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Daniel Alves: “Neymar will show how special he is in this World Cup”

The experienced Brazilian full-back Daniel Alves, was one of the 23 players picked Luiz Felipe Scolari to represent Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Unlike his fellow teammate in FC Barcelona Neymar Jr, this won't be the first time Daniel Alves stars in a tournament with such a big magnitude as a World Cup, since he has already played for the "Escrete" in 2010, during their WC campaign in South Africa. Da ...

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Neymar is the 7th most popular player in the World

We already knew that Neymar is in fact the most popular player in Brazil, but this week's study from a sports marketing agency called Repucom, has now shed us some light on who are most well-known footballers in the World. If it's true that indeed there's no one with a more marketable factor than Neymar in Brazil, the same can't exactly be said about the Brazilian star popularity status when the scope of th ...

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Brazil friendlies schedule before the World Cup starts

As everyone is certainly aware by now, Brazil will be the host nation of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament. The 5-time World champions were drawn with Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon in Group A and are already getting ready for the opening match against the Balkan side, on June 12. The 23-men squad list from Brazil was picked by Luiz Felipe Scolari on May 7 and it obviously features Neymar as the mai ...

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Should Neymar gain weight to become more decisive in Europe?

When Barcelona announced their signing of Neymar in June of 2013, it didn't take too long for reports to start coming out about the club demanding the Brazilian star to add a few extra pounds to his weight. Judging from the transformation (or lack of it) we've seen him taking during his first season in Spain, it seems only fair to assume that the idea wasn't taken very seriously for now... Neymar, who is re ...

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Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid: The Colchoneros get crowned the new Spanish champions!

Full-time: Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid Goals: Alexis Sanchez (33') Match date: May 17, 2014 Stadium: Camp Nou Competition: La Liga Barcelona line-up: Pinto, Adriano, Mascherano, Piqué, Daniel Alves, Busquets, Fabregas, Iniesta, Pedro, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez. It's been a long season for FC Barcelona but it finally came to an end this Saturday evening, with the most anticipated Spanish league final fi ...

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Neymar sets his sights on returning against Atletico Madrid

The Brazilian star has been out of the pitches for a few weeks now, but he might finally make his return next Saturday, as Barcelona hosts Atletico Madrid in the Camp Nou, for this season's last fixture in La Liga. Neymar's last appearance for Barça was in the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid, on April 17. He then suffered an injury on the fourth metatarsal of his left foot and was said to be out of t ...

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Elche 0-0 Barcelona: The league title will get decided at the Camp Nou

Full-time: Elche 0-0 Barcelona Goals: Match date: May 11, 2014 Stadium: Martínez Valero Competition: La Liga Barcelona line-up: Pinto, Adriano, Mascherano, Bartra, Daniel Alves, Busquets, Fabregas, Iniesta, Pedro, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez. Barcelona collected a second straight draw in La Liga, this time after failing to get better than a goalless draw against Elche, at the Martínez Valero stadium. With  ...

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Neymar: “I have a great relationship with Messi”

Now that we're only 2 fixtures away from closing another season in the Spanish League, Neymar has taken some time to talk with CNN reporters and address a few issues related to his first year experience in FC Barcelona. The 2014 FIFA World Cup is right around the corner and with Neymar being currently sidelined and still recovering from an injury that he picked up a few weeks ago, it's more than natural tha ...

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Barcelona 2-2 Getafe: Last-minute equalizer undermines title hopes

Full-time: Barcelona 2-2 Getafe Goals: Lionel Messi (23'), Alexis Sanchez (67') Match date: May 3, 2014 Stadium: Camp Nou Competition: La Liga Barcelona line-up: Pinto, Adriano, Mascherano, Bartra, Daniel Alves, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Pedro, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez. Barcelona couldn't go beyond a 2-2 draw against Getafe this Saturday afternoon, but what makes it more frustrating is that the hosts had ...

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