• Neymar: There’s only one Ballon d’Or winner and it’s Messi, not Ronaldo

    Neymar: There’s only one Ballon d’Or winner and it’s Messi, not Ronaldo

    Neymar believes his Barcelona team-mate and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi should receive France Football’s 2016 prize.

    Lionel Messi and not Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d’Or, according to Barcelona star Neymar.

    Ronaldo is the overwhelming favourite to win France Football’s 2016 Ballon d’Or prize, which is announced next week, after helping Madrid win last season’s Champions League.

    He also guided Portugal to their Euro 2016 triumph as he ended the 2015-16 campaign with 51 goals in all competitions for […]

  • Coutinho names three Barcelona players better than Ronaldo

    Coutinho names three Barcelona players better than Ronaldo

    The Liverpool ace, who has been to Barcelona, talked up his trio of prospective future team-mates in their race to be crowned this year’s best player.

    Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho did his transfer links to Barcelona no harm by tipping Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar for the 2016 Ballon d’Or – snubbing Cristiano Ronaldo in the process.

    The Brazilian has truly come of age this season, firing the Reds to Premier League title contention before suffering an untimely injury […]

  • Neymar has been involved in a traffic accident ahead of his side’s La Liga game with Real Sociedad

    Neymar has been involved in a traffic accident ahead of his side’s La Liga game with Real Sociedad

    The Brazilian attacker was on the way to the training ground to join up with his team-mates when he dented his sportscar.

    Barcelona forward Neymar has been involved in a traffic accident ahead of his side’s La Liga game with Real Sociedad.

    The 24-year-old was travelling towards Ciutat Esportiva to meet up with his teammates, but crashed his Ferrari 458 Spider en route.

    Spanish channel TV3 confirmed that Neymar did not suffer any serious injuries in the incident, and should be fit to […]

  • Neymar’s family maintains innocence on corruption charges

    Neymar’s family maintains innocence on corruption charges

    Neymar’s father company, NN Consultoria, has responded to the latest attempt by Spanish prosecutors, to jail the Barcelona forward and insist they will be cleared of any wrongdoing.

    The authorities want a two-year prison sentence and €10 million fine for the Brazil forward, as well as jail terms for his parents, for alleged corruption involved in his transfer to Barcelona from Santos in 2013.

    An investment group, DIS, which owned 40% of Neymar’s economic rights, claims it received less money than it […]

  • Spanish judge calls for Neymar to be jailed for two years

    Spanish judge calls for Neymar to be jailed for two years

    Spain’s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona star Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the La Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing on Wednesday.

    Judge Jose Perals also called for a five-year sentence for former Barca president Sandro Rosell and a fine of £7.18million for the club, but called for charges against current president Josep Maria Bartomeu to be dropped.

    The case […]

  • Calm down internet! Why Neymar is NOT going to jail

    Calm down internet! Why Neymar is NOT going to jail

    Prosecutors in Spain are requesting a two-year prison sentence, but the footballer’s lack of previous convictions will spare him time behind bars in Barcelona.

    Contrary to the internet’s wild reaction, Barcelona forward Neymar will NOT be going to jail any time soon on corruption charges.

    Yes, prosecutors in Spain are requesting two years jail for the Brazilian footballer but, in reality, he wouldn’t actually spend any time behind bars.

    The reason Neymar won’t go to jail is that is he has no previous […]

  • ‘Messi will help Neymar become the best in the world’

    ‘Messi will help Neymar become the best in the world’

    Former Brazil international Mazinho backed the Barcelona forward to be the world’s best, thanks to the guidance of his team-mate.

    Barcelona star Neymar will be the world’s best player in the near future thanks to Lionel Messi’s help, according to former Brazil international Mazinho.

    Neymar finished third to Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Ballon d’Or in 2015, while he is also on the shortlist this year.

    The 24-year-old guided Brazil to Olympic gold, and his four goals and as many assists in […]

  • The £900 million Messi problem: Barcelona scramble to raise revenue in bid to keep MSN

    The £900 million Messi problem: Barcelona scramble to raise revenue in bid to keep MSN

    The Catalans are hoping to ensure their star remains at Camp Nou until the end of his career, but they have a few obstacles to overcome.

    As talk of Lionel Messi ending his career at boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys continues to grow, Barcelona are hoping to ensure the Argentine sees out the rest of his playing days in Catalunya.

    However, the Spanish side have frozen their plan to offer the Ballon d’Or holder a new contract due to how expensive it […]

  • Neymar could cost Real Madrid €430m, says father

    Neymar could cost Real Madrid €430m, says father

    The Brazil international has no desire to leave Barcelona and would cost any other club a quite remarkable world-record fee if he were to move on.

    Neymar’s father has warned Real Madrid and any other potential suitors that the Barcelona star could cost up to a staggering €430million (£374m).

    The Brazil international’s future was the subject of intense speculation for much of the past year, with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United both claimed by agent Wagner Ribeiro to have launched huge bids […]

  • Brazil 3-0 Argentina: Messi’s men outclassed in convincing home win

    Brazil 3-0 Argentina: Messi’s men outclassed in convincing home win

    Edgardo Bauza’s men were played off the park in Belo Horizonte, and are now in serious danger of missing out on the World Cup.

    Neymar scored a milestone goal as Brazil piled the pressure on Argentina in World Cup qualifying with a 3-0 win on Thursday.

    The Barcelona star netted his 50th international goal, to go with efforts from Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho, in the comfortable win.

    The result heaps the pressure on Argentina, whose winless run in qualifying extended to four matches.

    Edgardo […]

  • Impossible to stop Messi or Neymar – Tite

    Impossible to stop Messi or Neymar – Tite

    Brazil coach Tite reckons no team can ever stop Lionel Messi or Neymar in their tracks as he prepares for the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier against Argentina on Nov. 11.

    Argentina will make the trip to Brazil in hope of climbing back into the qualifying spots after being dropped to sixth place, following FIFA’s decision to forfeit Bolivia’s two matches that pushed Chile into fifth.

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    Despite the prematch talk hovering around stopping Messi, Tite is adamant that he has a game plan […]