Tite is upset Neymar will sit out the Copa America through injury as the Brazil head coach described him as the third-best player in the world behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Hosts Brazil will be without Neymar for the upcoming Copa America, which starts on June 14, after the
Lucas Paqueta opened his Brazil account but it was not enough to prevent the Selecao from slumping to an alarming 1-1 draw with Panama in the absence of the injured Neymar. Brazil were on top for much of the game and created the better chances, but without Neymar they lacked
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.
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
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
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
Pele has often been compared to France’s World Cup winning star Kylian Mbappe, who has received a signed shirt from the Brazil legend. The 19-year-old forward Mbappe became the first teenager to score more than once in a World Cup match since Pele hit a double in Brazil’s final win
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.
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
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
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
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has yet another time proved that he not only has golden feet but also a heart full of gold. As reported by Brazilian media Globo Esporte, a family from Brazil have paid tribute to Liverpool striker Firmino and his wife after he donated £59,000 to fund
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
Brazil manager Tite has signed a new contract which keeps him with the five-time world champions until the end of the 2022 World Cup. Tite was hired in 2016 having won two titles, a Copa Libertadores and a World Club Cup while coaching Corinthians. He led Brazil to the quarter-finals
After France’s 19-year-old Kylian Mbappé became the first teen since Brazil’s Pelé to score in World Cup final, the legendary footballer tweeted, “If Kylian keeps equalling my records like this I may have to dust my boots off again”. “Welcome to the club, @KMbappe – it’s great to have some
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