Golazos from Neymar & Fred lead Brazil to a 4-2 win over Italy

Italy 2 – Brazil 4 (Confederations Cup, June 21, 2013) (Longer highlights.) Neymar missed the target when clean through for Brazil in the first half. Brazil took the lead on the stroke of halftime when Bayern defender Dante (on for the injured Luiz) grabbed his 1st international goal following a free-kick. The Azzuri equalised through Emanuele Giaccherini early […]

Two headers from Chicharito see Mexico leave Japan pointless

Japan 1 – Mexico 2 (Confederations Cup, June 21, 2013) (Longer highlights.) Shinji Kagawa had an early chance saved, and Japan had a goal ruled out for offside in an entertaining start to the battle against the wooden spoon. El Tri took the lead after the break through a Javier Hernandez header in the six yard box. Mexico increased […]

Almeria return to La Liga after gunning down Girona in the playoffs

Almeria 3 – Girona 0 (Agg. 4-0) (Segunda Division Play-Off, June 22, 2013) Aleix Vidal fired inside the near post to put Almeria ahead in the 17th minute. Charles struck a second for the Andalusians seven minutes after halftime and put the tie beyond Girona when he made it 3-0 in the 70th minute.

You’ve gotta be joking: The Star link Man United & Real Madrid with Rooney-Ronaldo swap

Wayne Rooney’s face continues to be splashed across the backpages of the tabloids on Sunday as the Star claim a sensational, never-gonna-happen story. According to the red-top, Manchester United and Real Madrid are considering swapping Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo after bookies William Hill “dramatically slashed the odds on Rooney joining the Spanish giants.” The […]

Joey Barton Tweets that the “jury is still firmly out” on Neymar

It is turning into one of the most famous football Tweets of all time, and you suspect Joey Barton could be forced to eat his words over and over again in the coming years. During Brazil’s 2-1 defeat to England at Wembley, in February, where Neymar was by his standards poor, Joey Barton Tweeted the […]

The Zingers: Mark Lawrenson gets torn a new one on Twitter during Italy v Brazil

Starting to wonder if the Brazilian people are protesting because Mark Lawrenson is in their country ruining football for everyone — Scott McClymont (@mcclymontscott) June 22, 2013 Genuinely starting to think Mark Lawrenson is intentionally being snide about everything. As if he is playing a character. — Grant Russell (@STVGrant) June 22, 2013 I might […]

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