Neymar's Champions League ban cut to 2 games

Soccer Sep 17, 2019

Neymar's Champions League ban cut to 2 games

Neymar's ban from the Champions League for insulting match officials on social media was cut Tuesday to two group games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the three-match suspension to the UEFA-stipulated minimum of two games for abusive language to a referee or assistant. The ...

Neymar set to make PSG return after being included on squad

Soccer Sep 14, 2019

Neymar set to make PSG return after being included on squad

Neymar is set to make his Paris Saint-Germain return after being included on the squad for Saturday's French League game at home to Strasbourg. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said Friday that "he's available for tomorrow and ready to play." Neymar has played for Brazil but not ...

Neymar looks set to stay at PSG as transfer window nears end

Soccer Sep 2, 2019

Neymar looks set to stay at PSG as transfer window nears end

Neymar looks set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain as the clock ticks down on the French league's transfer window, which closes at midnight Monday. Much publicized talks with Barcelona have seemingly led to very little, in what appears much ado about nothing. Two years after joining ...

Barca offer for Neymar falls short

Soccer Aug 31, 2019

Barca offer for Neymar falls short

Paris St. Germain is not close to reaching a deal with Barcelona that would take Neymar back to the Spanish champions as the Catalans have not met the French club's asking price for the Brazil forward, PSG's sporting director Leonardo said on Friday. Barca's attempt ...

Barcelona officials travel to Paris for Neymar talks: reports

Soccer Aug 13, 2019

Barcelona officials travel to Paris for Neymar talks: reports

Barcelona officials headed to France on Tuesday for talks with Paris Saint-Germain to seal a return to the Spanish club for Brazilian star Neymar, reports said. The club's director for football, retired French international Eric Abidal, and two other top club officials few to Paris ...

Dani Alves replaces Neymar as Brazil captain for Copa America

Soccer May 28, 2019

Dani Alves replaces Neymar as Brazil captain for Copa America

Dani Alves will replace Neymar as the captain of the Brazilian national team in the Copa America, the country's soccer federation announced Monday. "The decision was communicated to Neymar by (coach) Tite on Saturday," Confederação Brasileira de Futebol said in a statement about the striker, ...

Neymar looks back at World Cup

Soccer Jul 22, 2018

Neymar looks back at World Cup

Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation's quarterfinal defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn't look at a ball and didn't want to see any of the tournament's remaining matches. "I wouldn't go as far as to say I didn't want to ...

Neymar gets emotional at World Cup

Soccer / World Cup Jun 24, 2018

Neymar gets emotional at World Cup

APNeymar is hurting, probably physically and almost for sure emotionally. The Brazil striker, the face of the team at the World Cup and the one carrying the hopes of the nation on his shoulders, came into the tournament with a foot injury. And after a ...

Brazil held to draw by Switzerland at World Cup

Soccer / World Cup Jun 18, 2018

Brazil held to draw by Switzerland at World Cup

APBrazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champion was held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0. Serbia got ...

Brazil rolls by Japan in tune-up

Soccer Nov 11, 2017

Brazil rolls by Japan in tune-up

Tomoaki Makino netted a goal against Brazil on Friday but Japan succumbed 3-1 to the South American powerhouse in an international friendly, as both teams continued their preparations for next year's World Cup soccer finals. Brazil, ranked No. 2 in the world rankings, dominated the ...