Santos

  • Enrique Iglesias, Romeo Santos dominate awards event July 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singers Enrique Iglesias and Romeo Santos dominated the Univision Network's Premios Juventud Awards in Miami, winning five trophies each. The "Hero" hitmaker managed to get awards including best pop/rock artist and several music prizes for the song "El Perdedor", his track with Marco Antonio Solis. Santos scooped the Favorite...
  • World Cup 2014: Coach Santos rues waste of extra time as Greece exit June 30, 2014

    Greece wasted a golden opportunity to beat 10-man Costa Rica in extra time before exiting the World Cup on penalties, coach Fernando Santos said on Sunday. Leading 1-0, the Costa Ricans struggled to hold on following the dismissal of defender Oscar Duarte after 66 minutes of the last 16 clash. Greece hauled...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands stage brilliant comeback to end Mexican dream June 30, 2014

    Fortaleza: Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijder scored late goals on Sunday to give the Netherlands a 2-1 victory over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarter-finals. Huntelaar, who came on as a 76th-minute substitute, scored the winning goal from the penalty spot deep in injury time after...
  • Santos re-elected Colombia president in peace vote June 16, 2014

    Colombia : Juan Manuel Santos convincingly won re-election on Sunday after Colombia's tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his 18-month-old peace talks to end the Western Hemisphere's longest-running conflict. Santos got 53 percent of the vote to 47 percent for right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, the hand-picked candidate of...
  • Four dropped from Argentina football world cup squad May 22, 2014

    Argentina's national football team coach, Alejandro Sabella, dropped four players from his 2014 FIFA football World Cup line up including Lisandro Lopez, Fabian Rinaudo, Franco Di Santo and Gabriel Mercado, Xinhua reported. Sabella needs to pare down his provisional 30-man squad to a requisite 23-man team by June 2, 10 days...
  • Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health 'delicate' after pneumonia, says the Colombian President April 17, 2014

    Bogota: Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has recovered from pneumonia but his condition remains "delicate", Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday. Garcia Marquez, who was hospitalized for nine days in Mexico City for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection, has been receiving treatment at his home...
  • Dante extends contract with Bayern Munich March 25, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich defender Dante Bonfim Costa Santos has extended his contract with the German giants until June 2017. After contract extensions of Dutchman Arjen Robben, Austrian David Alaba and Brazilian international Rafinha, Bayern Munich Monday had another key player, Dante, put pen to paper on a new deal ahead of...
  • Barcelona charged with tax fraud over Neymar deal February 21, 2014

    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 close...
  • Villarreal thrash Sociedad 5-1 to claim fifth spot January 14, 2014

    Madrid: Villarreal landed a stunning blow on a potential rival for a European qualification berth when Giovani dos Santos and Ikechukwu Uche each struck twice in a 5-1 drubbing of Real Sociedad in La Liga on Monday. The resounding victory for the team known as "yellow submarine" lifted them above Sociedad...
  • Santos in talks with AC Milan over Robinho move December 26, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Santos have resumed talks with AC Milan over a deal to repatriate their former idol Robinho. Rossoneri vice president Adriano Galliani is due to fly to Sao Paulo "in the coming days" to meet with Santos president Odilio Rodrigues, Xinhua cited from the sports website Lancenet on...
  • Injured Jonathan dos Santos out for six months November 5, 2013

    Spain: Barcelona say midfielder Jonathan dos Santos will be sidelined for six months because of right knee surgery. The Spanish champions say the Mexican player underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday. Dos Santos, who has made three appearances this season, injured his knee on Oct. 23 during a training...
  • Dos Santos helps Villarreal beat Valencia 4-1 October 27, 2013

    Barcelona: Mexico forward Giovani Dos Santos scored two goals and set up the opener as Villarreal rolled past Valencia 4-1 to strengthen their hold on fourth place in the Spanish league. The home victory in the regional derby lifted Villarreal to within two points of third-place Real Madrid after they lost...
  • Neymar can be world's best player, says Ronaldo October 11, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Young Brazil playmaker Neymar has improved since leaving Santos for Barcelona in June and could go on to become the best player in the world, according to compatriot Ronaldo. "He has evolved and I am sure he will evolve even more," former Brazil and Barcelona striker Ronaldo told reporters...
  • New Neymar? Another Santos teen making headlines August 24, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Neymar just left Brazil and there is already another Santos teenager making all the headlines in the country. This time the kid attracting all the attention is Gabriel Barbosa Almeida, a 16-year-old nicknamed "Gabigol" thanks to his scoring prowess in Santos' youth squads. Gabriel scored his first professional goal this...
  • Werder Bremen sign Argentine forward Franco Di Santo August 14, 2013

    Germany: Werder Bremen have signed Argentine forward Franco Di Santo on a free transfer from English side Wigan. The Bundesliga club say the 24-year-old Di Santo signed a three-year deal after undergoing a medical on Tuesday. He is currently in England but expected in Bremen for his presentation on Thursday. Bremen...
  • Neymar not in Santos' top three: Pele August 10, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Pele says Neymar does not deserve to be rated among the top three footballers in Santos' history. Neymar is the club's top scorer in the post-Pele era with 138 goals, but the Brazil legend says the 21-year-old is still behind his former teammates Valter Vasconcelos and Coutinho, reports...
  • Neymar shines but fails to score on Barcelona home debut August 3, 2013

    Barcelona: Neymar marked his home debut for Barcelona with a fine assist but a goal eluded the Brazil forward as the La Liga champions crushed his former club Santos 8-0 in the Joan Gamper invitational trophy on Friday. The 21-year-old, who completed a high-profile move to Spain at the end of...
  • Santos confirm Javier Saviola talks July 20, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian top-flight football club Santos confirmed that they are in talks to sign former Argentina international striker Javier Saviola. "He's just been involved in a great season for Malaga and is a player we have been looking at but I don't know how negotiations are progressing," said Santos'...
  • Neymar to wear No. 11 jersey for Barcelona July 18, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Neymar has ended days of speculation by choosing to wear the No. 11 jersey for new club Barcelona. The 21-year-old striker had been given a choice between No. 11 - formerly used by Thiago, who has signed for Bayern Munich - and the No. 7 made available by...
  • Adriano Galliani confirms Robinho staying at Milan July 13, 2013

    Milan: AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed that negotiations with Santos over the sale of Robinho have broken down and that the player is "delighted" to be staying where he is, according to espnfc.com. Despite hinting that a deal could still be struck with Santos, Galliani now accepts that Robinho...
  • Robinho wants Santos return, says Galliani July 7, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: AC Milan winger Robinho has told the Italian Serie A football club that he wants to return to Brazilian outfit Santos. The Rossoneri are understood to have lowered their asking price to eight million euros from 10 million euros in a bid to strike a deal before the...
  • Santos agree Napoli transfer for Brazil goalkeeper Rafael July 5, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Santos have agreed in principle to sell goalkeeper Rafael to Italian Serie A outfit Napoli for five million euros, the Brazilian club said. Santos vice president Odilio Rodrigues Thursday confirmed the 23-year-old's move was likely to be confirmed within days, reports Xinhua. "We received a draft contract from Napoli...
  • Barcelona begin selling tickets for Neymar debut July 3, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Barcelona have begun selling tickets for Neymar's first official match for the club against his former team Santos. The clash at Camp Nou on Aug 2 forms part of the deal that took the 21-year-old to the Catalan club last month. A return match will be played at...
  • Santos agree to sell Felipe Anderson to Lazio June 26, 2013

    Italian club Lazio has snapped up Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson from Santos for 7.8 million euros after a meeting on Tuesday between Santos directors and Doyen Sports - an investment group that owns 50 percent of Anderson's economic rights. As reported by Xinhua, Lazio's technical director Iglie Tare and secretary...
  • Barca's Neymar capture turns pressure on Real president May 26, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona's victory over bitter rivals Real Madrid in the race to sign Brazil forward Neymar will increase the pressure on Real president Florentino Perez to come up with a similarly high-profile acquisition. The 21-year-old Neymar, seen as one of the brightest prospects in soccer, announced on Saturday he had picked...
  • Brazilian striker Neymar confirms five-year Barcelona deal May 26, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian striker Neymar said Saturday he will be joining Barcelona after the Confederations Cup, the latest addition to a star-filled roster that already includes four-time FIFA Player of the Year Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta. The decision came a day after Neymar's Brazilian club, Santos, said it...
  • Neymar in decision mode as Santos accept Real, Barca offers May 25, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian club Santos accepted the offers made by Barcelona and Real Madrid for young striker Neymar, who will now decide where he wants to go. Details of the offers were not made official, but Brazilian media reported that Real Madrid are willing to pay €35 million for Neymar,...
  • Santos reject Barcelona's Neymar bid May 23, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Santos have rejected a 20 million-euro offer from Barcelona for Brazil star Neymar. The Brazilian outfit, which last week turned down Barcelona's initial 18 million-euro bid for the striker, made the decision after a meeting of the club's board on Wednesday night, reports Xinhua. "Santos has analysed the...
  • Mallorca beat Celta Vigo 1-0 in Spanish league April 16, 2013

    Madrid: A late goal by Giovani Dos Santos gave Mallorca a 1-0 win over fellow relegation struggler Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Monday. Dos Santos netted from a rebound in the third minute of injury time after Mallorca midfielder Tomas Pina sent a cross toward the far post and...
  • Arsenal defender Andre Santos wants permanent Gremio deal March 29, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Arsenal defender Andre Santos says he wants to turn his loan spell at Gremio into a permanent move. The 30-year-old has been in impressive form since joining the Brazilian top-flight football outfit last month on a 12-month deal, reports Xinhua. Santos initially expressed a desire to return to...