<![CDATA[RSS Sambafoot]]>http://sambafoot.com/en(sambafoot.com)sambafoot.comsambafoot.comen-en<![CDATA[Palmeiras have ruled out the return of Jorge Valdívia, despite speculation]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84268_palmeiras_have_ruled_out_the_return_of_jorge_valdivia__despite_speculation.html 

Palmeiras admitted that they've already started the search for a midfielder for next season.
The news generated a lot of speculation within the club, and Chilean midfielder and Palmeiras idol Jorge Valdívia was remembered. In social networks, thousands of fans called for the return of the player, but according to Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, the possibility of Palmeiras bringing back Valdívia is discarded. An associate of Palmeiras president Paulo Nobre said: "This seems like a joke. There's no chance of us signing Valdívia again."
Besides playing little - 10 games and a goal in the first six months of last year - the midfielder also made enemies at the club. Among them, Paulo Nobre and director of football, Alexandre Mattos, while members of the medical staff do not keep good memories of the Chilean. Valdivia was one of the highest paid players at Palmeiras, as he pocketed around R$ 500,000 per month. His second spell at Palmeiras, which started in 2010, was horrible for the Verdão, considering the financial aspect. Known to spend more time in the medical department, Valdívia moved to Al Wahda of UAE just over an year ago. There, he played 22 games and scored eight goals.

Palmeiras admitted that they've already started the search for a midfielder for next season.

The news generated a lot of speculation within the club, and Chilean midfielder and Palmeiras idol Jorge Valdívia was remembered. In social networks, thousands of fans called for the return of the player, but according to Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, the possibility of Palmeiras bringing back Valdívia is discarded. An associate of Palmeiras president Paulo Nobre said: "This seems like a joke. There's no chance of us signing Valdívia again."

Besides playing little - 10 games and a goal in the first six months of last year - the midfielder also made enemies at the club. Among them, Paulo Nobre and director of football, Alexandre Mattos, while members of the medical staff do not keep good memories of the Chilean. Valdivia was one of the highest paid players at Palmeiras, as he pocketed around R$ 500,000 per month. His second spell at Palmeiras, which started in 2010, was horrible for the Verdão, considering the financial aspect. Known to spend more time in the medical department, Valdívia moved to Al Wahda of UAE just over an year ago. There, he played 22 games and scored eight goals.

 

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<![CDATA[Thiago Silva: 'It was hard to tell my children why their father was not in the national team']]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84267_thiago_silva___it_was_hard_to_tell_my_children_why_their_father_was_not_in_the_national_team_.html 

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva was called up to the Brazilian national team by new coach Tite for the World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Venezuela.
Thiago Silva, who returns to the national squad after a long break, said in an interview with Esporte Espetacular that it was difficult to explain his absence from Dunga's lists since his mistake in the match against Paraguay in the quarterfinals of the Copa América 2015. Avoiding direct criticism of the former Brazil coach, the PSG man explained that it was even difficult to face his children. Still, despite hearing suggestions to retire from international football, Thiago Silva did not give up on his hopes of being called up again, which has now happened.
He said: "People would ask why you're in the XI of FIFA, is the best [defender] in the world for three years in a row, but is not in the national team? Honestly, it was hard to explain. It was hard to tell my children why their father was not in the national team. Whenever they saw a game of Brazil, they would ask, 'Dad, why you're not there?' and I cannot answer."
Thiago Silva said that, with Dunga, he no longer had hopes of returning to the Seleção. The player is unaware of the reasons that led him to be forgotten, but does not believe that it was his mistake against Paraguay, where he handled the ball inside the box.

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva was called up to the Brazilian national team by new coach Tite for the World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Venezuela.

Thiago Silva, who returns to the national squad after a long break, said in an interview with Esporte Espetacular that it was difficult to explain his absence from Dunga's lists since his mistake in the match against Paraguay in the quarterfinals of the Copa América 2015. Avoiding direct criticism of the former Brazil coach, the PSG man explained that it was even difficult to face his children. Still, despite hearing suggestions to retire from international football, Thiago Silva did not give up on his hopes of being called up again, which has now happened.

He said: "People would ask why you're in the XI of FIFA, is the best [defender] in the world for three years in a row, but is not in the national team? Honestly, it was hard to explain. It was hard to tell my children why their father was not in the national team. Whenever they saw a game of Brazil, they would ask, 'Dad, why you're not there?' and I cannot answer."

Thiago Silva said that, with Dunga, he no longer had hopes of returning to the Seleção. The player is unaware of the reasons that led him to be forgotten, but does not believe that it was his mistake against Paraguay, where he handled the ball inside the box.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:23:08 +0000
<![CDATA[Fred scores in his 600th career game]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84266_fred_scores_in_his_600th_career_game.html 

The match against Internacional on Sunday had an extra special flavor to Atlético Mineiro striker Fred.
Besides having scored the first of his team's three goals in the game, the player reached 600 games in his career. Fred, who came to the pitch with his two-month old daughter Júlia, has already scored eight goals in 19 matches for Atlético Mineiro, after his exit from Fluminense. In 600 games as a professional, Fred has found the net 331 times. In the 3-1 victory over Internacional, Fred scored his goal in the first-half, and was replaced by Lucas Pratto, who also found the net and completed the scoresheet.
Fred said: "It is a special night because achieving a feat like this and to still keep playing at a big club is a privilege for me. More special because I could come with Júlia. My other daughter, Geovanna, could not come. I'm very happy about it. I'm trying to take this happiness on the pitch. Things have gone well."

The match against Internacional on Sunday had an extra special flavor to Atlético Mineiro striker Fred.

Besides having scored the first of his team's three goals in the game, the player reached 600 games in his career. Fred, who came to the pitch with his two-month old daughter Júlia, has already scored eight goals in 19 matches for Atlético Mineiro, after his exit from Fluminense. In 600 games as a professional, Fred has found the net 331 times. In the 3-1 victory over Internacional, Fred scored his goal in the first-half, and was replaced by Lucas Pratto, who also found the net and completed the scoresheet.

Fred said: "It is a special night because achieving a feat like this and to still keep playing at a big club is a privilege for me. More special because I could come with Júlia. My other daughter, Geovanna, could not come. I'm very happy about it. I'm trying to take this happiness on the pitch. Things have gone well."

 

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<![CDATA[Casemiro and Marcelo removed from Brazil squad due to injury]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84265_casemiro_and_marcelo_removed_from_brazil_squad_due_to_injury.html 

Real Madrid defensive midfielder Casemiro and left-back Marcelo have been removed from Brazi's squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers; coach Tite will reveal his two substitutes on Monday.
After losing Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa, who suffered a muscle injury in his right thigh, Brazil coach Tite has confirmed that two more players will be removed due to injury. In an interview with Esporte Espetacular on Sunday, the coach, among various issues, said that Casemiro and Marcelo has been cut from the squad, but refused to answer when asked if the replacements would be from the Brazilian Championship.
Tite said: "I have [the names of substitutes], but I cannot say it now [laughs]. They're already set, but we will make it public tomorrow [Monday]."
Atlético Mineiro midfielder Rafael Carioca, who was called up for the games with Ecuador and Colombia, may return to the squad following the injury to Casemiro. Douglas Santos of Hamburg and Santos left-back Zeca are some of the options to replace Marcelo. Casemiro has suffered a crack in his fibula, and is expected to return in three weeks. The left-back has a grade two muscle calf injury and should be sidelined for two weeks.
The national team will start preparing for the games against Bolivia and Venezuela on October 2nd. Brazil will face Bolivia on October 6 at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, and then takes on Venezuela on 11th, away from home. Brazil currently sits second in the World Cup qualifiers table with 15 points, one less than leader Uruguay.

Real Madrid defensive midfielder Casemiro and left-back Marcelo have been removed from Brazi's squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers; coach Tite will reveal his two substitutes on Monday.

After losing Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa, who suffered a muscle injury in his right thigh, Brazil coach Tite has confirmed that two more players will be removed due to injury. In an interview with Esporte Espetacular on Sunday, the coach, among various issues, said that Casemiro and Marcelo has been cut from the squad, but refused to answer when asked if the replacements would be from the Brazilian Championship.

Tite said: "I have [the names of substitutes], but I cannot say it now [laughs]. They're already set, but we will make it public tomorrow [Monday]."

Atlético Mineiro midfielder Rafael Carioca, who was called up for the games with Ecuador and Colombia, may return to the squad following the injury to Casemiro. Douglas Santos of Hamburg and Santos left-back Zeca are some of the options to replace Marcelo. Casemiro has suffered a crack in his fibula, and is expected to return in three weeks. The left-back has a grade two muscle calf injury and should be sidelined for two weeks.

The national team will start preparing for the games against Bolivia and Venezuela on October 2nd. Brazil will face Bolivia on October 6 at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, and then takes on Venezuela on 11th, away from home. Brazil currently sits second in the World Cup qualifiers table with 15 points, one less than leader Uruguay.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:20:21 +0000
<![CDATA[Thiago Silva found omissions under Dunga “hard to explain”]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84264_thiago_silva_found_omissions_under_dunga____hard_to_explain___.htmlParis Saint Germain defender Thiago Silva says that he could not explain why previous Brazil boss Dunga froze him out of the national team picture. Thiago had the captaincy taken from him upon Dunga’s appointment in 2014 and soon lost his place in the team.

Eventually he lost his place in the squad altogether, before Dunga recalled him for the 2015 Copa América. However, after a costly handball in the quarter-final defeat to Paraguay, Thiago Silva again found himself frozen out and hasn’t played for his country since.

He has been recalled by Tite for October qualifiers against Bolivia and Venezuela, but in an interview with Globo, Thiago says he is still at a loss as to why Dunga exiled him, “People would ask why are you selected in the FIFA PRO team as the best defender in the world three years in a row, but not in the national team?

“Honestly, it was hard to explain. It was hard to tell my children that their father was not selected in the national team. Whenever I saw the squad, they asked: ‘dad, why are you not there?’ and you cannot answer.”

Silva also refutes the suggestion that the handball that gifted Paraguay an equaliser in that fateful Copa América quarter-final defeat explained the manager’s distaste for him, “I do not believe that because we all we play football, a team sport.

“You have mistakes, it's normal, we are human beings, you mess up. If you tell me that I was dropped because of one handball, I do not believe I was. But by other factors that do not matter now I know it is in the past. Now I put a stone on top of it to forget.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/info_1474889971.jpgMon, 26 Sep 2016 11:37:36 +0000
<![CDATA[Fernandinho rues loss of “decisive” De Bruyne]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84263_fernandinho_rues_loss_of____decisive____de_bruyne.htmlManchester City midfielder Fernandinho admits that teammate Kevin de Bruyne will be a huge miss, following his hamstring injury in City’s 3-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday. The Belgian has been a key player, with City winning all ten of their games in all competitions so far this season.

De Bruyne has been in sensational form, with talk already that he could be in the running for Player of the Season gongs, but he hobbled out of his team’s consummate victory at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and is expected to miss the next four weeks.

His teammate Fernandinho admits that the news comes as a big blow to on song City, “

He is a very skilled and intelligent player. When he has the ball, he is so fast and makes decisions so quickly that opponents barely have time to react. For me it's special because I'm playing at his side. He has decided most of our last games by making goals and assists."

He is expected to miss games against Celtic, Spurs and Everton, as well as Belgium’s October World Cup qualifiers. He faces a race against time to be fit for City’s Champions League group stage tie against Barcelona in three and a half weeks’ time.

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<![CDATA[‘I can play many roles’ Oscar assures Tite]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84253____i_can_play_many_roles____oscar_assures_tite.htmlChelsea midfielder Oscar has put his national team recall down to his versatility. The Brazilian had been omitted from Tite’s first squad in September, but has been recalled for October qualifiers against Bolivia and Venezuela.

Oscar thinks that his ability to play in several midfield roles may be the reason behind his recall, along with his good form this season. He told ESPN Brasil, “If I’m here at Chelsea, I will always have a chance, because this is a big European club. And when you’re good at a big European club, you have a chance.

“It was always like that with me. In the five seasons that I’m here at Chelsea, when I’m good, I’m always remembered. I’ve been playing well in this start of the season and I am happy to have been remembered.

“Everyone knows that I can play as a second defensive midfielder, as an advanced midfielder, number 10, number 8. I can work in many roles, so Tite knows and the Brazilian people know it too. I’ve been playing for the national team for four years and everyone knows how I play.”

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<![CDATA[Klopp heaps praise on Coutinho]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84252_klopp_heaps_praise_on_coutinho.htmlLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reserved special praise for Philippe Coutinho, following The Reds’ 5-1 dismantling of Hull City on Saturday. The Brazilian got himself on the scoresheet again, but his overall performance drew effusive praise from his manager.

Coutinho netted another long range cracker, with Klopp joking, “I’d like to take the credit for his shooting ability, but I’m not responsible for this. It’s very good! All his goals he scored were because we created the spaces, not to force [him] to shoot like this.

“In this moment it was the perfect finish — the absolutely perfect finish for the situation. We played with all offensive players, today something like eight. We played freely and patient football – a lot of ­movements, a lot of good passing patterns which I saw. I was really pleased with all this.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:43:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Rogério Micale announces Brazil squad for preparatory tournament ahead of U20 Sul-Americano]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84239_rogerio_micale_announces_brazil_squad_for_preparatory_tournament_ahead_of_u20_sul-americano.html 

A quadrangular preparatory tournament will take place in October in Chile, ahead of the U20 Sul-Americano.
Coach Rogério Micale announced on Friday a list of 22 players for the tournament, which will be held in Chile, this October. Brazil will face Uruguay on the 12th, Ecuador on the 14th and then completes their participation against Chile on the 16th. Names like Lyanco, from São Paulo, and striker Felipe Vizeu of Flamengo, are on the list. Players must be present at Granja Comary on October 2nd, and will travel on the 7th.

A quadrangular preparatory tournament will take place in October in Chile, ahead of the U20 Sul-Americano.

Coach Rogério Micale announced on Friday a list of 22 players for the tournament, which will be held in Chile, this October. Brazil will face Uruguay on the 12th, Ecuador on the 14th and then completes their participation against Chile on the 16th. Names like Lyanco, from São Paulo, and striker Felipe Vizeu of Flamengo, are on the list. Players must be present at Granja Comary on October 2nd, and will travel on the 7th.

GOALKEEPERS:

Cleiton – Atlético Mineiro

Lucas Perri – São Paulo

 

WING-BACKS:

Raul – Grêmio

Vitinho – Cruzeiro

Jefferson – Goiás

Marlon – Criciúma

 

DEFENDERS:

Éder Militão – São Paulo

Everson – Bahia

Lyanco – São Paulo

Murilo – Cruzeiro

 

MIDFIELDERS:

Caio Henrique – Atlético de Madrid

Douglas Luiz – Vasco da Gama

Lucas Paquetá – Flamengo

Matheus Fernandes – Botafogo

Ravanelli – Ponte Preta

Vander – Cruzeiro

Artur – Palmeiras

 

ATTACKERS:

Caio Monteiro – Vasco da Gama

Daniel Penha – Atlético Mineiro

Felipe Vizeu – Flamengo

Léo Jabá – Corinthians

Matheus Savio – Flamengo

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:52:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Without Messi, Neymar's numbers are nearly double in Barcelona]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84238_without_messi__neymar_s_numbers_are_nearly_double_in_barcelona.html 

The Brazilian recorded the highest participation in the goals of the trio in the absence of Messi in 2015/16.
With a right thigh injury, Lionel Messi will be absent in the games of Barcelona and the Argentine national team for three weeks. The Argentine star was injured in the 1-1 draw with Atlético Madrid on Wednesday, in the fifth round of the La Liga, and there's not much exaggeration in saying that his absence almost doubles the performance of the Brazilian and improves the Uruguayan.
MSN without Messi [participation in goals]: Neymar: 9 games, 11 goals and 6 assists.
Suárez: 9 games, 11 goals and 3 assists
Last season, the number 10 was sidelined for two months due to a knee ligament injury, and when adding to the other games where Messi was absent, including 2014/15, it comes to 16 games, since the debut of MSN, on October 25, 2014. This time it will be at least three games, according to the forecast of the medical department of Barcelona. Barcelona face Sporting Gijon on Saturday, Borussia Mönchengladbach on Wednesday, and Celta Vigo, next Sunday. Then there will be an international break, and the expectation is that Messi's back on the 15th, against Deportivo La Coruña.
Out of the 16 games without Messi, Neymar and Suárez played nine times and scored 11 goals each. The Brazilian gave more assists, six, against three of the Uruguayan and therefore averaged direct participation in more goals [1.88 to 1.55]. It is almost double of Neymar's average in the period; participation in a goal per game, with 62 goals and 32 assists in 94 matches. If we only consider the goals from the beginning of the trio, Neymar has an average of 0.65 against 0.88 of Suárez. Without Messi, it rises to 1.22, with 11 goals in nine matches. In the nine games of Barcelona where the Brazilian and Uruguayan took the field without the Argentine, the team scored 26 goals. Neymar and Suárez scored 22. Munir, Rakitić, one each, and Sergi Roberto scored the other four goals in the period.

The Brazilian recorded the highest participation in the goals of the trio in the absence of Messi in 2015/16.

With a right thigh injury, Lionel Messi will be absent in the games of Barcelona and the Argentine national team for three weeks. The Argentine star was injured in the 1-1 draw with Atlético Madrid on Wednesday, in the fifth round of the La Liga, and there's not much exaggeration in saying that his absence almost doubles the performance of the Brazilian and improves the Uruguayan.

MSN without Messi [participation in goals]:

Neymar: 9 games, 11 goals and 6 assists.

Suárez: 9 games, 11 goals and 3 assists

Last season, the number 10 was sidelined for two months due to a knee ligament injury, and when adding to the other games where Messi was absent, including 2014/15, it comes to 16 games, since the debut of MSN, on October 25, 2014. This time it will be at least three games, according to the forecast of the medical department of Barcelona. Barcelona face Sporting Gijon on Saturday, Borussia Mönchengladbach on Wednesday, and Celta Vigo, next Sunday. Then there will be an international break, and the expectation is that Messi's back on the 15th, against Deportivo La Coruña.

Out of the 16 games without Messi, Neymar and Suárez played nine times and scored 11 goals each. The Brazilian gave more assists, six, against three of the Uruguayan and therefore averaged direct participation in more goals [1.88 to 1.55]. It is almost double of Neymar's average in the period; participation in a goal per game, with 62 goals and 32 assists in 94 matches. If we only consider the goals from the beginning of the trio, Neymar has an average of 0.65 against 0.88 of Suárez. Without Messi, it rises to 1.22, with 11 goals in nine matches. In the nine games of Barcelona where the Brazilian and Uruguayan took the field without the Argentine, the team scored 26 goals. Neymar and Suárez scored 22. Munir, Rakitić, one each, and Sergi Roberto scored the other four goals in the period.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:51:00 +0000
<![CDATA[With no chance of having Gabriel Jesus in the Libertadores, Palmeiras starts search for a replacement]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84237_with_no_chance_of_having_gabriel_jesus_in_the_libertadores__palmeiras_starts_search_for_a_replacement.htmlPalmeiras have good reasons to believe in the qualification for the 2017 continental competition, but it wouldn't open the chance of keeping young striker Gabriel Jesus, who will be presented in January at Manchester City.

Palmeiras' planning for next season is underway, and the board has already moved in search of reinforcements. The search is mainly for a replacement for striker Gabriel Jesus. Negotiated in August with Manchester City for €32.75 million, Gabriel Jesus will no longer be at the club from January 2017. The chance of continuing at Palmeiras for six more months to play in the Libertadores has been ruled out. The request for a player with similar characteristics to the 19-year-old was made by the technical committee of Palmeiras in the middle of this year. The main objective of the board at the time, however, was to maintain the squad for the season.

In the last transfer window, the club could prevent the sales of three players who were considered starters. Defender Vitor Hugo had a proposal from Fiorentina, while attackers Róger Guedes and Dudu had refused offers from Spartak Moscow and China. Now, with the players kept, the board tries to move ahead of rivals, with the power of conviction that Palmeiras are a structured club with title chances. According to Mattos, Palmeiras are currently the first choice of most players in Brazilian football. This does not mean, however, that it will be easy to find a suitable substitute for Gabriel Jesus. Mattos said: "Replacing a player who, at 19, is a starter for the Brazilian national team, it's an arduous task not just for Palmeiras, I think for any club in the world."

Palmeiras have good reasons to believe in the qualification for the 2017 continental competition, but it wouldn't open the chance of keeping young striker Gabriel Jesus, who will be presented in January at Manchester City.
Palmeiras' planning for next season is underway, and the board has already moved in search of reinforcements. The search is mainly for a replacement for striker Gabriel Jesus. Negotiated in August with Manchester City for €32.75 million, Gabriel Jesus will no longer be at the club from January 2017. The chance of continuing at Palmeiras for six more months to play in the Libertadores has been ruled out. The request for a player with similar characteristics to the 19-year-old was made by the technical committee of Palmeiras in the middle of this year. The main objective of the board at the time, however, was to maintain the squad for the season.
In the last transfer window, the club could prevent the sales of three players who were considered starters. Defender Vitor Hugo had a proposal from Fiorentina, while attackers Róger Guedes and Dudu had refused offers from Spartak Moscow and China. Now, with the players kept, the board tries to move ahead of rivals, with the power of conviction that Palmeiras are a structured club with title chances. According to Mattos, Palmeiras are currently the first choice of most players in Brazilian football. This does not mean, however, that it will be easy to find a suitable substitute for Gabriel Jesus. Mattos said: "Replacing a player who, at 19, is a starter for the Brazilian national team, it's an arduous task not just for Palmeiras, I think for any club in the world."Palmeiras have good reasons to believe in the qualification for the 2017 continental competition, but it wouldn't open the chance of keeping young striker Gabriel Jesus, who will be presented in January at Manchester CityPalmeiras' planning for next season is underway, and the board has already moved in search of reinforcements. The search is mainly for a replacement for striker Gabriel Jesus. Negotiated in August with Manchester City for €32.75 million, Gabriel Jesus will no longer be at the club from January 2017. The chance of continuing at Palmeiras for six more months to play in the Libertadores has been ruled out. The request for a player with similar characteristics to the 19-year-old was made by the technical committee of Palmeiras in the middle of this year. The main objective of the board at the time, however, was to maintain the squad for the season
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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:41:39 +0000
<![CDATA[PSG and Napoli make €13 million bid to sign Rodrigo Caio in January]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84236_psg_and_napoli_make____13_million_bid_to_sign_rodrigo_caio_in_january.html 

The possibility of São Paulo losing their defender Rodrigo Caio continues despite the end of the international transfer window.
Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola claims to have found from a club representative that French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Italian club Napoli have both made an offer of €13 million. A portion of the fee would be paid as soon as the deal is closed, and Rodrigo Caio will transfer only in January. São Paulo has to give an answer in the coming days as both Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli want to complete a deal quickly. São Paulo would also be able to keep a small share of player's economic rights, eyeing a future sale. Tricolor currently owns 80% of rights, 10% belongs to the player himself and the rest is with a businessman. The resignation of Gustavo Vieira de Oliveira, who was chief executive until last month, can help in the settlement. It was he who vetoed the sale of Rodrigo Caio during the last transfer window when PSG, Sevilla and Hamburg had made offers.
Rodrigo Caio has not yet been informed about new negotiations and expects a wage increase from president Leco, if he remains at the Morumbi. He earns around €39,000 per month, which is much less than Maicon, Michel Bastos, Wesley, Buffarini and Diego Lugano. If Rodrigo Caio had been released to Sevilla, he would've earned monthly wages of approximately €140,000.

The possibility of São Paulo losing their defender Rodrigo Caio continues despite the end of the international transfer window.

Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola claims to have found from a club representative that French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Italian club Napoli have both made an offer of €13 million. A portion of the fee would be paid as soon as the deal is closed, and Rodrigo Caio will transfer only in January. São Paulo has to give an answer in the coming days as both Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli want to complete a deal quickly. São Paulo would also be able to keep a small share of player's economic rights, eyeing a future sale. Tricolor currently owns 80% of rights, 10% belongs to the player himself and the rest is with a businessman. The resignation of Gustavo Vieira de Oliveira, who was chief executive until last month, can help in the settlement. It was he who vetoed the sale of Rodrigo Caio during the last transfer window when PSG, Sevilla and Hamburg had made offers.

Rodrigo Caio has not yet been informed about new negotiations and expects a wage increase from president Leco, if he remains at the Morumbi. He earns around €39,000 per month, which is much less than Maicon, Michel Bastos, Wesley, Buffarini and Diego Lugano. If Rodrigo Caio had been released to Sevilla, he would've earned monthly wages of approximately €140,000.

 

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<![CDATA[David Luiz reveals why he gave shirt to special fan]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84230_david_luiz_reveals_why_he_gave_shirt_to_special_fan.htmlChelsea defender David Luiz has revealed the reason that he singled out a fan after the Blues’ 4-2 extra time EFL Cup win over Leicester City on Tuesday, to hand him his shirt. Luiz and his teammates overturned a two goal deficit, to defeat the Premier League champions 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.

As the players celebrated at full-time, the Brazilian defender identified a travelling Blues fan and handed him his shirt. Luiz took to his Instagram account to explain, “Great comeback lads! But I really want to say thank you, for this little boy in the pic.


“First time I saw him, he was running from the stadium until my hotel to say hello to me 5 years ago and many others until my home! He always was so respectful with me and many times he just want to say "congrats for the game and good night.”


Luiz added: 'I saw one guy running, screaming my name and telling me to wait, and when I saw the little boy, now so big, making the same action just to say to me "we support you and the team David! I just said thanks God, for giving me this job and opportunities to meet people like this little boy, now a big guy.”

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<![CDATA[Casemiro doubt for Brazil World Cup qualifiers with broken leg]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84229_casemiro_doubt_for_brazil_world_cup_qualifiers_with_broken_leg.htmlReal Madrid midfielder Casemiro is a doubt for Brazil’s October World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Venezuela. The defensive midfielder, who has established himself as first choice ahead of Luiz Gustavo in the last year, was forced off of Real’s 3-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday.

Madrid have confirmed that the player broke a bone in his leg, but the injury is not expected to be too serious. Whilst the La Liga side refuse to put an exact timeframe to the injury, but La Marca suggests he could be sidelined for three weeks.


This would almost certainly mean he is unavailable for Brazil’s World Cup qualifier double header against Bolivia in Natal on 6th October and Venezuela in Mérida on 11th. It remains to be seen whether Tite calls up a replacement, he has already been forced to call for Taíson after injury to Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa.

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<![CDATA[Santos have prepared a list of players to sign for the 2017 season]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84228_santos_have_prepared_a_list_of_players_to_sign_for_the_2017_season.html 

The board of Santos has been working for reinforcements for next season, but the arrival of renowned players should only happen if the club can qualify for the Copa Libertadores.
Santos have a list of players in mind, and have already talked to some of them, but negotiations with more expensive players should only proceed after the end of the Brazilian Championship, in December this year. Geuvânio, who came through Santos and now playing in Chinese football, is on the list of most significant reinforcements. The idea of ​​the board of Santos is to bring the player on loan, but if the team cannot qualify for the Libertadores, then his name will be discarded. Santa Cruz striker Keno is another well regarded name to strengthen Santos in 2017. The player had signed a pre-contract with the Pernambucano side, who came to announce the signing for three seasons. Keno belongs to São José-RS and can even be free in January. Even so, Santos haven't ruled out solving the issue and investing in the player. The 27-year-old striker has seven goals and seven assists in the Brazilian Championship. Two goals were scored against Santos, last Sunday at the Pacaembu.
Santos are also targeting Alejandro Guerra, Borja and Ibargüen, all from Atlético Nacional of Colombia. The defender Alex, Brazilian champion in 2002 with Santos and without a club after terminating his contract with Milan, is still on the agenda. But the signing of defender depends on the player's recovery from a knee problem. If the club cannot enter the Libertadores, then they already have at hand a more modest list of players, like Luisinho of Bahia, Luidy from CRB, and Felipe Garcia from Brasil de Pelotas. All have been observed by the technical committee members and Santos board.

The board of Santos has been working for reinforcements for next season, but the arrival of renowned players should only happen if the club can qualify for the Copa Libertadores.

Santos have a list of players in mind, and have already talked to some of them, but negotiations with more expensive players should only proceed after the end of the Brazilian Championship, in December this year. Geuvânio, who came through Santos and now playing in Chinese football, is on the list of most significant reinforcements. The idea of ​​the board of Santos is to bring the player on loan, but if the team cannot qualify for the Libertadores, then his name will be discarded. Santa Cruz striker Keno is another well regarded name to strengthen Santos in 2017. The player had signed a pre-contract with the Pernambucano side, who came to announce the signing for three seasons. Keno belongs to São José-RS and can even be free in January. Even so, Santos haven't ruled out solving the issue and investing in the player. The 27-year-old striker has seven goals and seven assists in the Brazilian Championship. Two goals were scored against Santos, last Sunday at the Pacaembu.

Santos are also targeting Alejandro Guerra, Borja and Ibargüen, all from Atlético Nacional of Colombia. The defender Alex, Brazilian champion in 2002 with Santos and without a club after terminating his contract with Milan, is still on the agenda. But the signing of defender depends on the player's recovery from a knee problem. If the club cannot enter the Libertadores, then they already have at hand a more modest list of players, like Luisinho of Bahia, Luidy from CRB, and Felipe Garcia from Brasil de Pelotas. All have been observed by the technical committee members and Santos board.

 

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<![CDATA[Gabigol reveals talks with Coutinho before joining Inter, and runs away from comparisons with Ronaldo]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84227_gabigol_reveals_talks_with_coutinho_before_joining_inter__and_runs_away_from_comparisons_with_ronaldo.html 

Presented on the birthday of Brazil and Inter Milan legend Ronaldo, 20-year-old striker Gabigol was reminded about O Fenômeno's time at the club.
Gabigol heard the name of Ronaldo several times on Thursday, but he ran away from any comparison with the importance that the legendary striker has at the club. Gabigol said that he's not the main player of the squad and expressed his happiness in joining the "biggest team in Italy." He said: "I don't like comparisons. I'm Gabriel and I want to make my story in this great team. It's a great team, have a great crowd, and I know the great investment they made for me, so I want to make my story and don't want to be compared with anyone."
The name of Ronaldo was quoted even before Gabigol came to the stage. CEO of Inter's sponsor, Marco Tronchetti Provera said: "It's a special day. The last Brazilian I presented was Ronaldo. So there's no pressure, Gabriel!"
Ronaldo was not the only Brazilian mentioned during the presentation. Júlio César, Maicon and Lúcio, a part of the treple winning squad in the 2009-10 season, were also cited. Gabigol added: "Of course they had a great spell, but it's another era, another story. They're idols, mine too. What Gabriel can do is to honour Inter's shirt. Like Zanetti did, always killed it on the field, he gave everything until the last minute. Of course I want to win titles, I want to score goals, but with my teammates. I'm not the main player of the team, we have other great players. I hope to make history with Icardi, with Miranda, with Felipe Melo."
Gabigol then talked about his decision to choose Inter Milan, and revealed that he turned down an astronomical offer from China. He said: "Inter has always been my first choice. There were great teams behind me, which made me very happy, but when we spoke with Inter, we understood the new project. I really want to help and also learn. Want to take Inter, along with my teammates, to the Serie A title and return to the Champions League. I talked a lot with Coutinho and Miranda in the Seleção before coming here, they spoke highly of the group. I learned that Ronaldo wished me good luck, the message came to me. I'm really looking forward to the debut and I hope it happens soon."
"We had a Chinese offer, with an astronomical money, but I wanted to play in a great team and I'm at the biggest team in Italy. Sunday I was in the stadium and I was impressed with the crowd. Inter have great attackers. We have Éder, there's Icardi who's our biggest idol. No wonder he's our top scorer. I hope to work with all, play with Mauro and help him become the top scorer."

Presented on the birthday of Brazil and Inter Milan legend Ronaldo, 20-year-old striker Gabigol was reminded about O Fenômeno's time at the club.

Gabigol heard the name of Ronaldo several times on Thursday, but he ran away from any comparison with the importance that the legendary striker has at the club. Gabigol said that he's not the main player of the squad and expressed his happiness in joining the "biggest team in Italy." He said: "I don't like comparisons. I'm Gabriel and I want to make my story in this great team. It's a great team, have a great crowd, and I know the great investment they made for me, so I want to make my story and don't want to be compared with anyone."

The name of Ronaldo was quoted even before Gabigol came to the stage. CEO of Inter's sponsor, Marco Tronchetti Provera said: "It's a special day. The last Brazilian I presented was Ronaldo. So there's no pressure, Gabriel!"

Ronaldo was not the only Brazilian mentioned during the presentation. Júlio César, Maicon and Lúcio, a part of the treple winning squad in the 2009-10 season, were also cited. Gabigol added: "Of course they had a great spell, but it's another era, another story. They're idols, mine too. What Gabriel can do is to honour Inter's shirt. Like Zanetti did, always killed it on the field, he gave everything until the last minute. Of course I want to win titles, I want to score goals, but with my teammates. I'm not the main player of the team, we have other great players. I hope to make history with Icardi, with Miranda, with Felipe Melo."

Gabigol then talked about his decision to choose Inter Milan, and revealed that he turned down an astronomical offer from China. He said: "Inter has always been my first choice. There were great teams behind me, which made me very happy, but when we spoke with Inter, we understood the new project. I really want to help and also learn. Want to take Inter, along with my teammates, to the Serie A title and return to the Champions League. I talked a lot with Coutinho and Miranda in the Seleção before coming here, they spoke highly of the group. I learned that Ronaldo wished me good luck, the message came to me. I'm really looking forward to the debut and I hope it happens soon."

"We had a Chinese offer, with an astronomical money, but I wanted to play in a great team and I'm at the biggest team in Italy. Sunday I was in the stadium and I was impressed with the crowd. Inter have great attackers. We have Éder, there's Icardi who's our biggest idol. No wonder he's our top scorer. I hope to work with all, play with Mauro and help him become the top scorer."

 

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<![CDATA[Thiago Maia does extra work in training to improve performances]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84226_thiago_maia_does_extra_work_in_training_to_improve_performances.html 

On the evening of Wednesday, midfielder Thiago Maia showed that the extra work done at Santos has had a positive effect.
In the game against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro, where Santos sealed qualification to the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil, Thiago Maia showed improvement in his performances on the field. When asked if he feels physically inferior to the group at Santos, the player said yes. He said: "I think so [feel physically inferior to the others]. There's a good side and also a bad side of being in the national team. The good side is to go and play. The downside is to be on the bench, because we don't train, and it's a game behind the others. Now I'm recovering my physical and technical part. In my vision, I could make a good game [against Vasco]."
He added: "In every practice, I'm doing a job aside, physical work with Celso, with Marquinho. I needed it. I was very upset because I knew that I needed to improve on the field. Thank God I was able to do well against Vasco."

On the evening of Wednesday, midfielder Thiago Maia showed that the extra work done at Santos has had a positive effect.

In the game against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro, where Santos sealed qualification to the quarterfinals of the Copa do Brasil, Thiago Maia showed improvement in his performances on the field. When asked if he feels physically inferior to the group at Santos, the player said yes. He said: "I think so [feel physically inferior to the others]. There's a good side and also a bad side of being in the national team. The good side is to go and play. The downside is to be on the bench, because we don't train, and it's a game behind the others. Now I'm recovering my physical and technical part. In my vision, I could make a good game [against Vasco]."

He added: "In every practice, I'm doing a job aside, physical work with Celso, with Marquinho. I needed it. I was very upset because I knew that I needed to improve on the field. Thank God I was able to do well against Vasco."

 

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<![CDATA[Paris Saint-Germain wanted Diego Costa from Chelsea in exchange for David Luiz]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84225_paris_saint-germain_wanted_diego_costa_from_chelsea_in_exchange_for_david_luiz.html 

Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa reportedly came close to be replaced by defender David Luiz.
The return of David Luiz to Chelsea was one of the most unexpected transfers of the summer market, but the deal between Paris Saint-Germain and the Premier League side could have been even bigger. According to the information from the magazine France Football and the Spanish media, PSG wanted Diego Costa to be the replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimović, who went to Manchester United, but it was the striker himself who said "no" to the French club. Diego Costa would have hit the foot to continue at Chelsea while unable to return to Atlético Madrid and had the support of Antonio Conte to convince owner Roman Abramovich to continue with the player. The coach was the one who convinced the owner of the club that the striker is essential to his tactical scheme.

Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa reportedly came close to be replaced by defender David Luiz.

The return of David Luiz to Chelsea was one of the most unexpected transfers of the summer market, but the deal between Paris Saint-Germain and the Premier League side could have been even bigger. According to the information from the magazine France Football and the Spanish media, PSG wanted Diego Costa to be the replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimović, who went to Manchester United, but it was the striker himself who said "no" to the French club. Diego Costa would have hit the foot to continue at Chelsea while unable to return to Atlético Madrid and had the support of Antonio Conte to convince owner Roman Abramovich to continue with the player. The coach was the one who convinced the owner of the club that the striker is essential to his tactical scheme.

 

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<![CDATA[President of Santos and Wagner Ribeiro should meet next week to discuss contract renewal of Lucas Lima]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84224_president_of_santos_and_wagner_ribeiro_should_meet_next_week_to_discuss_contract_renewal_of_lucas_lima.html 

Modesto Roma Júnior, president of Santos, and Wagner Ribeiro, representative of Lucas Lima, should meet next week to discuss the contract renewal of the playmaker.
According to the information from UOL Esporte, to close the agreement, the agent requested an exit clause of €15 million in the new contract. This means that, if a club pays that amount for the share of Santos, then the club's board is required to release the player. In the case of striker Gabigol, who was sold to Inter Milan, the exit clause was €18 million. Santos heard the proposal but the amount was deemed low. A new figure will be discussed at the next meeting. In the assessment of the player's entourage, Modesto should accept a figure between €20 million and €25 million as exit clause, an amount considered high by Lucas Lima's representative. The two sides believe that an agreement would be reached, and the new commitment is expected to be valid until the end of August 2019.
The new distribution of economic rights of Lucas is not set. Currently, Doyen Sports has 80%, Santos has 10% and the remaining 10% is with Édson Khodor, who still has a contract as the player's agent, even though it's Wagner Ribeiro who currently manages the negotiations. For Santos, more important than the division of rights and the new release clause is the value of the exit clause. It should be Santos who will end up defining how much the club receives from a possible sale. Lucas Lima's entourage believes that the playmaker can be sold in the transfer window to Europe in the middle of next year.

Modesto Roma Júnior, president of Santos, and Wagner Ribeiro, representative of Lucas Lima, should meet next week to discuss the contract renewal of the playmaker.

According to the information from UOL Esporte, to close the agreement, the agent requested an exit clause of €15 million in the new contract. This means that, if a club pays that amount for the share of Santos, then the club's board is required to release the player. In the case of striker Gabigol, who was sold to Inter Milan, the exit clause was €18 million. Santos heard the proposal but the amount was deemed low. A new figure will be discussed at the next meeting. In the assessment of the player's entourage, Modesto should accept a figure between €20 million and €25 million as exit clause, an amount considered high by Lucas Lima's representative. The two sides believe that an agreement would be reached, and the new commitment is expected to be valid until the end of August 2019.

The new distribution of economic rights of Lucas is not set. Currently, Doyen Sports has 80%, Santos has 10% and the remaining 10% is with Édson Khodor, who still has a contract as the player's agent, even though it's Wagner Ribeiro who currently manages the negotiations. For Santos, more important than the division of rights and the new release clause is the value of the exit clause. It should be Santos who will end up defining how much the club receives from a possible sale. Lucas Lima's entourage believes that the playmaker can be sold in the transfer window to Europe in the middle of next year.

 

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<![CDATA[Gabriel Jesus says Guardiola vital for City move]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84220_gabriel_jesus_says_guardiola_vital_for_city_move.htmlGabriel Jesús says that Pep Guardiola was a key factor in his decision to join Manchester City from Palmeiras. The 19 year old has been loaned back to the São Paulo club until the Brasileirão season concludes in December.

Gabriel completed a transfer worth in the region of £32m to join the current Premier League leaders and he suggests that the presence of ex Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola was a huge factor in his decision to join City ahead of other top European suitors.

“It was a difficult decision, but in the end my desire to improve won. The presence of Guardiola as coach of the City, in addition to being a great club, were very important factors in my final decision. The connection Guardiola was very important for my decision.

“It made me realize that I would love to work with him. I do not know him personally, yet. But he made me feel very secure about the project,” Jesús said in an exclusive interview with the Guardian newspaper.

Jesús says that, while he prefers to play to the left of the attack, he will play anywhere for City, “I really prefer to play on the left of the attack. But I want to make it clear that I am willing to play in any position,” he pondered.

“I was prepared to play in attack and help defensively because good marking and fighting can result in a goal for my team. I consider myself a versatile player.” Gabriel Jesús’ Palmeiras currently top the Brasileirão with Jesús joint top of the scoring charts with former City attacker Robinho.

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<![CDATA[Manchester United, City and Arsenal tracking Santos U15 attacker Yuri, who has 40 goals in 28 games this year]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84197_manchester_united__city_and_arsenal_tracking_santos_u15_attacker_yuri__who_has_40_goals_in_28_games_this_year.html 

Yuri is one of the major highlights of the youth team of Santos and has scored 40 goals in 28 games this year.
Dorival Júnior likes to closely monitor the work done in the youth teams of Santos, and U15 attacker Yuri has caught the attention of the coach and a lot of people. The striker, who can play on the flanks and through the middle, is the top scorer of the youth team of Santos. In 2016, the youngster has scored 40 goals in just 28 games. 19 goals in the U15 Paulistão, two in the state U17, eight in the Nike Cup and nine in the Zico Cup [he was also the top-scorer of the competition]. Yuri has earned call ups to the Brazilian U16 national team, and also takes part in U17 Paulistão matches. The good performances during the youth competitions, and especially in the Zico Cup, brought together many scouts from across the world, and attracted the attention of representatives from English clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal. As he's 15 years old, Yuri only has a training contract with Santos, but Santos has no interest in losing the boy and already thinks about offering a professional contract to him.
Giovanni Galvão of BBM Sports, which is the company that takes care of the boy's career, said: "As a representative of the player, we have to hear any kind of interest. Yuri is now seen as one of the best strikers in the youth categories of Brazil, and this is why he's drawn the attention of the best clubs in the world. But we do not think, for now, about any change."
Besides Yuri, goalkeeper Breno, defender Kaique, right-back Sandro, midfielder Victor Yan, midfielder Lucas Lourenço and forward Rodrygo are also considered as some of the best talents in the club's youth system, and were called up to the U15 national side recently.

Yuri is one of the major highlights of the youth team of Santos and has scored 40 goals in 28 games this year.

Dorival Júnior likes to closely monitor the work done in the youth teams of Santos, and U15 attacker Yuri has caught the attention of the coach and a lot of people. The striker, who can play on the flanks and through the middle, is the top scorer of the youth team of Santos. In 2016, the youngster has scored 40 goals in just 28 games. 19 goals in the U15 Paulistão, two in the state U17, eight in the Nike Cup and nine in the Zico Cup [he was also the top-scorer of the competition]. Yuri has earned call ups to the Brazilian U16 national team, and also takes part in U17 Paulistão matches. The good performances during the youth competitions, and especially in the Zico Cup, brought together many scouts from across the world, and attracted the attention of representatives from English clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal. As he's 15 years old, Yuri only has a training contract with Santos, but Santos has no interest in losing the boy and already thinks about offering a professional contract to him.

Giovanni Galvão of BBM Sports, which is the company that takes care of the boy's career, said: "As a representative of the player, we have to hear any kind of interest. Yuri is now seen as one of the best strikers in the youth categories of Brazil, and this is why he's drawn the attention of the best clubs in the world. But we do not think, for now, about any change."

Besides Yuri, goalkeeper Breno, defender Kaique, right-back Sandro, midfielder Victor Yan, midfielder Lucas Lourenço and forward Rodrygo are also considered as some of the best talents in the club's youth system, and were called up to the U15 national side recently.

 

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<![CDATA[Douglas refused to sign the documents, but was forced to leave Barcelona and join Sporting Gijón]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84195_douglas_refused_to_sign_the_documents__but_was_forced_to_leave_barcelona_and_join_sporting_gijon.html 

The loan transfer of Brazilian right-back Douglas to Sporting Gijón may have seemed to have been so friendly behind the scenes at Barcelona.
But according to the information disclosed by Catalan newspaper SPORT, Douglas refused to leave Barcelona, who used lawyers to resolve the situation. Once they reached a total agreement with Sporting Gijón, Barça called Douglas to the club's offices to sign the papers. The player, however, refused to sign the agreement, and also refused to leave the club's offices.. According to the Catalan publication, the Brazilian did not care to go to another club and was very disappointed with the idea of ​​having to leave the Camp Nou. The club's lawyers then intervened to convince the right-back to leave the offices. The Brazilian may have realized that he was acting wrongly in the situation, then signed the papers and agreed to begin a new experience in Spanish football. Note that, according to newspapers of Spain, Douglas was close to being announced by Cruzeiro in June this year, but refused to leave the Camp Nou.

The loan transfer of Brazilian right-back Douglas to Sporting Gijón may have seemed to have been so friendly behind the scenes at Barcelona.

But according to the information disclosed by Catalan newspaper SPORT, Douglas refused to leave Barcelona, who used lawyers to resolve the situation. Once they reached a total agreement with Sporting Gijón, Barça called Douglas to the club's offices to sign the papers. The player, however, refused to sign the agreement, and also refused to leave the club's offices. According to the Catalan publication, the Brazilian did not care to go to another club and was very disappointed with the idea of ​​having to leave the Camp Nou. The club's lawyers then intervened to convince the right-back to leave the offices. The Brazilian may have realized that he was acting wrongly in the situation, then signed the papers and agreed to begin a new experience in Spanish football. Note that, according to newspapers of Spain, Douglas was close to being announced by Cruzeiro in June this year, but refused to leave the Camp Nou.

 

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<![CDATA[Tite claims to have had doubts before saying "yes" to Brazil job]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84194_tite_claims_to_have_had_doubts_before_saying__yes__to_brazil_job.html 

On 14th June, Tite traveled to Rio de Janeiro to talk to the Brazilian football federation about coaching the national team, which had just dismissed Dunga.
Despite being taken for granted as the favourite for the role, Tite claims to have had doubts before saying "yes" to Marco Polo Del Nero. The confirmation came a day later. Tite said: "It was so hard I had no conviction after the initial conversation. I had doubts because of the work and the people inside Corinthians, for whom I have respect and admiration. But at the same time, it was a dream of mine and I thought.... 'This is my time. Would there be another possibility after? I'll have a new opportunity?' Coming here [to the headquarters of CBF] and the conversation with president Del Nero were instrumental in the decision. I think I was a bit selfish. I thought, 'let me fulfill my dream and have on my resume that I was coach of Brazil."
Tite, however, does not hide that he hoped to talk with CBF two years ago, in 2014, after the FIFA World Cup. At the time, the coach had left Corinthians and traveled through Europe talking to coaches. The CBF, however, chose to bring Dunga. Tite added: "The moment post-World Cup was very difficult. The moment Dunga took charge was a time of a very difficult transition [of the national team]. I created this expectation [to be chosen], I was frustrated, but for a short time. After that, I did not imagine being invited."

On 14th June, Tite traveled to Rio de Janeiro to talk to the Brazilian football federation about coaching the national team, which had just dismissed Dunga.

Despite being taken for granted as the favourite for the role, Tite claims to have had doubts before saying "yes" to Marco Polo Del Nero. The confirmation came a day later. Tite said: "It was so hard I had no conviction after the initial conversation. I had doubts because of the work and the people inside Corinthians, for whom I have respect and admiration. But at the same time, it was a dream of mine and I thought.... 'This is my time. Would there be another possibility after? I'll have a new opportunity?' Coming here [to the headquarters of CBF] and the conversation with president Del Nero were instrumental in the decision. I think I was a bit selfish. I thought, 'let me fulfill my dream and have on my resume that I was coach of Brazil."

Tite, however, does not hide that he hoped to talk with CBF two years ago, in 2014, after the FIFA World Cup. At the time, the coach had left Corinthians and traveled through Europe talking to coaches. The CBF, however, chose to bring Dunga. Tite added: "The moment post-World Cup was very difficult. The moment Dunga took charge was a time of a very difficult transition [of the national team]. I created this expectation [to be chosen], I was frustrated, but for a short time. After that, I did not imagine being invited."

 

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<![CDATA[Ganso not included in Sevilla's squad for derby against Real Betis]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84193_ganso_not_included_in_sevilla_s_squad_for_derby_against_real_betis.html 

Currently going through the adaptation stage of a new tactical role and suffering from strong competition in the team, Brazilian playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso will miss one of the most important matches of Sevilla this season.
The club released the list of players for the derby against Real Betis, without the presence of Paulo Henrique Ganso. Carriço  and Rami are absent due to injury, while there is no explanation for the exclusion of Timothée Kolodziejczak, Ganso and Ben Yedder. However, the newspaper Diario de Sevilla confirms that the decision was technical. The beginning of the former São Paulo star in Spanish football has been difficult. So far, Sevilla have played eight official games this season, with Sampaoli changing his tactical schemes and line-ups. Ganso has played four games, and three as a starter. Outside the natural difficulty in his adaptation, Ganso has faced strong competition in the midfield sector. Kiyotake and Vitolo began the season well. In addition, Samir Nasri came to the team recently to add to the competition. In a more advanced position, Franco Vázquez has been the preferred choice for Sampaoli.

Currently going through the adaptation stage of a new tactical role and suffering from strong competition in the team, Brazilian playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso will miss one of the most important matches of Sevilla this season.

The club released the list of players for the derby against Real Betis, without the presence of Paulo Henrique Ganso. Carriço  and Rami are absent due to injury, while there is no explanation for the exclusion of Timothée Kolodziejczak, Ganso and Ben Yedder. However, the newspaper Diario de Sevilla confirms that the decision was technical. The beginning of the former São Paulo star in Spanish football has been difficult. So far, Sevilla have played eight official games this season, with Sampaoli changing his tactical schemes and line-ups. Ganso has played four games, and three as a starter. Outside the natural difficulty in his adaptation, Ganso has faced strong competition in the midfield sector. Kiyotake and Vitolo began the season well. In addition, Samir Nasri came to the team recently to add to the competition. In a more advanced position, Franco Vázquez has been the preferred choice for Sampaoli.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:25:25 +0000
<![CDATA[Santos sign 18-year-old forward Richard Luca, who was observed by Barcelona]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84181_santos_sign_18-year-old_forward_richard_luca__who_was_observed_by_barcelona.html 

Forward Richard Luca was considered as one of the biggest talents of Goiás and came to be observed by Barcelona.
Santos have completed the signing of striker Richard Luca for their U20 team. The 18-year-old was highly rated within the club, but did not reach an agreement to renew the bond. The contract with Santos is for three years and Goiás will keep 20% of the economic rights of the player. Richard came to be observed by Barcelona and spent a few days in Spain earlier this year, when he met Brazilian star Neymar. Santos got good reviews about the teenager, who has represented the Brazilian national team at youth level. However, Richard couldn't debut as a professional for Goiás. Santos have been looking for new talents to add to their U20 side, following the underwhelming results recently. Richard Luca said: "I had three official proposals, but Santos was my childhood dream and I'm very happy to have realized that dream. I thank God! I have Neymar as an idol, I hope to write a story here as beautiful as him!"

Forward Richard Luca was considered as one of the biggest talents of Goiás and came to be observed by Barcelona.

Santos have completed the signing of striker Richard Luca for their U20 team. The 18-year-old was highly rated within the club, but did not reach an agreement to renew the bond. The contract with Santos is for three years and Goiás will keep 20% of the economic rights of the player. Richard came to be observed by Barcelona and spent a few days in Spain earlier this year, when he met Brazilian star Neymar. Santos got good reviews about the teenager, who has represented the Brazilian national team at youth level. However, Richard couldn't debut as a professional for Goiás. Santos have been looking for new talents to add to their U20 side, following the underwhelming results recently. Richard Luca said: "I had three official proposals, but Santos was my childhood dream and I'm very happy to have realized that dream. I thank God! I have Neymar as an idol, I hope to write a story here as beautiful as him!"

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:50:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Paris Saint-Germain start talks to extend the contract of Marquinhos]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84180_paris_saint-germain_start_talks_to_extend_the_contract_of_marquinhos.html 

French champions Paris Saint-Germain have opened talks to renew the contract of Brazilian defender Marquinhos, whose current bond is valid until 2019.
According to the information from Brazilian journalist Bruno Andrade, the board of the French club wants to extend the contract of Marquinhos until 2021. The player would receive a significant increase in wages, and the release clause is also expected to be high. The strong interest from Barcelona and the recent departure of David Luiz to Chelsea were the main factors that made PSG to value the 22-year-old. Playing in France since 2013, Marquinhos came close to completing a transfer to Barcelona in April this year. At the time, the young defender had agreed personal terms with the Spanish club, but his club vetoed a deal.
French newspaper L'Équipe reported last week that Barcelona are willing to shell out €60 million to sign Marquinhos. Mundo Deportivo, in turn, claimed that Marquinhos is one of the favorite players of Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, who has informed the club's board about his wish to count on the Brazilian. Marquinhos was excellent for Brazil during the team's successful campaign in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

French champions Paris Saint-Germain have opened talks to renew the contract of Brazilian defender Marquinhos, whose current bond is valid until 2019.

According to the information from Brazilian journalist Bruno Andrade, the board of the French club wants to extend the contract of Marquinhos until 2021. The player would receive a significant increase in wages, and the release clause is also expected to be high. The strong interest from Barcelona and the recent departure of David Luiz to Chelsea were the main factors that made PSG to value the 22-year-old. Playing in France since 2013, Marquinhos came close to completing a transfer to Barcelona in April this year. At the time, the young defender had agreed personal terms with the Spanish club, but his club vetoed a deal.

French newspaper L'Équipe reported last week that Barcelona are willing to shell out €60 million to sign Marquinhos. Mundo Deportivo, in turn, claimed that Marquinhos is one of the favorite players of Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, who has informed the club's board about his wish to count on the Brazilian. Marquinhos was excellent for Brazil during the team's successful campaign in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:47:31 +0000
<![CDATA[Corinthians fan beaten to death with iron bars in Itapevi hours after the derby against Palmeiras]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84179_corinthians_fan_beaten_to_death_with_iron_bars_in_itapevi_hours_after_the_derby_against_palmeiras.html 

A Corinthians supporter was killed in Itapevi, hours after the game between Corinthians and Palmeiras last weekend.
Daniel Veloso was a member of the organized Corinthians fan group Gaviões da Fiel, and according to the Municipal Guard of the city, he was beaten to death with iron bars. The Itapevi Police Station confirmed the death, but said they had no information about those responsible for the crime. Itapevi is about 60 km from the Arena Corinthians, where the match was held. The Police do not have assurances that the murder was due to an ambush of rival fans. According to reports, Daniel Veloso, who was with his girlfriend at the time of the incident, was beaten to death with sticks and iron bars. Daniel even published on Facebook photos and comments about the match last Saturday, which was won [2-0] by Palmeiras.

A Corinthians supporter was killed in Itapevi, hours after the game between Corinthians and Palmeiras last weekend.

Daniel Veloso was a member of the organized Corinthians fan group Gaviões da Fiel, and according to the Municipal Guard of the city, he was beaten to death with iron bars. The Itapevi Police Station confirmed the death, but said they had no information about those responsible for the crime. Itapevi is about 60 km from the Arena Corinthians, where the match was held. The Police do not have assurances that the murder was due to an ambush of rival fans. According to reports, Daniel Veloso, who was with his girlfriend at the time of the incident, was beaten to death with sticks and iron bars. Daniel even published on Facebook photos and comments about the match last Saturday, which was won [2-0] by Palmeiras.

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:46:19 +0000
<![CDATA[Daniel Guedes explains that Santos coach Dorival vetoed his move to Napoli]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84178_daniel_guedes_explains_that_santos_coach_dorival_vetoed_his_move_to_napoli.html 

Santos right-back Daniel Guedes, who's the only player available for the position than Victor Ferraz, had received two proposals in the summer transfer window, but coach Dorival Júnior wanted to keep him at the club.
Even as a reserve to Victor Ferraz, young right-back Daniel Guedes received two official loan proposals recently, from Napoli and Botafogo. Santos, however, rejected the offers following the request of coach Dorival Júnior. The player, who admits that he was eager to know about the football in Italy, is happy for the confidence of the coach. He said: "Really the two proposals existed, but Dorival vetoed. If he did so, it's because he believes so much in me. He trust in my work, and he sees my progress everyday. I think that's important. I will continue working so that he can see this evolution and when he needs, he know that I will be available to do a good job."
Daniel added: "It's natural I've been a little anxious until the outcome of the situation, of course messes a bit with the head. A great team, when a player sees that there's a possibility, he thinks about going to Europe, and then he thinks about the Brazilian national team. Each step is a step. So when there was contact, of course I had this interest to know Italian football, a more tactical football, more fast. But after that, my focus is totally here in Santos."

Santos right-back Daniel Guedes, who's the only player available for the position than Victor Ferraz, had received two proposals in the summer transfer window, but coach Dorival Júnior wanted to keep him at the club.

Even as a reserve to Victor Ferraz, young right-back Daniel Guedes received two official loan proposals recently, from Napoli and Botafogo. Santos, however, rejected the offers following the request of coach Dorival Júnior. The player, who admits that he was eager to know about the football in Italy, is happy for the confidence of the coach. He said: "Really the two proposals existed, but Dorival vetoed. If he did so, it's because he believes so much in me. He trust in my work, and he sees my progress everyday. I think that's important. I will continue working so that he can see this evolution and when he needs, he know that I will be available to do a good job."

Daniel added: "It's natural I've been a little anxious until the outcome of the situation, of course messes a bit with the head. A great team, when a player sees that there's a possibility, he thinks about going to Europe, and then he thinks about the Brazilian national team. Each step is a step. So when there was contact, of course I had this interest to know Italian football, a more tactical football, more fast. But after that, my focus is totally here in Santos."

 

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:43:30 +0000
<![CDATA[Firmino fit for Liverpool’s clash with derby]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84174_firmino_fit_for_liverpool___s_clash_with_derby.htmlLiverpool’s Roberto Firmino has been declared fit for the Reds’ EFL Cup tie against Derby County this evening. The Brazilian was spared from Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night due to a minor knock, but boss Jurgen Klopp insists that the attacker is available this evening.

Firmino was recalled into the Brazil squad for October qualifiers against Bolivia and Venezuela on Friday and his swift recovery will come as a relief to Seleção boss Tite. Klopp insisted on Friday that the injury was not too serious.

“Roberto is in training. The medical department told me he could have played against Chelsea but I heard the word risk too often so I decided no. I was very happy that it worked out OK. They told me if I gave him three days he would be perfect so today is the fourth day.”

Whether Firmino is selected remains to be seen, as most Premier League club tend to rotate their starting line ups for the competition. However, Liverpool, last year’s finalists, are not participating in European competition this season, so may be inclined to go with a strong team.

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:44:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Coutinho opens up on Klopp’s pressing demands]]>http://www.sambafoot.com/en/news/84173_coutinho_opens_up_on_klopp___s_pressing_demands.htmlLiverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho has opened up about Jurgen Klopp’s pressing demands, in an interview with ESPN Brazil immediately after the Reds’ 2-1 win over Chelsea on Friday, Coutinho insisted that pressuring opponents is a big part of Klopp’s training sessions.

“We try to press a lot. We are a team that plays pressing high. We work it a lot during the week. This is something that the coach asks and demands of us. Of course, we did well. We were superior and deserved to win.”

Coutinho also spoke of his pride of being called for his national team once more for October qualifiers against Bolivia and Venezuela, “It’s always an honour to wear the shirt of the national team. It’s a great pride. The two are important games.

“Of course, we have the goal of being qualified at the end. These are two games that can give us more confidence and we will go there to do our job calm, happy and with confidence. We were there in the locker room and Firmino was very happy. I’m happy for him.”

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http://www.sambafoot.com/datas/pictures/informations/2016-09/home/Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:21:40 +0000