Neymar won’t leave Barcelona while he is hovering close to the throne

Football Soccer - Brazil v Paraguay - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

When it comes to pure spectacle most people seem to have preferred the old pre-facelift model José Mourinho. Albeit it has been a few years since we saw that cheerfully acerbic entertainer, back in the days when Mourinho could be bothered to smile, play to the gallery, spook an opponent with his bastardish charm and generally floss, brush, pomade and change out of his pyjamas.

Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil to play MCG SuperClasico

Neymar Olympics Gold

Ten years on from sinking the Socceroos in a friendly, Barcelona superstar Leo Messi is set to return to the MCG again in national colours, with the Victorian government likely to confirm on Friday the “SuperClasico de las Americas” between Argentina and Brazil, which will take place at the Melbourne sporting mecca on 9 June.

A 2016 football moment to remember: Brazil finally win Olympic gold

Neymar Olympics Gold

With its epicentre at the Maracanã, the guttural roar of release that greeted Brazil’s opener rolled out in all directions across Rio de Janeiro and beyond, making quite the mockery of folk who sniffily claim that, in the cosmic scheme of things, the Olympic men’s football tournament is rather trifling and inconsequential.