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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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Has Neymar shown leadership skills since taking over as skipper for Brazil?

In September of 2014, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior became the captain of the Brazilian national team at only 22 years old. His promotion to the captaincy at such an early age should not have come as a surprise, and it thrilled his fans - of which he has plenty, being named the “most marketable athlete” by SportsPro in 2012 and 2013. He is the fourth most popular football player on social media, behind Davi ...

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Austria 1-2 Brazil: Authority established in Europe

Full-time: Austria 1-2 Brazil Goals: David Luiz (61'), Firmino (83') Match date: November 18, 2014 Stadium: Ernst-Happel-Stadion Competition: Friendly International Brazil line-up: Diego Alves, Danilo, Miranda, David Luiz, Filipe Luis, Fernandinho, Luiz Gustavo, Willian, Oscar, Neymar, Luiz Adriano. Dunga decided to line up the exact same starting eleven that had played against Turkey in Istanbul 4 days ago ...

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Turkey 0-4 Brazil: Neymar leads the “Canarinha” to an easy win

Full-time: Turkey 0-4 Brazil Goals: Neymar (20', 60'), Semih Kaya o.g. (24'), Willian (44') Match date: November 12, 2014 Stadium: Sukru Saracoglu Stadium Competition: Friendly International Brazil line-up: Diego Alves, Danilo, Miranda, David Luiz, Filipe Luis, Fernandinho, Luiz Gustavo, Willian, Oscar, Neymar, Luiz Adriano. Brazil didn't find much trouble to get past Turkey this Wednesday night in Istanbul ...

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Japan 0-4 Brazil: Neymar scores his first poker of goals

Full-time: Japan 0-4 Brazil Goals: Neymar (18', 48', 77', 81') Match date: October 14, 2014 Stadium: Singapore National Stadium Competition: Friendly International Brazil line-up: Jefferson, Danilo, Miranda, Gil, Filipe Luis, Elias, Luiz Gustavo, Willian, Oscar, Neymar, Diego Tardelli. For the first time in his career, Neymar scored a poker of goals while playing for Brazil. The 22-year old led his nation t ...

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Brazil 2-0 Argentina: Neymar outshined Messi in the “SuperClásico”

Full-time: Brazil 2-0 Argentina Goals: Diego Tardelli (28', 64') Match date: October 11, 2014 Stadium: National Stadium of Beijing Competition: Friendly International Brazil line-up: Jefferson, Danilo, Miranda, David Luiz, Filipe Luis, Elias, Luiz Gustavo, Willian, Oscar, Neymar, Diego Tardelli. There's no bigger rivalry in South America than the one we have on a Brazil vs Argentina "Super Clásico". The two ...

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Brazil 1-0 Colombia: Neymar made the difference!

Full-time: Brazil 1-0 Colombia Goals: Neymar (83') Match date: September 5, 2014 Stadium: Sun Life Stadium, Miami (United States) Competition: International Friendly Brazil line-up: Jefferson, Maicon, Miranda, David Luiz, Filipe Luis, Ramires, Luiz Gustavo, Willian, Tardelli, Oscar, Neymar. Brazil and Colombia clashed again in what was a re-edition of this last World Cup quarter-finals and just like it had ...

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Neymar’s freestyle performance stuns Robinho

On the verge of becoming one of Brazil's youngest captains ever, Neymar seems to be in good mood and has been showing off his skills and talent to his teammates. Earlier this week and during a short break between the practice drills, Neymar was probably asked by Robinho to pull off some sort of a special stunt. The FC Barcelona super star was happy to take the challenge and it only took him a few seconds to ...

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Will Neymar ever be part of a World Cup winning team?

A World Cup that began with so much hope for Brazilian forward Neymar, ended in heartbreak after a brutal quarter final game against the Colombians finished with the Barcelona player injured, on the treatment bench and ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. At the age of just 22, the player has plenty of time to recover and he could possibly still play in a further three World Cup competitions, all t ...

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