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“He Only Has One Skill” – Pelé Launches Astonishing Attack On Leo Messi

It appears as though Brazilian great Pelé isn’t the biggest fan of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The legendary striker and three-time World Cup winner hit out at comparisons between himself and Messi claiming that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner only has “one skill” and that he was a much better all-around player than the Argentine. “How can you make a comparison between a …

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GUI Select Brazill And Gleeson To Play Nassau Invitational

The Golfing Union of Ireland has selected Robert Brazill (Naas) and Alex Gleeson (Castle) to compete at the Nassau Invitational in New York from 5-7 October. West of Ireland champion Brazill will link up with Gleeson, the player he beat in the final of the West, for the trip to the States. Gleeson won the Bridgestone Order of Merit in 2018 and …

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PSG’s Neymar Smart To Protect Himself From Injury – Klopp

Klopp insisted Neymar wasn’t fully fit in Russia after breaking a bone in his foot in February that forced him to miss the rest of the club season with the French giants before the World Cup. However, the world’s most expensive player earned few plaudits for his performances and became a figure of fun for his constant feigning of injury …

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Brazilian Great Ronaldo Buys 51 Percent Of Real Valladolid

Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo has taken control of Real Valladolid after buying 51 percent of the La Liga club’s shares, it was announced on Monday.  At a press conference held in the city’s town hall, Valladolid president Carlos Suarez said: “Today is a starting point. Ronaldo personally acquires 51 percent of the shares of Real Valladolid.” “He is an idol …

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Former Brazil Football Boss Jailed Over FIFA Corruption Scandal

A US federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Jose Maria Marin, the 86-year-old former head of the Brazilian football federation, to four years in an American prison over the massive FIFA corruption scandal. Marin was found guilty on December 22 in connection with nearly $6.6 million in bribes from sports marketing companies in exchange for contracts to broadcast major tournaments like …

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Neymar Blames “Inner-Child” Following Play Acting Criticism

Neymar has tackled critics who derided his play-acting at the World Cup, admitting he “overreacts” and blaming his “brat” like behaviour on his inner child. The Brazilian superstar was widely lambasted in Russia for his theatrical reactions to challenges which often left the world’s most expensive footballer wincing and rolling on the ground. “Boot studs on the shins, kick in …

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PSG’s Neymar Responds To Real Madrid Transfer Speculation

Brazil's forward Neymar leaves his team's hotel in Kazan on July 7, 2018, a day after the five-time champions crashed out of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazilian superstar Neymar on Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. “I’m staying, I’m staying in Paris, I have a contract,” Neymar told reporters at an auction to raise money for his charitable foundation in Sao Paulo. Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive footballer last year after moving …

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World Cup 2018: Our Best XI From The Quarter Finals

Eight became four this week as Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all bade farewell to the 2018 World Cup. Belgium, France, England and Croatia all sailed through the semi-finals, ensuring that it would be an all-European last four in the battle to take home the trophy. As has been the case throughout the competition, a number of players stood out …

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Neymar Breaks His Silence On Brazil’s World Cup Exit

TOPSHOT - Brazil's forward Neymar leaves his team's hotel in Kazan on July 7, 2018, a day after the five-time champions crashed out of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazilian forward Neymar has responded to the Selecao’s World Cup quarter-final exit on Friday night. The South American giants were sent packing by Belgium in Kazan in the last eight encounter, the 2-1 score condemning Tite’s side to an early exit from the competition. Neymar, seen as Brazil’s mani hope but also a target of much criticism due to his …

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De Bruyne Switch Proved Decisive In Belgium’s Stunning Victory Over Brazil

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 6, 2018: Belgium's Kevin de Bruyne celebrates his team's victory in a Knockout Stage quarterfinal football match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena at FIFA World Cup Russia 2018; Belgium won 2-1. Sergei Savostyanov/TASS (Photo by Sergei SavostyanovTASS via Getty Images)

A tactical change proved decisive as Kevin De Bruyne hit the winner that sent five-time champions Brazil sensationally crashing out on Wednesday and kept underdogs Belgium’s World Cup hopes alive. As Brazil became the last South American country to exit the tournament before the semi-finals, Roberto Martinez’s Belgium ended a 32-year wait to reach the final four. The Red Devils …

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Brilliant Belgium Stun Favourites Brazil To Reach World Cup Semi-Final

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 06:Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium celebrates after he scores his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Winner Game 53 and Winner Game 54 at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Belgium turned in a powerful performance in Kazan on Friday night to dump favourites Brazil out of the World Cup. Following France’s defeat of Uruguay in Friday’s earlier quarter-final clash, Belgium made it a European double by seeing off the challenge of the Selecao with a 2-1 victory. A frantic opening suggested that an early goal was likely – and so …

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Brazil And Belgium Name Starting Lineups For World Cup Quarter-Final

TOPSHOT - Brazil's forward Neymar eyes the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil and Belgium face off in Friday’s second World Cup quarter-final for the right to face France in the last four of the competition. Tite’s favourites are looking to reach the semi-finals of the tournament for the second time in succession, while the Red Devils are looking to go one further than their quarter-final exit in 2014. To Brazil first, …

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Barcelona In Talks To Sign Chelsea Forward Willian

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Willian of Chelsea celebrates scoring the first goal during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on February 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Barcelona remain in negotiations with Chelsea over a possible move for forward Willian, having missed out on Antoine Griezmann. Multiple reports on Tuesday have suggested that, while Barca have already had a bid in excess of £50m rejected for the Brazilian international, Chelsea are open to a deal at the right price. BREAKING: Sky sources: @ChelseaFC and @FCBarcelona continuing talks over …

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Real Madrid Deny That They Made Neymar Bid

Real Madrid have dismissed reports of a $360-million bid for Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar as ‘absolutely untrue’. The colossal transfer claim was made by Spain’s public television station TVE on Monday evening and, of course, it was met with a shocked reaction from the world of football. Real were quick to knock it down, saying in a statement they had not …

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