Douglas Costa makes Juventus move permanent in €46 million deal

Serie A holders Juventus will pay out the remaining €40 million to activate an option for a permanent transfer of Brazilian winger Douglas Costa, as confirmed by Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The 27-year-old has played a bit-part role in Juventus’ Serie A campaign after joining on loan in the summer, starting just five games

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Fluminense’s Wendel set for Paris Saint-Germain move

Paris Saint-Germain are close to completing a deal for 20-year-old Brazilian midfielder Wendel from Fluminense. Wendel, whose full name is Marcus Wendel Valle da Silva, was being weighed up as a target for Paris Saint-Germain throughout the summer, with ESPN reporting a verbal agreement between the two clubs back in August. Edgard Maciel de Sa

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Full 32 team list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

All 32 participants have been decided for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The agony and the ecstasy of World Cup Qualifying was on full display; Panama and Iceland made history by qualifying for their first-ever World Cup Finals, while there were scenes of heartbreak in Milan when Italy failed to secure a World

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Japan vs Brazil – Highlights

JapanT. Makino (63′)1FT3Click here to reveal spoilers.BrazilNeymar (10′)Marcelo (17′)Gabriel Jesus (36′)Stadium: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d’Ascq)Attendance: Referee: B. Bastien40602313BallPossessionShotsoff targetShotson targetPossession4060Shots off target23Shots on target13Fouls1512Corners63Offsides22Yellow Cards41Red Cards00JapanManager: V. Halilhodžić#Name1E. Kawashima20T. Makino22M. Yoshida5Y. Nagatomo19H. Sakai17M. Hasebe10T. Inui8G. Haraguchi14R. Morioka16H. Yamaguchi2Y. Ideguchi6W. Endo15Y. Ōsako9K. Sugimoto11Y. Kubo18T. AsanoBrazilManager: Tite#Name1Alisson16Cássio14Thiago Silva12Marcelo6Alex Sandro22Danilo4Jemerson19Willian24Taison17Fernandinho18Giuliano8Renato Augusto5Casemiro10Neymar7Douglas Costa9Gabriel Jesus25Diego SouzaJapan#Name18T. Asano10T. Inui14R. Morioka9K. Sugimoto6W.

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Arsenal targeting Napoli midfielder Jorginho

Arsene Wenger is interested in bolstering his midfield with the acquisition of Napoli midfielder Jorginho in the summer, according to Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb. Jorginho has played a key role in Napoli’s red-hot start to Serie A, where they are top of the table after an undefeated start to the campaign. The Brazil-born midfielder moved to

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Benfica set to terminate Gabriel Barbosa’s loan

Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa could be set for an early return to Inter Milan after reports suggesting that Benfica are prepared to terminate his loan spell in January. The 21-year-old was loaned to Benfica in August following a peripheral 2016/17 season with the Nerazzurri – the Brazilian’s first in Europe – where he was used

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FIFA release October World Rankings

FIFA have released their final World Rankings update ahead of the 2018 World Cup play-off draw in Zurich at 14:00 CET on Tuesday. These rankings hold more significance than usual, as they will determine the pots for the December 1st draw for the 2018 World Cup Finals. With Pot 1 confirmed, Spain (ranked 8th), England

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Top seeded sides for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

FIFA will use its updated October World Rankings to seed all four pots for the 2018 World Cup draw, with the places of nations in Pot 1 confirmed. This is a new format for World Cup seeding; usually, only the top eight nations are seeded with the rest of the pots grouped by Confederation. Noticeable

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Barcelona begin negotiations over Paulinho transfer

In one of the most unexpected stories of the summer, Barcelona are targeting Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho. The Brazilian international is mostly known for his highly underwhelming stint in the English Premier League with Tottenham in 2013. Paulinho has since managed to turn his career around in the Chinese Super League, earning a return to

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Brazil vs Argentina – Highlights

Brazil0FT1Click here to reveal spoilers.ArgentinaStadium: Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne)Attendance: Referee: C. Beath42585334BallPossessionShotsoff targetShotson targetPossession4258Shots off target53Shots on target34Fouls2016Corners36Offsides35Yellow Cards11Red Cards00BrazilTite (homeFormation)#Name1Weverton6Filipe Luis3Thiago Silva2Fágner18Rafinha4Gil19Willian8Renato Augusto7Douglas Costa5Fernandinho15Paulinho10Giuliano11Philippe Coutinho9Gabriel Jesus17TaisonArgentinaJ. Sampaoli (awayFormation)#Name1S. Romero4J. Maidana2G. Mercado15E. Mammana17N. Otamendi16J. Gómez25N. Tagliafico6L. Biglia11Á. Di María8M. Acuña19É. Banega20M. Lanzini10L. Messi9G. Higuaín24J. Correa21P. Dybala27G. RodríguezBrazil#Name7Douglas Costa18Rafinha10Giuliano17Taison23Diego Alves13Jemerson12Ederson Moraes20Rodrigo Caio21Diego Souza14David Luiz16Alex Sandro22RodriguinhoArgentina#Name24J. Correa25N.

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Brazil vs Paraguay – Highlights

BrazilPhilippe Coutinho (34′)Neymar (64′)Marcelo (86′)3FT0Click here to reveal spoilers.ParaguayStadium: Arena Corinthians (São Paulo, São Paulo)Attendance: Referee: V. Carrillo673312250BallPossessionShotsoff targetShotson targetPossession6733Shots off target122Shots on target50Fouls1524Corners112Offsides32Yellow Cards03Red Cards00BrazilTite (homeFormation)#Name1Alisson3João Miranda22Fágner16Marcelo13Marquinhos14Thiago Silva8Renato Augusto15Paulinho11Philippe Coutinho19Willian5Casemiro10Neymar21Roberto Firmino9Diego SouzaParaguayF. Arce (awayFormation)#Name12A. Silva14P. Da Silva4D. Verón5B. Valdez13J. Alonso16C. Riveros18R. Rojas23M. Almirón21Óscar Romero17H. Pérez10D. González9F. Santander6C. Domínguez19Á. RomeroBrazil#Name14Thiago Silva19Willian9Diego Souza20Diego4Gil23Ederson Moraes12Weverton18Giuliano17Fernandinho6Filipe Luis7Dudu2MarianoParaguay#Name21Óscar Romero9F.

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Ronaldinho makes an amazing pass with his back during a charity match organized by Pope Francis [Video]

A charity match was played under the slogan “Unity for Peace” and it was organized by Pope Francis himself! A bunch of former football stars took part in the game and it can’t be denied that they produced some pretty impressive highlights. Among those who played was the Barcelona legend Ronaldinho and he was once

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Neymar posts sample from his first song on Facebook and it gathers a lot of attention [Video]

Neymar was absolutely magnificent in Barcelona’s Champions League opener against Cetlic, as the Brazilian superstar dished out four assists, while also scoring a superb free-kick. However, it seems that Neymar isn’t talented only on the football pitch, but can perform pretty well the music studio too. Last Sunday, the Brazilian star announced that he will

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