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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 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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