PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Argentina's soccer federation has made a formal complaint to CONMEBOL criticizing the refereeing decisions in its loss to Brazil in the Copa América semifinals.The federation says Argentina was "clearly harmed" by the decisions of Ecuadorean ...
Jul 4, 2019
SÃO PAULO - The group stage of the Copa America ended with Brazil and Uruguay still the favorites and Argentina still unable to meet expectations.Colombia also impressed early on, finishing with a perfect record and without conceding any goals, while two- ...
Jun 26, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - Coaches and players including Lionel Messi are unhappy with the condition of soccer fields at four of the six Brazilian stadiums hosting Copa America games.Matches at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana, Belo Horizonte's Mineirao, Porto ...
Jun 25, 2019
SÃO PAULO - Brazil finally got it going in the Copa America at home, routing Peru 5-0 to reach the quarterfinals on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).Casemiro, Roberto Firmino and Everton scored in the first half, and Dani Alves and Willian ...
Jun 23, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - Philippe Coutinho arrived in Brazil for the Copa America expecting to play second fiddle to Neymar. But an injury and two goals have lifted him into a leading role.When Brazil takes on Venezuela on Tuesday in Salvador (Wednesday, ...
Jun 18, 2019
SAO PAULO - The 26-year-old model who has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel parted on Tuesday from her third lawyer in less than three weeks.Attorney Danilo Garcia de Andrade confirmed to The Associated Press ...
Jun 12, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - Soccer star Neymar has responded to a woman's allegation he raped her in Paris by issuing social media posts meant to show the accuser sent friendly messages following the alleged attack, and police turned up at a ...
Jun 3, 2019
A BRAZILIAN police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. The player's father calls the incident "a setup" against his son.The document obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday ...
Jun 2, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - Neymar said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) his left knee problem picked up in Copa America preparations was temporary.He returned to a full training for the first time since Tuesday at the Granja Comary training ground outside Rio ...
Jun 1, 2019
NEYMAR had to cut short his first full training session with Brazil ahead of the Copa America after the striker appeared to feel pain in his left knee.The 27-year-old Neymar left the field in the Granja Comary training ground ...
May 29, 2019
HAVING too many players to choose from is a problem most coaches relish.For Tite, it's a problem he could do without.The Brazil coach recently picked his squad for this year's Copa America, and it unsurprisingly included ...
May 22, 2019
LONDON - Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout "Goal!"Aiming a header to bounce off the hard field, Pele was certain the ball would creep inside the England goalkeeper's ...
Feb 13, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - A fire early on Friday swept through the sleeping quarters of an academy for Brazil's popular professional soccer club Flamengo, killing 10 people and injuring three, most likely teenage players, authorities said.Firefighters were called just after ...
Feb 9, 2019
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's friendly against Brazil on Oct. 16 in Saudi Arabia.Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that Messi will not be called for the brief tour. He will also ...
Sep 25, 2018
MADRID - Former Brazil great Ronaldo took over on Monday as the majority stakeholder in recently promoted Spanish club Valladolid, saying he is bringing his soccer expertise to help the team succeed.Ronaldo now owns 51 percent of the shares of the club. ...
Sep 4, 2018
SAO PAULO - Neymar's decision to use a sponsored advert to admit he sometimes overreacted to fouls at the World Cup has backfired, with Brazilian marketing experts saying it had made the Paris Saint-Germain striker's image even worse. ...
Jul 31, 2018
SAO PAULO - Neymar said he isn't upset with critics who have made fun of his apparent theatrics during the World Cup in Russia.At an auction on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) organized by Neymar Jr. institute, the striker appeared in ...
Jul 20, 2018
KAZAN, Russia - Neymar used Brazil's famed yellow jersey to shield his anguish. The Belgians, clad in red and dancing in a celebratory circle nearby, couldn't hide their relief.Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time ...
Jul 7, 2018
MOSCOW - What to watch for in Friday's matchups at the Cup quarterfinals:TEAMMATES VS. TEAMMATESThe first match features a number of teammates on their professional clubs facing off against each other when France takes on Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod. France ...
Jul 6, 2018
SAMARA, Russia - Neymar flaunted his flair and his theatrics with a goal and an assist Monday to lead Brazil into the quarterfinals at the World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Mexico.The world's most expensive player put Brazil ...
Jul 2, 2018
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