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Neymar defends his diving for Brazil at World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 22, 2018 by Skysports.com60 hits

Neymar has challenged the criticism he received for diving at the World Cup Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has hit back at critics of his World Cup theatrics, saying they "will never understand". Criticism of Neymar was widespread, leading to memes of the player dominating social media sites and a TV advert poking fun at the Brazilian being broadcast in South Africa. Neymar has...Full Story »

Brazil and PSG defender Dani Alves slams Neymar memes: It's not a joke

Posted Saturday, July 21, 2018 by ESPN75 hits

Neymar was often criticised for his theatrics at the World Cup. TATYANA ZENKOVICH/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Paris Saint-Germain right-back Dani Alves doesn't think the jokes being made at Neymar's expense are funny and has urged his teammate with club and country not to pay them any attention. At this summer's World Cup, Neymar became a target of widespread ridicule from fans and media for at t...Full Story »

Vinicius' crazy farewell party in Brazil

Posted Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Marca.com101 hits

Real Madrid's new signing Vinicius Junior has thrown a big party to say goodbye to his friends and family before his departure to Spain. His final night of celebration took place at the local Rio Beach Clube and included from Brazilian dances to game highlights from his time at Flamengo. The video displayed on a huge projector was accompanied by the Champions League hymn, also showing Sergio...Full Story »

Brazil Fans 'Welcome Back' Players By Throwing Stones At Team Bus

Posted Monday, July 09, 2018 by thesportbible.com169 hits

The 2018 World Cup was supposed to be redemption for Neymar and Brazil. Instead they crashed out of the quarter finals against Belgium and the team bus was greeted by fans throwing stones in disgust. For a long time the pressure put on England players to deliver a World Cup win, or at least a decent run at the thing, was given as one of many reasons for the Three Lions underperforming. If pe...Full Story »

Neymar says 'the pain is very great' after Brazil bow out of World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by Skysports.com80 hits

Neymar's Brazil were knocked out of the World Cup on Friday Brazil were knocked out of World Cup after defeat against Belgium Neymar has issued an emotional statement following Brazil's World Cup exit on Friday. The five-time winners were fancied to add another World Cup to their collection, having qualified impressively before easing into the last eight. But they found themselves 2-0 down a...Full Story »

Barcelona transfer news: Brazilian star confirms Nou Camp move ahead of schedule

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk104 hits

Barcelona announced the deal to sign an initial £27m back in March, with a £8m in future add-ons. "Barcelona are the ones who asked to bring my transfer forward this summer,” Arthur said. “It's a question of the clubs. "My departure has been transparent and I'm very happy with how it has gone. It has been good for everyone involved.” Barcelona are set to exercise t...Full Story »

Kevin De Bruyne: Belgium proved World Cup credentials to beat Brazil

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by PA32 hits

Kevin De Bruyne felt Belgium proved to the world how good they are with their stunning victory over Brazil on Friday.Belgium shocked the five-time champions 2-1 in their World Cup quarter-final in Kazan to set up a last-four clash with France.De Bruyne himself was outstanding, getting on the scoresheet with a fierce long-range strike after his Manchester City team-mate Fernandinho had put throug...Full Story »

Belgium knock out Brazil to reach World Cup semi-finals

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by PA35 hits

Belgium produced a stunning performance to claim a place in the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over five-times champions Brazil in Kazan.A Fernandinho own goal and fierce strike from Kevin De Bruyne put Roberto Martinez’s side in early control of a compelling encounter.Brazil responded after the break and pulled one back through substitute Renato Augusto 14 minutes from time but Belg...Full Story »

Brazil 1 Belgium 2: Selecao out as Martinez's men advance

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by Goal.com94 hits

Kevin De Bruyne's stunner and a Fernandinho own goal sent Belgium into the semi-finals at the expense of five-time winners Brazil. Belgium booked a World Cup semi-final against France as Brazil's hopes of winning a sixth title were ended by a 2-1 defeat in Kazan. Brazil, ranked second in the world by FIFA, were the last remaining non-European team in the tournament after Les Bleus knocked ou...Full Story »

Brazil's Danilo out of World Cup with ankle ligament injury

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by Skysports.com65 hits

Danilo is out of the World Cup Brazil right-back Danilo has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after sustaining ankle ligament damage in training on Thursday. The Manchester City defender played in Brazil's opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Group E after Dani Alves was injured before the tournament began. Fagner of Corinthians has played at right-back since and Danilo's World Cup ...Full Story »

Neymar: World Cup star defended by Brazil coach Tite ahead of Belgium clash

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by Express.co.uk112 hits

Neymar has been criticised over his theatrics at the World Cup Neymar has scored two goals in Brazil’s four matches but he has been slammed by soccer pundits across the world for diving and rolling on the ground theatrically in Russia. He has, however, also suffered a disproportionate number of fouls in the tournament so far, with his tally of 23 more than Uruguayan duo Luis Suarez and E...Full Story »

Brazil vs Belgium - Marcelo returns as World Cup hopefuls Brazil and Belgium clash in Kazan

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by PA123 hits

Brazil coach Tite has confirmed that Real Madrid full-back Marcelo will return to the side to face Belgium in Friday’s World Cup quarter-final in Kazan.Marcelo was forced off early on in Brazil’s final group game as they beat Serbia to assure themselves of top spot in Group E, before the same back problem cost him a place in the team that beat Mexico 2-0.A soft mattress at the team h...Full Story »

Brazil legend Ronaldo calls World Cup media criticism of Neymar diving 'nonsense'

Posted Thursday, July 05, 2018 by ESPN145 hits

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo called recent criticism of countryman Neymar for diving at the World Cup "nonsense" and said he hasn't been protected by referees. Neymar has been accused in the media, especially in Britain, for diving, rolling and exaggerating fouls. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio made a reference to "too much acting" and former internationals Alan Shearer, Pat Nevin, Peter S...Full Story »

Belgium’s last-gasp heroics stun Japan and set up clash with Brazil

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by PA37 hits

Belgium dramatically recovered from going two goals to Japan to secure a last-gasp 3-2 victory and set up a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil.Roberto Martinez’s side came so close to crashing out of the tournament in Rostov as they found themselves behind to second-half goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui.The so-called Belgian ‘Golden Generation’ then staged a rema...Full Story »

Brazil star Neymar: I don’t care much for criticism, I’m just here to win

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by PA37 hits

Neymar claimed his critics are trying to “undermine” him after he sizzled in the baking Samara heat to send Brazil into the quarter-finals of the World Cup.Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Mexico was the Neymar show as the 26-year-old scored the first – his 57th international goal in 89 appearances – before setting up the second for substitute Roberto Firmino late in the m...Full Story »

Neymar takes centre stage as Brazil move in to last eight

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by PA28 hits

Brazil booked a World Cup quarter-final place as Neymar turned on the style and Mexico waved goodbye to Russia.The boiling heat of Samara – it was around 35 degrees Celsius at kick-off – was no place for the faint-hearted and Mexico hinted at an upset for much of an even first half.But Neymar claimed his 57th international goal six minutes in to the second period, before setting up s...Full Story »

Brazil 2 Mexico 0: Neymar and Firmino book Selecao's quarter-final spot

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by Goal.com73 hits

Neymar's strike and a late second from Roberto Firmino saw a strangely low-key Brazil edge past Mexico 2-0 to book a spot in the World Cup quarter-finals. Tite's men are yet to hit full stride at Russia 2018, and on this evidence they still have more to come, but Neymar's 51st-minute goal and Firmino's tap-in after coming off the bench means the tournament favourites progressed with relative ...Full Story »

Brazil vs Mexico - Now is the time for Neymar to shine, says Thiago Silva

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by PA133 hits

Thiago Silva has backed Neymar to follow in the footsteps of Paris St Germain team-mates Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani by shining in the World Cup knockout stages.Brazil forward Neymar came into the tournament lacking fitness following a foot injury and scored once during three group games.Fellow PSG players Mbappe and Cavani were instrumental in their countries reaching the quarter-finals on...Full Story »

Brazil's Marcelo a doubt for Mexico match, Douglas Costa ruled out

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by ESPN105 hits

SOCHI, Russia -- Brazil right-back Danilo will be available to face Mexico in their World Cup last-16 clash, but Marcelo's status is in doubt and Douglas Costa is out, according to the team doctor. Rodrigo Lasmar said on Saturday that Danilo has recovered from a thigh injury, but that teammate Marcelo, who suffered a back spasm just moments into Brazil's final group game against Serbia, is re...Full Story »

Brazil poke fun at Kroos after he revelled in famous 7-1 victory with Happy New Year tweet

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Marca.com97 hits

Brazilian media and fans have been quick to get their own back on Toni Kroos, who revelled in Germany's famous 7-1 victory, following the World Cup holders exit. Kroos tweeted his own particular Happy New Year 2017 by replacing the last two digits for the flags of Brazil and Germany, reflecting the 2014 World Cup victory. Now in Brazil fans have been quick to rub salt into the wound for Kroo...Full Story »

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