Neymar

  • Barcelona's Neymar and Alba out for a month with injuries 17-04-2014 11:37 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona will be without Neymar and Jordi Alba for the final month of the season after both were injured during the Copa del Rey final loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Both players will likely miss all five rounds remaining in the Spanish league, further hurting Barcelona's chances of...
  • Pele tells Neymar to stop diving 06-04-2014 11:05 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Pele has accused Barcelona forward Neymar of falling to ground in the hope of winning free-kicks. But the Brazil legend said the 22-year-old is better at keeping his feet compared when he arrived at the Camp Nou last summer, reported Xinhua. "I think Neymar looks to create...
  • Barcelona using Neymar on wrong side: Scolari 02-04-2014 09:50 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has criticized Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino's decision to play Neymar on the right side of attack. Neymar began on the right in Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. But the 22-year-old finished on the left, from where...
  • Neymar rescues Barcelona from defeat against Atletico Madrid in Champions League 02-04-2014 03:09 AM

    Spain: An equaliser from Neymar saw Barcelona salvage a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday after a stunning opener by substitute Diego Ribas in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Atletico's chances were dealt a major blow half an hour in when striker Diego Costa...
  • Neymar double lifts Barcelona to second after Valdes injury blow 27-03-2014 08:14 AM

    Barcelona: Neymar scored twice to inspire Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday but the victory was soured by an injury to goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Barcelona have 72 points, two more than Real, and they will be anxious to know the extent of the knee injury sustained...
  • Neymar wages causing Barcelona friction: Cryuff 26-03-2014 02:14 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff claims Neymar's signing for Barcelona has created resentment among his Blaugrana teammates. The 22-year-old Brazilian reportedly earns six million euros a year plus incentives, a figure Cruyff believes is undeserved, reports Xinhua. "When you are 21 and earn twice as much as...
  • El Clasico: Relentless Real Madrid looking to snuff out Barcelona bid 23-03-2014 10:20 AM

    Madrid: The 168th La Liga "Clasico" between in-form Real Madrid and an erratic Barcelona could see the table-toppers take a big step towards winning the title and sound the death knell for the champions bid for a fifth triumph in six years. Leaders Real host their arch rivals at the...
  • Messi motoring, Neymar frustrating for Barcelona 13-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Madrid: With Lionel Messi firing on all cylinders again, Barcelona's Champions League challenge is very much alive but coach Gerardo Martino would be much happier if marquee signing Neymar was not on such patchy form. Messi scored his eighth goal in five appearances in the latest edition of Europe's elite...
  • Barcelona have done nothing wrong in Neymar transfer: club president 11-03-2014 08:24 AM

    Barcelona: The controversy surrounding the transfer of Brazilian Neymar to Barcelona is "unfair" because the Spanish champions have done nothing wrong, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Monday. Barcelona have been accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities after it came to light the striker's transfer fee, initially disclosed...
  • Neymar can handle World Cup pressure, says Pele 10-03-2014 10:41 PM

    Brazil striker Neymar, despite his young age, has what it takes to handle the pressure of a World Cup finals on home soil, according to soccer great Pele. The 22-year-old forward joined Barcelona from Santos last year on a five-year deal, scoring his first La Liga goal in late September...
  • Brazil fired by Neymar hat-trick as Spain, France, Germany win 06-03-2014 08:50 AM

    London: Neymar's hat-trick lit up a powerful Brazil performance as the 32 nations taking part in this year's World Cup tested out their squads on a busy night of friendlies on Wednesday which also brought victories for Spain, Germany and France. Barcelona forward Neymar was unstoppable for tournament hosts Brazil...
  • Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino under fire 26-02-2014 11:31 PM

    Spain: As if the off-field saga surrounding Neymar's transfer wasn't providing enough of a distraction, now even Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino is being questioned. Catalan sports daily Sport reports Barcelona are already looking to replace the Argentine coach before next season despite a generally positive start with the Spanish champions,...
  • Barcelona pay 13.5m euros in Neymar tax fraud case 24-02-2014 09:36 PM

    Spain: Barcelona paid 13.55 million euros ($18.6 million) to Spanish tax authorities on Monday to cover any potential irregularities in their signing of Neymar, all the while maintaining their innocence of the fraud charges levied against them. The Spanish champion said in a statement they had paid the "complimentary" amount...
  • Barcelona innocent of tax fraud, insists club president 21-02-2014 03:34 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has reiterated the club's innocence of tax fraud in the signing of Neymar and insisted the operation to bring the Brazil forward to the Catalan capital was "completely legal". In the latest twist to a saga that prompted Bartomeu's predecessor, Sandro Rosell, to step down...
  • Barcelona charged with tax fraud over Neymar deal 21-02-2014 08:35 AM

    Barcelona: Barcelona have been charged by a Spanish court with committing tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar last year in the latest twist to a saga that has already claimed the scalp of one club president. Neymar's high-profile move to the Catalan capital from Santos in the...
  • Barcelona deny wrongdoing after tax fraud reports 20-02-2014 09:37 AM

    Barcelona have denied wrongdoing after local media said Spain's public prosecutor had asked for charges to be brought against the club for alleged tax fraud in last year's signing of Brazil forward Neymar. The prosecutor had written to the judge overseeing a probe into the deal, accusing Barca of drawing...
  • Neymar back to bolster Barcelona attack against Rayo 13-02-2014 06:18 PM

    Barcelona may have been well short of their best since Christmas but they remain alive in all competitions and can look forward to welcoming back Brazilian forward Neymar to reinforce their frontline against Rayo Vallecano in La Liga this weekend. It has been a good week for the Catalan club,...
  • Neymar in Barca's squad for King's Cup clash at Sociedad 12-02-2014 08:33 AM

    Barcelona: Neymar has been included in the squad for Barcelona's King's Cup semi-final, second leg at Real Sociedad on Wednesday despite not yet receiving the all-clear from club medical staff. The Brazil forward trained with the squad on Monday for the first time since injuring his ankle last month and...
  • Neymar back in training for Barcelona 03-02-2014 08:37 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona forward Neymar has returned to training after being sidelined by a right ankle sprain. The Brazil striker worked with the ball at Barcelona's training ground on Monday, the first time he's touched one since injuring himself in a Copa del Rey match at Getafe on January 16. Barcelona...
  • Neymar back on the training pitch after ankle injury 31-01-2014 09:21 PM

    Madrid: Barcelona forward Neymar has returned to the training pitch for the first time since sustaining an ankle injury two weeks ago and is recovering well, the Spanish champions said on Friday. The Brazil international is on track to return to action in between one and two weeks, meaning he...
  • Barcelona may complain over false information about Neymar's contract 28-01-2014 07:53 AM

    Madrid: FC Barcelona's President Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Monday that Barca did not rule out making a complaint against the person who had leaked "false" information about Neymar's contract. Media reports said that Bartomeu made the remarks during an interview on a local radio station, where he said he...
  • Barcelona reveal Neymar deal cost almost USD 118 million 25-01-2014 07:05 AM

    The deal to sign Neymar cost Barcelona 86.2 million euros, including payments to the forward and his family, the club said on Friday after the player's father revoked a confidentiality agreement. The Brazil international's close-season move from Santos, which the Spanish club initially said was worth 57.1 million euros, is...
  • Barcelona president quits amid Neymar transfer probe 24-01-2014 09:57 AM

    Barcelona: Barcelona president Sandro Rosell resigned on Thursday in the aftermath of a Spanish court's decision to investigate last year's signing of Brazil forward Neymar. "The success the club has had has also come along with difficult moments for myself and my family," Rosell told a news conference after a...
  • Barcelona president Rosell to resign: Spanish media 23-01-2014 08:28 PM

    Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is to resign in the aftermath of a Spanish court's decision to investigate the signing of Brazilian striker Neymar last year, Spanish media reported on Thursday. Rosell is believed to have met with fellow board members on Thursday and Spanish newspapers, including Mundo Deportivo and Sport,...
  • Neymar transfer investigation goes to court 22-01-2014 09:13 PM

    Barcelona: The transfer of Neymar to Barcelona is to be investigated by a Spanish court over claims of misappropriation of funds and club president Sandro Rosell may be called to give evidence. The Brazilian was paraded as a 57.1m euro signing by Barcelona from Santos in June last year but...
  • Barcelona face Levante, Real visit Espanyol in Copa del Rey 22-01-2014 03:54 PM

    Madrid: The Copa del Rey is back this week, and Barcelona will travel to Levante for the second time in three days. The Spanish league leaders were held to a 1-1 draw at Levante on Sunday, but now play in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Also, Real Madrid will visit...
  • Neymar out for a month, but should be fit for Champions League 18-01-2014 06:55 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona confirmed that the twisted ankle suffered by Brazilian striker Neymar will keep him out of action for three to four weeks. Neymar had to be helped off the pitch after falling badly midway through the first half of his side's 2-0 win in Getafe Thursday night and was...
  • Barcelona's Neymar suffers ankle injury 17-01-2014 10:04 AM

    Barcelona: Neymar lasted less than 25 minutes of his return to Barcelona's starting lineup for their King's Cup last 16 clash at Getafe as he was carried off on a stretcher with an ankle injury. It is the latest setback for the Brazil forward who had not started a match...
  • Messi scores twice as Barcelona ease through to Copa del Rey quarters 17-01-2014 09:09 AM

    Madrid: Lionel Messi scored a pair against Getafe to power Barcelona into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals with a 2-0 win who were mired by an injury to Neymar on Thursday. Days after seeing Cristiano Ronaldo end his four-year domination of the Ballon d'Or, Messi demonstrated his intention to pry...