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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. 

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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

Jun 23, 2018 5:55 PM

What happened in one snapshot in the 2018 World Cup, Match 24, Group E: Brazil 2, Costa Rica 0.

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Tags: Brazil, Costa Rica, Infographic, World Cup

Neymar Leaves Training Session With Right Ankle Injury

Jun 19, 2018 12:03 PM

Neymar left Tuesday's training session after just 15 minutes with a right ankle injury.

Brazil's doctor says the injury is related to a foul he suffered in Sunday's match and not his recently broken right foot.

Neymar limped as he walked away from the field toward the dressing room.

Doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said Neymar left as a precaution after feeling soreness while jogging. 

"What we can do is to calm down," Lasmar said. "A shorter workout was planned for the starters today, they're still in a regenerative process. Neymar trained a little, felt the pain, returned to physical therapy and tomorrow trains normally."


Tags: Brazil, Injury, World Cup

World Cup Snapshot: Brazil 1, Switzerland 1

Jun 17, 2018 9:57 PM

What happened in one snapshot in the 2018 World Cup, Match 11, Group E: Brazil 1, Switzerland 1.

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Tags: Brazil, Switzerland, Infographic, World Cup

Dani Alves Ruled Out Of World Cup Due To Knee Injury

May 11, 2018 3:51 PM

Dani Alves will miss the 2018 World Cup due to a knee injury.

Alves suffered the injury in the French Cup final.

The injury will sideline him for at least three weeks. Brazil’s first game in Russia will be on 17 June against Switzerland. Alves played in the previous two World Cups and has 107 appearances for the team since his 2006 debut.

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Tags: Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain, Injury, World Cup

Neymar To Undergo Surgery On Injured Foot

Feb 28, 2018 4:46 PM

Neymar will undergo surgery later this week in Brazil. Neymar suffered a sprained ankle and a cracked fifth metatarsal on Sunday.

"After an initial treatment period of three days, in line with a strict medical protocol," a PSG statement said. "A joint decision has been taken between the medical staffs of both PSG and the Brazil national team.

"In accordance with the player, it has been decided that Neymar will undergo surgery in Brazil at the end of this week.

"He will be operated on by doctor Rodrigo Lasmar and accompanied by PSG's Professor Saillant."

Neymar is expected to be out six to eight weeks.

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Tags: Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain, Injury

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Pele Taken Into Intensive Care
Pele was released from the same hospital earlier this month after successful surgery to remove kidney stones.


Neymar Named New Captain Of Brazil
Neymar has been named the new captain of the Brazillian national team.


Brazil To Name Dunga As Scolari's Replacement As Manager
Dunga coached the national team in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He departed after Brazil lost 2-1 in the quarter-finals to Holland.


Scolari Steps Down As Manager Of Brazil
Luiz Felipe Scolari has stepped down as manager of Brazil.

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Messi, Müller, James Headline 10 Golden Ball Finalists
Mats Hummels, Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos and Thomas Müller of Germany, along with Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Angel di María of Argentina are on the list.

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