Fit Neymar itching to return

2014-07-31 15:06

Neymar's injured back is healing well and he is aiming to return to action in a friendly for his club, Barcelona, on August 18.

Neymar: Back is improving

2014-07-31 11:03

Brazil and Barcelona star Neymar says his back injury is improving and he is looking forward to the start of the Spanish season.

Neymar's brain 'on auto-pilot'

2014-07-25 10:00

Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players.

We tried, says Neymar

2014-07-21 09:03

Brazil starlet Neymar says his team strove hard for SWC glory, but other countries have moved ahead of them and they must catch up.

Neymar: God blessed me

2014-07-11 09:01

Neymar cried as he recalled the challenge that ended his SWC and said he felt blessed not to have ended up in a wheelchair.

Neymar to cheer for Argentina

2014-07-11 07:41

Injured Brazilian striker Neymar wants his Argentine Barcelona team-mates to win the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

Neymar's recovery 'going well'

2014-07-10 11:49

Barcelona have reported that Neymar is making a good progress as he begins his recovery after suffering a fractured vertebra.

Brazil to do it for Neymar

2014-07-08 16:46

Brazil have counted down the hours to their SWC semi-final against Germany, vowing to clinch victory for injured striker Neymar.

6 reasons why Germany will advance

2014-07-08 10:48

Brazil against Germany is the ultimately soccer derby but only one side will march victoriously on to the Maracana.

No Silva lining for Brazil

2014-07-07 21:01

FIFA disciplinary chiefs have rejected an appeal from Brazil for captain Thiago Silva's suspension to be overturned.

Brazil look for Silva lining

2014-07-07 12:24

Hosts Brazil are waiting anxiously to see whether FIFA will rescind the suspension of their captain Thiago Silva.

Willian set to replace Neymar?

2014-07-07 10:48

Brazil will be without star striker Neymar come tomorrow night's game against Germany, but who will replace him in the starting lineup?

Neymar - SWC 'dream' stolen

2014-07-05 22:21

Brazil football star Neymar says that his dream of playing in the Soccer World Cup final has been stolen from him.

FIFA to probe Neymar tackle

2014-07-05 18:25

Brazil grappled with the injury blow which ruled Neymar out of the Soccer World Cup as FIFA said it was investigating the tackle.

No Neymar, no party for Brazil

2014-07-05 15:15

The hangover from a Soccer World Cup quarter-final win over Colombia was a little more potent than Brazil expected.

Neymar bombshell rocks Brazil

2014-07-05 09:33

Brazil striker Neymar has been ruled out of the remainder of the Soccer World Cup, dealing the hosts a crushing blow.

Neymar wary of Rodriguez

2014-07-03 10:12

Neymar admits he is all too aware of the threat James Rodriguez poses, but hopes the Colombian's "good run comes to an end" on Friday.

Psychologist to help Brazil

2014-07-03 08:07

Tears shed by Neymar and his fellow Brazilian stars at the Soccer World Cup have shocked the country's football legends.

Brazil: Neymar will be ready

2014-07-01 08:56

Brazil insist Neymar will have overcome his thigh and knee injuries in time for Friday's World Cup quarter-final clash against Colombia.

Messi, Neymar stay on course

2014-06-27 07:43

Argentina star Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar remain on collision course as the most entertaining World Cup enters the knockout rounds.

The "flopping" World Cup

2014-06-26 13:14

Rolling around on the floor in agony like you've been shot by a sniper. Welcome to the "flopping" World Cup.

Brazil power into Last 16

2014-06-24 00:20

Star striker Neymar has scored twice as Brazil beat Cameroon to march into the World Cup last 16 with first place in Group A.

Brazil frustrated by Mexico

2014-06-17 23:03

Hosts Brazil have played to a frustrating goalless draw with Mexico in their World Cup Group A match in Fortaleza.

Neymar tops tweet charts

2014-06-13 16:28

Brazil hero Neymar topped the Twitter charts as football fans in more than 150 countries sent out 12.2 million tweets.

Scolari praises Neymar

2014-06-13 08:02

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari paid tribute to Neymar after the forward scored twice in their victory against Croatia.


Neymar mobbed in Japan

2014-07-31 12:48

Tokyo caught "Neymar fever" when the Brazilian superstar jetted into the Japanese capital to sign a sponsorship deal.

Dunga slams Neymar

2014-07-29 13:47

After his recent appointment as the head coach of Brazil, Dunga has come out and slammed the country's leading player.

Ex-Barca boss defends Neymar contract

2014-07-23 08:58

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has defended the legality of striker Neymar's contract during questioning by a Spanish court.

Neymar on best player shortlist

2014-07-11 21:59

Brazil's injured star Neymar is on a shortlist for the Soccer World Cup's best player which also includes seven names from the final.

Neymar backing Messi

2014-07-11 08:37

Neymar has thrown his support behind his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi to lead rivals Argentina to victory over Germany.

Neymar joins 3rd place playoff

2014-07-10 13:09

Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend the third place playoff when the battered SWC hosts take on the Netherlands.

Disaster for Brazil as Germany run riot

2014-07-09 07:42

Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion last night as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1.

Zuniga backed by Napoli

2014-07-08 14:44

Colombia's Juan Zuniga has been backed by his club Napoli over his challenge on Neymar which resulted in a fractured vertebra.

Brazil plot Germany demise

2014-07-08 10:32

Brazil and Germany collide in a heavyweight clash of continental superpowers on Tuesday as the SWC semi-finals get under way.

Preview: Brazil v Germany

2014-07-07 14:28

Brazil will be Neymar-less when they come up against fellow footballing titans Germany on Tuesday for a place in the final.

Brazil to blame for Neymar injury?

2014-07-07 11:12

Neymar has been ruled out of the Soccer World Cup after Juan Zuniga's tackle left the star forward with a fractured vertebrae.

Neymar: 'I can't feel my legs'

2014-07-07 09:00

Brazil's star striker Neymar cried "I can't feel my legs" after a crunch Soccer World Cup challenge by Colombia's Juan Zuniga.

Ronaldo slams 'evil tackle'

2014-07-05 20:57

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has accused Colombia's Juan Zuniga of an "evil, violent" tackle that has put Neymar out of the SWC.

Death threats over Neymar foul

2014-07-05 17:13

Colombia's Juan Zuniga received a flood of death threats as Brazilians reacted angrily to his tournament-ending foul on Neymar.

Messi wishes Neymar well

2014-07-05 12:10

Four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi wished his Barcelona team-mate Neymar a quick recovery.

SWC: Quarter-Finals preview

2014-07-04 11:04

The Soccer World Cup enters the business end tonight as the Last 8 will shortly become the Last 4.

Neymar says he's fit and ready

2014-07-03 09:16

Brazil striker Neymar says he is emotionally ready and physically fit for the SWC quarter-final with Colombia in Fortaleza.

Neymar recovering well

2014-07-02 12:51

According to Brazil's team doctor, Neymar is making good progress in his recovery ahead of their quarter-final against Colombia.

Team of the Group Stages XI

2014-06-27 14:21

The group stages are a thing of the past, we've seen goals, bites and more goals. Here is the Team of the Group Stages XI.

Neymar wins Playboy appeal

2014-06-26 22:19

Neymar has won an appeal to remove the local edition of Playboy magazine, which is said to feature his ex-girlfriend.

Neymar hails Brazil win

2014-06-24 07:23

Neymar has hailed Brazil's victory over Cameroon as the hosts' "best performance yet" after firing his team into the SWC last 16.

Pressure taken off Neymar

2014-06-22 18:13

Brazilian teammates and coaches are trying to take some of the pressure off Neymar's shoulders at the World Cup.

FIFA ban Beats headphones

2014-06-17 19:24

Banned from the pitch by FIFA, the bulky Beats headphones are a favourite for many of the world's top players.

Croatia furious with SWC ref

2014-06-13 09:08

Furious Croatia coach Niko Kovac blames the Japanese referee for his side's defeat to Brazil in the opening Soccer World Cup game.

Joy for Brazil as SWC opens

2014-06-13 06:50

Brazil launched the SWC with an emotion-fuelled victory over Croatia on the opening day with an outpouring of joyful celebrations.

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