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The true reasons why Neymar left Barcelona

It's now been more than a year since Neymar agreed his move from FC Barcelona to PSG, in a deal that set a new world-record transfer fee of 222 million euros. A lot of people questioned if Neymar was making the right choice, since no matter what club you go to, leaving a powerhouse like Barcelona is almost every case a step down in a player's career. In Neymar's situation however, there are several factors ...

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European tournaments to keep an eye on

One of the best things about being a soccer fan is that the worldwide nature of the sport means that it's always in season somewhere and there are always great tournaments going on. Some of the most exciting rivalries and tournaments happen in European football. Here's an overview of a few of them and predictions for what may happen in the year ahead. There are plenty of exciting tournaments in European soc ...

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The story of Neymar’s World Cup

There are many derogatory accusations you could sling in the World Cup’s direction, but one aspect the tournament is above reproach – almost all of the stars have contrived to find a way to shine. Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane, Diego Costa, Luka Modrić and Phillipe Coutinho have all turned up to the party. The two big names that are the exception to the rule are Argentina’s Lionel Messi and B ...

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Why is Brazil favorite to win the World Cup?

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks later today, with Russia hosting Saudi Arabia in Moscow, at the Luzhniki Stadium. As usual, Brazil is among the favorite nations to go all the way to the final and become the next World Champion, even though no one expects it to be an easy road... Most of the sports betting experts have no seconds thoughts about pointing Brazil as the strongest squad in Russia, but we all know ...

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Neymar returns to World Cup with rejuvenated Brazil

Neymar Jr. was, of course, not on the pitch to witness Brazil’s lowest ebb in their storied World Cup history. Brazil’s No 10 had been injured in the previous game, a 2-1 victory over Colombia, which meant that he would miss the rest of the finals. However, that infamous 7-1 defeat to Germany at the Maracanã in July 2014 was associated as much with Neymar as it was with the players on the pitch. His injury ...

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Neymar is just the player Manchester United need to dominate the Premier League

Neymar is among the greatest players in world football at present, which means it’s no surprise to hear rumours linking him with the biggest teams in the world. Recently, the Brazilian superstar was reportedly linked with European champions Real Madrid and English Premier League runners-up Manchester United. Of those, the team who needs him the most is definitely the Red Devils. Former PSG boss Unai Emery i ...

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The biggest transfer fees in the history of football

Last year, Neymar Jr. has transferred from Catalan football club FC Barcelona to the French side Paris Saint Germain, and the amount the Parisian team paid for his transfer shocked the world. We were used to 9-figure amounts changing hands when high-profile players were changing teams but nobody expected this amount to be involved when the 26-year-old Brazilian player switched sides. But there were other ma ...

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Neymar keeping his eyes on the prize during injury recovery

After suffering a fractured metatarsal in the February 25th Ligue 1 match against Marseille, many believed it was not only a frustrating end to Neymar’s season at Paris Saint Germain but also a potentially devastating blow to Brazil’s chances of winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. It certainly proved a blow to the French club’s chances of progress in the Champions League, when they were knocked out o ...

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Can Neymar Reach Pele’s Heights?

Can Neymar Reach Pele's Heights? Neymar is currently one of the best players in the world together with world class players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. However, it seems like the 26 year old Brazilian is not getting the recognition that he deserves as he is a rather different player than both the Portuguese and the Argentine and because of this people think he is not on their level. This is ...

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A look at Neymar’s PSG record so far, following his record breaking move

The world of football was stunned when Paris Saint Germain signed Neymar from Barcelona for a monumental record breaking transfer fee of £198m (€222m) in August 2017. It was £109m (€117m) more than the previous world record fee of £89m (€105m) that Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba the year before. Most people gasped at the price, but it may not have been that shocking when you consider a recent blog po ...

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