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Neymar leads Brazil past U.S. before sparse crowd

Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 before a sparse crowd of 32,469 at MetLife Stadium. Firmino scored in the 11th minute off …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Brazil superstar Neymar urged to stop acting, win titles to get FIFA award

Neymar needs Brazil to win the World Cup before he can be voted the world’s best player. That’s according to the world champion who first won FIFA’s top individual award. …


Neymar leads Brazil past Mexico, into World Cup quarterfinals

Flaunting his flair and his finishing touch wasn’t enough. Neymar put his theatrics on show, too. What became clear in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday is that the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping

Neymar has limped out of Brazil’s training session at the World Cup because of pain in his right ankle. The Brazilian soccer confederation says the injury is not serious. It …


Neymar shines on PSG debut, says he’s ‘more alive than ever’

Declaring he was “more alive than ever,” Neymar did not disappoint on his debut for Paris Saint-Germain.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Neymar’s move joins landmark deals in soccer history

From the likes of Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona to today’s global soccer stars, here’s a look at some previous landmark football transfers following Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.


PSG signing Neymar a PR coup for isolated Qatar

Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain has obliterated world soccer’s transfer record in a major coup for the French club – and the tiny energy-rich emirate of Qatar. By signing the …


Neymar leaves Barcelona without its heir to Lionel Messi

Barcelona is facing an uncertain future without Lionel Messi’s heir apparent. Neymar flourished alongside Messi for four seasons, and everyone in Barcelona– executives, players, fans– counted on the 25-year-old Brazil …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

How soccer’s financial rules impact Neymar’s move to Paris

Rules aimed at preventing unfettered spending by European soccer clubs will not disrupt Neymar’s world-record transfer from Spain’s Barcelona to France’s Paris-Saint Germain in the coming days. Any consequences would …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

Neymar signs 5-year deal with PSG in world-record transfer

Neymar has become the most expensive player in soccer history after completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($262 million). PSG activated the release …


Neymar suspended, will miss ‘clasico’ against Real Madrid

Barcelona forward Neymar has been handed a two-game suspension for sarcastically applauding an assistant referee and will miss Barcelona’s game against Real Madrid in the Spanish league. The two-match ban …


Judge accepts charges against Neymar over Barcelona transfer

A Spanish judge on Monday accepted charges against Neymar for irregularities regarding his transfer to Barcelona, opening the way for a trial involving the Brazilian forward and his parents.


Harlem Globetrotters offer Brazilian soccer star Neymar chance to use his hands

Hey, Neymar, we’ll let you use your hands. The Harlem Globetrotters have “drafted” the Brazilian soccer star in their annual exercise of selecting from a host of world-class athletes and …


Neymar speaks on his back injury, World Cup final

BRASILIA, Brazil – Neymar became emotional when talking Thursday about the injury that ruled him out of the World Cup, saying that if the knee to his back had been …


Brazil searches for effective strategy versus Germany

SAO PAULO, Brazil – There were a couple of things most fans wanted to see in the final games of this World Cup. Yet, neither will be on display in …


Neymar’s injury exposes FIFA’s selfish intent

RIO DE JANEIRO – “I kept getting tripped up and kicked to pieces …,” said Brazil’s superstar player, “and the referee did nothing to protect me or my teammates from …


Neymar talks about injury, expects Brazil to win World Cup

Brazil star Neymar says his World Cup may be over because of a fractured vertebra but his dream of celebrating the title with his teammates at the Maracana Stadium next …


World Cup Round-up: Mexico advances to knockout stage

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “the boss” …


Mexico blasts Croatia to advance

Rafael Marquez’s pivotal goal from a header in the 72nd minute ignited a scoring burst, and Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth straight time with …


Brazil rallies to defeat Croatia in World Cup opener

SAO PAULO – Neymar showed why he is carrying Brazil’s hopes at the World Cup, scoring twice on Thursday to help the underwhelming hosts escape a disappointing start to the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 12, 2014, 6:16 p.m.

Neymar leads Brazil to win over Croatia in FIFA World Cup opener

Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on …