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Neymar denies injury fears

Jun 16 2013, 1:38am CDT | by

Brasilia, June 16 (IANS) Brazil striker Neymar has denied reports he is carrying an injury and declared himself certain to start in Brazil's Confederations Cup Group A match against Mexico Wednesday.

Brasilia, June 16 — Brazil striker Neymar has denied reports he is carrying an injury and declared himself certain to start in Brazil's Confederations Cup Group A match against Mexico Wednesday. The...

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Neymar denies injury fears

Jun 16 2013, 1:38am CDT | by

Brasilia, June 16 (IANS) Brazil striker Neymar has denied reports he is carrying an injury and declared himself certain to start in Brazil's Confederations Cup Group A match against Mexico Wednesday.

Brasilia, June 16 — Brazil striker Neymar has denied reports he is carrying an injury and declared himself certain to start in Brazil's Confederations Cup Group A match against Mexico Wednesday.

The 21-year-old striker scored Brazil's opening goal in their 3-0 victory over Japan Saturday but was replaced in the 74th minute by Paris Saint-German winger Lucas, reports Xinhua.

"I'm ok, I just took a knock and felt a bit of pain in my back," the Barcelona star said.

During the week, Neymar refuted speculation he is suffering a knee problem but added that "no player is ever totally free of pain".

His substitution at the Mane Garrincha Stadium raised eyebrows because he is rarely taken off by Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. However, he insisted he is certain to start against Mexico at Fortaleza's Castelao Stadium.

"Don't worry, you can be 100 percent certain," Neymar said of his chances of playing.

The forward, who was signed by Barcelona for 57 million euros June 3, admitted he was relieved to have scored his first goal in nine matches at both club and international level.

"I'm very happy with the performance, not just for me but the team. I have always said that as a team we are going to be successful and that individual quality will be shown when the time is right," Neymar said.

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In all walks of life there are turning points. Moments that force you to stop, contemplate what has gone and fundamentally shape the future. On a personal level that kind of event may be marriage, parenthood, achieving a career goal. An occasion that marks the “then” and “now” of an epic journey. For Brazil and their incredibly successful national side, one such moment came on July 8, 2014. On that fateful evening, the five-time world champions suffered the most hu ...
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Brazil Right to Call Up Born Winner, Champions League Ace Luiz Adriano

Oct 23 2014 12:16pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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Brazil vs. Japan: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Oct 14 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Brazil will be looking to keep their post-World Cup winning streak going when they face Japan in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday. The Selecao have yet to concede a goal since their miserable home-soil World Cup exit in the summer, beating Colombia and Ecuador, with their most recent win coming against Argentina on Saturday. The Japanese also go into the encounter at the National Stadium on the back of a win—1-0 over Jamaica on Friday—but will be wi ...
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Brazil Predicted Lineup Against Argentina: Kaka Set To Make International Return

Oct 10 2014 11:05pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Our predicted Brazil lineup for their friendly against Argentina in Beijing. Brazil face fierce rivals Argentina in Beijing this afternoon, as Dunga takes his side into their biggest test since he took over from Luiz Felipe Scolari at the end of this summer's disastrous World Cup campaign. SEE MORE: Landon Donovan's most important goal What is the Cascadia Cup? Tigre goal video This is how we expected Dunga to line the Selecao up in China: GK) Jefferson - ...
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Sep 30 2014 10:25am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Five Portuguese stars that featured for Chelsea in the Premier League. With Chelsea travelling to Lisbon on Tuesday to take on Sporting, we at CaughtOffside have decided to pay homage to the club's continuous links with Portugal by highlighting some of the country's finest exports to these shores that have pulled on a blue shirt. SEE MORE: Arsenal William Carvalho: New deal for midfielder Man United Ogbonna: Red Devils want Juve man Liverpool Marek Hamsik: Big Napoli tr ...
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Should Brazil Be Looking to the Future Rather Than Thinking About Kaka?

Sep 26 2014 4:03am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

There is a little bit of the old Dunga left, so it would seem. The new Brazil boss has been rightfully praised for introducing a new, or rather discarded, style of play in this month's friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador. On Wednesday evening, however, an old name, a favourite of Dunga's first reign, was brought up in conversation. The Selecao coach was a guest on Fox Sports Brasil's Expediente Futebol programme, and his former ace in the hole became th ...
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