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25-year-old Brazilian star returns to Chelsea
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25-year-old Brazilian star returns to Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have brought back Brazil international, Kenedy from his loan at Flamengo. The club took the decision following an injury crisis in the full-back positions. Kenedy, 25, has played just 15 Premier League games for the Blues, with his last coming in 2016. Goal Brazil reports that the Brazilian is now heading back to London after loan spells at Watford, Newcastle, Getafe and Granada. According to the report, Flamengo ‘fought’ to keep the player at the club but Tuchel wanted to bring him back to be part of the squad. Marcus Aloso is currently the only fully fit full-back for Chelsea as Ben Chilwell is out for the season. Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta was also withdrawn early from the 2-0 victory over Tottenham last week with an injury. In recent m...
FIFA rankings: Nigeria finish 2021 in 36th position while Belgium, Brazil occupy top 10
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FIFA rankings: Nigeria finish 2021 in 36th position while Belgium, Brazil occupy top 10

Nigeria’s senior national football team has ended the year 2021 as the 36th best team in the world.   The Super Eagles remain unmoved in December’s ranking published by FIFA on Thursday, December 23.   Nigeria amassed a total of 1478.78 points to stay as the fifth-best team on the continent behind Senegal, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.   Nigeria's 2021 AFCON Group D opponent, Pharoahs of Egypt did not change position also as they are in 45th place and sixth on the continent.   While Belgium finished number one in the world, followed by Brazil, France, England, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, and the Netherlands, making the top 10.   The next FIFA rankings will be published in February 2022.  
FIFA rankings: Nigeria finish 2021 in 36th position, Belgium, Brazil occupy top 10 [Full list]
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FIFA rankings: Nigeria finish 2021 in 36th position, Belgium, Brazil occupy top 10 [Full list]

Nigeria’s senior national team has ended this year as the 36th best team in the world. The Super Eagles remain unmoved in December’s ranking published by FIFA on Thursday. The three-time African champions amassed a total of 1478.78 points to stay as the fifth-best team on the continent behind Senegal, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Belgium finished number one in the world, followed by Brazil, France, England, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, and the Netherlands, making the top 10. Others that made the list from 11-20 positions are the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Croatia, Colombia, Uruguay, Sweden, Wales, and Senegal. The likes of Iran, Peru, Serbia, Chile, Ukraine, Japan, Poland, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Austria, Czech Republic, Korea Republic, Russia, ...
13 countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar [Full list]
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13 countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar [Full list]

With the 2022 World Cup just over a year away now, thirteen (13) countries have so far booked their place in the next year’s finals. The host nation, Qatar, has an automatic place in the tournament. Germany, Denmark, Brazil, France, Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, England and Switzerland have already booked their tickets to the first-ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East. Germany qualified on October 11, Denmark on October 12, Brazil on November 11, France and Belgium on November 13, Croatia, Serbia, Spain on November 14, England and Switzerland on November 15. Netherlands and Argentina became the latest countries to book their place in the tournament on Tuesday. Netherlands defeated Norway 2-0, while Argentina played a 0-0 draw with Brazil. The FIFA 2022 World Cup qu...
Nine countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar [Full list]
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Nine countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar [Full list]

With the 2022 World Cup just over a year away now, nine countries have so far booked their place in the next year’s finals. Qatar, the host nation, has an automatic place in the tournament. Germany, Denmark, Brazil, France and Belgium have already booked their tickets to the first-ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East. Germany qualified on October 11, Denmark on October 12, Brazil on November 11, France and Belgium on November 13. Croatia, Serbia and Spain became the latest countries to book their place in the tournament on Sunday after beating Russia, Portugal and Sweden, respectively. Croatia defeated Russia 1-0, Serbia beat Portugal 2-1, while Spain won 1-0 against Sweden. The FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers began in June 2019 and are expected to finish in June 2022....
Six countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar
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Six countries qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

With the 2022 World Cup just over a year away now, six countries have so far booked their place in the next year’s finals. Hosts Qatar have an automatic place in the tournament. Germany, Denmark and Brazil have already booked their tickets to the first-ever FIFA World Cup in the Middle East. Germany qualified on October 11, Denmark on October 12 and Brazil on November 11. France and Belgium became the latest countries to book their place in the tournament on Saturday after beating Kazakhstan and Estonia respectively. France defeated Kazakhstan 8-0, while Belgium won 3-1 against Estonia. The FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers began in June 2019 and are expected to finish in June 2022.
Neymar confronts referee in angry exchange during Brazil win over Colombia
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Neymar confronts referee in angry exchange during Brazil win over Colombia

Neymar confronts referee in angry WC Qualification South America The Selecao star was fortunate to avoid punishment for the incident during the 2022 World Cup qualifying victory Neymar appeared to bump referee Roberto Tobar during the first half of Brazil’s 1-0 win against Colombia on Thursday which clinched the nation's 2022 World Cup qualification. The Selecao star was frustrated by the physical play of the visitors in the opening exchanges, with challenges leaving him on the ground on several occasions. Neymar went on to record an assist in the triumph that saw Brazil continue their unbeaten run in CONMEBOL qualifying.
Former Nigerian midfielder Sylvanus Okpala speaks against Ighalo’s possible return to Super Eagles
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Former Nigerian midfielder Sylvanus Okpala speaks against Ighalo’s possible return to Super Eagles

Former Nigerian midfielder, Sylvanus Okpala has kicked against Odion Ighalo’s possible return to Super Eagles three years after his retirement from international football. Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr recently confirmed that the that Al-Shabab forward is in his provisional squad for Nigeria’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Cape Verde and Liberia. According to Rohr, he decided to recall Ighalo because of his leadership, and is waiting for the 32-year-old striker to accept the invitation. Reacting to his Ighalo's possible return, Okpala who was once an assistant coach to late coach Stephen Keshi in the National team, said the team and Nigeria as a whole have younger players that can fit in the position that Ighalo will be coming to occupy. “If I am the coach, I will not let ...
Guardiola gives Ederson and Jesus update ahead of Manchester City Champions League clash
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Guardiola gives Ederson and Jesus update ahead of Manchester City Champions League clash

The Brazil internationals are neither in or out of Pep's plans, with the pair already in Belgium prior to a meeting with Club Brugge Pep Guardiola is yet to rule Ederson and Gabriel Jesus in or out of his plans for Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Club Brugge on Tuesday, but a couple of Brazil internationals are already in Belgium. On the back of World Cup qualifying duty with their country, two South American stars were advised against returning to England where they would be forced to quarantine for 10 days. They were instead told to report early for continental competition, with Guardiola and the rest of the Sky Blues squad set to jet out and join them on Monday evening.  
Neymar ruled out of PSG clash with RB Leipzig after picking up injury on international duty with Brazil
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Neymar ruled out of PSG clash with RB Leipzig after picking up injury on international duty with Brazil

The attacker is set to spend the next few days on the side-lines as he continues his recovery Neymar has been ruled out of Paris Saint Germain's clash with RB Leipzig after picking up an injury while away on international duty with Brazil. PSG had to make do without Neymar in their last Ligue 1 outing against Angers on Friday, which fell on the same day he was in World Cup qualifying action for his country against Uruguay. Supporters hoped to see him return in time for the Champions League group stage encounter against Leipzig on Tuesday night, but the French giants have revealed he has returned to Parc des Princes nursing a minor knock.  
Pulisic and Lukaku in mixed injury news for Chelsea as Tuchel gives updates on USMNT and Belgium stars
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Pulisic and Lukaku in mixed injury news for Chelsea as Tuchel gives updates on USMNT and Belgium stars

The Blues will be without the American forward once again in their derby with Brentford on Saturday, but the Belgian striker is raring to go Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has delivered mixed injury news ahead of facing Brentford, with Christian Pulisic “still injured” but Romelu Lukaku ready for Premier League action. The Blues will be making a short trip to face west London neighbours on Saturday aiming to cement their place at the top of the table. That cause will be aided by the availability of the prolific Belgian striker, who picked up a slight knock during the October international break, but the American forward remains sidelined with an ankle complaint and Thiago Silva is unlikely to be risked following an epic journey back from Brazil.  
Silva sends Neymar emotional support as Brazil team-mate admits mental health struggle
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Silva sends Neymar emotional support as Brazil team-mate admits mental health struggle

The Selecao players have forged a tight friendship having also competed together at club level Thiago Silva has offered his emotional support to Neymar, his close friend and Brazil team-mate who earlier this week admitted he doesn't know if he has the "strength of mind to deal with football" much longer. Silva has played alongside Neymar for the Selecao for a decade and also competed alongside the forward at Paris Saint-Germain. As a world-renowned centre-back, Silva said he can relate to the feelings Neymar has expressed - and acknowledged it was hurtful to be publicly labelled "a crybaby, weak, very weak, mentally" when speaking out on his struggles. So, the defender is determined to provide public backing to his countryman in hopes of helping him regain his love for football. ...
Brazilian Footballer Arrested after kicking referee in head during a match
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Brazilian Footballer Arrested after kicking referee in head during a match

A footballer has been arrested for kicking a referee on the head and appearing to render him unconscious during a match in Brazil. William Ribeiro, who plays for state-league club Sao Paulo RS, committed the attack while playing against Guarani on Monday, October 4. His team had just fallen a goal behind in the game when he violently kicked official Rodrigo Crivellaro, who was quickly rushed to hospital after being knocked out unconscious. It remains unclear why Ribeiro lost his cool on the night, with both sets of players forced to restrain him as he kicked a helpless Crivellaro. An ambulance quickly drove onto the field and took the referee to hospital in Venancio Aires, near Porto Alegre in southern Brazil. Reports emerged later that evening confirming he was ...
Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira facing potential six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil
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Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira facing potential six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil

The midfielder, who is spending the season at Flamengo, could be punished after failing to complete a full self-isolation period Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira is facing a six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil. Pereira has spent the last seven years of his career on United's books, having initially graduated to their senior squad as a teenager back in 2014. The Brazilian has never been a regular in the Red Devils' starting XI, though, and was sent out on loan for the fourth time as Flamengo arranged a deal for the midfielder in the summer transfer window, but it has been claimed that he broke Covid-19 protocols upon his return to his homeland.
Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash
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Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva will not be able to play against Brentford on October 16 upon his return from international duty with Brazil national team. Chelsea will tackle Brentford in an away Premier League clash after the international break, but Silva won’t feature in that derby clash after heading to South America for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. The last game of that triple-header, Brazil’s home clash with Uruguay in Manaus, is not scheduled to kick-off until 01:30 am BST on Friday. Providing an update on Silva, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying: “He will go and then he will play for Brazil and then he will come back on the matchday versus Brentford. “This is the life of in...
Brazil football legend, Pele leaves hospital after weeks
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Brazil football legend, Pele leaves hospital after weeks

Brazil football legend, Pele, has left the hospital where he was receiving treatment for almost a month. The 80-year-old has a tumour removed from his colon on September 4. However, he has been kept in intensive care after the surgery. “I am so happy to be back at home. I want to thank the entire Albert Einstein Hospital team, who made my stay a pleasant one, with a humane and very affectionate welcome,” Pele posted on his official Instagram The hospital added in a terse statement: “The patient is stable and will continue with chemotherapy.” The tumor was discovered in Pele’s system when he went for routine medical examinations at the end of August. Pele won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups, and remains Brazil’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches....
Brazil Calls up eight EPL Players for World Cup Qualifiers [Full list]
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Brazil Calls up eight EPL Players for World Cup Qualifiers [Full list]

Brazil has called up eight England-based players for October’s triple-header of South American 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers This comes amid hopes of a resolution to a stand-off with English Premier League (EPL) clubs. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday that the 30-man squad has Manchester City pair Gabriel Jesus and Ederson, and Liverpool duo Alisson and Fabinho. It also includes Chelsea’s Thiago Silva, Fred of Manchester United, Leeds United’s Raphina and Tottenham’s Emerson Royal. Head coach Tite also named five Brazil-based players for the fixtures against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. The announcement comes after Premier League clubs barred their Brazilian players from taking part in September’s World Cup qualifiers...
Alisson, Thiago Silva & other Premier League stars in Brazil squad as talks continue over quarantine restrictions
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Alisson, Thiago Silva & other Premier League stars in Brazil squad as talks continue over quarantine restrictions

Brazil are confident there will be no repeat of the previous international break, when Premier League clubs refused to release their players Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Chelsea defender Thiago Silva are among eight Premier League players included in the Brazil squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers as talks continue over quarantine regulations that could see them miss games upon their return to England. Under current UK Government rules, anyone travelling to a country on the red list is required to quarantine for 10 days upon their return, due to high coronavirus spread in those countries. A number of Premier League clubs refused to release their players for the international break earlier this month, which sparked a row with the national associations that was onl...
[BREAKING] COVID-19: FG removes India from restricted countries’ list
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[BREAKING] COVID-19: FG removes India from restricted countries’ list

The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on flights coming into the country from India. The government had banned passengers, who visited India, Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey in the last 14 days from entering the country as part of precautionary measures to contain the virus in the country. But in the new travel protocol released on Sunday, the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, indicated that the ban placed on passengers from India has been lifted. The reviewed protocol took effect from September 14, 2021. However, the sanctions placed on airlines that convey passengers from restricted countries and travellers who are Non-Nigerians remain. Mustapha said, “Non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil...
FIFA takes Final Decision on Brazilian stars playing this weekend
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FIFA takes Final Decision on Brazilian stars playing this weekend

FIFA has given permission to players who were called up by Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay during the last international break, to play in the Premier League this weekend. On Wednesday, the world football governing body had invoked Article 5 to block English clubs from selecting players who did not honour their countries’ invitation. This followed a request from the Brazilian Football Confederation. Premier League clubs unanimously agreed not to release players for matches in countries on the UK Government’s red list.
Brazil vs Peru: Neymar, Ribeiro lift Brazil in nine EPL stars’ absence
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Brazil vs Peru: Neymar, Ribeiro lift Brazil in nine EPL stars’ absence

Everton Ribeiro and Neymar scored the goals for an under-strength Brazil, who were missing nine Premier League stars who had been blocked from travelling for this week’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers by their clubs because of Covid-19 concerns. Brazil have now won all eight of their qualifying games and have 24 points. Among the nine players are Liverpool’s Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino, Manchester City pair Ederson and Gabriel Jesus, Thiago Silva of Chelsea, and Manchester United’s Fred. Uruguay moved into third place in the standings with 15 points after an injury-time winner from Gaston Pereiro gave them a 1-0 win over Ecuador in Montevideo. Ecuador are fourth on 13 points, level with Colombia who advanced up the table on Thursday with a convincing 3-1 win over Chile in...
FIFA bans eight players from Man Utd, Chelsea, others for Weekend Matches
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FIFA bans eight players from Man Utd, Chelsea, others for Weekend Matches

Brazil have requested that FIFA invoke the five-day rule, which means at least eight Premier League players will not be available for selection this weekend. According to the UK Mirror, the affected clubs are Manchester City, Leeds, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. Liverpool will be without Becker Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Fabinho, for their trip to Leeds on Sunday. Marcelo Bielsa’s squad will also not include Raphinha. Manchester City duo of Gabriel Jesus and Ederson will miss their clash with Leicester City on Saturday. Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Manchester United’s Fred are also affected. The Premier League clubs had risked FIFA ban, after expressing issues with the players travelling for international duty amid the UK’s strict COVID-19 regulations. Th...
Argentina players board plane after threat of arrest in Brazil leads to suspended match
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Argentina players board plane after threat of arrest in Brazil leads to suspended match

The two South American giants played just five minutes before the game ended under bizarre circumstances Brazil and Argentina's World Cup qualifier was thrown into chaos on Sunday when health authorities attempted to detain several members of the visiting team, causing the game to be suspended. Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso were cleared to play the World Cup qualifier despite being accused of falsifying travel information upon their entry to Brazil, with mandatory quarantine and deportation advised by the Brazilian government for the trio and reserve Emiliano Buendia. The match had barely passed five minutes when scores of officers stormed the pitch, to the incredulity of both teams. But five hours after leaving the stadium under the threat of detainmen...
Brazil vs Argentina: Lionel Messi doubtful, Neymar eyes victory
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Brazil vs Argentina: Lionel Messi doubtful, Neymar eyes victory

Brazil host Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier less than two months after their Copa America final from less than two months ago. Depleted Brazil were second best for much of their trip to Santiago having seen 11 players prevented from joining the squad by their clubs due to coronavirus quarantine restrictions. Key English based players Alisson of Liverpool, Chelsea’s Thiago Silva and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus were missing but crucially Neymar, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France, was available. But they continued their perfect start to qualifying with a seventh win out of seven as Everton Ribeiro scored the only goal in a 1-0 away victory over Chile. Also, Argentina star Lionel Messi is a slight doubt after being subjected to a harsh tackle by Ve...
Tottenham new boy Emerson Royal ‘hurt’ by Barcelona after being signed and sold in same window
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Tottenham new boy Emerson Royal ‘hurt’ by Barcelona after being signed and sold in same window

The Brazil international full-back saw a purchase option taken up at Camp Nou in June, only to then be offloaded to Spurs in August Tottenham new boy Emerson Royal has been quizzed on whether he feels "used" by Barcelona after being signed and sold by the Liga giants in the same transfer window. The Brazil international full-back saw a purchase option taken up at Camp Nou in June, with a €9 million (£8m/$11m) deal seeing him acquired by Catalan heavyweights on a permanent basis from Real Betis. At the end of August, and with financial difficulties at Barca making sales essential, another deal was done as Emerson found himself leaving Spain for England in an agreement worth up to £26m ($35m).        
Pele reacts as Ronaldo returns to Man Utd
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Pele reacts as Ronaldo returns to Man Utd

Brazil football legend, Pele, has congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo following his return to Manchester United. Ronaldo’s return to United from Juventus was officially confirmed on Tuesday. In a comment under Ronaldo’s social media post, Pele wrote: “There is no better feeling than conquering the world and returning home. “Always be happy, Cristiano.” Ronaldo left Old Trafford 12 years ago to join Real Madrid in a then world record transfer. During his first stint at the club, he scored 118 goals in 292 games. The 36-year-old also won the Premier League title three times and the Champions League in 2008.
Willian Admits That He Left Arsenal Because He Couldn’t Accept Never Winning
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Willian Admits That He Left Arsenal Because He Couldn’t Accept Never Winning

  Willian has left Arsenal. The 33-year-old has agreed to rip his contract up as he heads back home to Brazil to sign for Corinthians. And some things have been said. The Gunners will be delighted to get the former Chelsea man off their wage bill and the player has admitted he has taken the action to walk away without a pay-out on his reported 200K weekly deal to show that he didn't sign in North London for financial reasons. But it's not those comments which have got fans thinking in a statement made by the player departing The Emirates "All my career I have done everything to be the best I can be. I always want to win and I find it hard to accept not doing so."
Barcelona’s Emerson Royal set for Tottenham move in £26m deal
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Barcelona’s Emerson Royal set for Tottenham move in £26m deal

The Brazil international is closing in on a move to the north London club before the deadline Tottenham are set to sign Barcelona full-back Emerson Royal in deal that could be worth up to £26m ($35m),  Goal understands. The north London club will pay an initial £21m for the 22-year-old, with £4-6m due in add-ons and bonuses. The Brazil international, who has spent last two-and-a-half seasons on loan at Real Betis, will sign a five-year contract with the Premier League side.  
Raphinha reveals attending Ronaldinho’s birthday party aged seven – and how he has fallen in love with Leeds
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Raphinha reveals attending Ronaldinho’s birthday party aged seven – and how he has fallen in love with Leeds

The Brazil winger, who earned a first call-up to the national setup this month, has opened up on his relationship with the Selecao legend and his club Leeds United star Raphinha has revealed that he attended Ronaldinho’s birthday party as a child - and that finally having the chance to play in front of a packed Elland Road was worth the wait. The Brazil winger, who earned his first call-up to the national setup ahead of their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers earlier this month, has opened up on his relationship with the Selecao legend. The 24-year-old has also professed his gratitude to Leeds and their supporters for embracing him upon his arrival, stating that he will "do his best" to repay their faith.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro signs new four-year deal at Santiago Bernabeu
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Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro signs new four-year deal at Santiago Bernabeu

The Brazil international has joined Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal and Fede Valverde in committing his long-term future to the Blancos Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has signed a new four-year deal at Santiago Bernabeu. The 29-year-old's previous contract was due to expire in less than 24 months, but the Blancos have now tied him down to fresh terms until 2025. Casemiro has been a key player for Real since joining the club from Sao Paulo in 2013, and will continue to play a vital role in Carlo Ancelotti's plans for the foreseeable future.  
Liverpool defender Matip does not want Cameroon return – Conceicao
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Liverpool defender Matip does not want Cameroon return – Conceicao

The Germany-born centre-back is yet to play for the Indomitable Lions since his last outing in 2015 Cameroon coach Antonio Conceicao has explained Liverpool defender Joel Matip is not interested to revive his international career. After playing for the Central African nation at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and two Fifa World Cup tournaments (2010 and 2014), the 30-year-old turned down subsequent invitations to join the national team. Matip first played for the Indomitable Lions in a friendly match against Italy in March 2010, and he scored their only goal at the 2014 World Cup which was in a 4-1 loss to the host country, Brazil.
Messi included in Argentina squad for World Cup qualifiers as Icardi injury clears path for PSG debut
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Messi included in Argentina squad for World Cup qualifiers as Icardi injury clears path for PSG debut

The forward hasn't appeared for his new club this season, but he has still been called upon by Lionel Scaloni at international level Lionel Messi has been included in Argentina's squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers despite being yet to make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain. Messi hasn't seen a single minute of competitive action since helping Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final on July 11, but has still been making plenty of headlines due to a surprise change of location at club level The 34-year-old was forced to bring his 21-year career at Barcelona to an end last month due to the club's ongoing financial struggles, and he subsequently joined PSG on a free transfer, but supporters are still waiting to see the six-time Ballon d'Or winner make his first appe...
Willian in talks to leave Arsenal
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Willian in talks to leave Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder, Willian, is set to leave the club and return to Brazil with Corinthians, according to Daily Mail. The two clubs are in discussion over a deal for Willian, who would be allowed to leave on a free transfer. Negotiations are understood to be at an advanced stage with a willingness from all parties to complete a deal. Willian left Chelsea for Arsenal as a free agent last season. But his move has not gone according to plan for all parties involved. The Gunners are keen to remove his £190,000-per-week salary from the wage bill and would allow the Brazilian to leave the Emirates. The player is yet to feature in any match this season.
Ex-Man Utd star Anderson charged with alleged involvement in cryptocurrency fraud ring
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Ex-Man Utd star Anderson charged with alleged involvement in cryptocurrency fraud ring

The former midfielder is being investigated on charges related to a sizeable robbery which took place in 2020 Ex-Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Anderson faces multiple criminal charges related to his alleged involvement in a criminal cryptocurrency organisation. A total of eight people have been charged with aggravated theft, fraud and money laundering after an investigation carried out by authorities in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The group stands accused of illicitly redirecting funds and using crypto operations to cover the subsequent money trail.
Alisson tipped by Barnes to top Clemence & Grobbelaar as ‘Liverpool’s best-ever goalkeeper’
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Alisson tipped by Barnes to top Clemence & Grobbelaar as ‘Liverpool’s best-ever goalkeeper’

The legendary former Reds midfielder believes the man currently filling the number one berth at Anfield will cement a place in club folklore Alisson has signed a new long-term contract this summer and is capable of going on to top the efforts of club legends Ray Clemence and Bruce Grobbelaar by becoming "Liverpool's best-ever goalkeeper", says John Barnes. The highly-rated Brazil international has committed to fresh terms that are due to keep him on Merseyside until 2027. He is already a Champions League and Premier League title winner, with 131 total appearances for the Reds to his name, and has time on his side at the age of 28 to secure legendary status at Anfield.
Ronaldinho predicts club that will win Champions League as Messi joins PSG
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Ronaldinho predicts club that will win Champions League as Messi joins PSG

Brazil football legend, Ronaldinho, has tipped Paris Saint-Germain to finally win the Champions League. This comes as Lionel Messi was officially unveiled by the Ligue 1 club on Tuesday. The 34-year-old joins as a free agent from Barcelona, where he played together with Ronaldinho. Messi’s transfer completes an incredible summer for PSG, in which they have also signed Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum on free transfers. Ronaldinho, who also played for PSG, has backed the French side to lift the Champions League, a prize they have long sought. He tweeted: “It’s a great joy to have played in these two clubs and now see my friend wearing this shirt, may there be many moments of joy Leo!!! “I’m also very happy with my partner @SergioRamos on the t...
Dani Alves Wins his 44th Title at the Olympics, Extends his Advantage as Most the Decorated Footballer of all Time.
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Dani Alves Wins his 44th Title at the Olympics, Extends his Advantage as Most the Decorated Footballer of all Time.

Former Barcelona defender, Dani Alves helped Brazil secure Olympic gold and lifted his 44th title in an illustrious career, extending his advantage as the most decorated footballer of all time. With the 2-1 win after extra-time over Spain in the Olympics, the 38-year-old Sao Paulo defender has bettered his already incredible record. The Brazilian, whose career includes stints with Bahia, Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain, and Barcelona, has now picked up his 44th title. See Alves’ 44 titles below:   Barcelona: 23 – La Liga (6), Copa del Rey (4), Spanish Super Cup (4), Champions League (3), UEFA Super Cup (3), FIFA Club World Cup (3) Paris Saint-Germain: 6 – Ligue 1 (2), Coupe de France (1), Coupe de la Ligue (1), Trophees des Champions (1) Sevilla: 5 – Copa del Rey...
Toyko Olympics:  Brazil defeat Spain after extra time to win Second Consecutive Olympic men’s football gold
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Toyko Olympics: Brazil defeat Spain after extra time to win Second Consecutive Olympic men’s football gold

Brazil have won their second consecutive Olympic men’s football gold after substitute Malcom scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Spain in extra time. Matheus Cunha scored in first-half stoppage time after Richarlison missed a penalty when he smashed over the crossbar for Brazil. Spain equalized on the hour when Mikel Oyarzabal scored a volley, but former Barcelona forward Malcom secured Brazil the title with his goal in the 108th minute. Brazil, who won gold on home soil at Rio 2016, became the fifth team to retain their Olympic crown on another triumphant night in Yokohama, where they claimed the last of their five World Cup titles in 2002.
Brazil vs Spain: Dani Alves Makes Promise ahead of Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Final
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Brazil vs Spain: Dani Alves Makes Promise ahead of Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Final

Brazil left-back, Dani Alves, has promised that he and his teammates will give ‘everything’ when they face Spain in the men’s Tokyo Olympics football final at the International Stadium Yokohama, Japan. Alves who is the captain of Brazil’s men Olympics football team, said the match against Spain would be special. Brazil head to the game after beating Mexico through a penalty shoot-out in the semi-final encounter a few days ago, while Spain won 1-0 against the host nation, Japan. Speaking during his pre-match press conference on Friday, the former Barcelona star told reporters, “I am representing my homeland, we have to be prepared,” he told reporters prior to the final. “It is going to be a special day because this is an Olympic final, and we have confidence as a...
Brazil high court orders Bolsonaro investigated for ‘vote fraud’ claims
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Brazil high court orders Bolsonaro investigated for ‘vote fraud’ claims

A Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday President Jair Bolsonaro should be investigated for unproven claims Brazil's voting system is riddled with fraud, adding the far-right leader to an ongoing probe on the spread of fake news by his government. The ruling by Justice Alexandre de Moraes came after Bolsonaro stepped up his longtime attacks on Brazil's electronic voting system, claiming without evidence, that it is fraud-plagued and insisting there will be no elections next year as scheduled if it is not overhauled. The Superior Electoral Court had asked the Supreme Court to issue the ruling, after itself putting the president under investigation for his campaign against Brazil's voting system. The Supreme Court agreed, finding Bolsonaro should face investigation for slander and inci...
Tokyo Olympics: Brazil qualify for men’s football final after 4-1 win over Mexico
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Tokyo Olympics: Brazil qualify for men’s football final after 4-1 win over Mexico

Brazil on Tuesday booked their place in the final of the Olympics men’s football event, following a 4-1 penalty win over Mexico. The encounter ended 0-0 after 120 minutes at the Kashima Soccer Stadium. Brazil’s Dani Alves scored the opening penalty, just beating goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, before Santos denied Mexico’s Eduardo Aguirre. The Seleção scored their next three penalties through Gabriel Martinell, Bruno Guimaraes and Reinier to seal their spot in Saturday’s final. Brazil will now face the winner between Japan vs Spain in the final. The South Americans defeated Germany 4-2 in their opening Group D game in July before a 0-0 draw with Ivory Coast and a 3-1 victory over Saudi Arabia to qualify as group leaders. Brazil defeated Egypt last week to qualify for the ...
Fans Trolls Neymar’s Physique Whilst On Holiday
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Fans Trolls Neymar’s Physique Whilst On Holiday

  Neymar spent his summer back in Brazil, helping the national team reach the final of the Copa America, losing to former teammate Lionel Messi and Argentina. The forward is yet to return to PSG training, as he was allowed an extended break, whilst those who have already returned took part in Sunday's Trophee des Champions. Whilst Neymar's teammates were losing 1-0 to Ligue 1 holders Lille in Tel Aviv, Israel, the former Barcelona star was busy sunning himself. Fans aren't impressed by what they consider to not be the ideal physique for an elite level footballer, even if he's still on holiday. It's similar criticism to the kind of thing that Eden Hazard used to be hit with, even when he was at Chelsea, and others as well. Usually what happens is players stop being on...
Olympics football: Egypt coach Gharib urges players not to worry after Brazil defeat
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Olympics football: Egypt coach Gharib urges players not to worry after Brazil defeat

The Pharaohs were bundled out of the quadrennial international competition on Saturday after 90 minutes of football in Saitama Egypt U23 coach Shawky Gharib has encouraged his players not to worry about their defeat to Brazil in the quarter-finals of the Olympic men’s football event. Matheus Cunha's 37th-minute goal separated both teams at the Saitama Stadium 2002, and it sent the North African country packing from the tournament. The Pharaohs aim to end their long wait for a medal in the football event did not come to fruition at Tokyo 2020 but Gharib, immediately after the match, assembled the team on the pitch and advised them to look into the future positively.
Spain to face Japan in Olympics semi-finals and Brazil paired with Mexico
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Spain to face Japan in Olympics semi-finals and Brazil paired with Mexico

La Roja beat Ivory Coast in extra time to ensure they progress to the final four, while Mexico trounced South Korea to set up a tie with Brazil Tournament hosts Japan will meet Spain in the Olynpics semi-finals. Japan beat New Zealand on penalties on Saturday to secure a place in the final four. The two sides played out a goalless 120 minutes at the Kashima Soccer Stadium to take the tie into a shootout, with Japan coming out 4-2 winners.
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Mexico to face South Korea in Olympics quarter-finals after beating South Africa

El Tri beat France to a place in the final eight, while Brazil will take on Egypt in the next round Mexico will play South Korea in the quarter-finals of the Olympics after beating South Africa 3-0 in their final group game. El Tri's victory on Wednesday saw them finish second in the group behind Japan, who claimed top spot after beating France. France's 4-0 defeat by Japan was the second time they had conceded four goals in the tournament, while Argentina and Germany also failed to make it through to the knockout stages.  
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Richarlison sends Brazil into Olympics Quarter-finals, Germany Out

Richarlison continued his fine form at the Olympics with a double as Brazil eased into the quarter-finals after a 3-1 win over Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, as Germany exited the men’s tournament and hosts Japan progressed with a thrashing of France. Reigning champions Brazil, who won gold for the first time on home soil in Rio de Janeiro five years ago, finished top of Group D and will face Egypt in the last eight on Saturday. Matheus Cunha put them ahead in Saitama on Wednesday, but Abdulelah Al-Amri’s goal brought the Saudis level before the half-hour mark. A draw would have been enough for Brazil to go through as group winners, but Richarlison netted in the 76th minute and again in injury time. The Everton forward is now the leading scorer in the tournament with five goals...
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Andreas Pereira pushing for Manchester United exit as former Lazio loanee seeks ‘definitive home

The Brazil international midfielder remains keen on heading back to Serie A as he looks to make the 2021-22 season a memorable one Andreas Pereira is looking to force another exit at Manchester United, with the Brazilian midfielder admitting that he would welcome a return to Italy this summer. The 25-year-old spent the 2020-21 campaign on loan at Serie A giants Lazio, making 33 appearances across all competitions. Many of those outings came from the bench as struggles for starts followed him from Old Trafford to Stadio Olimpico, but a new challenge was embraced and another move may be sought in the current transfer window.
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Richarlison makes Premier League history at Olympics 2020 as Everton star hits hat-trick for Brazil

The Toffees forward has hit the ground running in Tokyo, with a treble recorded in his country's opening game against Germany Everton winger Richarlison has made history at Tokyo 2020, with the Brazil international becoming the first Premier League player to hit a hat-trick at the Olympic Games. The Toffees forward has burst out of the blocks with an impressive treble against Germany. Richarlison has etched his name into the record books as a result, with the 24-year-old achieving what no other English top-flight star has managed before him.
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Giovana Queiroz: Barcelona’s teen Olympian who opted for Brazil over the USWNT

Described as 'the future' of the Brazil women's national team, the 18-year-old is the second-youngest female footballer at the Games in Japan For many aspiring female footballers, Marta is their idol. For Giovana Queiroz, though, she has also become a team-mate and, upon receiving her first senior international call-up, a roommate. “On this list we have Marta and Giovana Queiroz. We have a famous and experienced player, and on the other side probably the future of the team,” Pia Sundhage, Brazil’s head coach, said in October, having called up teenager Gio for the first time.
Vinicius to stay at Real Madrid with Manchester United transfer talk quashed
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Vinicius to stay at Real Madrid with Manchester United transfer talk quashed

The Brazil international is set for more opportunities to shine under new coach Carlo Ancelotti and will not be sold Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior has not been offered to Manchester United, club sources assured Goal. The Brazilian forward is one of president Florentino Perez's favourite players at the club, and is also held in high esteem by the coaching staff. Despite rumours to the contrary, therefore, Vinicius is expected to play a big part in Madrid's plans in 2021-22.

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