Now, much as their is reason for Pele to simply mind his own business, i agree (to some point) with what he has to say this time. Speaking during celebrations to mark Santos’s centenary, Pele said that Messi would only become the best player in th eworld once he became better than Neymar.
This is a huge blow to Brazil’s LOC for the World Cup as their chairman Ricardo Texeira quit Monday as the head of the Brazilian Football Federation and the 2014 World Cup organising committee on health grounds.
Brazil have in the past few weeks come under intense scutiny by FIFA for what the football body considers falling behind on major projects. Sure the World Cup is 2 years away, however, with the Confederations Cup a little over a year away, Brazil are ill prepared for both tournaments.
Former Inter Milan striker Adriano has been left clubless after Corinthians terminated his contract. The South American giants revealed that they were forced to take such actions after the striker failed to show enough commitment towards returning to full fitness.
Adriano who’s career has been dogged by alcoholism, depression and weight problems could most likely retire after this latest setback. The 30 year old once considered the most lethal striker in the world has been reduced to a pale shadow of his former self by off field issues that have at times revealed the extent of his wild lifestyle.
A war of words is emerging between the Brazilian national team and Santos football club after coach Mano Menezes advised Santos starlet Neymar to move to Europe. Menezes believes that Neymar can only live up to expectation if he moves to Europe sooner rather than later.
The Santos striker who made headlines last week for his heroic display against Internacional in their 3-1 Copa Libertadores fixture has vowed to remain with the South American giants until his contract expires in 2014. Menezes’s made his feelings known when speaking to Globesporte.
Rivaldo who was until last month a Sao Paulo player will become the first international star player to ever play in an African league. The 39 year old play maker has won a host of personal and collective honours since turning pro in 1991.
Speaking about it on Twitter, Rivaldo neither denied nor confirmed the allegations only maintaining that negotiations were ongoing.
The stage is set for what will be an amazing showdown between two of the most talked about players in the game today. In the next couple of hours, Neymar’s Santos and Messi’s Barcelona will fight it out for the honour of being called the best club in the world.
What i am going to say next might be hard to take for a few, however, it is a fact. First, both players and clubs are talented and whoever emerges the winner, will have won by right.
Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo has accepted an offer to lead the Brazilian 2014 world cup organising committee. Ronaldo who holds the record of having scored the most goals in world cup finals history, will be confirmed in his new role today.
Ronaldo who recently retired after admitting that the injuries he had sustained over the course of his career had taken a toll on his fitness is regarded as one of the all time best out and out strikers in the game.
Al-Sadd Club, Auckland City FC, Club de Futbol Monterrey, Esperance Spotive De Tunis, FC Barcelona and Santos
Brazilian club Santos released it list of players who will feature in the competition with both Ganso and Neymar making the cut. It will be the first time that Neymar and Messi will come face to face in what is expected to be a showdown between 2 of the best players in the world.
Just days after Neymar put pen to paper and signed a new improved contract that will see him stay with Brazilian club Santos until 2014, club President Luis Alvaro Ribiero has spoken out on Spanish club Real Madrid’s aim to sign the teen sensation.
Ribiero who did not have any kind words for the European power house slammed the club’s behaviour labeling it lamentable and arrogant. Neymar has long been a target for big European clubs including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea and although the 19 year old has always pledged his loyalty to Santos, many believe that it won’t be long before he decides to move to Europe.
Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Izecson Dos Santos Leite aka Kaka won’t be making his much awaited return to the Brazilian national team after a calf injury ruled him out of the Selecao’s upcoming friendlies against Gabon and Egypt.
The Real Madrid star who has been in fantastic form for Los Merengues these past few weeks will have to wait a little longer to play his first match for his country in more than a year.
Speaking to the press on Tuesday, Brazil coach Mano Menezes expressed his disappointment at not being able to have Kaka for the matches.