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…

Real Madrid deny £275m bid for Neymar

Real Madrid have denied launching a £275m bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar. Reports from Spanish state television channel TVE had indicated Los Blancos had tabled a world record bid – which would have beaten last summer’s £200m deal to…

Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals

Neymar barged his way into the World Cup limelight with a goal, an assist and another helping of histrionics as Brazil roared into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday that inflicted a seventh straight last-16 exit…

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