Articles tagged 'neymar'

Footballer Neymar investigated in Brazil over fraud allegations 3 February 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Prosecutors in Brazil are recommending that football star Neymar be charged over four counts of fraud in relation to a tax case prior to his transfer to Barcelona in 2013. It is alleged that companies were set up as fronts in order for the striker to pay a lower rate of tax. ...
Is this Barca side the best ever? 15 August 2015 JOHANESBURG - On Tuesday, Barcelona collected their fourth (Uefa Super Cup) silverware on the trot having won a domestic treble last season. Although they achieved Tuesday's task the hard way, there seems no stopping Luis Enrique's swashbuckling side from sweeping anything on offer. But the...
Neymar reveals wheelchair fear 12 July 2014 LONDON - An emotional Neymar cried as he recalled the challenge that ended his World Cup and said he felt blessed not to have ended up in a wheelchair. Colombia's Juan Zuniga kneed the Brazil forward in the back in the closing stages of the hosts' 2-1 quarter-final victory, ruling him out of t...
Neymar out of World Cup 5 July 2014 LONDON - Luiz Felipe Scolari last night angrily claimed that Neymar had been “hunted” out of the World Cup after it was confirmed that Brazil’s star player has suffered a fractured vertebra and will miss the rest of the competition. A knee in the back by Colombia’s Juan Zuniga ended Neymar’s m...
Pressure not affecting Neymar 25 June 2014 LONDON - Neymar's two-goal performance against Cameroon on Monday made it hard to believe that barely one year ago there were serious doubts as to whether he was mature enough to lead Brazil's challenge for a sixth World Cup.Until last year's Confederations Cup, Neymar was still playing his domes...
Neymar leads Brazil into last 16 24 June 2014 LONDON - Brazil forward Neymar shot to the top of the World Cup scoring charts with a superb double in-convincing 4-1 win for the hosts over Cameroon on Monday that sent them through as Group A winners to face Chile in the last 16. After grabbing a brace in Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia in the...
We're getting better - Scolari 18 June 2014 SAO PAULO - Mexico's inspired keeper Guillermo Ochoa ended Brazil's 10-game winning streak but while home fans were frustrated at the lack of goals manager Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side are improving with each match. "In my opinion, and it is just my opinion, the team played at least 10 pe...
Neymar inspires Brazil 13 June 2014 SAO PAULO - Brazil's poster boy Neymar scored twice and the outstanding Oscar added a late third as the hosts came from behind to beat Croatia 3-1 in a thrilling World Cup opening match on Thursday. The Group A game, tipped the hosts' way after a controversial 71st-minute penalty awarded by Ja...
Brazil target flying start 10 June 2014 LONDON - Brazil are looking to send a message to supporters and rivals in the World Cup’s opening match, the right-back Dani Alves said, raising the stakes for the game against Croatia. A lacklustre 1-0 win over Serbia in Friday’s warm-up game brought jeers from the home crowd and raised doubt...
Neymar rescues Barca 2 April 2014 LONDON - An exquisite goal from Neymar rescued a 1-1 draw for Barcelona after substitute Diego had given Liga rivals Atletico Madrid the lead in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. A stunning 35-metre strike from Diego put Atletico in the driving seat after 56 minu...
Bafana need radical change 8 March 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Bafana Bafana's 5-0 disgrace by five-time world champions Brazil, has underscored the need for the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations champions to urgently go back to the drawing board if the backwards slide is to be curbed. Wednesday's match might have been another international friend...
Neymar opens La Liga account 25 September 2013 MADRID - Neymar scored his first league goal in Spanish football as Barcelona maintained their 100 percent start to the campaign with a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. The Brazilian bundled home Alexis Sanchez's cross after just five minutes and then expertly teed-up Lio...
Brazil maul Spain to win Confed Cup 1 July 2013 RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil humbled world and European Champions Spain with a crushing 3-0 win in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday, ending their opponents three-year record run of 29 unbeaten competitive matches Two goals from Fred and a stunning left-foot shot from Neymar gave next year s Worl...
Brazil, Spain ready for final feast 29 June 2013 LONDON - Fifa president Sepp Blatter has already declared this year's Confederations Cup, hors d'oeuvre for the World Cup in 12 months-time, the best ever. Yet he and 200 million Brazilians, 47 million Spaniards and countless fans across the globe hope the best is yet to come as holders Brazil...
Paulinho heads Brazil into final 26 June 2013 BELO HORIZONTE - Paulinho scored with a header four minutes from time to give Brazil a 2-1 win over Uruguay and take the host nation to the final of the Confederations Cup. Diego Forlan missed a penalty in the 13th minute after Chelsea defender David Luiz wrestled Diego Lugano to the ground. ...