Neymar

  • Champions League: Messi-Neymar connection clicking for Barca before APOEL game 22 hours 9 minutes ago

    One of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona's failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of on-field chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar. Four-times World Player of the Year Messi and Brazil forward Neymar had injury troubles during 2013-14 but when they were fit, Barca fans, expecting the...
  • Neymar nets double as Barcelona win against Athletic Bilbao 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Neymar came on as a substitute to score twice from passes by Lionel Messi and give Barcelona a 2-0 win at home over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Saturday. Neymar again started on Barcelona's bench and had to watch Munir El Haddadi create Barcelona's best chances until he...
  • Messi, Neymar fit for Barcelona's La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao 5 days ago

    Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar are fit for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao, with manager Luis Enrique saying on Friday that he has an almost complete squad to choose from. Messi has been recuperating from an adductor muscle injury, while Neymar missed Barca's season-opening win at...
  • Pele reminds Brazil to play as a team 1 week ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Pele reminded Brazilians what they already knew, and were shown so obviously in the humiliating 7-1 loss to eventual champion Germany in the World Cup semifinals: Brazil must play as a team, not as individual stars if they have to win a sixth title. Years of growing anticipation...
  • Neymar stunner gives Brazil win over Colombia September 6, 2014

    Miami: A superb 83rd minute free-kick from captain Neymar gave Brazil a winning start under new coach Dunga as they beat Colombia 1-0 in a fiercely contested friendly on Friday. Colombia played most of the second half down a man after midfielder Juan Cuadrado was sent off in the 49th minute...
  • Neymar named Brazil captain September 5, 2014

    Miami: Brazil coach Dunga has confirmed Neymar will captain the national football team for friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador in the US. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Dunga confirmed the 22-year-old would replace injured defender Thiago Silva, who has captained Brazil since 2011, as reported. "It has already been confirmed....
  • Barcelona rest Iniesta for Villarreal clash, Neymar returns August 30, 2014

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, nursing a knee injury, will miss Sunday's La Liga clash with Villarreal, his club confirmed on Saturday. "Iniesta will miss tomorrow's game against Villarreal with an injury to his left knee," Barcelona said in a statement. Neymar, who missed the opening day victory at home to Elchethrough an...
  • Injured Neymar to miss Barcelona's opening game with Elche August 24, 2014

    Neymar will miss Barcelona's opening game of the La Liga season against Elche on Sunday with an ankle sprain, the club has confirmed. "Despite the positive evolution of the grade one sprain to his left ankle he will be absent from tonight's game," read a statement from the club. Neymar was only...
  • Barcelona striker Neymar injures left ankle August 22, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar could miss Barcelona's league opener this weekend after spraining his left ankle in training. Barcelona said in a statement on Friday that the Brazil star complained of pain in his ankle after a training session on Thursday and was later diagnosed with a "grade 1" sprain. It said "his...
  • Risks and rewards for Barcelona in Spanish league August 20, 2014

    Aligning Luis Suarez with Lionel Messi and Neymar to spear Barcelona's attack looks like a winning formula, if the three can set aside their problems and possible distractions. The club has turned to former midfielder Luis Enrique, known for his forthright approach, to lead the rebuilding project that will likely have...
  • Suarez, Neymar make winning return to action with Barcelona August 19, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez made his first appearance following his biting controversy for new side Barcelona and Neymar scored twice as the Spanish giants beat Mexican side Leon 6-0 in a pre-season friendly on Monday. Suarez, named as a substitute at the Nou Camp, came on for the final 15 minutes in...
  • Neymar recovered from back injury, fit to play August 18, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar has been cleared to play for Barcelona's by the team's doctors after recovering from a broken vertebra in his back that he suffered during last month's World Cup. The forward is now available for selection and could feature in a friendly against Mexican club Leon at Camp Nou...
  • Neymar returns to team practice with Barcelona August 14, 2014

    Neymar has returned to team training with Barcelona for the first time since fracturing a vertebra in his back at the World Cup. Barcelona say Neymar completed his first full training session with the rest of the team on Wednesday, although he has not yet been cleared by team doctors to...
  • Neymar returns to training after back injury August 6, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona says Brazil striker Neymar has returned to training after passing a medical exam as he continues his recovery from a fractured vertebra. Neymar fractured a vertebra in his back after a collision with Colombian defender Juan Camilo Zuniga during the World Cup quarter-finals last month. The Brazilian striker trained away...
  • Neymar back injury healing satisfactorily: Barcelona August 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar's injured back is healing "satisfactorily" although there is no specific date for the Brazil forward to return to training, his club Barcelona said on Tuesday. Neymar fractured a bone in his back following a challenge from Colombia defender Juan Zuniga in last month's World Cup quarter-final and was ruled...
  • Barcelona striker Neymar says his back improving July 31, 2014

    Tokya: Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after his serious back injury suffered at the World Cup. The 22-year-old Neymar made a promotional trip to Tokyo where he will film a commercial for a Japanese mattress company. About 700 fans greeted him at Tokyo's Haneda Airport...
  • Former Barcelona president defends Neymar's deal before Spanish court July 23, 2014

    Madrid: Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was questioned in Spain's criminal high court over an alleged $12 million tax fraud and misappropriation in the signing of Brazilian striker Neymar last year. Rosell, who arrived at the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid with the club's general manager, Antoni Rossich, Tuesday defended the legality...
  • Brazil rethink future after World Cup failure July 14, 2014

    Sao Paulo: The World Cup held potential disaster for Brazil - the country, not the team. Yet the country pulled off a magnificent tournament, albeit with a few bumps. It's the team that has left many Brazilians wondering what went horribly wrong. The cup was widely seen as theirs for the taking,...
  • World Cup 2014: The A to Z of the 'beautiful' carnival in Brazil July 14, 2014

    The Maracana became the moment of reckoning for Germany as they ended their 24 years long wait by lifting the FIFA World Cup beating Argentina 1-0 on Sunday. Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany the victory in a tight and tense World Cup final that came...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar criticises agent for attacking Scolari July 12, 2014

    Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. criticised his agent Wagner Ribeiro for a verbal attack on coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after the host nation's humiliating 1-7 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals. Neymar said that Ribeiro's outburst represents his views only and he does not agree with what his manager...
  • World Cup 2014: Huge reduction in injuries, says FIFA July 12, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It will be no consolation to Neymar and other injured players, but there has been a 40 per cent reduction in the number of both minor and serious injuries at the World Cup compared to previous tournaments, FIFA said on Friday. The reasons for that, according to FIFA's...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar wants Messi to beat Germans in the final July 11, 2014

    Teresopolis: Brazilian superstar Neymar said Thursday he wants Argentina and Lionel Messi to win the World Cup final against Germany. At an emotional press conference, Neymar broke down in tears as he relived the challenge which broke a vertebrae in his back and left him fearing he would be paralysed. With Brazil's...
  • World Cup 2014: Emotional Neymar cries as he recalls Zuniga challenge July 11, 2014

    An emotional Neymar cried as he recalled the challenge that ended his World Cup on Thursday and said he felt blessed not to have ended up in a wheelchair. Colombia defender Juan Zuniga kneed the Brazil forward in the back in the closing stages of the hosts' 2-1 quarter-final victory, ruling...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar to join Brazil for third-place play-off July 11, 2014

    Teresopolis: Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday's third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands. Brazil were consigned to the ignominy of fighting out a game Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has attacked as "unfair" after their 7-1 semi-final mauling by Germany. Neymar's absence dominated the...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar's agent calls Scolari 'old jerk' July 10, 2014

    Brasilia: Neymar's agent Wagner Ribeiro described Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari as an "old jerk" after the Selecao lost 1-7 at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday. "One - being Portugal's coach and winning nothing, two - going to Chelsea and being sacked the following day,...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar recovery going 'very well', say Barca doctors July 10, 2014

    Brasilia: Neymar is recovering "very well" from the fractured vertebra that ended his World Cup, Barcelona said on Wednesday after medical staff from the La Liga club examined the Brazil forward at his home. "The injury is progressing very well and from Aug. 5 the player will continue his treatment...
  • Is this the end of Brazil's unquestioned supremacy in world football? July 9, 2014

    Brazil faced the most humiliating defeat in Belo Horizonte when Germany thrashed them 7-1 in the World Cup semifinal. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Five reasons why Brazil lost to Germany July 9, 2014

    These are the five reasons behind Brazil's humiliation at the hands of the mighty Germans. 1. Thiago Silva The Paris Saint-Germain defender was missed more than Neymar. While the back injury to the prolific Barcelona striker hogged the headlines, it was captain cool Silva who was sorely missed by the samba boys....
  • World Cup, Brazil v Germany SF: as it happened July 9, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the semifinal match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Germany will meet tough-tackling Brazil head-on when football's titans clash with the host nation desperate to win the title for injured superstar Neymar. Joachim Loew's Germany want...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment? July 8, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: TV channels in Kerala on Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda treatment for his injured back. The TV channels said the Brazilian Football Federation has got in touch with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. However, Chandy told IANS nothing of...