Pele released from hospital – report

Football great Pele has been released from hospital in Paris and will return to Brazil in the “coming hours,” Brazilian media reported on Monday, citing his spokesman. The 78-year-old’s discharge came after Neymar paid him a visit in hospital in…

Fire in Brazil kills at least 10 in Flamengo youth football facility

Fire swept through a training facility for Brazil’s most popular football club Flamengo Friday, killing at least 10 people, authorities said. The pre-dawn blaze in Rio de Janeiro hit a building that housed youth-category players aged 14 to 17, firefighters…

Maidens pitch camp in Brazil ahead of U-17 WWC

Ghana’s Under-17 female football team, the Black Maidens, have arrived in Brazil (Sao Paolo) for the final phase of their preparation towards the FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC) slated for Uruguay this month. The Ghanaian contingent made up of the…

Lionel Messi: Argentine star to miss Iraq, Brazil friendlies

Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s friendly against Brazil on October 16 in Saudi Arabia. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said on Monday that Messi will not be called for the brief tour. He will also miss the other friendly in Saudi…

Ronaldo says he is hospitalised with flu

Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo said on Sunday he is in hospital with a “bad flu” on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza but reassured fans that he will be out in a day. “Guys, I had a bad case of…

Neymar blames ‘brattish’ behaviour on his inner child

Neymar has tackled critics who derided his play-acting at the World Cup, admitting he “overreacts” and blaming his “brat” like behaviour on his inner child. The Brazilian superstar was widely lambasted in Russia for his theatrical reactions to challenges which…

Defeat to Belgium saddest moment of my career – Neymar

Less than a day after being knocked out the World Cup by Belgium, Brazilian striker Neymar said he will find it hard to return to club football. The Paris St Germain player came to Russia as one of the potential…

World Cup: Belgium hold firm to knock Brazil out

Belgium struck early and held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday that earned them a semi-final against France. A Fernandinho…

Brazil’s Danilo ruled out of World Cup

Brazil right back Danilo has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after suffering ankle ligament damage in training on the eve of Friday’s quarterfinal against Belgium, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement. The…

‘Brazil’s Neymar should stop the injury act’

Brazil winger Neymar is a world class footballer who does not need to exaggerate when his is fouled because it does not earn him any sympathy with the fans, former Germany captain and World Cup winner Lothar Matthaeus said on…

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