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Alisson, Neymar And The Most Expensive XI In Football History

Liverpool broke the bank last week to make Brazilian international Alisson Becker the most expensive goalkeeper of all time. The former Roma man made the switch to Anfield in a deal that could be worth up to £65m, surpassing the record that Gianluigi Buffon had held for 17 years. Indeed, the deal also represents the second position for which Liverpool …

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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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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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Five Things We Learned As Neymar And Brazil Dismiss Lively Mexico

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 02: Neymar (10) of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena Stadium in Samara, Russia on July 02, 2018. (Photo by Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Brazil did the business against Mexico in Samara on Monday to book their place in the World Cup quarter-final for the seventh consecutive tournament. Neymar made himself the centre of attention once again as the PSG forward scored one and made one in the 2-0 win for Tite’s side – but more amateur dramatics continued to leave a bad taste. …

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World Cup 2018: Our Best XI From The Group Stage

TOPSHOT - England's forward Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 24, 2018. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

By now, a number of players have come to the fore and earmarked themselves as potential starts of the 2018 World Cup. 16 teams have fallen by the wayside after an eventful group stage, which counted defending champions Germany among the fallen. Elsewhere, shocks were in precious short supply as most of the biggest hitters dragged themselves kicking and screaming (and …

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Brazil Make Short Work Of Serbia To Ease Into World Cup Last 16

Brazil eased into the World Cup knockout stages after defeating Serbia 2-0 here Wednesday, with superstar Neymar sparkling in a win which sets up a last 16 clash against Mexico. Paulinho put Brazil ahead with a superb dinked finish on 36 minutes before Neymar swung in a cross for Thiago Silva to header the Selecao’s second goal with 22 minutes …

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Three Things We Learned On World Cup Day Nine

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Neymar Jr of Brazil celebrates scoring the second goal of his team with Philippe Coutinho (left) during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Brazil left it very late, but posted their first win of the World Cup thanks to Philippe Coutinho and Neymar to go top of Group E. Work still needs to be done for the five-time world champions to make the last 16, but a point in their final game against Serbia will do after the Serbs lost 2-1 to Switzerland. …

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Brazil Have Work To Do After Opening Draw With Switzerland

The World Cup has already thrown up some surprising results, and tonight’s tie between Brazil and Switzerland was no different. The Group E clash saw Brazil enter the tournament with hopes higher than they have been in years, with talisman Neymar leading the charge. The star-studded side started well, culminating in an early ‘goal of the tournament’ contender via Barcelona …

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Watch: Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho Scores Spectacular Trademark Goal Against Switzerland

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Philippe Coutinho of Brazil scores his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Brazil opened their 2018 World Cup campaign in style with a fantastic strike against Switzerland. The South American giants, the favourites of many to win the whole tournament, could emphasise their title credentials with a win against the Swiss in Rostov – particularly with so many of their rivals struggling to make an impression thus far. Tite’s side started the …

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How Brazil Used Their Greatest Ever Humiliation To Spark A Revival

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The events of July 8th, 2014 at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte caused arguably the darkest day in Brazilian football history. Full of confidence and playing in front of a home crowd fully expecting the Selecao to win their first World Cup since  2002, what followed can only be described as evisceration at the hands of Germany in the …

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Watch: Luis Suarez Plays A Superb Assist For Coutinho’s First Barcelona Goal

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Philippe Coutinho got off the mark for Barcelona in Thursday night’s Copa Del Rey semi-final second leg against Valencia. Already 1-0 up from last week’s first leg at Camp Nou, Ernesto Valdeverde’s La Liga leaders went into the break scoreless at the Mestalla, with the home side looking threatening if not completely dangerous. Enter Coutinho. The Brazilian playmaker is being …

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Jurgen Klopp Explains Why Liverpool Didn’t Replace Philippe Coutinho In January

of Liverpool FC of Sevilla FC during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC at Anfield on September 13, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained why he didn’t feel it necessary to reinvest some of the £142m received for Philippe Coutinho in January. To the surprise and disappointment of many, the Brazilian playmaker was allowed to depart Anfield for Barcelona in the middle of the season, and that disappointment turned to anger when it became apparent that there would …

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