Tag: Brazil

2019 Copa América: Brazil handed kind draw, Argentina to face Colombia

The 2019 Copa América draw took place on Thursday night in Rio de Janeiro. 12 teams, including all 10 CONMEBOL nations, Japan, and Qatar, will participate in the quadrennial tournament, which will be hosted in Brazil beginning on 14 June, with the final to take place at the Maracanã on 7 July.

Scaloni optimistic over Messi’s Argentina return

Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has a “good feeling” Lionel Messi will return to international football ahead of this year’s Copa America. Messi, 31, has not played for Argentina since the South American giants suffered a last-16 defeat to eventual champions France at last year’s World Cup. Scaloni and Argentina

Tite applauds Seedorf for Cameroon’s style of play

Brazil defeated Cameroon 1-0 in a friendly on Tuesday and Tite was impressed with the quality of football shown by both teams. Tite applauded his counterpart Clarence Seedorf for Cameroon’s style of play in their 1-0 defeat to Brazil on Tuesday. Richarlison scored the only goal of the game on

Jesus putting World Cup woes behind him after netting in Brazil friendly

Gabriel Jesus is optimistic about his future in Brazil’s national team after he scored in his first international appearance since enduring a difficult World Cup. Brazil faced Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Friday (October 12) and ran out 2-0 winners, with Jesus scoring the opening goal and generally catching the

Everton forward Richarlison scored twice on his first start for Brazil as they beat El Salvador 5-0 at FedExField in Maryland.

The 21-year-old won a penalty in the second minute, which was scored by Neymar for his 59th Brazil goal. Richarlison doubled the lead with a curling strike, before Philippe Coutinho added a third. Richarlison swept home his second in the 50th minute, with Marquinhos heading home a fifth late on.

Loss to Brazil illustrates U.S.’s need to be more courageous, more inventive

U.S. midfielder Wil Trapp managed to distill down to one word what was lacking from the Americans’ performance in a 2-0 defeat to Brazil: courage. What that particular term means is often in the eye of the beholder, but Trapp was more than willing to break the word down into

Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored as a strong Brazil side coasted past a youthful USA in a friendly match.

Firmino gave the Selecao the lead in New Jersey after 11 minutes, the Liverpool forward finishing a low Douglas Costa cross from close range. Paris St-Germain striker Neymar doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Fabinho was judged to have been fouled in the box. Neymar’s goal was his

Ronaldo: Former Brazil striker buys controlling stake in Real Valladolid

Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldo has become the majority shareholder of Real Valladolid, after purchasing a 51% controlling stake in the Spanish club. The 42-year-old played for Real Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Barcelona in an 18-year playing career. Valladolid are 16th in La Liga and yet to win

Neymar admits ‘sometimes I do exaggerate’ in post-World Cup message to fans

Neymar used a sponsor’s ad to admit that he exaggerated some of his reactions after being fouled during the World Cup in Russia. The video, published Sunday and broadcast on several Brazilian TV networks, features the striker accepting criticism for the first time and promising to pick himself up. The

Kevin De Bruyne hails Belgium’s defence for sparking win over Brazil

 Kevin De Bruyne credited Belgium’s defence for keeping Brazil at bay allowing the Red Devils to take risks in attack that led to their 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal victory on Friday. After Fernandinho’s early own goal, De Bruyne doubled Belgium’s lead just past the half-hour mark, firing a low, line