Neymar and Nike part ways after 15 years

Soccer Aug 30, 2020

Neymar and Nike part ways after 15 years

Nike said Saturday it had parted ways with Neymar, ending one of its most high-profile sponsorship deals a decade and a half after signing the star striker as a 13-year-old prodigy. "I can confirm Neymar is no longer a Nike athlete," a spokesman for the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brazil tops Japan in final Rio tuneup

Soccer Jul 31, 2016

Brazil tops Japan in final Rio tuneup

Japan was of no challenge to Brazil as Makoto Teguramori's side went down 2-0 at the hands of Neymar & Co. in its final Rio Olympic warm-up on Saturday. Brazil cantered to a win behind first-half goals from Gabriel Barbosa and Marquinhos ahead of its ...