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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.

Classic Moments: Lyon ‘Keeper Gregory Coupet Thwarts Rivaldo And Barcelona With ‘Double Save Of The Century’, 2001 (Video)

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'Twas the Year of our Lord and Saviour, 2001, and Lyon travelled to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona in a daunting Champions League group stage tie.

It was also the night that Gregory Coupet would prove that, if not some kind of blessed celestial goalkeeping god, he was at least an extraordinary form of human/leopard mutant hybrid.

Five classic Chelsea v Barcelona Champions League ties

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London (AFP) – Chelsea and Barcelona renew hostilities in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday in what has become a European classic in five tempestuous meetings shrouded in controversy.

Here, AFP Sports takes a look back at the five previous knockout ties between the English champions and Catalan giants in the Champions League.

Five classic Chelsea v Barcelona Champions League ties

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London (AFP) – Chelsea and Barcelona renew hostilities in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday in what has become a European classic in five tempestuous meetings shrouded in controversy.

Here, AFP Sports takes a look back at the five previous knockout ties between the English champions and Catalan giants in the Champions League.

Barcelona’s best starting XI of all-time

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FC Barcelonahave been truly blessed with some quality, quality players in their history. Rivaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Michael Laudrup, Hristo Stoichkov, Miguel Nadal, Sergio Busquets, Andoni Zubizarreta ... and these are just some of the names who DID NOT make XI!

This side has players from different eras of Barcelona's illustrious history, from the side that dominated La Liga in the post-war years to Johan Cruyff's dream team and Guardiola's all-conquering stars.

Barcelona’s best starting XI of all-time

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FC Barcelonahave been truly blessed with some quality, quality players in their history. Rivaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Michael Laudrup, Hristo Stoichkov, Miguel Nadal, Sergio Busquets, Andoni Zubizarreta ... and these are just some of the names who DID NOT make XI!

This side has players from different eras of Barcelona's illustrious history, from the side that dominated La Liga in the post-war years to Johan Cruyff's dream team and Guardiola's all-conquering stars.

Brazil legend Rivaldo announces retirement

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Rivaldo, one of the greatest Brazilian players of all time, has announced his retirement from the game, at the ripe old age of 41.

The midfielder posted his decision on Twitter, coupled with an Instagram photo of him tearfully informing his teammates of his decision to hang up his boots.

Rivaldo: Barca Move Will Make Neymar World's Best

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Former Brazilian international Rivaldo has expressed his belief that Neymar's €57 million move to Barcelona will help him become one of the best players in the world.

"Barcelona have secured one of the best signings of recent times. Not only because he is already one of the best in the world, alongside Messi, but also will continue to dominate for the coming years," Rivaldo told Sport.

O brasileiro que não serviu para o Guimarães e foi craque no Barcelona

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Na pré-temporada de 1993/94, ainda no "reinado" de Pimenta Machado, chegou ao Vitória de Guimarães um brasileiro desconhecido, de seu nome Giovanni Silva de Oliveira, para efectuar um período de testes para tentar agarrar um lugar no plantel de Bernardino Pedroto. O jovem atleta até deixou boas indicações, mas o clube minhoto não o considerou prioritário, alegando que não era o tipo de jogador que procurava.

Rivaldinho copies his father’s golazo overhead kick

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Another goal to make you feel old. Most readers will remember Rivaldo's amazing overhead kick for Barcelona to complete a hat trick against Valencia. In many ways it is one of Barcelona's most important ever goals, as it ensured a 3-2 win on the last day of the season, ensuring that the Catalan giants qualified [.

Rivaldinho copies his father’s golazo overhead kick

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Another goal to make you feel old. Most readers will remember Rivaldo's amazing overhead kick for Barcelona to complete a hat trick against Valencia. In many ways it is one of Barcelona's most important ever goals, as it ensured a 3-2 win on the last day of the season, ensuring that the Catalan giants qualified [.

FC Barcelona Trip: Day 8 Notes

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Our club president, Paul Walker, with Champions League trophy.

Barca Day 8

Woke up to a pleasant surprise on Sunday morning. A good friend of mine here in Barcelona, Xavier Giralt Baldellou is immersed heavily in FCB through family in high places. He brought the replica of the 2009 Champions League Trophy (the one used on world tours and museum) to our team hotel so the kids and families could have a photo op.

FC Barcelona Trip: Day 2 Notes

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Monday March 26th

Woke up beat to hell but forced myself up and skipped breakfast (no time). Left hotel at 9:30 am to walk to turf field across the street from Camp Nou for coaches course with Jordi Vinyals and Arnau. Coaches ran sessions and they critiqued them to improve. Paul and I went to Barca offices to secure tickets for Stadium Tour, Athletic Bilbao game, and Milan game.

FC Barcelona Trip: Day 1 Notes

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Sunday, March 25th

Arrived in Barcelona around 8am local time after a long exhausting trip.

9:30am – 10:30am
Went straight to Barcelona Academy at Ciutat Esportiva to tour the facility and watch games.

10:30am
Watched a u9 game. Barca won 9-0

11:30am
Watched Benny's 2000 team play 11 a side for the first time this year to prepare for MIC Cup.

El mundo rendido a los pies de Messi

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"Messi es el mejor jugador de la historia" - Sandro Rosell

"Messi juega para el equipo, Cristiano para él" - Manuel Clares (autor de 5 goles en un partido de liga española).

"La Fifa tiene que encargar otro balón de oro para él" - Rivaldo

"Fue un partido de Champions o Messi en la Playstation?

It all becomes very Messi for Bayer Leverkusen, 7-1

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szólj hozzá: FC Barcelona 7-1 Leverkusen

At times one wonders in one of those idle moments what genius looks like. It could happen when walking on the street absent mindedly looking at storefronts and then you round the corner and peek through a window into a bar showing a Barca match on the telly.

FC Barcelona vs. Brazil in 1999 - The Full Match The beginning...

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FC Barcelona vs. Brazil in 1999 - The Full Match

The beginning of the week is never enjoyable, but let's lessen the dosage of suffering with a glorious find on Youtube. 1999 was FC Barcelona's centenary year and the whole season was quite the celebration of everything FC Barcelona.

Rivaldo In Talks With Angolan Side Kabuscorp

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Brazilian World Cup winner and former AC Milan and FC Barcelona star Rivaldo could soon be playing his football in the African plains with top flight Angolan club Kabuscorp.

Rivaldo who was until last month a Sao Paulo player will become the first international star player to ever play in an African league.

Videos

Europa League: Rivaldinho Scores 30-Yard Missile For Dinamo Bucharest As Father Rivaldo Goes Loopy In The Crowd (Video)

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Father and son (Photo: FC Dinamo Official/Facebook)

Dinamo Bucuresti were in Europa League action on Thursday night, hosting Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the third qualifying round.

The Romanian side fell behind in the early stages when Athletic defender Aymeric Laporte nodded home from close range with a little over 20 minutes played.

5 of the Greatest Ever First Touches

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Last night we gave you our Lionel Messi compilation of first touches and tonight we bring you 5 of the greatest first touches I've seen in football thus far, with a lot more to come from us so stay tuned!

Roberto Baggio scores an equalier for Brescia against Juventus in 2001!

Dennis Berkamp gives Holland the lead against Argentina in their 1998 World Cup Finals tie with not one but two fantastic touches before scoring on the half volley!

10 Incredible Goalkeeper Double Saves

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By Chris Wright

With a doff of the cap to Mr Abbiati's exertions last night, here's ten more fine, flying, clawing, sprawling goalkeeping double saves to feast your peepers uponst...

1. Jim Montgomery, SUNDERLAND vs Leeds

Regarded by gentlemanly scholars as the greatest double save to have ever graced the game, so a fitting place to start.

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Rivaldo Puts Boyhood Club Mogi Mirim Up For Sale On Instagram

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Rivaldo and his son, Rivaldinho, who also plays for Mogi Mirim

Having started his professional career there way back in 1992 and served as club president for the past six years, former Barcelona and Brazil star Rivaldo has been forced to put his boyhood side, Mogi Mirim Esporte Club, up for sale.

Rivaldo, Rivaldinho And 5 Other Footballing Fathers Who Have Lined Up Alongside Their Sons

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By Chris Wright

Before the likes of Thiago Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr use their superior accelerated hyper-genetics to make the father-son footballing duo an altogether commonplace scenario, we are here to bring you six fine examples of one of the rarest of occurrences in the football world.

Brazil

Chelsea superstar labels club target the “New Rivaldo”

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Benfica forward Talisca has caught the eye of several top clubs around Europe . According to Le 10 Sport, Chelsea are one of them. The Brazilian was called up to the national side this week, andhis compatriot Oscar showered him with praise after training alongside him.

Brazil putting the Bonito in Joga Bonito

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In the midst of World Cup qualifying season, international friendlies are often neglected, regardless of how beautifully a team plays. My role here is to bring light to the team I have loved for as long as I remember. My childhood and adolescence are filled with memories of watching Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Dida, and Giovanni take the pitch and put on the most magical show on earth.

Rivaldo shows he still has it with classy hat-trick

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In the last five years Rivaldo has embarked on something of a world tour, and his last four clubs were in Brazil, Greece, Uzbekistan and Angola. He joined Angolan club Kabuscorp earlier this year, but his advancing years (the man is now 40!) have meant that he only appears on an irregular basis, taking to [.

Rivaldo completes Angola move

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Unlikely transfer for Brazil great As retirement homes for formerly great footballers go, Angola is probably a new one. But having already attempted the ex-Soviet state and return to South America routes, Brazilian World Cup winner Rivaldo is blazing a new trail. He's signed for Angolan side Kabuscorp.

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Hania 0-2 AEK

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Not the best performance from what I've heard, but nine points from our first three games of the season is definitely nothing to be complaining about.

One thing that is quite clear after reading the player critiques is that our attacking half of the team did not have quite the performance they had last game (considering its still quite early in the season, I'm not gonna start panicking quite yet).

Hania 0-2 AEK

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Not the best performance from what I've heard, but nine points from our first three games of the season is definitely nothing to be complaining about.

One thing that is quite clear after reading the player critiques is that our attacking half of the team did not have quite the performance they had last game (considering its still quite early in the season, I'm not gonna start panicking quite yet).

Kuriose Sache

Baekho Ho macht es wie Rivaldo

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Baekho Ho macht es wie Rivaldo

Aua, Aua, Aua...der asiatische Tiger ist gefallen. So wie einst Rivaldo an der Eckfahne niedergeschoßen wurde, hat es nun auch Baekho Ho erwischt. So wie Rivaldo einst gezeigt hat, welche Schauspielerischen Künste in ihn stecken, so hat es uns Baekho Ho genauso gezeigt.

Baekho Ho macht es wie Rivaldo

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Baekho Ho macht es wie Rivaldo

Aua, Aua, Aua...der asiatische Tiger ist gefallen. So wie einst Rivaldo an der Eckfahne niedergeschoßen wurde, hat es nun auch Baekho Ho erwischt. So wie Rivaldo einst gezeigt hat, welche Schauspielerischen Künste in ihn stecken, so hat es uns Baekho Ho genauso gezeigt.

Ronaldo

Venezuela reelige a Hugo Chávez

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08.10.2012 - Hugo Chávez logró 7.444.062 votos (54.42%) contra 6.151.544 (44.97%) de Henrique Capriles para llevar a cabo su cuarto mandato como presidente de Venezuela (hasta 2019).
Así se veían Lionel Messi (12) y Cristiano Ronaldo (14) cuando Chávez asumía el poder (1999) y así se vieron ayer (2012) en el derby Barcelona 2 Real Madrid 2 (foto).

Catch Bendtner & Denmark Take On Brazil Tomorrow On ESPN

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Denmark have chosen tough opposition for tomorrows International Friendly In Brazil who have won the World Cup an impressive 5 times and despite the likes of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo all dissapearing from the 'A Seleção'  they still have exciting talents coming through that will feature tomorrow the likes of Neymar, Thiago Silva, Alexandre Pato and Hulk.

Cruzeiro Olympikus 2012 Home and Away Kits

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Once the team of players such as Alex, Dida, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ramires, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube is a Brazilian soccer club from the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais founded...

The Rest

Union host Galaxy tonight, Reading United and West Chester in US Open Cup play tonight, more

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Previews and Union news ahead of tonight's game against LAG. Area clubs begin US Open Cup play tonight. More news.

Should Arsenal look to Brazil this summer?

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It has been a fair few years since Arsenal had a significant number of Brazilian players in the squad, the last time we had a decent contingent of Brazilians was in the days of Gilberto Silva and Edu. When those two players were in the team, we were extremely successful but that wasn't because of them it was to do with the team as a whole.

Kaka and Arjen Robben to AC Milan?

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This player might see a return to his former club?

Kaka's future in Real Madrid is pretty much over and Florentino Perez is ready to off load him for €10m. However Kaka has set his heart on remaining in Europe which is why a rumoured trade to Corinthians was rejected.

This has fueled speculation that he might be primed for an AC Milan return.

Chelsea-Barcellona, le ultime. Di Matteo senza David Luiz e con il dilemma Torres-Drogba

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Dodici anni esatti dopo il 5 a 1 rifilato dal Barcellona al Chelsea (grandi protagonisti Rivaldo da una parte e Zola dall'altra) nei quarti di finale di Champions League, le due squadre si ritrovano contro, a Stamford Bridge (ore 20 e 45) nell'andata della seconda semifinale (ieri c'è stata la vittoria del Bayern, per 2Continua a leggere .

Retiring To Increasingly Strange Lands

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The practice of veteran stars seeing out their careers in lesser leagues isn't exactly new, nor is it rare. The Middle East has been using oil-soaked checks to lure eager foreigners for years. And yet, this weekend might just take the cake for odd locations and trail-blazing new football landscapes.