Neymar needs at least five matches to return to top form after a long injury layoff, but Brazil have not asked their talismanic forward to gamble on his fitness just to be improve their chances at the World Cup, coach Tite said yesterday.
Fri, 22 Jun, 2018
The scrutiny in Munich was meant to be on under-performing Mesut Ozil but whatever the German could do, Bayern’s Thiago Alcantara could do far, far better as Arsenal were outclassed in Europe yet again - leaving Arsene Wenger as the man feeling the heat of the spotlight instead of his star midfielder.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2017
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016
Bayern Munich 6 Porto 1 (Bayern win 7-4 on aggregate): Pep Guardiola’s reputation as the world’s greatest football coach, under threat this week amid rumours could be jettisoned by Bayern Munich in the summer, has been spectacularly and emphatically revived by a breathtaking 6-1 victory over Porto in the Champions League that sends his side into the semi-finals and keeps the Treble dream alive.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2015
Thiago Silva will be suspended for Brazil’s World Cup semi-final against Germany – and FIFA has also ruled out action by its disciplinary committee for the challenge by Colombia’s Juan Zuniga which left Neymar with a serious injury.
Mon, 07 Jul, 2014
You get the feeling that Jose Mourinho is now using every opportunity he can to persuade the Chelsea hierarchy he should be given the kind of money that tonight’s opponents Paris Saint-Germain have spent in thetransfer market if his side are to challenge for big honours once again.
Wed, 02 Apr, 2014