Five-time world champions Brazil will be without three important midfielderswhen they take on Venezuela in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier later this week. The Brazilians will play hosts to the Venezuelans at the Estadio do Morumbi in Sao Paulo on Friday night without the trio of Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho and Fabinho.
Real Madrid star Casemiro missed the 4-1 loss to hosts Valencia at the weekend after testing positive to the dreaded Coronavirus and will also miss the Venezuela game as a result. He tested positive to Covid-19 alongside club teammate Eden Hazard.

On his part, Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho will also not feature against Venezuela as he's presently recovering from a muscle injury. Fellow Brazilian midfielder Fabinho suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Premier League champions Liverpool and that has ruled him out of the aforementioned World Cup qualifying clash with lowly Venezuela.

Neymar has discussed potential Barca return with PSG teammates

As per the latest reports, Neymar has discussed with his teammates of Paris Saint Germain that he wants to return to Barcelona. At the same time, he will only be leaving PSG after a good encounter in the Champions League for the club. He has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the previous summer and as well as in this summer too.

He was transferred to PSG in2017 for €222 million and the current financial crisis, caused by the coronavirus,has lessened the chance of him getting transferred to La Liga.
Even though both the clubs had discussions in the last summer but they failed to come uponterms which resulted in dropping off the transfer. But still, there are speculations on regarding his return to Barca

Neymar could win three Ballon d'Or awards,says Rivaldo

Former Brazilian footballer Rivaldo believes that Neymar has the capability of winning three Ballon d’Or awards and, in time, will become the best footballer in the world. He wants the player to return back to Camp Nou and help the Spanish club as he can attain big victories against big club. Earlier this week, it was announced that Ballon d’Or 2020 has been dismissed due to the advent of COVID 19 pandemic.

Enrique suggests Liverpool should take back Coutinho to Anfield

Jose Enrique have said Liverpool should be looking forward to bring back Philippe Coutinho back to the club. He has not been doing great in Barcelona where he has failed to reach up to the standards he has displayed in the Premier League. He was transferred from Liverpool to Barca in 2018 where he was expecting a good future but instead, it turned out to be a nightmare for him. He failed to find the consistency in Camp Nou which led him to be given in loan to Bayern Munich.

Gabriel Barbosa’s agent confirms Chelsea were interested in signing the striker

The agent of Gabriel Barbosa has confirmed that Chelsea were among the clubs interested in signing the Brazil international before he made the permanent move to Flamengo from Inter Milan. The 23-year-old spent the 2019 season on loan with Flamengo, where he scored a staggering 43 goals from 56 games as the club won the league and continental titles.

Ander Herrera talks about Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

Spain midfielder Ander Herrerasays that he had false impressions on the Brazilian footballer Neymar and he turned out to be the biggest surprise as a person to him. He was transferred from Manchester United in a free transfer to Paris Saint Germain in 2019. He had already judged the character of Neymar in a negative way and all those concepts were broken down when he came to know him.

Willian speaks on his Chelsea future and season resumption

Chelsea attacker Willian has said that he is determined to remain with the club until the end of the current campaign. The Brazil international has been in a contract standoff with the Blues over the past year and it has come to the point where the Blues are reluctant to meet his demands. Still, the 31-year-old seems open to signing a short-term deal beyond June such that he can finish the club’s remaining matches which have been delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Pablo Mari heaps praise on ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal teammate

Arsenal’s winter signing Pablo Mari has heaped praise on David Luiz after playing alongside the Brazilian for the Gunners. Luiz made the surprise move to the Emirates from Chelsea before the summer transfer deadline and he has since been a regular at the heart of the defence for the north London club.

Sam Allardyce praises Roberto Firmino for his improvement at Liverpool

TalkSPORT pundit Sam Allardyce believes Roberto Firmino has progressed impressively with Liverpool and he has now become a vital player leading the line. The marksman has not been a prolific goalscorer during his time with the Merseyside outfit but he has been hugely effective with his link-up play which has helped the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in finding the net more regularly.

Jesus speaks glowingly about Arteta amid Arsenal managerial link

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has given a positive feedback on the coaching abilities of Mikel Arteta, who has been linked with the managerial role at Arsenal this month. The Spaniard has been serving as the assistant manager to Pep Guardiola over the past three years but he has recently been touted to take over as the new head coach of the Gunners.