Neymar's father urged him to stay at Barcelona

Brazil international Neymar has made a sparkling start to his Paris Saint-Germain career, but the move would not have happened, had he listened to his father's advice.


Neymar Sr. had urged his son to snub a world-record move to Les Parisiens in order to stay put with Barcelona.

Speaking on TF1's Telefoot, Neymar Sr admitted that he was reluctant to see his son leave the Camp Nou, but ultimately supported the forward's decision to move to the French capital, he said: "I was the one who hesitated until the last moment. I told him that the best choice was to stay but he wanted to take a risk. It was difficult, but Neymar wanted this challenge and we supported him. We were all proud when he was presented at PSG. To see Neymar projected onto the Eiffel Tower was incredible. He loves everything here."

Jurgen Klopp hints Philippe Coutinho could play versus Manchester City

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Philippe Coutinho is in line to make his first appearance of the season when the Reds take on Manchester City this weekend.


The Brazil international was desperate to seal a move to Barcelona during this summer's transfer window, but he was eventually forced to stay after the Reds turned down multiple bids from the Catalan giants.

Philippe Coutinho agrees personal terms with Barcelona

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has finalised an agreement to join Spanish giants Barcelona this summer, according to Radio Catalonia reporter Gerard Romero.


The Brazil international has been constantly linked with a switch to Camp Nou, and Romero insists that the player has made his mind up to join the Catalan giants in the transfer window.

ALVES BACKS NEYMAR

Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves has praised Neymar following his impressive debut against Guingamp over the weekend. The Brazil international assisted Edinson Cavani for the second goal of the game while also getting on the scoresheet to complete the 3-0 rout.

Neymar had received widespread criticism for making his switch to Les Parisiens earlier this month after the club paid up a world-record £198m fee to sign him from Barcelona. He has since adapted to his new surrounding fantastically with a goal and assist on his debut, and Alves insists that his compatriot is different from other big-name signings due to his desire to help his teammates out.

Tite wanted to see Brazil compete in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

The 2017 edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup took kicked off on June 17 of the ongoing year and concluded July 2 with Germany becoming the champions for the very 1st time in the history of the national side.


Germany overcame Chile in the finals which took place on July 2nd and a lonely goal from Lars Stindl was enough for the team of Joachim Low to claim the victory.

Brazilian midfielder angling towards Manchester United move

Brazil international Fabinho could be on the cusp of joining Manchester United this summer, a report from Corrieredello Sport suggests.


The Europa League leaders are prepared to spend an overall package of around £35m in order to lure the midfielder from the Principality outfit. Fabinho has been linked with a move to Old Trafford over the past 12 months, and Mourinho had initially sought him as a potential replacement for Antonio Valencia for the right-back spot.

GUARDIOLA CLOSE TO COMPLETING ALVES’ DEAL

Manchester City are reportedly close to completing the deal for Brazil international DaniAlves.


The former Barcelona defender is close to the move to the Etihad this summer after impressing at Juventus upon his Nou Camp exit.

Kaka and Ronaldinho have been impressed by Tite´s start

Ricardo Kaka and Ronaldinho Gaucho are 2 of the greatest Brazilian footballers in modern times.


Each one of them have lifted numerous titles with different clubs and with the Brazilian national football team as well.

Tite Pays Tribute to State Championship for Brazil’s Successes

Brazil have been enjoying an incredible run under manager Tite, who replaced Dunga as the national team coach just under a year ago.


Since then, the national team has enjoyed immense success by winning all their eight matches. Tite has certainly transformed Brazil’s fortunes going into the 2017 Confederations Cup. More importantly, Brazil have once again been transformed into a favourite for the World Cup title. The national team are top of their World Cup qualification group after having won all the matches. Tite has been able to achieve this success by reducing the dependence on Neymar.

Marquinhos Praises Humble Nature of Tite as a Reason for Success

Brazil continued their incredible form under Tite after securing a 3-0 win over Paraguay.


This win came just a few days after the impressive 4-1 win over Uruguay. These results have enabled Brazil to become the first team to qualify for the World Cup 2018. Since the former Corinthians manager came on as the replacement for Dunga after a disappointing Copa America, Brazil have not suffered a defeat in any competition. The 4-1 win over Uruguay is clearly the highlight of Tite’s time at the national team so far. Yet, he will be expected to achieve bigger things in the coming years.

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