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Neymar to miss French league opener because of paperwork issues

Aug 5, 2017

Neymar to miss French league opener because of paperwork issues

Paris Saint-Germain's new star player won't make his debut with the French league side against Amiens on Saturday because of paperwork issues. PSG confirmed Neymar would not play in the club's season opener against newly-promoted Amiens after the French football league did not receive the ...

Neymar says move not for money

Aug 5, 2017

Neymar says move not for money

Neymar opened a new extravagant chapter in soccer history Friday as the game's costliest player by fending off questions about his financial motivations as deftly as he repels opponents on the pitch. Paris Saint-Germain's €222 million ($262-million) recruit was sticking to the script at his ...

/ Aug 4, 2017

Sbuttoni leaving Tosu for move back to Argentina

Argentinean defender Franco Sbuttoni is leaving Sagan Tosu to rejoin Atletico Tucuman in his homeland, the J. League first-division club said on Friday. The 28-year-old Sbuttoni only joined Tosu from Tucuman on a full transfer in January. He made just eight league and cup appearances.

Neymar signs with PSG after record transfer deal

Aug 4, 2017

Neymar signs with PSG after record transfer deal

Six years after taking over perennial underachiever Paris Saint-Germain, the French club's wealthy owners finally got what they wanted by hiring Neymar — a player they believe will bring them Champions League glory. The Brazil star became the most expensive player in soccer history after ...

Spanish league rejects Neymar payment

Aug 3, 2017

Spanish league rejects Neymar payment

Neymar has made his first getaway attempt. The Spanish league said Thursday that representatives of Neymar tried unsuccessfully to pay the €222 million ($262 million) buyout clause that would release the Brazil star from his contract with Barcelona and clear his signing for Paris Saint-Germain. But ...

Neymar ready to leave Barcelona

Aug 2, 2017

Neymar ready to leave Barcelona

Neymar has told Barcelona that he plans to leave the club, with a blockbuster move to Paris Saint-Germain seemingly imminent. Barcelona responded Wednesday with a statement saying the Brazil striker's €222 million ($262 million) release clause must be paid in full, a scenario which until ...

Nagoya finishes off Hachinohe in rescheduled Emperor's Cup match

Aug 2, 2017

Nagoya finishes off Hachinohe in rescheduled Emperor's Cup match

Second-division Nagoya Grampus beat non-league Vanraure Hachinohe 2-1 after the remaining 25 minutes of their rescheduled Emperor's Cup third-round game was played Wednesday night. Nagoya led the initial July 12 game at Nagoya's Paloma Mizuho Stadium 1-0 through Ryo Nagai's goal when it was abandoned ...

Barca sweats over Neymar's future

Aug 2, 2017

Barca sweats over Neymar's future

Barcelona is worried, very worried, that Neymar might be headed to Paris-Saint Germain. The Brazil striker was expected to be at practice on Wednesday, but no one seems to know if he'll accept a world-record transfer or show up for training. Just in case, Barcelona ...

FC Tokyo midfielder Ishikawa to retire at end of season

/ Aug 2, 2017

FC Tokyo midfielder Ishikawa to retire at end of season

Former Japan midfielder and FC Tokyo player Naohiro Ishikawa has decided to draw the curtain on his 18-year career after this season, the J. League first division side said Wednesday. The 36-year-old Ishikawa, who joined FC Tokyo from Yokohama F. Marinos in 2002, revealed on ...