<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Injured Luiz Gustavo to miss Copa America]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72710_injured_luiz_gustavo_to_miss_copa_america.htmlBrazil midfielder Luiz Gustavo will miss the Copa America after suffering an injury to his right knee.

The Wolfsburg midfielder scored as his side beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the German Cup final on Saturday, however he will now need surgery on his knee and has had to withdraw from Brazil’s tournament squad as a result.

The CBF have not yet confirmed Luiz Gustavo’s replacement, but it is likely to be Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred, the only defensive midfielder present on Brazil’s reserve list.

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<![CDATA[Internacional defender Réver out for six to eight weeks]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72715_internacional_defender_rever_out_for_six_to_eight_weeks.htmlInternacional centre-back Réver will miss six to eight weeks of football after suffering a muscle injury during the first half of Sunday’s 0-0 draw with São Paulo.

The former Atlético Mineiro man is likely to be missing for at least the entire month of June and could return for Inter’s confrontation with Tigres in the Copa Libertadores semi-final.

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<![CDATA[Diego Tardelli ready for Copa America challenge]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72713_diego_tardelli_ready_for_copa_america_challenge.htmlShandong Luneng striker, Diego Tardelli, back in Brazil to join up with the Seleção squad for the Copa America, returned to his former club on Sunday as he attended Atlético Mineiro’s 3-0 victory over Vasco Da Gama. 

Questioned by Lancenet on the Copa América, his presence in the squad and the likelihood of him missing out on a starting-place in Dunga's side, he said that he is ready to give his all to help Brazil win the title in Chile.

"I feel ready to play with the Seleção, either alongside Neymar or not. I want to be useful, it is most important to me. I always want to be called upon. But it was for Dunga to decide. I have to respect Robinho and Firmino. I leave that responsibility to Dunga. The most important for me is that I'm ready at the right time. "

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<![CDATA[Manchester United lead chase for Barcelona’s Dani Alves]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72709_manchester_united_lead_chase_for_barcelona___s_dani_alves.htmlManchester United are the head of the queue to sign Barcelona right-back Daniel Alves, according to reports in the English press.

PSG are also interested in the Brazil international, whose contract at the Nou Camp runs out at the end of this summer, however they believe Alves would prefer to stay at Barcelona.

Man Utd bosses however, think Alves wants to join them and, according to the Guardian, are prepared to offer him £120,000 per week to make the deal happen.

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<![CDATA[Luis Enrique: 'Messi, Suárez and Neymar have been the best thing this season']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72723_luis_enrique___messi__suarez_and_neymar_have_been_the_best_thing_this_season_.html 

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes the performances of Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar have been the most pleasing aspect of the club's's season.
The Blaugrana completed a domestic double as they defeated Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in the Copa del Rey final with both Messi and Neymar on the score-sheet to make Spanish football history, while Suárez provided the assist for the Brazilian's strike. Such displays from the trio, along with their high work rate, have been the greatest thing about Barça's campaign, according to the coach. Enrique told about them: "You have a huge pitch, 11 players who are supposed to have the same identity and the same ideas. It's very difficult to do things collectively. That's why it's the greatest thing about this season, in my opinion, is the fact we have a team with a unique and special strike force who have shown themselves willing and able to work for the rest of the team, realising that in order to defend we all have to defend together."

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes the performances of Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar have been the most pleasing aspect of the club's's season.

The Blaugrana completed a domestic double as they defeated Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in the Copa del Rey final with both Messi and Neymar on the score-sheet to make Spanish football history, while Suárez provided the assist for the Brazilian's strike. Such displays from the trio, along with their high work rate, have been the greatest thing about Barça's campaign, according to the coach. Enrique told about them: "You have a huge pitch, 11 players who are supposed to have the same identity and the same ideas. It's very difficult to do things collectively. That's why it's the greatest thing about this season, in my opinion, is the fact we have a team with a unique and special strike force who have shown themselves willing and able to work for the rest of the team, realising that in order to defend we all have to defend together."

 

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<![CDATA[Report: Manchester United given the all clear to complete transfer of Roberto Firmino]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72722_report__manchester_united_given_the_all_clear_to_complete_transfer_of_roberto_firmino.html 

The Red Devils seem keen to land the Brazilian this summer and are hoping a deal can be struck.
Manchester United have reportedly been given the all clear to complete the £18 million transfer of Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino by his agent. According the report from Star, they have been boosted by Firmino’s agent, Roger Wittman, saying that he expects the star to move abroad. He said: "I don’t rule out that he’ll stay at Hoffenheim, and I also don’t rule out that he’ll stay in Bundesliga, But basically you have to expect a transfer abroad."

The Red Devils seem keen to land the Brazilian this summer and are hoping a deal can be struck.

Manchester United have reportedly been given the all clear to complete the £18 million transfer of Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino by his agent. According the report from Star, they have been boosted by Firmino’s agent, Roger Wittman, saying that he expects the star to move abroad. He said: "I don’t rule out that he’ll stay at Hoffenheim, and I also don’t rule out that he’ll stay in Bundesliga, But basically you have to expect a transfer abroad."

 

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<![CDATA[Dunga: 'Brazil players enjoy a challenge']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72721_dunga___brazil_players_enjoy_a_challenge_.html 

Brazil coach anticipates plenty of competition at Copa América 2015, but believes his players will enjoy the challenge.
Dunga guided the Seleção to the trophy in the 2007 edition during his first spell in charge of the national team. He believes that the quality of other South American nations has since improved, although he feels his players will be up to the task. Dunga told Globo Esporte: "It will be complicated, as difficult as ever. Perhaps the toughest in recent years due to the growth of other South American teams, because there are many players in Europe. This year will have a few candidates. Chile, who are playing at home, and Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay who have all had good Copa América's recently. Colombia have become stronger because more of their players are featuring in Europe. It will be quite tricky, but it’s good. The Brazilian players like a challenge."

Brazil coach anticipates plenty of competition at Copa América 2015, but believes his players will enjoy the challenge.

Dunga guided the Seleção to the trophy in the 2007 edition during his first spell in charge of the national team. He believes that the quality of other South American nations has since improved, although he feels his players will be up to the task. Dunga told Globo Esporte: "It will be complicated, as difficult as ever. Perhaps the toughest in recent years due to the growth of other South American teams, because there are many players in Europe. This year will have a few candidates. Chile, who are playing at home, and Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay who have all had good Copa América's recently. Colombia have become stronger because more of their players are featuring in Europe. It will be quite tricky, but it’s good. The Brazilian players like a challenge."

 

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<![CDATA[Lionel Messi is the best in the world, says Neymar]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72720_lionel_messi_is_the_best_in_the_world__says_neymar.html 

Brazil captain has hailed Messi as the best player in the world as his double propelled Barcelona to the Copa del Rey title in a 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
The Argentine scored a sublime individual effort to open the scoring, and Neymar added the second soon after that. The four-time Ballon d'Or winner grabbed his second after the interval. After the game, the Brazilian was full of praise for Messi and opined that he is unmatched in the global game. He said: "Leo [Messi] is spectacular, a star. For me, he is the best in the world and it’s an honour to be part of this team, with players of this quality. I am very pleased, very happy for everything we have done and I congratulate the team for the match."

Brazil captain has hailed Messi as the best player in the world as his double propelled Barcelona to the Copa del Rey title in a 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.

The Argentine scored a sublime individual effort to open the scoring, and Neymar added the second soon after that. The four-time Ballon d'Or winner grabbed his second after the interval. After the game, the Brazilian was full of praise for Messi and opined that he is unmatched in the global game. He said: "Leo [Messi] is spectacular, a star. For me, he is the best in the world and it’s an honour to be part of this team, with players of this quality. I am very pleased, very happy for everything we have done and I congratulate the team for the match."

 

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<![CDATA[Messi, Neymar and Suárez are divas, says ex-Chelsea midfielder Ballack]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72719_messi__neymar_and_suarez_are_divas__says_ex-chelsea_midfielder_ballack.html 

The former Germany skipper is in awe of the Barcelona front three's attacking ability but feels they could do more defensively for their team.
Former Germany captain Michael Ballack has revealed his admiration for Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar, but feels their unwillingness to defend could be the undoing of their side in the Champions League final. He was quoted in GOAL: "Of course they have weaknesses. Most obviously in terms of their defence, remember Bayern Munich scored three goals in the semi-final second-leg, so they’re clearly vulnerable. Their biggest strength can also become a weakness. Those three forwards are all superstars. They are a little bit like divas sometimes when you see them, they don’t like to defend. So it will be interesting to see how Juventus can create unhappiness in their game. These kind of players like to have the ball, they want to play, they want to enjoy movements, to pass the ball around."

The former Germany skipper is in awe of the Barcelona front three's attacking ability but feels they could do more defensively for their team.

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack has revealed his admiration for Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar, but feels their unwillingness to defend could be the undoing of their side in the Champions League final. He was quoted in GOAL: "Of course they have weaknesses. Most obviously in terms of their defence, remember Bayern Munich scored three goals in the semi-final second-leg, so they’re clearly vulnerable. Their biggest strength can also become a weakness. Those three forwards are all superstars. They are a little bit like divas sometimes when you see them, they don’t like to defend. So it will be interesting to see how Juventus can create unhappiness in their game. These kind of players like to have the ball, they want to play, they want to enjoy movements, to pass the ball around."

 

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<![CDATA[Brasileirão team of the week: Week 3]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72718_brasileirao_team_of_the_week__week_3.htmlAfter an exciting third week in the Brasileirão our partners Globoesporte have revealed their team of the week.

There are some familiar names in the line up including Fluminense striker Fred. The 31 continues to recover from last year's dismal World Cup and has three goals in four games this term.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2015-06/home/Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:24:13 +0000
<![CDATA[Lazio president slaps a €100 million price tag on Felipe Anderson]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72717_lazio_president_slaps_a_____100_million_price_tag_on_felipe_anderson.htmlFresh from their qualification into the Champions League, Lazio are now determined to keep one of the main players who got them there.

Felipe Anderson was a revelation this year and has been praised by various members of the Italian press. Lazio president Claudio Lolito is one of first people who understands Anderson's importance and according to newspaper Corriere dello Sport he has now slapped a  €100 million price tag on the player.

The 22 year old has been a target for Manchester United for the last few months and now Paris Saint-Germain have also joined the race. The attacking midfield is currently with the Brazil squad as he prepares for the Copa America this summer.

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<![CDATA[Lionel Messi praises Dani Alves amid Barcelona contract talks]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72716_lionel_messi_praises_dani_alves_amid_barcelona_contract_talks.htmlDani Alves looks set to leave Barcelona this summer after a season of disagreements with the Barcelona board.

Despite it being almost certain the 32 year old right back will leave the club, Lionel Messi has praised Alves and has implored him to stay. Messi is beginning to hold more and more power at Barcelona as his reputation continues to rise in world football.

"He a very complete player. He is for me the best right-back in the world and playing in the best team in the world. It is very difficult to find an athlete like Dani. I hope he stays."

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<![CDATA[Brazil begin their preparation for the Copa America]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72714_brazil_begin_their_preparation_for_the_copa_america.htmlBrazil held thei first training session today a little over two weeks before their opening match in the Copa America.

The squad took part in a blood test at 7am local time in Granja Comary and started their training drills at 10am. Brazil coach Dunga has said he is going to work the squad hard for the first five days before easing off as the tournament approaches.

There is set to be another training session this afternoon at 15.30. Brazil start their campaign against Peru on June 14th before matches against Venezuela and Colombia. 

Luiz Gustavo has just withdrawn from the squad with injury and joins Marcelo and Oscar on the sidelines.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea plan Filipe Luis swap]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72680_chelsea_plan_filipe_luis_swap.htmlChelsea boss José Mourinho is reportedly planning a swap deal involving Filipe Luis and Atlético Madrid’s Toby Alderweireld.

AS reports that Alderweireld, who spent last season on loan at Southampton, has no intention of returning to Atlético Madrid and would welcome a move to West London, while Brazil international Filipe Luis has struggled for game time this season at Stamford Bridge and may be open to a return to the Madrid club where he enjoyed so much success last year.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2015-06/home/Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:58:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Pelé defends re-election of Sepp Blatter]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72683_pele_defends_re-election_of_sepp_blatter.htmlAfter arriving in Cuba in order to watch former club New York Cosmos take on a local side, Pelé spoke out in defence of the re-election of much derided FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Péle said: "I was in favor of the re-election of Blatter. It's always better to have people with experience."

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<![CDATA[Dunga and technical arrive staff late for Seleção reunion ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72682_dunga_and_technical_arrive_staff_late_for_selecao_reunion_.htmlDunga and his technical staff were not present at the scheduled time this morning for the reunion of the Seleção in Rio de Janeiro. The fault was caused by their flight from Porto Alegre being cancelled due to bad weather. At the time of writing the Brazil coach had still not arrived at Granja Comary training centre, a surprising delay, given that players like Marquinhos or David Luiz decided to arrive in Rio a day early.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2015-06/home/Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:37:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Shock claims Chelsea’s Diego Costa wants Atlético Madrid return]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72681_shock_claims_chelsea___s_diego_costa_wants_atletico_madrid_return.htmlChelsea’s Diego Costa is unhappy in London and is seeking a return to Atlético Madrid, according to reports in the Spanish press. 

The Spain international left Atlético for a fee of £32 million last summer and has been a great success in his first season in England, netting 20 goals for the Blues.

But Marca claims the striker is finding the ‘rainy English weather, the language and the food’ tough, and is willing to take a pay-cut in order to resign for his former club.

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<![CDATA[Juventus plot bid for Chelsea’s Oscar]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72677_juventus_plot_bid_for_chelsea___s_oscar.htmlJuventus are planning a £9 million bid for Chelsea midfielder Oscar, according to reports in the English press.

The Mirror reports that the Italian champions are also proposing a season-long loan for the Brazilian international, for whom the Blues paid £19.5m to sign from Internacional in 2012.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2015-06/home/Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:13:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo denies he has held talks over a possible move to Internazionale]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72674_galatasaray_midfielder_felipe_melo_denies_he_has_held_talks_over_a_possible_move_to_internazionale.htmlGalatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo has denied that he has received an offer to join Internazionale.

The Serie A outfit are managed by Roberto Mancini, who worked with Melo between September 2013 and June 2014, when he was Head Coach of Galatasaray.

Reports on Monday morning suggested that the duo could be reunited in Milan, but Melo has been quick to squash the talk, insisting he remains focused on Galatasaray.

“I haven’t received any offer from Inter, this is just news that appears in the papers but that doesn’t correspond with the truth,” he said, as reported by website Football Italia.

“Mancini has spoken well of me and I’m happy because we always like to receive compliments and hear nice words.

“I’m focused on Galatasaray and on the match that remains before the end of the season.”

Melo was signed outright by Galatasaray from Juventus in August 2013 for a reported fee of €3.75 million. The 31 year-old, who is contracted until June 2016, had spent the previous two seasons on loan in Istanbul.

During his time with Galatasaray, Melo has won six major honours, including this year’s Spor Toto Süper Lig.

Throughout the campaign, he has featured 33 times in all competitions, scoring twice.

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<![CDATA[Barcelona's Xavi praises Neymar ahead of Champions League final]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72668_barcelona_s_xavi_praises_neymar_ahead_of_champions_league_final.htmlBracelona midfielder Xavi is set to leave the club this summer after over 500 games for the La Liga champions.

The 35 year old will now travel to Qatar to play for Al-Sadd but knows he is leaving his beloved team in good hands. He praised a host of Barcelona players including Neymar who he thinks will go on to become the best player in the world.

"He is an amazing personality. I knew his reputation in Brazil, that he was a world class player, but there is a very simple and very positive influence on the dressing room. He has as much talent as Messi and when he retires, Neymar will become the best player in the world, I have no doubt about that." Xavi explained.

Barcelona have already won La Liga and the Copa del Rey with just the Champions League needed to complete the treble. They take on Juventus in the final on Saturday who are also aiming for their own treble.

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<![CDATA[Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and Gerard Piqué reprimand Neymar for showboating]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72665_barcelona_coach_luis_enrique_and_gerard_pique_reprimand_neymar_for_showboating.html 

The manager and the defender both thought Neymar shouldn't have done his trick which resulted in furious reactions from the Athletic players.
Luis Enrique and Gerard Piqué both had firm words for Neymar following the Brazilian’s showboating towards the end of the Copa del Rey final. The defender was quoted in SPORT: "Perhaps Neymar did not have to give such a spectacle. We should not give it too much importance, it is a bit of everything."
Luis Enrique had some harsher words for Neymar. He said: "If I were an Athletic player I would have reacted the same, or perhaps worse. In Spain it is badly looked upon, in Brazil there is another context, and it is more normal. But it’s easy to understand why they reacted as they did given that they were losing."

The manager and the defender both thought Neymar shouldn't have done his trick which resulted in furious reactions from the Athletic players.

Luis Enrique and Gerard Piqué both had firm words for Neymar following the Brazilian’s showboating towards the end of the Copa del Rey final. The defender was quoted in SPORT: "Perhaps Neymar did not have to give such a spectacle. We should not give it too much importance, it is a bit of everything."

Luis Enrique had some harsher words for Neymar. He said: "If I were an Athletic player I would have reacted the same, or perhaps worse. In Spain it is badly looked upon, in Brazil there is another context, and it is more normal. But it’s easy to understand why they reacted as they did given that they were losing."

 

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<![CDATA[FC Barcelona to make a move for young Evander]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72667_fc_barcelona_to_make_a_move_for_young_evander.htmlBarcelona are keeping an eye on young Vasco da Gama midfielder Evander.

The 17 year old Brazilian has not played a first team match at Vasco yet but is expected to become one of their main players in the upcoming years. His silky skills and pinpoint passing have already captured the eye of many with various Youtube videos now showing his highlights.

Barcelona are now trying to make a move for the youngster before his price tag rises. Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo have reported that the club has sent representatives to Brazil to talk to Vasco.

Evander is currently contracted at Vasco until 2017 and the club are keen to tie the midfielder to a longer contract. Talks are ongoing.

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<![CDATA[Ronaldinho causes stir with disallowed goal]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72664_ronaldinho_causes_stir_with_disallowed_goal.html 

Ronaldinho caused a stir when he tried dispossessing a goalkeeper in the Liga MX final on Sunday.
The former Barcelona and Milan hero was standing alongside Santos Laguna goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín and when the Argentine dropped the ball toward his boot, Ronaldinho flicked the ball to himself and slotted into the empty net.
The goal was disallowed given Marchesín was in possession, and Ronaldinho, who had only come on as a 60th minute substitute, was given a yellow card for his effort. Santos Laguna wrapped up a 5-3 aggregate victory despite Querétaro's 3-0 second-leg win on the night.

Ronaldinho caused a stir when he tried dispossessing a goalkeeper in the Liga MX final on Sunday.

The former Barcelona and Milan hero was standing alongside Santos Laguna goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín and when the Argentine dropped the ball toward his boot, Ronaldinho flicked the ball to himself and slotted into the empty net.The goal was disallowed given Marchesín was in possession, and Ronaldinho, who had only come on as a 60th minute substitute, was given a yellow card for his effort. Santos Laguna wrapped up a 5-3 aggregate victory despite Querétaro's 3-0 second-leg win on the night.

 

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<![CDATA[Thiago Silva backing Ancelotti for AC Milan]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72663_thiago_silva_backing_ancelotti_for_ac_milan.html 

PSG captain Thiago Silva is backing Carlo Ancelotti to return to AC Milan.
Ancelotti worked with Thiago Silva at PSG, and the Brazilian stated: "I'm happy for everything I've done here in Paris, I'm so sorry for Milan, especially knowing they have not had a good season. But I think those two people who are behind the club, called Galliani and Berlusconi, are two fans of the club and certainly will do everything to bring Ancelotti to AC Milan. He's a great coach."

PSG captain Thiago Silva is backing Carlo Ancelotti to return to AC Milan.

Ancelotti worked with Thiago Silva at PSG, and the Brazilian stated: "I'm happy for everything I've done here in Paris, I'm so sorry for Milan, especially knowing they have not had a good season. But I think those two people who are behind the club, called Galliani and Berlusconi, are two fans of the club and certainly will do everything to bring Ancelotti to AC Milan. He's a great coach."

 

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<![CDATA[Neymar says he won't change his style after showboating storm]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72662_neymar_says_he_won_t_change_his_style_after_showboating_storm.html 

Barcelona forward Neymar has insisted he will not change his style after being embroiled in angry scenes against Athletic Bilbao over showboating.
With Barca 3-1 up in the latter stages of the Copa Del Rey final at the Camp Nou, Neymar had scored his team's second goal, attempted to flick the ball over the head of Unai Bustinza by the corner flag before being fouled. The Athletic players were incensed by a move they considered disrespectful, and the Brazil international was confronted by several opposition players. Neymar said: "This is football, in football these things happen. It is incredible. They can get angry, but that is my style of play, and I have been playing like that for many years. I will not change my style of play due to what other players think."

Barcelona forward Neymar has insisted he will not change his style after being embroiled in angry scenes against Athletic Bilbao over showboating.

With Barca 3-1 up in the latter stages of the Copa Del Rey final at the Camp Nou, Neymar had scored his team's second goal, attempted to flick the ball over the head of Unai Bustinza by the corner flag before being fouled. The Athletic players were incensed by a move they considered disrespectful, and the Brazil international was confronted by several opposition players. Neymar said: "This is football, in football these things happen. It is incredible. They can get angry, but that is my style of play, and I have been playing like that for many years. I will not change my style of play due to what other players think."

 

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<![CDATA[Brazil starts U20 World Cup with win over Nigeria]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72660_brazil_starts_u20_world_cup_with_win_over_nigeria.html 

Nigeria lost 4-2 to the Brazilians in the Group E opening game of the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup played at the Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth.
A goal in each half of the encounter by Cruzeiro forward Judivan, plus strikes from Palmeiras' Gabriel Jesus and São Paulo playmaker Boschilia ensured the South Americans proved their superiority over the Flying Eagles. After Gabriel's opening goal, Nigeria responded positively six minutes later with Isaac Success rounding goalkeeper Jean for the equalizer. They got their second after 28 minutes courtesy of Musa Yahaya. Judivan made it 2-2 following some neat footwork from Gabriel, and then tapped in Brazil's fourth goal after Boschilia found the net with a long range shot.

Nigeria lost 4-2 to the Brazilians in the Group E opening game of the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup played at the Stadium Taranaki, New Plymouth.

A goal in each half of the encounter by Cruzeiro forward Judivan, plus strikes from Palmeiras' Gabriel Jesus and São Paulo playmaker Boschilia ensured the South Americans proved their superiority over the Flying Eagles. After Gabriel's opening goal, Nigeria responded positively six minutes later with Isaac Success rounding goalkeeper Jean for the equalizer. They got their second after 28 minutes courtesy of Musa Yahaya. Judivan made it 2-2 following some neat footwork from Gabriel, and then tapped in Brazil's fourth goal after Boschilia found the net with a long range shot.

 

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<![CDATA[Willian and Filipe Luís set to miss the start of Chelsea's pre-season]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72661_willian_and_filipe_luis_set_to_miss_the_start_of_chelsea_s_pre-season.htmlJose Mourinho has said he is willing to give Filipe Luís and Willian time off at the end of this summer when they return from the Copa America.

The two Brazilians will be in Chile during June and July to compete in the 44th edition of South America's most prestigious competition. Mourinho has said it is important for the pair to rest as they will be vital for Chelsea's Premier League defence next year.

"They need a vacation. It is very important to have a good rest. The team's players have physical and mental limits. Players who play in the Copa America will have a vacation after this competition and will not start the season with us."

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<![CDATA[Thiago Silva excited about possible PSG signings]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72659_thiago_silva_excited_about_possible_psg_signings.htmlParis Saint-Germain won every French title possible for them this season but Thiago Silva said the club is still looking for new players to progress on the continent.

Paris SG won the Coupe de France on Saturday with Edinson Cavani's second half strike securing a hard fought 1-0 victory. It was the first time any French club had won all four trophies with Paris SG also winning the Trophée des Champions, Coupe de la Ligue and Ligue 1 championship.

The club have now been linked with Alexandre Lacazette and Angel di Maria, and Thiago Silva thinks these players are vital if they are to progress in the Champions League.
"These are two quality players, that make a difference for the teams they play. When we speak of such players, I think the club will fetch them and we will talk to make the best decision." Thiago told Téléfoot magazine. 

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<![CDATA[Injured Marcelo to be given extra days off]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72658_injured_marcelo_to_be_given_extra_days_off.htmlBrazilian left back Marcelo is set to be given extra days off by Real Madrid after it was confirmed he will miss this summer's Copa America.

The 27 year old left back has an injury to his lower back and it is unclear just how long the condition will take to heal itself. Marcelo was one of the most used players at Real Madrid this season with 53 appearances.

Real will now give Marcelo an extra week off to recuperate. This means the full back will get 49 days off overall. He is expected to be fit for the start of pre season on July 12th.

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<![CDATA[2015 Brasileirão Round Four summary: Cruzeiro lose again as Atlético Paranaense go top]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/72654_2015_brasileirao_round_four_summary__cruzeiro_lose_again_as_atletico_paranaense_go_top.htmlBrasileirão holders Cruzeiro suffered their third defeat in four matches after being beaten 2-1 at Figueirense.

Goals from Marquinhos Barbosa and Carlos Alberto secured a first win of the season for the Furacão, with Henrique netting for Cruzeiro, who had Willians sent off for picking up two yellow cards.

That defeat leaves Cruzeiro joint bottom of the standings, alongside Flamengo and Joinville, on one point a piece. The latter were beaten 2-1 at home to Atlético Paranaense, while Flamengo lost 3-2 against Fluminense.

That win for Atlético Paranaense moved them ahead of Sport Recife at the top of the table. Eduardo Baptista’s side are only a point adrift, but needed a 93rd minute equaliser from Samuel Xavier to secure a 2-2 draw at Santos.

Level with Sport on eight points are Ponte Preta and Goiás. The former beat Chapecoense 3-1 on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten start following promotion, while Goiás drew 1-1 at home to Grêmio.

Elsewhere, another newly-promoted side, Avaí, maintained their positive early season form with a 2-1 victory at Coritiba, Internacional were held to a 0-0 draw against ten man São Paulo and veteran midfielder Zé Roberto netted in a 2-0 win for Palmeiras at Corinthians.

Finally, Thiago Ribeiro bagged a brace to help Atlético Mineiro move up into 5th with a 3-0 win at home to Vasco da Gama, who are still searching for their first win of the season.

Round Four results

Saturday 30th May  
Coritiba1 - 2Avaí
Paulinho (50') Anderson Lopes (1')
  Roberto (79')
Ponte Preta3 - 1Chapecoense
Tiago Alves (6') Gil (89')
Biro Biro (48')  
Renato Cajá (90+3')  
   
Sunday 31st May  
Joinville1 - 2Atlético Paranaense
Rafael Costa (65') Nikão (30')
  Douglas Coutinho (33')
Santos2 - 2Sport Recife
Robinho (43') Joelintion (51')
Werley (70') Samuel Xavier (90+3')
Goiás1 - 1Grêmio
Rodrigo (52') Giuliano (36')
Atlético Mineiro3 - 0Vasco da Gama
Thiago Ribeiro (12', 44')  
Jesús Dátolo (20')  
Internacional0 - 0São Paulo
Corinthians0 - 2Palmeiras
  Rafael Marques (25')
  Zé Roberto (45')
Figueirense2 - 1Cruzeiro
Marquinhos Barbosa (36') Henrique (41')
Carlos Alberto (50')  
Flamengo2 - 3Fluminense
Alecsandro (37') Fred (pen 8', 46')
Eduardo (86') Pará (OG 33')

2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A standings

Top scorers

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