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No one sold more World Cup jerseys in the USA than Neymar

As surprising as it may sound to most of us, Neymar was the player selling more World Cup jerseys in the 4 days prior to the tournament's kickoff, as well as in the 4 days that followed it. The results were announced by Forbes earlier this week and they concern merchandising sales only within the United States. In great part thanks to the contribution of Neymar, Brazil had therefore the most sold World Cup ...

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Balotelli claims he doesn’t want the same star status as Neymar

As Italy prepares to take again center stage this Friday evening in order to face Costa Rica, the team's "bad boy" Mario Balotelli stated that he doesn't want to get the spotlight that other football stars like Neymar or Lionel Messi get these days. In a quick speech that may surprise most of us for the level of humility shown through his words, the AC Milan forward noted that all that matters is the group ...

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Maradona: “Neymar is Brazil’s main hope to win the World Cup”

Regarded by many as the best football player of all-time, Diego Armando Maradona has been watching this year's FIFA World Cup very closely just like any other football fan out there does. In an interview granted to the newspaper "Times of India", the Argentina legend spoke about Brazil's chances of wining this World Cup that is being hosted in their own country, and commented on how much he thinks they are ...

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Uruguay vs England: It’s either winning or going home!

The 2014 FIFA World Cup completes its first week tomorrow and we couldn't have asked for a better game than a decisive Uruguay vs England tie. The two teams are coming out from losses in their opening matches against Costa Rica and Italy and any other result than a win will probably send them back home and out of this World Cup in Brazil. While Uruguay was inflicted a painful defeat at the hands of a surpri ...

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Neymar crying following an emotional Brazil National Anthem against Mexico

Yesterday's game between Brazil and Mexico brought us a quite priceless moment in the moments ahead of its kickoff. During the usual and protocol National Anthems singing for both teams, the hosts received what can call a true adrenaline injection from the crowd. Not every nation has the fortune to have an anthem that allows them to get emotional, but that's surely not the case with Brazil. Moreover, hostin ...

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Brazil 0-0 Mexico: A diplomatic draw

Full-time: Brazil 0-0 Mexico Goals: Match date: June 17, 2014 Stadium: Estádio Castelão Competition: FIFA World Cup 2014 Barcelona line-up: Julio César, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Ramires, Óscar, Neymar, Fred. The two winning sides from this World Cup Group A's first round of fixtures met this Tuesday at the "Estádio Castelão" in Fortaleza, but Brazil and Mexico ...

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Brazil vs Mexico: The hosts return to action

Since that opening game between Brazil and Croatia last Thursday, football fans from all around the globe didn't have much time to catch some breath with the World Cup delivering us several games on each single day. Neymar and the Brazilian National Team will make their return to action this Tuesday and this time their opponent goes by the name of Mexico. The North-American team have also managed to collect ...

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Cannavaro: “Neymar is not on Messi and Ronaldo level yet…”

The former FIFA Ballon d'Or (2006) and World Cup winner, Fabio Cannavaro, has recently shared his view on the Brazil's main star Neymar Jr and how he rates among other football stars such as Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi. The Italian player attended a Nike Mercurial presentation event and started by talking about Italy's chances of winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Cannavaro: "We ...

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Neymar shows off a new look and hairstyle for the World Cup 2014

When Brazil stepped on to the Granja Comary training ground earlier this Sunday, one thing immediately caught up our attention. Neymar decided to revamp his look before Brazil takes on Mexico next Tuesday for their World Cup second fixture and this time the 22-year old dyed his hair blonde, something he hasn't done since his times in Santos. Not only his hair has earned a new color, but it also got restyled ...

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Neymar gives his approval for Rakitic to sign for Barcelona

Following Brazil's 3-1 win against Croatia in the 2014 World Cup opening match, one of the players who most shined on the pitch was Sevilla's midfielder Ivan Rakitic. Together with Real Madrid's Luka Modric, the Croatians set the tempo they wanted during the game and it was surely not because of them that their nation didn't pull any points from this match. Neymar: "Rakitic is a great player and I'll be ver ...

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