Brazil manager praises the match-winning effort of Richarlison

Brazil head coach Tite has been impressed with the qualities of Richarlison since his induction into the national team. The Everton ace was first called up for the Selecao in August and he has continued to build his recognition with his performances which have certainly impressed the manager in charge.

In the recent friendly against Cameroon, Richarlison was called from the bench after just eight minutes following a groin injury for Neymar, and he took the opportunity with both hands by scoring the only goal in the 1-0 triumph over the Indomitable Lions. Speaking after the game, Tite praised the attacker’s qualities saying:
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Malcom delighted after scoring maiden goal for Barcelona

Brazilian winger Malcom has expressed his delight after scoring his maiden goal for Barcelona during the recent Champions League encounter against Inter Milan. The 21-year-old came off the bench to score the opening goal for the Blaugrana in the 83rd minute but his effort was cancelled out by Mauro Icardi prior to stoppage time.

As such, the Catalan giants could only muster a point on their return to San Siro but that was sufficient to ensure their progress into the last 16 of the elite competition. Speaking after the game, Malcom said that Barcelona’s were always his dream club from his childhood days and he is looking forward to making history with the club after bagging his maiden goal in one of the biggest of stages.
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Lucas Moura Gets Back to Brazilian National Team after Two Years

Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has been handed the opportunity to link up with Brazilian national team once again after being called up for the friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina. Lucas Moura has been in the wilderness with regards to the national team front for the last couple of years. After emerging as a potential star when he was with São Paulo in the early part of the decade, he made the move to Paris St Germain in 2013 for a fee of around € 45 million. This made him as one of the most expensive players in the world back then. However, lack of regular first-team opportunities with the French outfit resulted in the player making just three substitute appearances for the national team in the last five years.

Lucas has still come up with 34 appearances for the national team since his debut in 2011, but there is no doubt that his career has stalled in the last couple of seasons. The 26-year-old is making a comeback after joining Spurs for a fee of about £ 25 million. Even though his first campaign with Spurs was relatively quiet after he made only one goal in 11 appearances, the winger has had a positive start to the 2018-19 campaign and has already come up with three goals in just 10 games. His form has been noticed by Tite, who has called him as a replacement for Gremio forward Everton, who has suffered a thigh injury.
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David Luiz impressed with Maurizio Sarri’s philosophy

Chelsea defender David Luiz has been impressed with the philosophy of new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri. The Italian head coach has transformed the Blues into a title-challenging side during the opening weeks of the new Premier League season and Luiz has been impressed with the way he has involved himself with the club’s players.

Speaking to reporters, the Brazil international said: “I love his philosophy. It’s amazing. Before everything he is a great person, as a human he talks with us every single day, he enjoys what he does. He is a guy who really loves football, and it’s always special to work with people like him. With a team like Cardiff, they play physically, with a defensive style, a lot of long balls, fighting for free-kicks. It’s not easy to score one goal against them, but we scored four. We tried to keep the ball, move quickly to create the gaps and score goals.”
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Jurgen Klopp won’t rush Fabinho into Liverpool action

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stressed that he would not rush Fabinho into action following his recent recovery from a muscle problem. The Brazil international was the Reds’ first summer signing back in May and he thereafter featured for the Reds extensively during pre-season where he picked up a minor injury in the final friendly versus Napoli.

Since then, Fabinho has failed to make the matchday squad in the opening two league games for the Reds and Klopp has now called for patience with the midfielder, who is still adapting to the club’s style of play, he said: “It is about players understanding the position and who else is available as well, otherwise Fabinho would have been involved in the squad as he was in the first week. That is it. It is different football to what he is used to but he is improving already with big steps. “I can see that in the sessions and that is cool. He is used to playing at a high level in France. It is not about who we play but about how we play.”
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CAN BRAZIL LIFT THE WORLD CUP?

Brazil have been largely heralded as one team that could lift the World Cup in Russia. Since Pele helped them to their first ever title in 1958, the Samba boys have grown from strength to strength. They won the titles in 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. They were touted to lift the title for a record sixth time and they cruised to the semis only for the Germans to cause them a national embarrassment by defeating them 7-1.

This time, they are led by Tite. They would be hoping the recovering Neymar does not get injured and that the rest of the team does not get way over their heads. The Selecao have the name that startles opponents. They also have the players from Alisson to Marcelo to Philippe Coutinho to Willian to Gabriel Jesus.
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Robinho To Join Berbatov, Brown And Keane In India

Former Brazil international Robinho could be on his way to India to feature in the Indian Super League (ISL) in the January window. He parted ways with his former club Atletico Mineiro on January 1 as he could not reach an agreement with them.

The 33-year old used to feature for the club in his native Brazil but he was offered a 50-percent pay cut in a proposed new deal. He did not agree so they parted ways. He has been linked with a move to the Major League Soccer and the United Soccer League in the United States of America (USA). He has also been linked with a move to Scottish Premiership side Glasgow Rangers. (more…)

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NEYMAR READY FOR WORLD CUP

The Brazilian confederation (CBF) has confirmed that Paris St Germain playmaker Neymar Jr. successfully underwent surgery on his injured foot and ankle. The CBF released a statement over the weekend, calming fears about the world’s most expensive footballer.

Neymar was operated on by the national team doctor in Belo Horizonte to fix a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle. He picked up the issues in the French Cup tie with Olympique Marseille, which PSG went on to win 3-0. (more…)

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BRAZIL IS THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE NATIONAL TEAM

South American soccer powerhouse Brazil of recent has been rising steadily to their former place of glory in world football. They have reached another landmark by eclipsing Spain as the world’s most expensive national team.

Philippe Coutinho’s big money switch from Liverpool to Barcelona is a big boost to ensure Brazil move past Spain. The Catalan outfit had to fork out €160 million for Coutinho. Ligue 1 giants Paris St Germain had to pay €222 million to get Neymar last summer. This makes the first team for Brazil cost a whopping €530 million, beating Spain’s similarly impressive €520 million, and leaving the star studded Belgium national team in third place with €510 million.
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TITE WORKING HIS MAGIC

It is almost a year that Tite took charge of the Brazil team and what an impact he has made on the team. When he took over, Brazil was a team suffering from a humiliating defeat at the World Cup and Copa America, and many pundits had written them off for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

However, Tite will change their fortunes around and help the players believe in themselves. The performance speaks for itself with Brazil winning 9 games out of 10 counting for the qualifiers. Indeed Brazil are already qualified for the next World Cup and can now focus on building a team that will allow them to perform in Russia.

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