<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Filipe Luís does not believe his Chelsea team-mates need "special advice" to cope with Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65560_filipe_luis_does_not_believe_his_chelsea_team-mates_need__special_advice__to_cope_with_manchester_united_forward_radamel_falcao.htmlFilipe Luís does not believe his Chelsea team-mates need any "special advice" to cope with Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao.

The Blues travel to Old Trafford to face United on Sunday and though Filipe was team-mates with Falcao for three years at Atlético de Madrid, he is confident his team-mates can stifle the Colombia international without his help.

"Will I give my team-mates any special advice on how to stop him? No,” he told the Evening Standard. “Our team is prepared for anything, not only Falcao. Manchester United have a lot of dangerous players. We have to be prepared.

"But Falcao is the kind of player that never wants to stop scoring, he has a lot of ambition to be the best striker. I think Manchester United have made a great acquisition and he is going to be an important player in England."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea defender Filipe Luís hails former team-mate Radamel Falcao ahead of Manchester United clash]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65559_chelsea_defender_filipe_luis_hails_former_team-mate_radamel_falcao_ahead_of_manchester_united_clash.htmlDefender Filipe Luís has highlighted former Atlético de Madrid team-mate Radamel Falcao as a possible threat for Chelsea.

The Colombia international is likely to line up for Manchester United when the Blues visit Old Trafford on Sunday and having spent three years playing alongside him, Felipe is all too aware of the quality Falcao possesses.

"Falcao is a better striker now than he was at Atlético for sure,” he told the Evening Standard. “He was injured and changed clubs so he wants more. He is not resting right now. He is a tiger and wants to score more.

"I enjoyed playing alongside him at Atlético for a lot of games. I remember him in the [UEFA] Super Cup, he scored a hat-trick in about 30 minutes [against Chelsea] but he did a lot of good performances in Atlético and had a lot of good seasons there.

"He is a brilliant striker. He fights for every ball and is probably the best in the world with his head. I know it's going to be difficult but not just against Falcao - United have a lot of good players.”

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<![CDATA[FC Goa manager Zico claims midfielder Robert Pirès was punched in the face by Atlético de Kolkata Head Coach Antonio López]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65558_fc_goa_manager_zico_claims_midfielder_robert_pires_was_punched_in_the_face_by_atletico_de_kolkata_head_coach_antonio_lopez.htmlFC Goa manager Zico has claimed that midfielder Robert Pirès was punched in the face by Atlético de Kolkata Head Coach Antonio López.

The former Brazil international suggests Pirès made him aware of the incident after his side’s 2-0 loss to Atlético and is confident that the veteran would not fabricate such a serious allegation.

"The other thing that happened which is more serious is that one of our players said that he was beaten by the coach of the other team," stated the tactician, as reported by GOAL.

"Pirès said he was punched on the face by the Atlético Coach and it is very shameful.

"I am telling you what my players told me and I didn't see that myself but I don't think that Pirès will lie and say something that didn't happen."

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<![CDATA[Mumbai City manager Peter Reid pleased midfielder André Moritz managed 45 minutes in 2-0 defeat to NorthEast United]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65557_mumbai_city_manager_peter_reid_pleased_midfielder_andre_moritz_managed_45_minutes_in_2-0_defeat_to_northeast_united.htmlMumbai City manager Peter Reid was pleased that André Moritz managed to play 45 minutes in Friday’s 2-0 defeat to NorthEast United.

The former Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers midfielder was forced to play with a bandaged head after slipping in his bathroom and also had a stomach complaint, but was still able to be involved from the start.

“He was happy to play for 45 minutes,” stated Reid, as reported by the Indian Super League’s official website. “He wasn’t as explosive as he was earlier, but he did a good job for us.”

Despite Moritz’s selection, Mumbai succumbed to late goals from Kondwani Mtonga and Brazilian midfielder Guilherme Batata to suffer their second defeat of the season. The hosts, who sit 4th in the Indian Super League, also had defender Pavel Čmovš sent off.

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<![CDATA[Lucas Leiva admits he is open to Liverpool exit and confirms there was contact with Napoli over the summer]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65556_lucas_leiva_admits_he_is_open_to_liverpool_exit_and_confirms_there_was_contact_with_napoli_over_the_summer.htmlMidfielder Lucas Leiva has admitted he could leave Liverpool in the near future.

The 27 year-old has played for just 150 minutes so far this season, with manager Brendan Rodgers preferring to use captain Steven Gerrard in a deeper role.

With Lucas’ situation unlikely to improve following Emre Can’s return to fitness, the Brazil international is seemingly open to a move elsewhere.

Serie A side Napoli were reported to have bid for Lucas in the summer and he suggests that he would be keen on working under former manager Rafael Benítez once more.

“I’m not speaking to anyone at the moment because I’m under contract, but I am looking around, given I am not playing,” he told Radio Marca.

“There was contact with Napoli last summer, but the parties didn’t reach a satisfactory agreement. It’s true that Benítez has always held me in high esteem.”

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<![CDATA['No chance' of Paulino loan says Tottenham boss Pochettino]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65542__no_chance__of_paulino_loan_says_tottenham_boss_pochettino.htmlTottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed the possibility of Paulinho joining Corinthians on loan.

The midfielder was left out of the squad that beat Asteras Tripolis 5-1 in the Europa Leauge on Thursday, but the Spurs coach rejected the idea of loaning the 26-year-old back to his homeland.

Asked about the possibility of moving the Brazil international on, Pochettino told ESPN: 'No, no. No Tottenham player will be loaned out, in this case, Paulinho. He will not be loaned to Brazil, there is no chance.

'Paulinho arrived back late from the World Cup and he met the rest of the group late. There are no problems, he is training well and it is only a technical decision [to leave him out].'

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<![CDATA[Hoffenheim's Firmino delighted with call up for Brazil ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65541_hoffenheim_s_firmino_delighted_with_call_up_for_brazil_.html 

Probably the biggest surprise of the list of players summoned by Dunga for the two games against Turkey and Austria, Hoffenheim striker Roberto Firmino could not hide his joy yesterday. Asked by Globoesporte, he returned to this huge surprise and pride to be able to wear this jersey Seleção. 
"I do not know that the call was today. I have always looked. But this time it is true that I had not looked. I wanted to run, scream, yell in the house I was very happy to realize a dream. This is very important and really great. This is a blessed day. This is the anniversary of my father, Jose Roberto, he is 53 years old and now I am called . I still had hope that my work will eventually pay. This is a dream, one must always hope. "

Hoffenheim striker Roberto Firmino could not hide his joy yesterday after being called up by Carlos Dunga. Asked by Globoesporte, he spoke about the big surprise and the pride to be able to wear this jersey of the Seleção. 


"I did not know that the call was today. I have always looked. But this time it is true that I had not looked. I wanted to run, scream, yell in the house I was very happy to realize a dream. This is very important and really great. This is a blessed day. This is the anniversary of my father, Jose Roberto, he is 53 years old and now I am called up. I still had hope that my work would eventually pay off. This is a dream, one must always hope," said the player.

 

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<![CDATA[FC Goa manager Zico unhappy with Atlético de Kolkata defeat]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65543_fc_goa_manager_zico_unhappy_with_atletico_de_kolkata_defeat.htmlFC Goa manager Zico has admitted he was unhappy with his side’s 2-1 defeat to Atlético de Kolkata in the Indian Super League [ISL].

The Reddes lead through former Arsenal defender André Santos’s 21st minute strike, but after wasting numerous chances, they eventually succumbed to a late brace from Cavin Lobo.

Speaking after the match, Zico conceded that’s Lobo’s two goals were well taken, but felt FC Goa would have been victorious if they were more clinical.

“This is no fair result, football is like that. We had our chances to score and we did not take them,” stated the tactician, as reported by Indian Super League. “But we will try hard and try to win our next match.

“The goals that were scored by them were very good.” 

FC Goa are currently 6th in the ISL, having secured just one point from their opening three matches.

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<![CDATA[Pochettino rules out Paulinho departure to Corinthians]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65540_pochettino_rules_out_paulinho_departure_to_corinthians.html 

Paulinho remains a luxury substitute in Tottenham, where he has played for the moment that matches Europa League. But on Thursday, the Brazilian international was not even part of the group who faced Asteras Tripolis in London, further increasing rumors of an imminent departure. 
One possibility ruled out by coach Mauricio Pochettino: 
"Paulinho was late, he was one of the last to join us after the World Cup. There are no worries, he's training, he's fine, it's just a technical decision." 
"It will not be loaned to Brazil, no chance." concluded the Argentine coach on ESPN.

Paulinho remains a luxury substitute at Tottenham, but he will not leave the club according to coach Pochettino.

On Thursday, the Brazilian international was not even part of the group that faced Asteras Tripolis in London, further increasing rumors of an imminent departure.

Such a possibility has been ruled out by coach Mauricio Pochettino.

"Paulinho was late, he was one of the last to join us after the World Cup. There are no worries, he's training, he's fine, it's just a technical decision." 

"He will not be loaned to Brazil, no chance." concluded the Argentine coach on ESPN.

 

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<![CDATA[Kaká confident he can help Brazil over the short-term]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65539_kaka_confident_he_can_help_brazil_over_the_short-term.htmlSão Paulo loanee Kaká is confident he can help Brazil over the immediate future.

The 32 year-old, who is owned by new Major League Soccer franchise Orlando City, was recalled for the friendlies against Argentina and Japan earlier this month.

With Head Coach Dunga looking to rebuild the squad ahead of next summer's Copa América and then look towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Kaká is unlikely to be a long-term solution. The former Milan play-maker believes, however, that he can still play a part over the short-term.

“Surely I am not going to be the name who leads the national team into a new era, but in the short term I think I can add a lot,” he told Sportv.

“There are some very good new players emerging in the team and what I can bring, 

beyond my technical and tactical help on the field, is all my years of experience in the national team.”

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<![CDATA[Leandro Damiao risks a six-match suspension]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65533_leandro_damiao_risks_a_six-match_suspension.html 

Leandro Damião will be judged on Wednesday by the High Court Brazilian sport after simulating a penalty in the defeat to Criciuma (3-0) in the league. Centre forward faces up to six game suspension according to the texts even though he had escaped the vigilance of referees during the game and had not been sanctioned. 
"I am an honest person, it is bad faith. When viewing the images again, you see that I have not dived to cause a penalty." had expressed striker Santos after the defeat of his own.

Leandro Damião will be 'sentenced' on Wednesday by the High Court of Brazilian Sport after simulating a penalty in the defeat to Criciuma (3-0) in the league.

The centre forward faces up to a six game suspension according to the regulations even though he had escaped the vigilance of the referee during the game and had not been sanctioned. 

"I am an honest person, it is bad faith. When viewing the images again, you see that I have not dived to cause a penalty," said the striker of Santos.

 

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<![CDATA[Neymar congratulates Pele ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65532_neymar_congratulates_pele_.html 

King Pele celebrated his 74th birthday Thursday. Foal, Neymar, has not failed to send a congratulatory message on the social networks: 
"Congratulations to the King of football ... the best ever." wrote the Barcelona forward on his Instagram account.

King Pele celebrated his 74th birthday yesterday and Barcelona star, Neymar, did not fail to send a congratulatory message on the social networks: "Congratulations to the King of football ... the best ever." wrote the Barcelona forward on his Instagram account.

Pele is widely regarded as the best football players of all time. He predicted that Neymar would be the next Pele and the two maintain a healthy relationship. Yesterday FIFA president Sepp Blatter also congratulated Pele via Twitter.

 

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<![CDATA[Assistant Toni Grande admits "it was a relief" when Diego Costa finally scored for Spain ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65535_assistant_toni_grande_admits__it_was_a_relief__when_diego_costa_finally_scored_for_spain_.htmlAssistant Toni Grande has admitted "it was a relief" when Diego Costa finally scored for Spain.

The Brazilian-born attacker had to wait seven matches before he found the net in La Furia Roja’s 4-0 win over Luxembourg earlier this month.

After such a long spell without a goal, there was some suggestions that he should be dropped. But despite those calls, Grande insists making a change was never considered.

“It was a relief for everyone he scored. He’ll be in the next squad if he’s healthy,” he told Radio Marca, as reported by AS.

“How could we go without him, the top scorer in England? We would be crazy.”

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<![CDATA[Arsenal and Manchester United chase Mario Fernandes ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65531_arsenal_and_manchester_united_chase_mario_fernandes_.html 

Summoned by Dunga for the Brazilian team, Mario Fernandes begins to attract the interest of major European clubs. According to the English press, lateral is in the sights of Arsenal and Manchester United, who fight for hiring the player of CSKA Moscow. The Russian club asks for 20 million pounds (about £ 80 million) by the player, according to the "Express" newspaper. 
- CSKA is always ready to consider interesting proposals, but the moment the polls clubs in Europe for Mario Fernandes does not attract us - explained the club's sporting director, Oleg Yarovinsky.

Mario Fernandes has begun attracting the interest of major European clubs. According to the English press, the defender is in the sights of Arsenal and Manchester United.

Carlos Dunga selected Fernandes yesterday for Brazil's upcoming friendlies against Turkey and Austria. The Russian club is asking for 20 million pounds (about £ 80 million) according to theExpress newspaper. 

"CSKA is always ready to consider interesting proposals, but at the moment the offers of clubs in Europe for Mario Fernandes do not attract us," explained the club's sporting director, Oleg Yarovinsky.

 

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<![CDATA[Report: Juventus set to target Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro in January]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65534_report__juventus_set_to_target_cruzeiro_midfielder_everton_ribeiro_in_january.htmlAccording to reports, Juventus are set to target Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro in the next transfer window.

Sky Sport Italia claims that Bianconeri officials have already made enquires about a possible deal and are pushing to try and find an agreement ahead of a possible switch in January.

Everton Ribeiro has come to the form over the past 24 months with Cruzeiro. The 25 year-old has scored eleven times and provided 21 assists during the 2013 and 2014 Brasileirão campaigns and has been instrumental as A Raposa chase a second consecutive title.

With the 2014 Brazilian season ending in December, a January move would seemingly be plausible and with Juventus having money in reserve after failing to secure the likes of Juan Manuel Iturbe in the summer, they should be able to match Cruzeiro’s asking price.

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<![CDATA[Report: Milan join race for Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65519_report__milan_join_race_for_cruzeiro_midfielder_lucas_silva.htmlMilan are the latest club to target Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva, according to reports.

Turin based newspaper Tuttosport claims that the Rossoneri will compete with the likes of Internazionale, Chelsea and Real Madrid for the 21 year-old’s signature. 

Vice-president and C.E.O. Adriano Galliani is believed to want to reward Head Coach Filippo Inzaghi for a good start to the season with a prominent new signing in the next transfer window and Tuttosport claims Lucas Silva is under consideration.

The defensive midfielder recently spoke of his interest in joining Real Madrid, but with Milan said to be keen on pushing ahead with a €3.9 million offer in January, he may be tempted into heading to Serie A instead. 

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<![CDATA[Head Coach Dunga refuses to confirm whether Neymar or Thiago Silva will captain Brazil]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65518_head_coach_dunga_refuses_to_confirm_whether_neymar_or_thiago_silva_will_captain_brazil.htmlHead Coach Dunga has refused to confirm whether Thiago Silva will replace Neymar as captain.

The Paris Saint-Germain defender was recalled to the Seleção for next month’s friendlies against Turkey and Austria and though he led Brazil at the World Cup, Dunga is unclear as to whether he will regain the armband.

"The captain will always be captain,” he said, as reported by GOAL. “But things change. 

“When I arrived here in the national team I had to choose from the players I had and we came here and made that decision.

"Thiago is now coming back, and we'll talk. We must show equal respect to all players."

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<![CDATA[Brazil Head Coach Dunga hopes Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano can help "create an alternative approach"]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65517_brazil_head_coach_dunga_hopes_shakhtar_donetsk_forward_luiz_adriano_can_help__create_an_alternative_approach_.htmlBrazil Head Coach Dunga is hopeful that Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano can help "create an alternative approach.”

The 27 year-old Porto Alegre native has been called up the Seleção for the time in his career after making a strong start to the new season and Dunga is confident he can be a useful addition.

“We have to create an alternative approach,” stated the tactician, as reported by GOAL.

“Luiz Adriano came through very well at Internacional. He has been playing a long time at Shakhtar now.

“And the Brazilian fans understand that it is difficult to play in a country like [Ukraine], which has snow for many months of the year, and even harder to consistently score goals there and in the Champions League as well."

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<![CDATA[Brazil remain sixth on FIFA ranking ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65505_brazil_remain_sixth_on_fifa_ranking_.htmlBrazil has not moved on the FIFA ranking in October. The new ranking was unveiled earlier today. The Brazilians are still in sixth place.

The main novelty is Portugal's entry into the world top 10. At the top, Germany remains in pole position despite recent defeats. Argentina is second, England third.

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<![CDATA[Pele, King of Football, celebrates 74th birthday]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65503_pele__king_of_football__celebrates_74th_birthday.html 

Former Brazilian soccer star, Pelé, today celebrates its 74 years. The eternal number 10 of the Seleção has received many messages of sympathy on social networks, even Jospeh Blatter sent him a note on Twitter: 
"Congratulations and happy 74th birthday to the king of football, the first and only Pele. Whether this day is wonderful."

Former Brazilian football star, Pelé, today celebrates his 74 years.

The eternal number 10 of the Seleção has received many messages of sympathy on social networks, even Jospeh Blatter sent him a note on Twitter: "Congratulations and happy 74th birthday to the king of football, the first and only Pele. May this be a wonderful."

 

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<![CDATA[Atlético de Madrid defender Guilherme Siqueira hails team-mate Koke after role in Malmö FF victory]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65511_atletico_de_madrid_defender_guilherme_siqueira_hails_team-mate_koke_after_role_in_malmo_ff_victory.htmlDefender Guilherme Siqueira has hailed team-mate Koke after his starring role in Atlético de Madrid’s 5-0 win over Malmö FF in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Spain international scored one and assisted a further three goals, as Diego Simeone’s side retained their place at the top of Group A.

Speaking after the match, Siqueira, who played the full 90 minutes, praised Koke’s contribution and believes he is a key member of the team.

“Koke is a great player,” he told UEFA.com. “He came through the Atlético youth system and knows what the club means. On the pitch he is so important for us, he plays with tremendous intensity for 90 minutes, all for the good of the team, always thinking of us. 

It is a pleasure for us to be able to share a pitch and a dressing room with him.”

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<![CDATA[Dunga imposes new rules - here is a short list ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65502_dunga_imposes_new_rules_-_here_is_a_short_list_.html 

But the Seleção coach has quickly found his feet .. and enforce its rules. According to an article published by the Folha de São Paulo on Thursday, Dunga gave a manual of conduct selected to permanently do away with some insights during the World Cup players behavior. 
No more "Havaianas" (the Brazilian tap), earrings and hats. Sixteen objects are explicitly banned by the new coaching staff. Players must attend in costume and can not use their electronic devices (laptops, tablets ..) during the moments of sharing (meals, meetings ..). Finally, the national anthem is mandatory known and sung before the meetings ..bDunga

Dunga's appointment after the World Cup debacle was controversial, but the new coach has quickly gained some respect by winning all his matches to date. Dunga is also implementing new rules at the Selecao/

According to an article published by the Folha de São Paulo on Thursday, Dunga gave a manual of conduct selected to permanently do away with some of the behavior the plauyers demonstrated during the World Cup. 

No more "Havaianas" (the Brazilian flip flops), earrings and hats. Sixteen objects are explicitly banned by the new coaching staff. Players must dress in costume and can not use their electronic devices (laptops, tablets ..) during the communal moments (meals, meetings ..).

Finally, knowledge of the national anthem is mandatory.

 

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<![CDATA[Head Coach Dunga names three debutants in Brazil squad to face Turkey and Austria next month]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65500_head_coach_dunga_names_three_debutants_in_brazil_squad_to_face_turkey_and_austria_next_month.htmlBrazil Head Coach Dunga has named his 23 man squad for next month’s friendlies against Turkey and Austria.

Amongst the tacticians selections are debutants Roberto Firmino, Douglas Costa and Luiz Adriano, while Casemiro, Alex Sandro and Neto are other intriguing inclusions.

With no domestic players involved, Dunga has also given another chance to impress to Paris Saint-Germain duo Lucas Moura and Marquinhos.

Brazil face Turkey in Istanbul on November 12, before heading to Vienna’s Ernst-Happel-Stadion for a meeting with Austria five days later.

Brazil squad

Goalkeepers: Diego Alves (Valencia), Rafael Cabral (Napoli), Neto (Fiorentina)

Defenders: Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain), Miranda (Atlético de Madrid), Danilo (Porto), Alex Sandro (Porto), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Mário Fernandes (CSKA Moscow)

Midfielders: Oscar (Chelsea), Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain), Luiz Gustavo (VfL Wolfsburg), Willian (Chelsea), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Rômulo (Spartak Moscow), Casemiro (Porto), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Roberto Firmino (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetsk)

Forwards: Neymar (Barcelona), Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk)

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<![CDATA[Mário Fernandes believes CSKA Moscow's comeback against Manchester City has kept them in the Champions League]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65480_mario_fernandes_believes_cska_moscow_s_comeback_against_manchester_city_has_kept_them_in_the_champions_league.htmlDefender Mário Fernandes was pleased with how CSKA Moscow responded to going two goals down against Manchester City.

The Russian Premier League champions rallied in the second half to secure a 2-2 draw and Fernandes believes CSKA can now still qualify for the Champions League knock-out stages.

“Everyone knew from the start that this would not be an easy group and every single match would be incredibly difficult,” he told UEFA.com. 

“Today we thought we needed to win. Things did not go our way in the first half and we conceded two goals.

“But in the second half we were a completely different side. We attacked more and managed to save the game. We have three games left in the group stage and I hope we can win them. We want to reach the knockout stage.”

 

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<![CDATA[David Luiz: “In every game we need to improve"]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65476_david_luiz_____in_every_game_we_need_to_improve_.htmlDavid Luiz has insisted that Paris Saint-Germain can improve, despite their strong start the Champions League group stages.

Laurent Blanc’s side have secured seven points from their opening three matches and though they sit top of the group ahead of Barcelona, Luiz is adamant that PSG can still play better.

“Improve? Those who don't have ambition can't play for big clubs,” he told UEFA.com. 

“In every game we need to improve, to do better. If you want to win the Champions League – this is the best league in the world, with the best teams and the best players – you need to improve game by game.”

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<![CDATA[Lionel Messi: “It is good that Neymar and I are in form together"]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65474_lionel_messi_____it_is_good_that_neymar_and_i_are_in_form_together_.htmlLionel Messi has hailed his growing partnership with fellow forward Neymar.

The duo both found the net in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday and Messi is pleased that he and Neymar have started the season so positively.

“It is good that Neymar and I are in form together, looking for each other with the ball, and having fun,” he told UEFA.com. 

“It is done for the good of the team. It is done so that the team can win. That is the crucial thing. Of course I hope that Neymar and I can continue playing like this and enjoying it.”

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<![CDATA[Ralf may return to action at Corinthians after month-long absence ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65468_ralf_may_return_to_action_at_corinthians_after_month-long_absence_.html 

The Corinthians midfielder Ralf, has not played since the Timão now eight games due to a knee injury. The captain of the Paulista club still suffers from a problem of cartilage in his right knee, which prevents him to keep his place on the field. 
As part of this team forming a duo with more efficient Elias, he could still make his return to the game this weekend in the derby Paulista face Palmeiras. Return expected by Mano Menezes and his teammates to the end of the season when the Timão plays his place in the Copa Libertadores.

Midfielder Ralf has not played for Corinthians in eight games due to a knee injury, but he may play this weekend.

The captain of the Paulista club still suffers from a problem of cartilage in his right knee, but that might not keep him of the field this weekend. 

As part of this team forming a duo with more efficient Elias, he could still make his return to the game this weekend in the derby against Palmeiras. 

 

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<![CDATA[Everton Ribeiro hopes he can play more for Brazil ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65467_everton_ribeiro_hopes_he_can_play_more_for_brazil_.html 

The Cruzeiro playmaker Everton Ribeiro, is back with the Raposa this weekend after his internship in Asia in the colors of the Seleção. A return which is good for the club which saw three defeats in his absence. Essential to the Leader of Brasileirão, the best player in Brazil in 2013 told Futnet will maintain his level of play in order to keep his place in the national team under the command of Dunga. 
"For me, it's really good to be Seleção, this is an opportunity that gave me Professor Dunga. Now we will wait and see what will happen. Cruzeiro I always want to help. Remains 10 games, we have to keep winning to try to keep our title. And I always have to be good to continue to be called selection. "

Cruzeiro playmaker Everton Ribeiro has joined the ranks of his club again this weekend after travelling Asia with the Seleção. He wants to maintain his good form at club level to impress Dunga.

Ribeiro has arguably been the best player in Brazil in 2013 and told Futnet he will maintain his level of play in order to keep his place in the national team under the command of Dunga. 

"For me, it's really good to be with the Seleção, this is an opportunity that was given to me by professor Dunga. Now we will wait and see what will happen.  I always want to help Cruzeiro. Ten games remain, we have to keep winning to try to keep our title. And I always have to be good to continue to be called up for Brazil."

 

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<![CDATA[Neymar: "Messi remains the best"]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65466_neymar___messi_remains_the_best_.html 

The duo "Neymessi" enchants the world of football this season. On Tuesday, their latest victim was Ajax Amsterdam. 
10 goals in 10 games for Neymar 
Barca won 3-1 in the Champions League with a goal each for Neymar and Messi. Despite the praise received by the two players, the Brazilian striker said after the meeting that they were not playing to impress the audience: 
"We are not here to convince., We are here to work in the best possible way. We played a great game but the most important is to win and to advance in the standings." 
"Messi made ​​a great match, it's for me the best. I am also very satisfied with the performance of the team." explained that that totals 10 goals in 10 games this season.

Barcelona cruised past Ajax Amsterdam yesterday with the duo 'Neymessi' in full swing again. The Brazilian remains humble and says that Messi is still the best.

 Barca won 3-1 in the Champions League with a goal for both Neymar and Messi. The catalonian outfit impressed and received a lot of praise for its performance. Neymar had his own point of view after the game.

 "We are not here to convince," said the Brazilian.

"We are here to work in the best possible way. We played a great game but the most important is to win and to advance in the standings." 

"Messi had a great match, he is the best for me. I am also very satisfied with the performance of the team."

Neymar has scored ten goals in ten games so far this season. 

 

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<![CDATA[Arsenal scouted Anderson Talisca]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65465_arsenal_scouted_anderson_talisca.html 

The young attacking midfielder Benfica, Talisca Anderson, was found in this season with his club and integrating the passage Brazilian Olympic selection. Benefits that alerted several European teams including Arsenal, which has already expressed his interest. 
And to realize the qualities of the young play London training sent one of his scouts at the game of Brazil against Bolivia there of that two weeks, as revealed by ESPN Brasil. While Arsenal has not publicly confirmed his interest Talisca behind the scenes show the Gunners already on the prowl.

The young attacking midfielder Benfica, Talisca Anderson, has excelled this season with his club and in the Brazilian Olympic selection. Arsenal are on red alert.

Talisca's performances have attracted the attention of several major European clubs, incuding the London club. 

They sent one of their scouts to the game of Brazil against Bolivia about two weeks ago, as revealed by ESPN Brasil. While Arsenal have not publicly confirmed their interest in Talisca, it is clear that behind the scenes they are keeping an eye on the young talent. 

 

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