<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![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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<![CDATA[Italian press accuses Robinho of gang rape]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65464_italian_press_accuses_robinho_of_gang_rape.html 

Striker Robinho would be linked to a case of gang rape occurred in Italy. The newspaper Corriere della Sera on Wednesday revealed that the Italian public prosecutor allegedly solicited preventive prison for Santos FC striker, accused of having a sexual relationship with a young Brazilian forced 18 in January 2013 in Milan. 
According to the publication, the former AC Milan player would have known the girl at a local restaurant when he was with his wife and five other friends. Robinho then allegedly left his wife at home before returning to the scene with his colleagues. Brazilian player accused of being the mentor of a gang rape. Recall that Robinho had already been charged with an assault on a young woman in 2009 while playing for Manchester City.

In Italy, Brazilian striker Robinho has been linked to a case of gang rape. The newspaper Corriere della Sera on Wednesday revealed that the Italian public prosecutor allegedly asked preventive prison for the Santos FC striker, having been accused of having a sexual relationship with a young Brazilian, 18 years of age, in January 2013 in Milan. 

According to the publication, the former AC Milan player met the girl at a local restaurant when he was with his wife and five other friends. Robinho then allegedly left his wife at home before returning to the scene with his colleagues. The Brazilian player is accused of being the mentor of a gang rape. 

In 2009, Robinho had already been accused of assualy of a young woman while at Manchester City.

 

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<![CDATA[Ajax manager Frank de Boer compares Lionel Messi and Neymar to Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65460_ajax_manager_frank_de_boer_compares_lionel_messi_and_neymar_to_cristiano_ronaldo_and_gareth_bale.htmlAjax manager Frank de Boer has compared Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar with Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Catalan-based pair both found the net as Barça defeated Ajax 3-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday and though de Boer felt his defenders coped with their threat admirably, he still concedes that Messi and Neymar can be unplayable.

“Neymar and Messi are like [Gareth] Bale and [Cristiano] Ronaldo,” he told UEFA.com. “Their level is out of this world. 

“In every match they perform at an extraordinary level. But I believe that Joël Veltman and Ricardo van Rhijn did well. 

“There were a lot of one-on-one situations but they fought until the very end and Messi did not have that many opportunities.”

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<![CDATA[David Luiz admits Paris Saint-Germain had a "tough match" against APOEL]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65458_david_luiz_admits_paris_saint-germain_had_a__tough_match__against_apoel.htmlDavid Luiz had conceded that Paris Saint-Germain had to work hard to beat APOEL in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Laurent Blanc’s side needed an 87th minute winner from forward Edinson Cavani to secure a 1-0 victory at the GSP Stadium and Luiz was impressed by PSG’s Cypriot opposition.

“It was a very tough match,” he told UEFA.com. “APOEL have a strong team, with fantastic defensive organisation. 

“It was difficult for us to create scoring opportunities, but at the last moment Cavani made a great movement and scored a great goal for us.”

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<![CDATA[David Luiz pleased to be back alongside Thiago Silva in Paris Saint-Germain's 1-0 over APEOL]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65456_david_luiz_pleased_to_be_back_alongside_thiago_silva_in_paris_saint-germain_s_1-0_over_apeol.htmlDavid Luiz was pleased to be back alongside Thiago Silva during Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 win at APOEL in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The defensive duo were last paired together when representing Brazil during the World Cup and Luiz was happy to finally get a chance to partner Silva for PSG.

“[Playing again with fit-again Thiago Silva] was very good, a very nice feeling,” he told UEFA.com. 

“He is my good friend, a great player, and it was good to see him on the pitch again. I know he was missing that. He loves football, like me.”

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<![CDATA[Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano: "It was very special for me to score five times" ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65452_shakhtar_donetsk_forward_luiz_adriano___it_was_very_special_for_me_to_score_five_times__.htmlLuiz Adriano has admitted it was “very special” to score five times in Shakhtar Donetsk’s 7-0 win at BATE Borisov.

The former Internacional attacker, who has now the top scorer in this season's Champions League, is only the second player after Lionel Messi to achieve such a feat and concedes that it is something he will never forget. 

“I'm just happy about scoring five goals in the match,” he told UEFA. “They are all the most beautiful for me. It was very special for me to score five times. I think the first one [was my favourite].

“Scoring a hat-trick in a game is fantastic; scoring five goals is immense. I can now say that I've scored five times in a Champions League game.”

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<![CDATA[Luiz Adriano thanks team-mates after five goal haul in Shakhtar Donetsk's 7-0 win over BATE Borisov]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65451_luiz_adriano_thanks_team-mates_after_five_goal_haul_in_shakhtar_donetsk_s_7-0_win_over_bate_borisov.htmlLuiz Adriano has thanked his team-mates after netting five times in Shakhtar Donetsk’s 7-0 win over BATE Borisov.

The 27 year-old Brazilian, who has now scored four goals in a Champions League match quicker than any other player, was also delighted to be acknowledged as the man of the match, but insists it was a team effort that lead to such an emphatic victory.

I'm happy to have scored five goals and to know that I was man of the match,” he told UEFA. “I want to thank my team-mates because they helped me to score those goals and to play so well tonight.”

Shakhtar’s win in Belarus leaves them 2nd in Group H on five points. Leaders Porto have seven.

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<![CDATA[Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano enjoys record breaking night in the Champions League]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65445_shakhtar_donetsk_forward_luiz_adriano_enjoys_record_breaking_night_in_the_champions_league.htmlForward Luiz Adriano enjoyed a record breaking night in the Champions League on Tuesday, as Shakhtar Donetsk beat BATE Borisov 7-0.

The 27 year-old Brazilian became just the second player after Lionel Messi to score five times in a Champions League match.

He also now holds the record for the fastest four goals in the competition, after bagging the haul in just 17 minutes.

Fastest four goals in a UEFA Champions League game

1)Luiz AdrianoBATE Borisov-Shakhtar Donetsk(28', 36', 40', 44')17 minutes
2)Dado PršoMonaco-Deportivo(26', 30', 45', 49')24 minutes
3)Mario GómezBayern Munich-Basel(44', 50', 61', 67')24 minutes
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<![CDATA[Report: Real Madrid target to Bayern Munich's David Alaba if Marcelo leaves next summer]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65444_report__real_madrid_target_to_bayern_munich_s_david_alaba_if_marcelo_leaves_next_summer.htmlAccording to reports, Real Madrid will target Bayern Munich’s David Alaba if Marcelo chooses to leave next summer.

German newspaper BILD claims that Marcelo could depart at the end of the season, with the defender suggesting in recent interviews that he would like to play for Serie A outfit Juventus at some point in the future.

Marcelo did also state, however, that he was happy at Real Madrid at the moment and was not looking to leave, but it would seem the club are making contingency plans regardless.

Prizing Alaba away from Bayern Munich would not be an easy transaction, but Real will look to their summer purchase of Toni Kroos as proof that it could be possible.

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<![CDATA[1994 World Cup winning Head Coach Carlos Alberto Perreira believes Brazil must regain their identity]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65438_1994_world_cup_winning_head_coach_carlos_alberto_perreira_believes_brazil_must_regain_their_identity.htmlWorld Cup winning Head Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira believes Brazil must regain their identity.

The former tactician, who recently left his post as Technical Director, is pleased with how the Seleção have started under Dunga, but insists winning should not be all that matters.

"The important thing is not just to win, win and win but to get back the confidence we need to show our football is good,” he said, as reported by FIFA.com.

“[The current team] is compact, defends well and uses what is a lethal weapon in football - the counter-attack.”

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<![CDATA[Neymar admits he now feels more settled at Barcelona]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65437_neymar_admits_he_now_feels_more_settled_at_barcelona.htmlNeymar has admitted that he is now feeling more settled at Barcelona.

The 22 year-old has started the season in excellent form with eight goals in seven La Liga appearances and believes that there are a number of reasons behind his current high level of performance. 

“I don't know if this is a new version but I feel more at home, relaxed, and you notice this on the pitch,” he said, as reported by the Daily Mail.

“Everything is playing its role in my level improving. The trainer, the players, all this when you put them together gives you the results.”

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<![CDATA[Former Santos President Luis Alvaro de Oliveira claims Neymar's father received €3 million from Barcelona]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65436_former_santos_president_luis_alvaro_de_oliveira_claims_neymar_s_father_received____3_million_from_barcelona.htmlFormer Santos President Luis Alvaro de Oliveira claims Neymar's father received €3 million from Barcelona in December 2011.

According to quotes from Cadena COPE, as stated by Sport, Oliveira suggests that Neymar’s father was given the money before Santos played Barcelona at the FIFA Club World Cup.

“In full agreement with Santos his father received the money before the final, which was the most important game for Santos this century,” claims Oliveira.

“A player cannot play against a team that has already paid him €3 million.”

Neymar would eventually join Barcelona in May 2013, but the transfer has been shrouded in controversy and was investigated by prosecutors in Madrid.

 

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<![CDATA[Referee Gianluca Rocchi admits he could have handled Maicon penalty incident better]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65432_referee_gianluca_rocchi_admits_he_could_have_handled_maicon_penalty_incident_better.htmlReferee Gianluca Rocchi has conceded that his management of Maicon’s alleged handball in Roma’s 3-2 defeat to Juventus could have set the tone for a heated contest.

The official initially gave a free-kick against Maicon, but eventually changed his decision and awarding Juventus a penalty. 

Rocchi’s choice to alter his initial judgement increased the tension between Roma and Juventus players and he admits that he could have prevented that by being more decisive.

“My overseeing of the Maicon penalty was anomalous,” he told Il Processo del Lunedi.

“We can say that my management did not stabilise the situation and has created tension between the players and against the referee.

“Having reviewed the game and evaluated and revised my performance, as I always do, the most scrutiny was rightly placed on that [Maicon] incident.

“This could be key to understanding what has happened after in the game.”

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<![CDATA[Fernandinho hopes Manchester City can emulate Bayern Munich in "must win" tie against CSKA Moscow]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65435_fernandinho_hopes_manchester_city_can_emulate_bayern_munich_in__must_win__tie_against_cska_moscow.htmlFernandinho hopes Manchester City can emulate Bayern Munich in their "must win" Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow.

The Premier League holders have managed just one point from their first two group matches and will likely have to play in an unfamilar atmosphere at the Arena Khimki, due to it being empty following a UEFA ban.

With Bayern Munich having already overcome the same scenario earlier in the group, Fernandinho believes Manchester City should mirror their approach.

"The game looked like a training session and it is very different for the players but the most important thing is that the preparation for the game is very good and the players keep their concentration from the first minute to the last,” he said, as reported by the PFA.

"Bayern just did a very professional job and I think that is the way we must approach the game because it is a very important game for us. We must win it."

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<![CDATA[Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho believes empty Arena Khimki will hinder CSKA Moscow clash]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65433_manchester_city_midfielder_fernandinho_believes_empty_arena_khimki_will_hinder_cska_moscow_clash.htmlFernandinho believes having the Arena Khimki empty for Manchester City’s Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow will hinder the spectacle.

CSKA have been forced by UEFA to play their group matches behind closed doors due to alleged racism and Fernandinho concedes both sides could struggle in an unfamiliar atmosphere.

"I don't think it will be an advantage for us,” he said, as reported by the PFA.

“It is always good when you play away because the fans support their team and it gives you more motivation to play well.

"I don't think this is good for either team or for football."

 

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<![CDATA[Jose Maria Marin claims Brazil has found its pride again ]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65421_jose_maria_marin_claims_brazil_has_found_its_pride_again_.html 

Good debut Dunga head of the Seleção with four wins in four games including victories against Colombia (quarter-finals of the World) and Argentina (the last World Cup finalist) have restored some pride to the Brazilian people after the defeat in the semifinals of the World Cup against Germany. 
It was enough to the president of the CBF, Jose Maria Marin to talk about renewal of the Seleção football in comments reported by the journalist Martin Fernandez. 
"The victory against Argentina is the result of the lessons we have learned that seven to one. Brazilian football is again respected around the world, more than ever."B

Brazil has remained unbeaten under Carlos Dunga. The good results have resulted in the president of CBF saying that Brazil has restored its pride.

The president of the CBF, Jose Maria Marin, spoke about the renewal of the Seleção in comments reported by the journalist Martin Fernandez. 

"The victory against Argentina is the result of the lessons we have learned from that seven to one. Brazilian football is again respected around the world, more than ever."

 

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<![CDATA[Thiago Silva: "With David Luiz and Marquinhos, PSG has the best defenders in the world"]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65420_thiago_silva___with_david_luiz_and_marquinhos__psg_has_the_best_defenders_in_the_world_.html 

The notice of Thiago Silva proved decisive in the arrival of his compatriot David Luiz at PSG. 
In an interview with Le Parisien, the defender of the Seleção has confirmed that its chairman, Nasser El-Khelaïfi, had consulted as part of the transfer of Chelsea defender: 
"Yes, we talked about it. But it is the quality of David Luiz who spoke for him. Nasser knew. David called me right after signing his contract to ask me some questions about Paris, the group . I told him that we were a great team, with great "boys." 
"We needed to buy a quality defender David Luiz, but I do not forget the performance of Marquinhos. It represents the future of the club. He is young, already plays very well, with a strong personality. With David Luiz Marquinhos was the greatest defenders in the world. "explained Thiago Silva, who should return to the starting XI PSG tonight against Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League.

Thiago Silva proved decisive in the arrival of his compatriot David Luiz at PSG. In an interview with Le Parisien, the defender of the Seleção has confirmed that chairman, Nasser El-Khelaïfi, had consulted him as part of the transfer of the former Chelsea defender.

"Yes, we talked about it. But it is the quality of David Luiz that spoke for him. Nasser knew him. David called me right after signing his contract to ask me some questions about Paris and the group," said Silva.

"I told him that we were a great team, with great "boys."

 "We needed to buy a quality defender, but I do not forget the performance of Marquinhos. He represents the future of the club. He is young, already plays very well, with a strong personality. With David Luiz and Marquinhos we have the greatest defenders in the world. "explained Thiago Silva, who should return to the starting XI of PSG tonight against Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League.

 

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<![CDATA[Thiago Silva: "OM deserves its place as leader"]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65419_thiago_silva___om_deserves_its_place_as_leader_.html 

In an interview with Le Parisien published on Tuesday, the Brazilian defender Thiago Silva is back on the course of the championship of France and first place in Marseille: 
"Marseille deserves his place as leader. Sept. point lead is a lot for a team that plays only once a week. While we, with the Champions League, we play every three days, ie, is more difficult but it's not an excuse. If we lose this clasico, it will put us ten points of OM. with a victory in hand, we return to four. should be respected this Marseille team that plays very well at the moment but I have confidence in my team. for us to be vigilant and to win all our matches against then "small teams." If the title is lost, it will not be because of a defeat against the OM but because we have dropped too many points against the 'small'. "

In an interview with Le Parisien published on Tuesday, the Brazilian defender Thiago Silva spoke about the course of the championship in France and the first place of Marseille.

"Marseille deserves its place as leader. A seven points lead is a lot for a team that plays only once a week. While we, with the Champions League, we play every three days," said the Brazilian. 

"It is more difficult but it's not an excuse. If we lose this clasico, it will put us ten points of OM. We should respected the Marseille team, but I have confidence in my team."

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<![CDATA[Sao Paulo cancel their training camp in the USA]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65418_sao_paulo_cancel_their_training_camp_in_the_usa.html 

The formation of São Paulo had an internship in the United States during the World Cup in the city of Orlando and had planned to return in January 2015 to compete in a tournament with Fluminense and German sides Cologne and Bayer Leverkusen. But Tricolor leaders decided to cancel their participation in the American experience yesterday to scheduling problems. 
Indeed, the Paulista club still in the hunt in Copa Sul-Americana could reach the final which will be held on December 10, which would be the last game of the season the Tricolor. The texts then require a full month of vacation for the players which would lead the group to resume on January 10. The tournament in Orlando is expected in the second week of January 2015, which would be far too close to the club to organize and submit his players in this competition without proper preparation. 
However, Sao Paulo will face Orlando City as was agreed between the two clubs following the transfer of Kaka, and this match could be held in Brazil.Bra

Brazilian club Sao Paulo has aborted its plans to hold a training camp early next year in the USA. 

During the World Cup Sao Paulo trained in the USA in Orlando and the club had planned to return in January 2015 to compete in a tournament with Fluminense and German sides Cologne and Bayer Leverkusen. But the club decided to cancel their participation in the American venture yesterday due to scheduling problems. 

Indeed, the Paulista club is still in with a chance to win the Copa Sul-Americana. The final will be staged on December 10th, but reuglations require that players have a full month of vacation.

The tournament in Orlando is set for the second week of January 2015. Therefore the club has decided to withdraw.


However, Sao Paulo will face Orlando City as was agreed following the transfer of Kaka.

 

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<![CDATA[Kaka defends his return to the Brazilian team]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65417_kaka_defends_his_return_to_the_brazilian_team.html 

Away for a year and a half of the Seleção, Kaka has rediscovered the joy of wearing the Seleção shirt during matches against Argentina and Japan. 
Gage experience with three World Cups under his belt, the midfielder from São Paulo that his presence in the national team is good for everyone: 
"It's obvious I'm not the man in the revival of Seleção. But in the short term, I think I can help. Seleção have very good young players, but I can make technically and tactically in the field, not to mention my experience Seleção. Currently it is good for me and for the Seleção. again, in the short term I can help a lot. "Kaka said on the show Bem Amigos SporTV.aka

Kaka made his return to the Selecao after an absence of more than one year. He has rediscovered the joy of playing for Brazil and wearing the yellow jersey.

The midfielder from São Paulo believes that his presence in the national team is good for everyone: "It's obvious, I'm not the man of renewal for the Seleção. But in the short term, I think I can help," Kaka told the show Bem Amigos on SportTv.

 "The Seleção has very good young players, but I can help technically and tactically in the field, not to mention my experience. Currently it is good for me and for the Seleção. Again, in the short term I can help a lot. "

 

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<![CDATA[ José Mourinho praises Dunga despite frustration over lack of communication with international managers]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65405__jose_mourinho_praises_dunga_despite_frustration_over_lack_of_communication_with_international_managers.htmlChelsea's José Mourinho has bemoaned the lack of contact he has with international managers.

The Portuguese tactician has lost forward Diego Costa to an injury he aggrivated whilst away with Spain and Mourinho admits he would prefer to have better communication with regard to the wellbeing of his players.

"It hurts," he stated, as reported by BT Sport.

"You are not happy when you give players in good conditions and you receive the players in bad conditions.

"I had managers with a very open communication, some others they simply don't care.

"Year after year after year, I don't have one single SMS [text message] or one single phone call.”

While Mourinho’s complaints are perceived to be an attack on Spain Head Coach Vicente del Bosque, he did single out Brazil’s Dunga as an example of someone who he considers to look after his players.

"I don't say that communication is compulsory for the players to be back in good conditions,” he continued. "I'm not saying that.

"For example, I didn't speak with [Brazil Head Coach] Dunga and Oscar, Filipe [Luís] and Willian came back in perfect conditions."

 

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<![CDATA[Chelsea manager José Mourinho bemoans Diego Costa injury]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65400_chelsea_manager_jose_mourinho_bemoans_diego_costa_injury.htmlChelsea manager José Mourinho has bemoaned the loss of Diego Costa to injury.

The Brazilian-born forward aggravated a hamstring problem whilst on international duty with Spain and now Mourinho expects to be without him for Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Maribor and possibly Sunday’s trip to Manchester United.

"It's the same problem that he's having, but now an injury, not an 'almost injury'," stated the tactician, as reported by BT Sport.

"Let's see what happens for next weekend [at Old Trafford], but next weekend is not important. Important is tomorrow and tomorrow he cannot play.”

Since joining from Atlético Madrid for a reported fee of €38 million in August, Costa has scored nine goals in nine appearances for Chelsea.

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<![CDATA[Report: Internazionale latest club to join race to sign Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65392_report__internazionale_latest_club_to_join_race_to_sign_cruzeiro_midfielder_lucas_silva.htmlInternazionale are the latest club to be linked with Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva.

FCInterNews claims that the Nerazzurri have joined Chelsea and Real Madrid in the hunt for the 21 year-old, who is believed to be valued at around €20 million.

Lucas admitted last week that he was flattered by Real Madrid’s alleged interest, but these latest reports would suggest Inter are confident of rivalling their bid.

FCInterNews notes that they are not put off by Cruzeiro’s extravagant price tag, though they do have some reservations, and could be set to make a bid for Lucas next summer.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea manager José Mourinho hails development of "number ten" Oscar]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/65393_chelsea_manager_jose_mourinho_hails_development_of__number_ten__oscar.htmlChelsea manager José Mourinho has hailed the development of midfielder Oscar.

The 23 year-old, who took his seasonal tally to two goals with a well taken free-kick against Crystal Palace on Saturday, has become a key player under Mourinho and the tactican believes that he has grown into more than just an orthodox ‘number ten’. 

"Oscar, in this moment, is not a number 10," he said, as reported by Sky Sports. "He had an evolution, a mental, tactical evolution that allows him to be a fantastic player. Can he physically improve? Of course. People forget that he is still so young.

"Oscar, in this moment, is not a number 10. He had an evolution, a mental, tactical evolution that allows him to be a fantastic player. Can he physically improve? Of course. People forget that he is still so young."

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