SANTOS

  • Benzema shines as France beat Portugal 2-1 in friendly October 12, 2014

    Paris: Fernando Santos began his reign at the helm of Portugal with a 2-1 loss at Euro 2016 host France in a friendly while Denmark salvaged a 1-1 draw in Albania in qualifying on Saturday. Striker Karim Benzema scored at Stade de France after only three minutes for his 25th international...
  • ISL: Andre Santos joins FC Goa squad October 10, 2014

    Margao: Former Brazil international Andre Santos on Friday joined FC Goa team practice session under the watchful eyes of coach Zico ahead of their Indian Super League campaign. After the training session at Tilak Maidan, Vasco, Santos said he looked forward to the much-anticipated football tournament. "It is a pleasure that I...
  • ISL: Another ex-Arsenal player joins FC Goa September 29, 2014

    Panaji: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa on Monday signed on their second Arsenal player and Brazilian international Andre Santos, according to an official statement issued. Santos will be joining the club's training sessions shortly and will be the second Arsenal player after midfielder Robert Pires to be roped in...
  • La Liga: Valencia beat Espanyol 31 to stay undefeated September 15, 2014

    Barcelona: Valencia eased by Espanyol 31 at home on Sunday to remain unbeaten in the Spanish league under new coach Nuno Espirito Santo and continue their turnaround during a drawnout sale of the club. Sevilla also extended their unbeaten start to the league with a troublefree 20 win at home over...
  • Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in jet crash in Santos August 13, 2014

    Santos: Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff in October, died on Wednesday when his jet crashed into a residential area, media network Globo said. Campos, a socialist who has been running third in the polls, was on board a jet that crashed into a...
  • Robinho on verge of returning to Santos August 6, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Former Brazil football star Robinho is close to returning to his former club Santos on a yearlong loan from Italian giants AC Milan. The Brazilian outfit has reportedly offered the 30yearold a monthly salary of $220,000 plus bonuses for marketing and image rights, reports Xinhua. "There has been considerable...
  • 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 10man Costa Rica in extra time before exiting the World Cup on penalties, coach Fernando Santos said on Sunday. Leading 10, 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 29, 2014

    Fortaleza: Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijder scored late goals on Sunday to give the Netherlands a 21 victory over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. Huntelaar, who came on as a 76thminute substitute, scored the winning goal from the penalty spot deep in injury time after...
  • Santos reelected Colombia president in peace vote June 16, 2014

    Colombia : Juan Manuel Santos convincingly won reelection on Sunday after Colombia's tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his 18monthold peace talks to end the Western Hemisphere's longestrunning conflict. Santos got 53 percent of the vote to 47 percent for rightwing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, the handpicked 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 30man squad to a requisite 23man 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 highprofile move to the Catalan capital from Santos in the close...
  • Villarreal thrash Sociedad 51 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 51 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 41 October 27, 2013

    Barcelona: Mexico forward Giovani Dos Santos scored two goals and set up the opener as Villarreal rolled past Valencia 41 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 thirdplace 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 24yearold Di Santo signed a threeyear 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 postPele era with 138 goals, but the Brazil legend says the 21yearold 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 80 in the Joan Gamper invitational trophy on Friday. The 21yearold, who completed a highprofile move to Spain at the end of...
  • Santos confirm Javier Saviola talks July 20, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian topflight 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 21yearold 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 vicepresident 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 23yearold'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 21yearold 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...