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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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Liverpool's Coutinho Earns Brazil Call-Up He Deserved for World Cup

Aug 19 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been called up for new Brazil coach Dunga's first squad—his first national call-up since 2010 when he made his debut. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder was omitted for the Selecao in Luiz Felipe Scolari's World Cup squad and is now part of a new-look Brazil squad, with only 10 of the 23-man World Cup squad retained for friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador next month.   Brazil at World Cup Brazil's weaknesses at th ...
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Dunga Announces First Brazil Squad Since Taking Over as Manager

Aug 19 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

New Brazil manager Dunga has named his first squad since taking over for Luiz Felipe Scolari, per 101 Great Goals. This is the group Dunga will use to try to get off to a winning start against Colombia. One of the main headlines is an inclusion for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho: Coutinho is a mercurial player, blessed with all the flair many associate with the best traditions of Brazilian in ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish to the finals, a humiliating 7-1 semifinal defea ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish to the finals, a humiliating 7-1 semifinal defeat to Germany and a 3-0 l ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday –with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves are among the biggest names not to get called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish at the finals, culminating in a ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves were among the biggest names not called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish to the finals, a humiliatin ...
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Dunga names first Brazil squad for September

Aug 19 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday –with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out. Full backs Marcelo and Dani Alves are among the biggest names not to get called up for the friendlies against Colombia on Sept. 5 in Miami and Ecuador on Sept. 9 in New Jersey. Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari after Brazil’s disappointing finish at the finals, culminating in a humiliating 7-1 sem ...
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Kaka and Robinho Return to Brazilian Football for 1 Last Hurrah

Aug 15 2014 4:06am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Tens of thousands were in the crowd jumping and cheering. Fans grinned, hugged, looked towards the stage with arms aloft. No title had been won, no milestone achieved. Sao Paulo fans were celebrating the return of one of their biggest idols this century, Kaka. Recent weeks have seen two of Brazil's best of the late noughties, Kaka and Robinho, move back to boyhood clubs Sao Paulo and Santos respectively. The ...
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Luiz Gustavo Rules out Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid Transfers

Aug 12 2014 4:27am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Premier League's top clubs will not be signing Luiz Gustavo this summer, following the Brazilian's recent statement of commitment to Wolfsburg. Gustavo moved to the Bundesliga club from Bayern Munich last summer and enjoyed a stellar season in midfield, earning links to a string of Europe's top clubs. However, he told local media outlet Wolfsburger Nachricten (h/t Daily Star's Chisanga Malata) he's going nowhere: I am back i ...
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What Cruzeiro Defender Dede Would Bring to Juventus

Aug 11 2014 7:46am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Over the course of the past three years, Brazil international Dede has been regarded as one of Brazilian football's finest defensive assets. European suitors have been numerous, but he has thus far resisted the lure of a move toward the bright lights of the Champions League. Per Radio Brasil (via Football Italia), it is Serie A giants Juventus who are the latest side from the Old Continent to attempt to prise Dede away from his homeland. This time ar ...
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