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 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…)Continue reading »
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.
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.Continue reading »
The Brazilian national football team is going through a revival after being humiliated back on 2014 when losing 1-7 against Germany as they lost the FIFA World Cup of that specific year. Brazil also went on to lose 0-3 after having faced off with Netherlands as they failed to even secure the 3rd spot.
These strings of defeats were a huge disappointment for Brazil as they were hosting that edition of the FIFA World Cup and expectations were high for Neymar along with his squad to showcase their talents but failed to do it in a very unmemorable fashion. (more…)Continue reading »
The €222 million man of Paris Saint-Germain did not hold back in voicing his thoughts concerning the Brazilian national side as he talked earlier in the year about the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup as well as the chances that Brazil has on winning it.
¨There was never a dependency on Neymar. This is Brazil. If focused, our team is the best. We know this, we are humble enough to respect our adversaries, and we have to play. Sometimes one part or the other didn’t fit but the coach Tite arrived and made adjustments¨
“We only learn when we get hurt or do something wrong. I already argued unnecessarily. I got yellow and red cards, harmed myself, harmed my teammates. But time makes us more mature. Nowadays I only think about playing football, I am better in every aspect,” Neymar said.
These statements were released by the 25 year old Brazilian attacker back on March of 2017 as he was talking about his own self-improvements and the Brazilian national side.
Even though Brazil are hands down one of the best national sides in the world in terms of football and titles won, they have not been so dominant in recent times and this especially evident by the 1-7 defeat that Brazil suffered in the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Germany. This was their biggest ever defeat at the World Cup and 1st home loss in a competitive match in over 35 years. (more…)Continue reading »
Premier League sides have reportedly sent their top scouts to watch the talents at the Belo Horizonte Cup.
The tournament is set to begin this week so top sides want to take advantage since it has proved to be a goldmine for talents.
The tournament is a grassroots competition for under 17 rising stars in Brazil. It is known to pull scouts who get to see the next generation playing the game passionately. Brazilian new source O Tempo claims that Manchester United, Man City and Arsenal have scouts billed to attend the event.
The man City are sending is the one that helped Gabriel Jesus to the Etihad last summer. City paid £27 million for the player but he resumed in January 2017. The youngster is already building an impressive profile in the English top flight already. (more…)Continue reading »
Archie Thompson reckons the thing which distinguishes Brazilian Football from the rest of the world is the fact that they enjoy the game more than anyone else.
But, in the past few years, that wasn’t the case. The Brazilian team wasn’t as relaxed as they used to be and that’s probably why they suffered in terms of results, especially in big competitions. However with Tite’s arrival as coach, they are now back to their old selves and that’s reflecting in their recent results as they are cruising to easy wins.
Recalling a story of the past, Thompson says that once the Australian team had to play a World Cup game versus Brazil and he was a part of that Australian team. When he and his teammates departed from the hotel to the ground, everybody had a serious look on his face and everybody was thinking about the game only, but, when they reached the ground and left their bus, they saw the bus of the Brazilians standing there and the scenes in that bus were completely opposite to what the scenes were in the bus of the Aussies. (more…)Continue reading »
The 55 year old manager Tite took over the Brazilian national side on June of 2016 as he replaced Dunga who was fired and now it’s Tite’s task to start pushing Brazil forward and guide them to the qualification stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Brazil is currently pitted at the top of the CONMEBOL group with 27 points out of their 12 matches that they have played so far at the time of writing this article. The Brazilian side is one the favorites of snatching the top spot and qualify for the upcoming worldwide football competition.
All of this is good news for supporters of Brazil as it seems like Tite has been doing a good job since taking over the national team almost 1 year ago.
Unfortunately for David Luiz, his time with Brazil has been diminishing as the 29 year old defender of Chelsea has not been called up ever since Tite arrived. (more…)Continue reading »
Ronaldo Delima is not happy with the constant taunting of his current stature and the Brazil legend has voiced out his dissatisfaction.
When the former player reunited with his former teammates at the Santiago Bernabeu recently Newcastle legend Michael Owen took a jibe at him but Ronaldo did not ‘feel’ it at all.
Owen most likely intended to make a light joke when he tweeted: “I thought I was putting the pounds on until I saw my old mate Ronnie!”
Ronaldo did not take the issue lightly and he responded at the FIFA Best Player Award ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, saying: “I am shocked as to how much importance my weight garners in the world we live in. I don’t know why it is so important, to be honest.” (more…)Continue reading »