Neymar

  • Barcelona striker Neymar says his back improving 13 hours 3 minutes ago

    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...
  • The Beautiful Game: Can Brazil fire without Neymar in the semis? July 8, 2014

    Brazil will take on Germany in the semifinal tonight without their key players Neymar and captain Thiago Silva. ...
  • Barcelona sends doctor to check Neymar's fitness July 8, 2014

    Barcelona: Spanish football club FC Barcelona says its doctor will be travelling to Brazil to check on Neymar's fitness. During the official presentation of Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, the newest signing for the Catalans, Barcelona's director of football Andoni Zubizarreta talked about Neymar's injury, reports EFE. "We are in direct contact with...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil hoping for '62 reprise, Amarildo not so sure July 8, 2014

    The young striker who stepped in for the injured Pele and helped Brazil win the 1962 World Cup believes there are parallels with the loss of Neymar but no obvious saviours in an often ordinary Brazil side. "It is not at all the same, although there are some similarities," Amarildo, the...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil will be playing for nation, Neymar, says Scolari July 8, 2014

    Neymar helped Brazil get this far at the World Cup. Now it's up to the rest of the team to win for injured star, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said on Monday. Neymar will miss Tuesday's semi-final against Germany because of a fractured bone in his back, an injury that ruled him...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil players ready to cope with Neymar's absence July 8, 2014

    Willian and Bernard, the two leading contenders to replace Neymar in Brazil's World Cup semi-final line-up against Germany insisted on Sunday that the team can still win the competition without their star player. "Neymar sets the standard for us. He is capable of deciding any game, so playing without him will...
  • World Cup 2014: Without Neymar, Brazil's focus not on attack July 8, 2014

    With Neymar out and Brazil's forwards ineffective throughout the World Cup, it will be up to the team's defenders and midfielders to keep Brazil in contention at the World Cup. Brazil are having to turn the focus away from their once-mighty attack ahead of the semi-final against Germany on Tuesday,...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar's absence angers, motivates Brazil ahead of semis July 8, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Brazil remain bitter about the tackle that ended their marquee striker Neymar's World Cup but hope his absence will inspire the rest of the team in Tuesday's semi-final against Germany. Neymar broke a vertebra in Brazil's 2-1 quarter-final victory against Colombia after defender Juan Camilo Zuniga went in with...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar's absence could make Brazil stronger, says Loew July 8, 2014

    The absence of Brazil forward Neymar and captain Thiago Silva in their World Cup semi-final against Germany on Tuesday could make the hosts stronger, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Monday. Neymar is out of the tournament with a back injury suffered in the quarter-final victory over Colombia in what is...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany out to down Neymar-less Brazil as titans clash July 8, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Germany will meet tough-tackling Brazil head-on when football's titans clash in Tuesday's World Cup semi-final with the host nation desperate to win the title for injured superstar Neymar. Joachim Loew's Germany want to avenge their 2002 final defeat to Brazil by knocking the hosts out in Belo Horizonte to...
  • The Beautiful Game: Focus now moves to the last four July 7, 2014

    With Neymar out of the World Cup, Brazil have a tough challenge in the semifinal against Germany. ...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA takes no action over challenge on Neymar July 7, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup. FIFA said its disciplinary panel "cannot consider this matter" under the rules because the match referee saw the challenge by Camilo Zuniga. "In this specific case, no retrospective action...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar denies attempt to play in the final July 7, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Neymar and the Brazilian football confederation have denied media reports that the striker could undergo special treatment on his fractured vertebra to try to play in the World Cup final if Brazil make it that far. Both Neymar and the confederation released statements late Sunday saying that nothing that...
  • FIFA World Cup history: The beautiful game has had its ugly moments July 7, 2014

    The whole world felt the agony when Brazil star Neymar was stretchered out of the ground after a ghastly foul by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga in the quarter-final of FIFA 2014, which left the 22-year-old with a broken vertebra, while ending his World Cup and putting Brazil's chances of another...
  • World Cup 2014: Scolari hints Willian may replace Neymar in semis July 7, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari hinted in training Sunday that midfielder Willian is his first option to replace Neymar in Brazil's World Cup semi-final against Germany. Willian took Neymar's position when Brazil's reserves played against a local under-20 squad at their training camp outside Rio de Janeiro. The regular starters stayed...
  • World Cup 2014: Pele hopes Brazil will win final without Neymar July 6, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian legend Pele hopes that five-time champions Brazil will win the FIFA World Cup without star striker Neymar, who has been ruled out of the tournament with a fractured vertebrae during the quarterfinal against Colombia. Pele on social networking site Twitter compared Neymar's injury to his own during...