Arbeloa's next challenge: stop an in-form Neymar

Posted Sunday, June 30, 2013 by Marca.com159 hits

Álvaro Arbeloa is set to go face-to-face for the first time with Neymar. Barça's newest signing has been Brazil's stand-out player during this Confederations Cup: "He's very direct, takes players on, is good with both his feet and scores goals. He attacks down the right and the left. I think that he's an outstanding player". Having scored three goals in four matches and been voted m...Full Story »

Messi: "I hope Neymar does for Barcelona what he does for Brazil"

Posted Saturday, June 29, 2013 by Marca.com346 hits

FC Barcelona's Leo Messi discussed his club's current situation in Senegal, where he was supporting a campaign to fight against malaria. Messi was asked questions about quite a lot of subjects. Among these was his reaction to the arrival of Neymar in the Barça dressing rooms. He was quite upfront: "Neymar is a great player. He is sure to make a big contribution. I hope he will go on to d...Full Story »

Neymar rubbishes Lugano diving claims

Posted Thursday, June 27, 2013 by Goal.com246 hits

The forward defended himself after helping his nation reach the Confederations Cup final on Wednesday Neymar has strongly refuted claims of diving from Diego Lugano after Brazil’s 2-1 victory over Uruguay on Wednesday. The Selecao recorded a 2-1 victory over their South American rivals in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup thanks to goals from Fred and Paulinho, either side of ...Full Story »

Cruyff unsure of Neymar-Messi partnership

Posted Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by Foxsports.com244 hits

Former Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff believes the Catalan club should plan for the possibility of selling Lionel Messi now that they have signed Neymar. Neymar arrived at the Nou Camp on June 3, signing a five-year contract for 57million euros from Santos, but Cruyff believes the 21-year-old Brazilian forward will struggle to work alongside Argentinian Messi in Tito Vilanova's frontline. Cr...Full Story »

Figo predicts fruitful Messi & Neymar partnership

Posted Saturday, June 22, 2013 by Goal.com301 hits

The Portuguese great has weighed in on the future Barcelona pairing and suggests that Brazil and Spain are favourites to win the Confederations Cup Ex-Barcelona star Luis Figo has predicted that Lionel Messi and Neymar will have a "great" working relationship following the Brazilian's transfer to Camp Nou. The forward joined the Blaugrana for €57 million this summer and will partner th...Full Story »

We want to make the fans happy - Neymar

Posted Thursday, June 20, 2013 by Goal.com135 hits

The new Barcelona signing registered a goal and an assist at the Castelao, but was in a modest mood, instead hailing the impact of the supporters Brazil forward Neymar was pleased to have given fans something to cheer during his side's 2-0 Confederations Cup victory over Mexico on Wednesday. The Barcelona forward was the star of the show for the Selecao, scoring one and assisting the other i...Full Story »

Neymar a little on the light side, Barca doctor says

Posted Thursday, June 20, 2013 by YAHOO Sport71 hits

BARCELONA, June 19 (Reuters) - Brazil forward Neymar is on the light side and might need to bulk up a bit for Spanish soccer, his new club Barcelona said on Wednesday.The gazelle-like 21-year-old, who is 1.74 metres tall and weighs 64.5 kilograms, has signed a five-year contract with the Spanish champions, who paid 57 million euros ($76.3 million) for his services. After competing for Brazi...Full Story »

Cruyff urges Neymar caution

Posted Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Goal.com94 hits

The legendary Dutchman feels it would be unfair to expect wonders from the attacker right away and has stressed that Lionel Messi cannot be held responsible for alleged tax fraud Barcelona icon Johan Cruyff has urged supporters to be patient with Neymar as the Brazil international adapts to his new Camp Nou surroundings. The 21-year-old recently completed his €57 million from Santos to...Full Story »

Brazil 3-0 Japan: Neymar volley opens Confederations Cup in style

Posted Sunday, June 16, 2013 by Goal.com313 hits

The new Barcelona acquisition turned in a superb display to inspire the Selecao to three points and keep their hopes alive for a third consecutive Confederations Cup title Brazil got their Confederations Cup title defence off to the perfect start with a thrilling 3-0 victory against Japanin Brasilia. Goals from Neymar, Paulinho and Jo ensured the Selecao maintained their unbeaten record agai...Full Story »

Pelé: "Neymar needs to get to Zidane's level"

Posted Saturday, June 15, 2013 by Marca.com242 hits

Pelé believes that "faced with Neymar's indecision about whether to go to England or Spain, the best option for him was Barcelona". Talking about the differences between the Brazilian player and Messi, "They are different players that make everything look simple. Messi was trained in Europe from 14 or 15 years old and has more experience. Neymar's style is different, both are very skilful...Full Story »

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