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Former Brazil great Rivaldo advises Neymar to quit PSG

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Injured Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar should leave France and resume his career in Spain if he wants to become the world’s top player, former Brazil great Rivaldo said Sunday.

Rivaldo, who starred in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, told GloboEsporte.

Former Brazil great Rivaldo advises Neymar to quit PSG

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Injured Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar should leave France and resume his career in Spain if he wants to become the world’s top player, former Brazil great Rivaldo said Sunday.

Rivaldo, who starred in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, told GloboEsporte.

Neymar expected back in Paris in mid-May at latest

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Paris (AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar is expected back in Paris a month before the World Cup begins in Russia, French media reported on Sunday.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been recovering in his homeland since undergoing surgery on a broken bone in his foot on March 3.

Neymar expected back in Paris in mid-May at latest

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Paris (AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar is expected back in Paris a month before the World Cup begins in Russia, French media reported on Sunday.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has been recovering in his homeland since undergoing surgery on a broken bone in his foot on March 3.

No release clause in Neymar’s PSG contract – French league

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Paris (AFP) – There can be no release clause in Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain contract, the French league (LFP) insisted on Friday, in response to an earlier report in Spanish daily El Pais.

The article in El Pais claimed that a release clause - worth no less than 300 million euros ($368 million) but whose exact value depended on certain results - could be activated from September 1 if the Brazilian star wanted to leave PSG.

Neymar out until at least May 17, eyes ‘dream’ World Cup 

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar said Tuesday that he won’t be back playing at least until the second half of May, when he is scheduled to have his final medical exam following foot surgery.

“There isn’t an exact date yet. I have the last exam, if I’m not mistaken, I’m not sure, on May 17,” the Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward told a press conference in Sao Paulo.

Neymar out until at least May 17, eyes ‘dream’ World Cup 

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar said Tuesday that he won’t be back playing at least until the second half of May, when he is scheduled to have his final medical exam following foot surgery.

“There isn’t an exact date yet. I have the last exam, if I’m not mistaken, I’m not sure, on May 17,” the Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward told a press conference in Sao Paulo.

PSG secure title, but thoughts already on summer of change

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Paris (France) (AFP) – It may have felt in many respects as though Paris Saint-Germain’s season ended a month ago, but this Sunday they find themselves celebrating reclaiming the French title, their second trophy in a fortnight.

While Neymar is still absent recovering from an operation on a fractured foot, Unai Emery’s side took back the Ligue 1 crown in the best possible fashion, demolishing last year’s champions Monaco.

PSG secure title, but thoughts already on summer of change

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Paris (France) (AFP) – It may have felt in many respects as though Paris Saint-Germain’s season ended a month ago, but this Sunday they find themselves celebrating reclaiming the French title, their second trophy in a fortnight.

While Neymar is still absent recovering from an operation on a fractured foot, Unai Emery’s side took back the Ligue 1 crown in the best possible fashion, demolishing last year’s champions Monaco.

Neymar ‘about a month’ away from comeback after operation

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Neymar has told Brazilian television he still needs around a month to recover from a foot operation, as the Paris Saint-Germain superstar targets a return to full fitness in time for the World Cup.

“I need about a month, but it is healing well. Everything is happening normally,” Neymar, who has not played since breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot on February 25, told TV Globo.

Brazil World Cup boost as Neymar to return in “two, three weeks”

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Bordeaux (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, who is convalescing in Brazil after surgery on his injured right foot, will be back “in two to three weeks,” the club’s coach Unai Emery said on Friday.

“I spoke with him this week, he’s good, relaxed,” Emery said.

Emery was speaking in Bordeaux where PSG, shorn of their biggest star, face Monaco on Saturday in the French League Cup final.

Brazil are better but will still miss Neymar – Germany’s Sane

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Berlin (AFP) – Brazil are one of the favourites for the 2018 World Cup, but injury to superstar Neymar still weakens the ‘Selecao’, Germany winger Leroy Sane said Sunday.

“Brazil aren’t as dependent on Neymar as they were in 2014,” said Manchester City winger Sane.

“They are better positioned and have a few new stars, but it still makes a big difference whether Neymar plays or not.

Brazil are better but will still miss Neymar – Germany’s Sane

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Berlin (AFP) – Brazil are one of the favourites for the 2018 World Cup, but injury to superstar Neymar still weakens the ‘Selecao’, Germany winger Leroy Sane said Sunday.

“Brazil aren’t as dependent on Neymar as they were in 2014,” said Manchester City winger Sane.

“They are better positioned and have a few new stars, but it still makes a big difference whether Neymar plays or not.

Brazil, missing Neymar, brush World Cup hosts Russia aside

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Moscow (AFP) – Five-time world champions Brazil showed no signs of missing Neymar as they fine-tuned preparations for this year’s World Cup with a confident 3-0 victory over tournament hosts Russia on Friday.

Inter Milan full-back Miranda scored the opener while Barcelona midfielder pair Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho scored one apiece at Moscow’s renovated Luzhniki stadium where the World Cup final will be played.

In the snow without Neymar, Brazil brace for Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – Training between mounds of snow without Neymar, Brazil may be forgiven for feeling out of their element as they prepare to face hosts Russia in their penultimate World Cup warmup.

The most expensive football player on the planet is back home, celebrating his sister’s birthday with his famous right foot recovering from surgery in a protective boot.

Surgeon says Neymar’s recovery is ‘going well’

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Paris (AFP) – Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Tuesday that Neymar’s recovery from foot surgery “is going well”, as the star forward bids to be fit for the World Cup in Russia.

Lasmar, who operated on Neymar on March 3, said he speaks “two or three time a day” with the physiotherapists working with the Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain player.

Surgeon says Neymar’s recovery is ‘going well’

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Paris (AFP) – Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Tuesday that Neymar’s recovery from foot surgery “is going well”, as the star forward bids to be fit for the World Cup in Russia.

Lasmar, who operated on Neymar on March 3, said he speaks “two or three time a day” with the physiotherapists working with the Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain player.

Neymar takes kicking for bad-taste homage to Hawking

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, took an online kicking Wednesday for tweeting a picture of himself grinning in a wheelchair and wearing a bathing suit to pay homage to Stephen Hawking.

A brilliant British astrophysicist, Hawking died earlier Wednesday after spending most of his life confined to a wheelchair by motor neurone disease.

Neymar takes kicking for bad-taste homage to Hawking

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, took an online kicking Wednesday for tweeting a picture of himself grinning in a wheelchair and wearing a bathing suit to pay homage to Stephen Hawking.

A brilliant British astrophysicist, Hawking died earlier Wednesday after spending most of his life confined to a wheelchair by motor neurone disease.

Brazil experiment for friendlies without Neymar

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazilian coach Tite on Monday made the best of injured star Neymar’s forced absence by bringing new names into the national squad for friendlies against Russia and Germany.

Those games on March 23 and 27 will be Brazil’s last warm-ups before heading to their base in Sochi, southern Russia, for the World Cup starting June 14.

Brazil experiment for friendlies without Neymar

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazilian coach Tite on Monday made the best of injured star Neymar’s forced absence by bringing new names into the national squad for friendlies against Russia and Germany.

Those games on March 23 and 27 will be Brazil’s last warm-ups before heading to their base in Sochi, southern Russia, for the World Cup starting June 14.

Neymar wants Barcelona return – Spanish reports

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Madrid (AFP) – Neymar already regrets moving to Paris Saint-Germain and is seeking a shock return to Barcelona, according to reports in the Spanish media on Friday.

In the same week that PSG crashed out of the Champions League, and only seven months after he joined the club for a world record 222million euros ($264 million, Neymar´s future has become uncertain.

Neymar wants Barcelona return – Spanish reports

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Madrid (AFP) – Neymar already regrets moving to Paris Saint-Germain and is seeking a shock return to Barcelona, according to reports in the Spanish media on Friday.

In the same week that PSG crashed out of the Champions League, and only seven months after he joined the club for a world record 222million euros ($264 million, Neymar´s future has become uncertain.

‘Fighter’ Neymar will be fine for World Cup – Jesus

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London (AFP) – Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus backed Brazilian international team-mate Neymar to make a full recovery in time to lead his country’s bid to win a sixth World Cup.

Neymar underwent surgery in Brazil last week to repair a broken bone in his foot just over three months from the tournament getting underway in Russia.

‘Fighter’ Neymar will be fine for World Cup – Jesus

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London (AFP) – Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus backed Brazilian international team-mate Neymar to make a full recovery in time to lead his country’s bid to win a sixth World Cup.

Neymar underwent surgery in Brazil last week to repair a broken bone in his foot just over three months from the tournament getting underway in Russia.

Without Neymar, PSG eye memorable comeback against Real Madrid

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to overturn a 3-1 deficit when they host Real Madrid in their heavyweight Champions League last-16 second leg on Tuesday (1945 GMT), but do so without the injured Neymar.

The world’s most expensive player is recovering from a foot operation in Brazil, yet the French club remain hopeful they can overcome the defending European champions and advance to April’s quarter-finals.

Without Neymar, PSG have to get up and get on with it – Alves

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Paris (AFP) – Dani Alves insists Paris Saint-Germain have what it takes to beat Real Madrid in their Champions League showdown on Tuesday even without the injured Neymar.

“We always have two options - either we sit down and cry, or we get up and do what we have to do,” said Alves when asked about the absence of his compatriot, who is back in Brazil recovering from a foot operation.

Neymar leaves hospital by helicopter for recovery

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Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar left hospital by helicopter on Sunday, a day after a successful foot operation, to begin his recovery ahead of a possible World Cup return.

The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward went to the airport in Belo Horizonte by helicopter, from where he was expected to head on a private jet to his luxury villa at the Mangaratiba beach resort around 100km from Rio de Janeiro.

Neymar leaves hospital by helicopter for recovery

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Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar left hospital by helicopter on Sunday, a day after a successful foot operation, to begin his recovery ahead of a possible World Cup return.

The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward went to the airport in Belo Horizonte by helicopter, from where he was expected to head on a private jet to his luxury villa at the Mangaratiba beach resort around 100km from Rio de Janeiro.

Neymar leaving hospital to begin rehab

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Belo Horizonte (Brazil) (AFP) – Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar was to leave hospital Sunday after a successful operation on his broken foot, but it will be six weeks before doctors know when the world’s most expensive player can train again.

Neymar was due to be discharged early in the morning from the Mater Dei hospital in Belo Horizonte, 24 hours after surgery to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

Brazil

Wednesday Kickoff: Aguero unlikely to be fit by World Cup, Neymar ready for Russia and more

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The World Cup is coming into focus for several big stars.

Argentina Football Association doctor Homero D'Agostino says he does not expect Sergio Aguero to be fit for the start of the World Cup. (REPORT)

Neymar says he expects to be "better than I was before" by the start of the World Cup after missing extended time due to foot injury.

China Cup: Luis Suarez Wallops Away Opener Against Czech Republic, Becomes First Uruguay Player To Reach 50 International Goals (Video)

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With Wales kicking off the China Cup with a 6-0 rogering of the hosts on Thursday afternoon, the other two competing nations Uruguay and Czech Republic followed suit today.

Just eight minutes in, Luis Suarez went a-sprawlin' to win La Celeste a penalty before duly smacking the resulting spot-kick past Jiri Pavlenka from 12 yards.

‘The Most Vivid Yellow For 20 Years’ – Nike Release New Brazil Home And Away Kits For 2018 World Cup (Photos)

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Nike have finally furnished us with the brand new togs Brazil will be wearing at the World Cup this summer.

The home kit features a new shirt which Nike assure us is rendered in the brightest and most vivid shade of yellow that the Selecao have sported for over 20 years.

Indeed, the designers took a trip to the Football Museum in Sao Paulo and used a colour swatch book to match the exact 'Samba Gold' hue of the shirts Brazil wore while winning the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

Manchester United

Tuesday Kickoff: Neymar expected to remain at PSG, Russia charged over racist chants and more

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One of the game's big stars is expected to remain with his current team while this year's World Cup host faces charges from FIFA.

Unai Emery says he is confident that Neymar will remain at Paris Saint-Germain next season. (REPORT)

FIFA have charged the Russian Football Union with fan racism afterPaul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele claimed they were targeted by racist chants in a friendly.

Manchester United could agree shock part-ex deal with Paris Saint-Germain for £437k-per-week magician

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According to the Daily Star, Manchester United could agree a shock part-exchange deal for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, if the Ligue 1 giants make a summer approach for Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba.

Neymar has been linked with a move away from PSG after the French champions-elect were eliminated from the Champions League in the knockouts.

Adidas want Manchester United to agree £101.3m deal with Real Madrid for £365k-per-week star

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According to Diario Gol, Adidas are hoping Manchester United can convince Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford, to make way for Neymar’s potential arrival.

Ronaldo is contracted with Real until 2021 and has shown no real desire to leave the Bernabeu, but Florentino Perez is reportedly trying to bring Neymar in from Paris Saint-Germain and could offload the Portuguese international as a result.

Wednesday Kickoff: Neymar, Romelu Lukaku and more

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With transfer reports swirling, one star's agent/father came out to quiet rumors.

Neymar's father insists the Brazilian star has a future with Paris Saint-Germain. (REPORT)

Romelu Lukaku says some of his Manchester United teammates were "hiding" in the team's loss to Sevilla. (REPORT)

PSG is reportedly willing to let Marco Verratti leave in the summer.

The Rest

Most Assists in a Champions League season- James Milner (Liverpool 2017-2018)

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Liverpool's James Milner is not the first player that would come to your mind when you think assists, but the hardworking LFC medio is now the holder of the record for most assists in a single Champions League campaign. With his assist in the first leg of Liverpool's semifinal against Roma, Milner's tally for 2017/18 [.

Wednesday Kickoff: Griezmann's future, Neymar injury and more

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While one star's future will be decided soon, another's recovery remains a talking point heading towards the World Cup.

Antoine Griezmann says his club future will be decided before the World Cup. (REPORT)

Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar says he and the medical team at PSG have been in "total harmony" over Neymar's injury treatment.

News roundup: Sapong signs contract, Open Cup dates, Vancouver/Chicago out from World Cup

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Plus notes from Curtin's press conference, Bethlehem Steel sign Union youth player, does MLS promote flashier clubs, and more.