Brazil Wiretap

Neymar Injured In Brazil Friendly

Oct 13, 2019 2:28 PM

Neymar picked up an injury 12 minutes into Brazil's friendly against Nigeria.

Neymar limped off the field, pointing to the back of his left leg.

The Brazilian striker is set to undergo a series of tests with both Brazil and PSG's medical staff.


Tags: Brazil, Injury

Gabigol Earns Call-Up To Brazil Squad

Sep 20, 2019 5:18 PM

Tite called up Gabriel Jesus to the Brazil national team for two friendlies in October.

It is the first call-up Gabigol has earned since 2016.

"Gabriel has matured. His performance this year speaks for itself," said Tite.

Gabigol has scored 16 goals this season from Flamengo. 


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Eder Militao Officially Unveiled At Real Madrid

Jul 10, 2019 1:23 PM

Real Madrid finally unveiled Eder Militao at a press conference following his $56.5 million transfer from Porto.

Militao was playing for Brazil in their Copa America winning run.

"I am a versatile player who always plays with a love of what he does [for a job]. I don't like to lose and I always expect the best from myself. I'm very competitive. You can expect a very competitive player who will give his all for this shirt. I'm going to play every match like it's my last," said the 21-year-old defender.

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Tags: Brazil, Real Madrid, Copa America

Dani Alves Named Best Player At 2019 Copa America

Jul 8, 2019 1:37 AM

Dani Alves was named as the player of the tournament for the 2019 Copa America as he lead Brazil to the title.

It was the 40th trophy of Alves' career.

The 36-year-old Alves is a free agent this summer.

Everton was named man of the match in their final, a 3-1 win over Peru.

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Tags: Brazil, Copa America

Messi Criticizes Ref Following Loss To Brazil

Jul 3, 2019 7:07 PM

Lionel Messi criticized the officiating following Argentina's 2-0 loss to Brazil in the Copa America semifinal.

“He [the referee] was on their side. In every divided ball or dispute, he inclined the pitch their way. It’s not an excuse, but the truth is that, in this Copa, they kept on blowing for stupid things, for handballs, penalties. But today, they didn’t even go to VAR when there were clear plays that should have been looked at," said Messi.

Messi was especially critical of a sequence before Brazil's second goal in which Argentina argued for a penalty. 

The Guardian

Tags: Argentina, Brazil, Game Recap

Willian Replaces Neymar On Brazil's Copa America Squad

Jun 8, 2019 1:56 PM

Willian will take Neymar's place on the Brazilian national team for the upcoming Copa America.

Neymar ruptured ligaments in his ankle in a recent friendly against Qatar.

Willian has scored 8 goals in 65 appearances for Brazil.


Tags: Brazil, Copa America

Neymar To Miss Copa America With Ankle Injury

Jun 6, 2019 2:57 PM

Neymar will be out of the Copa America after rupturing ligaments in his ankle in a friendly against Qatar.

"Today I played one of the most difficult games of my career, if not the most difficult," said Neymar following the match.

Brazil open their tourney play against Bolivia on June 14th. 

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Tags: Brazil, Copa America, Injury

Edu Agrees To Become Arsenal Technical Director

May 8, 2019 1:44 PM

Edu has agreed to a deal to become the next technical director at Arsenal.

Arsenal had originally targeted Monchi for the role before the Spaniard returned to Sevilla.

Edu, who are an Arsenal midfielder from 2001-2005, is currently the coordinator for the Brazil national team. 

Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

Tags: Arsenal, Brazil, Terms Agreement

Tite Looking To Pair Neymar, Vinicius For 2019 Copa America

Feb 12, 2019 1:42 PM

Tite sent Brazil assistant Sylvinho to watch Vinicius play in the Madrid derby over the weekend.

Vinicius may get his first international cap in March as Brazil have two friendlies.

"We're in a time of transition and opportunity for new players," said Tite.

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Tags: Brazil, Misc Rumor

Brazil Opens As Favorites For 2022 World Cup

Jul 15, 2018 11:17 PM

Brazil opens as the favorite of the 2022 World Cup as 6-1 favorites, followed by France at +650 and Germany at 7-1.

The United States, which didn't qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1986, opened as 60-1 long shots (16th-best odds).

Qatar has 150-1 odds.


Tags: Brazil, World Cup

World Cup Snapshot: Brazil 2, Costa Rica 0
Brazil collected three points after a slow start against Costa Rica.

RealGM Staff Report

Neymar Leaves Training Session With Right Ankle Injury
Neymar limped as he walked away from the field toward the dressing room.


World Cup Snapshot: Brazil 1, Switzerland 1
Philippe Coutinho scored Brazil's lone goal with a great strike in the first half.

RealGM Staff Report

Dani Alves Ruled Out Of World Cup Due To Knee Injury
Dani Alves suffered the injury in the French Cup final.

The Guardian

Neymar To Undergo Surgery On Injured Foot
Neymar is expected to be out six to eight weeks.

Jonathan Johnson/ESPN

Neymar Out Until May With Surgery On Foot
Neymar suffered a fractured metatarsal in his right foot and will undergo surgery.


Brazil Takes No. 1 Spot In FIFA Rankings For 1st Time In Six Years
Four of the top five spots are now held by South American nations.

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Neymar Giving Up Captaincy With Brazil
Dunga appointed Neymar captain after the 2014 World Cup.


Brazil Fires Dunga, Hires Tite As Replacement
Tite had been manager of Corinthians in Brazil.

RealGM Staff Report

Dunga To Meet With Brazil FA Chief About Future
Brazil only scored against an overmatched Haiti side in their second fixture.


Neymar To Skip Copa America, Play For Brazil In Olympics
The Brazilian Football Confederation had been lobbying for Neymar to play in the Copa America and the Olympics.


Brazil Prefers Neymar To Play In Olympics Over Copa America
Barcelona are not obliged to release players for the Olympic tournament, where only three players above the age of 23 can play in each squad.


Copa America Groups Announced
The United States will play Colombia in their first match of the group stage at Levi's Stadium on June 3rd.

RealGM Staff Report

Coutinho Left Out Of Brazil's Squad For WC2018 Qualifiers
Coutinho misses out despite being recalled for the last round of matches, when he was later forced to withdraw because of injury.

The Guardian

Rafinha Withdraws From Brazil Squad, Hopes To Join Germany
Rafinha is Bayern Munich's right-back and Philipp Lahm suggested him as a possible replacement on the Germany squad.

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Kaka, Hulk Added To Brazil's Roster; Coutinho Dropped
Philippe Coutinho was a surprise omission following his fine form for Liverpool.

Neymar Suspended For Remainder Of Copa America
Neymar was sent off at the conclusion of Wednesday's game for an attempted head-butt of Colombia defender Jeison Murillo.


Neymar Receives Provisional Two-Match Ban
Neymar kicked the ball at Pablo Armero and then seemed to head-butt Jeison Murillo.


Coutinho Replaces Oscar On Brazil's Copa America Squad
Philippe Coutinho, who was left out of Luiz Felipe Scolari's World Cup squad, will take Oscar's place.

RealGM Staff Report

Lucas: Coutinho Will Get His Chances With Brazil
Philippe Coutinho appeared in Brazil's friendly on Sunday against Chile, playing out wide left rather than in his preferred central role.

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