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Brazil manager Tite is fighting for the Copa América – and his job

Neymar is absent through injury but the hosts expect nothing less than glory in the Copa AméricaBy Joshua Law and Tom Sanderson for Yellow & Green FootballThe honeymoon has been over for a long time, but it is worth remembering the admirable speed …

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International men’s football: talking points from the week’s action

Nations League positives for Portugal and even England, dismay for David de Gea and Kosovo’s Euro 2020 qualifying joyThe numbed anticlimax of Sunday’s third-place play-off ensured the lingering impression of England’s Nations League campaign was one of…

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Nike ‘very concerned’ about rape claim against Neymar, which he denies

Sponsor monitors situation as player claims extortionPSG and Brazil star facing second police investigation Nike is “very concerned” about a rape accusation against the Brazil forward, Neymar, raising questions about its sponsorship of one of the sport…

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Brazil’s Neymar ruled out of Copa América with ankle injury

Forward suffers injury in friendly against QatarBrazil hosting tournament starting on 14 JuneThe Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the Copa América with an ankle ligament injury. The 27-year-old suffered the setback in the first half of the S…

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Brazilian football star Neymar accused of raping woman in Paris hotel

The Paris Saint-Germain star denies claims in a police document that he assaulted a woman last monthThe Brazilian footballer Neymar has been accused of raping a woman in a hotel in Paris last month, according to a police document in Brazil.The player’s…

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Every Scot should exult in beating Brazil. Thank God for our women | Kevin McKenna

There are those who carp that the historic victory was achieved by female footballers. More fool themThe result that Scottish football supporters have fantasised about for more than a century became reality last week: Scotland 1, Brazil 0. The match to…

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Chapecoense plane crash survivor dies after suffering heart attack on pitch

• Rafael Henzel fell ill after playing football with friends• Brazilian club says he was ‘a symbol of club’s reconstruction’A journalist who was one of the six survivors of the Chapecoense football team air crash has died after a heart attack. Related:…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Denmark and Norway claim thrilling 3-3 draws

• Switzerland 3-3 Denmark; Norway 3-3 Sweden• Gabriel Jesus scores twice in Brazil friendlyDenmark launched a stunning late comeback against Switzerland to draw their opening qualifying match for Euro 2020.Remo Freuler, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka …

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England v Brazil: SheBelieves Cup – live!

SheBelieves Cup updates from the 9pm GMT kick-offWorld Cup: all you need to know with 100 days to goEmail Bryan here or tweet him here with your thoughts 8.16pm GMT Hello and welcome to Talen Energy Stadium in scenic Chester for England’s opening match…

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PSG’s long and sometimes successful relationship with Brazilian footballers

Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Dani Alves and Neymar are just the latest Brazilian players to have found a home in ParisBy Craig McCracken for Beyond The Last ManThe build-up to PSG’s tie against Manchester United in the Champions League has centred around …

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PSG’s long and sometimes successful relationship with Brazilian footballers

Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Dani Alves and Neymar are just the latest Brazilian players to have found a home in ParisBy Craig McCracken for Beyond The Last ManThe build-up to PSG’s tie against Manchester United in the Champions League has centred around …

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Rio declares three days of mourning after fire kills 10 teenage footballers

Flamengo president says it is ‘the worst tragedy to happen to the club in its 123 years’Rio de Janeiro has declared three days of mourning as investigators seek to determine the cause of the fire that killed 10 teenage footballers at the training centr…

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UFC’s Polyana Viana says mugging ended in predictable and bloody fashion

Strawweight says alleged attacker needed medical attention‘He took the punches very quickly, I think he was scared’The population of Rio de Janeiro is just over 6 million. On Saturday night, an alleged mugger managed to pick out a UFC fighter among tho…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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Neymar needs scan before facing Liverpool after injury scare for Brazil

• PSG forward limps out of Brazil’s friendly win over Cameroon• Doctor says initial diagnosis is groin injury not a serious oneBrazil forward Neymar limped out of their 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon on Tuesday but the team doctor calmed fears by sayin…

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Neymar’s penalty gives Brazil win over Uruguay in lacklustre friendly

It is nights like these that offer a reminder of why the Nations League was invented. Twenty four hours after Croatia and Spain served up a classic in Zagreb, two countries that have been crowned world champions on seven different occasions between the…

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‘Pure lies’: an exclusive look at Kaiser! The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football – video

For 26 years, Carlos Kaiser was one of the most famous footballers in Brazil – even though he had zero intention of ever kicking a ball.The story of his stunning fraud has now been told in the film Kaiser! The Greatest Footballer Never t…

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Miranda edges Brazil past Argentina while Belgium and Holland draw

• Goal in stoppage time settles South American derby• Arnaut Groeneveld equalises for Holland in BrusselsA stoppage-time goal from Miranda gave Brazil a 1-0 victory over Argentina in a foul-strewn friendly in Saudi Arabia. The central defender beat the…

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France v Germany, Brazil v Argentina and more: international football – live!

Nations League and friendly updates from Tuesday’s gamesFollow Republic of Ireland v Wales: Nations League – live!Six of the best England performances since Euro 96And feel free to email Ben or tweet @benfisherj 6.58pm BST Henrikh Mkhitaryan capped an …