Nov 1, 2014

Neymar to play at Rio Games in 2016

Brazil captain Neymar will be part of the home nation’s Olympic soccer squad at the Rio Games in 2016, the team’s coach, Alexandre Gallo, said Friday. “I’ll be calling up three players over 23, well, two in fact, as one of those will be ...

Neymar's four goals overwhelm Japan

Oct 14, 2014

Neymar's four goals overwhelm Japan

Neymar stole the show with all four goals as Brazil thrashed Japan 4-0 in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday night to extend its perfect start under coach Dunga to four matches. Japan had not beaten Brazil in any of their previous 10 meetings ...

Sep 6, 2014

Neymar makes dramatic return

Neymar scored in the 83rd minute to give Brazil a 1-0 victory over Colombia on Friday night in an exhibition game before 73,429 fans at Sun Life Stadium. Neymar’s free kick from 20 meters landed inside the upper right post and past the outstretched ...

Brazil tries to look forward

Jul 7, 2014

Brazil tries to look forward

Still coping with the loss of its biggest star, Brazil is trying to find ways to remain upbeat about its prospects at the World Cup. The medical helicopter that took Neymar home with a back injury also carried away much of the country’s hopes ...

Neymar says World Cup dream still alive

Jul 6, 2014

Neymar says World Cup dream still alive

Brazil star Neymar says his World Cup may be over because of a fractured vertebra but his World Cup dream of celebrating the title with his teammates at the Maracana Stadium next Sunday is still alive. In a video released by the Brazilian soccer ...

Neymar ruled out of World Cup with back injury

Jul 5, 2014

Neymar ruled out of World Cup with back injury

Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing a vertebra in his back in the closing stages of the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia on Friday in a major blow to the host nation. Neymar, who has scored four ...

Brazil says injured Neymar will be ready for Colombia

Jul 1, 2014

Brazil says injured Neymar will be ready for Colombia

Neymar will be fit to play in the World Cup quarterfinal against Colombia despite thigh and knee injuries sustained against Chile, Brazil’s soccer confederation said Monday. The confederation said team doctor Jose Luiz Runco checked Neymar again when the squad returned to its training ...

Neymar says he feels no pressure at World Cup

Jun 25, 2014

Neymar says he feels no pressure at World Cup

Neymar feels he has nothing to worry about at the World Cup. He is playing in the biggest tournament of his life the same way he played in tournaments in Brazil when he was a teenager. And it’s a simple secret that keeps him ...

Neymar's two goals send Brazil into second round

Jun 24, 2014

Neymar's two goals send Brazil into second round

Neymar knew the responsibility was his. An increasingly anxious host nation was relying on him to ensure Brazil avoided the almost inconceivable prospect of going out in the group stage of a World Cup on soil. The 22-year-old Barcelona striker delivered on the weighty ...

Scolari says Brazil showed signs of improvement against Mexico

Jun 18, 2014

Scolari says Brazil showed signs of improvement against Mexico

Luiz Felipe Scolari and his Brazil squad tried to focus on the positives after a disappointing draw against Mexico in its second World Cup match. Although Brazil couldn’t manage to score, the veteran coach and his players believe they saw improvement from the opening ...