Tite hits back at Mbappe over WC qualifiers

Brazil manager Tite hit back at France striker Kylian Mbappe‘s claim that World Cup qualifying is more difficult in Europe than in South America. Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe said in May that European teams, who have won the last four World Cups, have an advantage over their South American rivals because they play “high-level matches.” … Read more

100 days to 2022 World Cup: Why your team will (and won’t) win in Qatar

Your team is going to lose the World Cup. Probably. Almost every team is going to lose the World Cup. That’s just the way the World Cup works. One team wins, and most teams lose. The odds are not in your favor. 2 Related But the World Cup is officially only 100 days away, which … Read more

Neymar safe after jet makes emergency landing

Neymar is safe after his private made an emergency landing on Tuesday. Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images Neymar‘s private jet had to make an emergency landing on Tuesday morning at an airport in the northern Brazilian city of Boa Vista. The Paris Saint-Germain forward was on board the aircraft, a Cessna 680 Citation model built in … Read more

Transfer Talk: Barca, Arsenal circling Raphinha as Leeds hold out for £75m

The summer transfer window is here, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Barca, Arsenal circling Raphinha There has been plenty of speculation over the future of Leeds United winger Raphinha, and … Read more

Argentina, Brazil favourites for WC – Spain coach

Argentina and Brazil went unbeaten in World Cup qualifying. Photo by Andre Borges/picture alliance via Getty Images Spain manager Luis Enrique has said he considers Argentina and Brazil the favourites heading into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Argentina lifted last year’s Copa America title with a 1-0 win in the final over Brazil at the … Read more

Argentina and Brazil lead the way for South America in World Cup warm-ups

Neymar got himself onto the scoresheet for Brazil. Kenta Harada/Getty Images Two decades have gone by since Brazil lifted the last of their World Cups in Japan and, back in Tokyo on Monday, the 2022 model underlined their credentials as a candidate to win Asia’s second World Cup this year. The 1-0 win over Japan was … Read more

Why Argentina and Brazil look like title contenders for World Cup in Qatar

Twenty years have passed since South America last won a World Cup. The evidence from the continent’s recent set of qualifiers is that Brazil and Argentina are shaping up to be strong contenders in Qatar, and this impression has been emphatically confirmed by their first warm-up meetings with opponents from other regions. Argentina’s Finalissima encounter … Read more

Brazil no longer rely on Neymar: Tite | The Express Tribune

TOKYO: Brazil no longer rely on superstar Neymar to win games, manager Tite said Sunday, with an Olympic gold medal-winning generation looking to step up at the World Cup. Neymar underlined his importance to Tite’s side by netting the 72nd and 73rd goals of his Brazil career in a 5-1 friendly thrashing of South Korea … Read more

FIFA orders Brazil, Arg. to replay WC qualifier

A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended by health officials in September. Gustavo Pagano/Getty Images The FIFA Appeal Committee ruled on Monday that the abandoned World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina must be replayed after considering the appeals filed by the countries’ football associations. The qualifier in September was suspended just minutes … Read more