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‘New Pele’ Neymar and Italy’s ‘SuperMario’ Balotelli clash as Italy takes on Brazil in a friendly match; beIN Sports and Al Jazeera Sports among the big networks to provide live telecast
Miami Beach, Florida (March 20, 2013) – The eyes of the world will be at the Stade de Geneve in Switzerland when five-time World Cup champions Brazil and Euro 2012 runners-up Italy will engage in a friendly on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Several countries from Africa, Asia and Europe have been listed in the live stream and TV schedule database of LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) for this headline match.
Nothing can spice up this international friendly match between Italy and Brazil more than the impact of two of world football’s most controversial players – Mario Balotelli of Milan and Neymar of Santos. These two strikers are much talked about in the headlines for everything they do – on the pitch, off the pitch and in press rooms.
Neymar continues flirting with top European clubs, this time claiming that he would be indifferent between Barcelona or Real Madrid and either of the clubs could be his destination.
We are in the midst of one of the longest running transfer sagas, as Brazilian wonder kid Neymar is yet to decide which top European club he should move to. However the Santos starlet refuses to rush into a decision, and claims that he will take his time before landing onto a resolution.
Speak to Cope the forward said: "I have no preference for Barcelona or Real Madrid. They are both great clubs that are respected by everyone. They each have their own history and fantastic players,"
"Playing in Europe continues to be a dream, but I do not know whether it will happen soon. Only I decide when I'm ready for it."
Brazilian star Neymar has been involved in one of the most prolonged transfer sagas, his destination continues to be a mystery. But here is a list of 4 clubs he should not go to:
The Catalan club seem to be very keen on securing the Brazilian wonder kid, Barcelona’s limited spending on transfers this year suggests that a notable chunk of the transfer budget has been saved for next season.
However does Barcelona really need Neymar?
Barcelona already have David Villa, Pedro, Alexis Sanchez, Messi and Cristian Tello playing upfront, whereas the talented Gerard Deulofeu has been relishing a chance of playing in the first team after some impressive performances for Barcelona B. Barcelona are a team known for promoting players from their own academy. Their last high profile signing was of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is a player of incredible quality but was not able to cement his place in the starting line up. Neymar should thus look into his options more closely before moving to the Catalan Club.
Wembley Stadium will welcome some of football's most talented players in today's game as England hosts Brazil.
In celebration of the FA's 150th anniversary, England will get a chance to square up against Brazil at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night.
Brazil, five time World Champions will get a chance to show the world their abilities under Luis Felipe Scolari who just recently returned for his second stint with the Selecao.
The former Portugal manager is back at the helm in his native country where he led the Brazilian side to their fifth World Cup title. Along the way, Brazil managed to win all their matches including their three Group Stage matches.
Who deserves to win the 2012 FIFA Puskas award for scoring the best goal of the year? Neymar, Radamel Falcao and Miroslav Stoch are the three candidates vying for the prize.
Brace yourself for the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or, 2012 FIFA Coach of the Year, 2012 FIFA’s Women’s Player of the Year, 2012 FIFPro World XI and 2012 FIFA Puskas Awards.
The stage in Zurich is set for January 7. The Gala promises to be the best world football has ever had as 2012 produced various record-breaking results.
Women’s Soccer enjoyed a great boost with over 600,000 tickets sold at the 2012 London Olympics, coaches led their teams to clinch higher numbers and superstars pushed themselves to the limit with goals at the delight of football fans around the world.
2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or – Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Andres Iniesta?
The gifted striker was on target as the Brazilians overwhelmed a difficult Universidad de Chile in Sao Paulo.
Santos were crowned South American Super Cup winners after defeating Universidad de Chile 2-0 at the Pacaembu stadium in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
The trophy, which was contested by the winners of the 2011 Copa Libertadores, Santos, and the Copa Sudamericana winners of the same year, Universidad de Chile, was decided in Brazilian territory following a goalless draw between the sides when they met in Santiago, Chile, in August.
After much pressure, Neymar finally opened the scoring for Santos in the 27th minute, with a well-placed low shot following a neat one-two with strike-partner Andre.
The Brazilians take on Universidad de Chile in the second leg of the annual final at the Pacaembu stadium on Wednesday.
Santos and Universidad de Chile clash in the second leg of the final of the South American Super Cup at the Pacaembu stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday.
The contest brings together the champions of the 2011 Copa Libertadores, Santos, and the 2011 Copa Sudamericana winners, Universidad de Chile.
When the teams met in the first leg of the final in Santiago in August, Santos returned home with a precious point as the teams fought out a goalless draw. But the situation could have been far better for Santos had Neymar not missed a penalty kick.
Brazil and Argentina are set to light up the stage in the Superclasico de las Americas on Wednesday night (Thursday, September 2012 at 1:00am GMT and 2:00am BST).
The first edition of the Superclasico de las Americas was played last year. This prestigious two-legged tie, traditionally played between Argentina and Brazil, will give rising star Neymar another opportunity to work wonders before millions of spectators worldwide.
The 20-year-old was on the losing side of a 7-goal thriller split 4-3 when Brazil and Argentina met earlier this year. The star of the show was three-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.
This time, there will be no Messi as the Superclasico de las Americas involves players from the domestic leagues only. Brazil are thus clear favourites to retain their title.
Neymar and co. will be hoping to fire on all cylinders against a New Zealand outfit who must win at all costs.
Brazil may have already secured passage into the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games, but will still be looking to overcome New Zealand on Wednesday in order to finish top of Group C and to maintain their perfect record.
The South Americans kicked off their campaign with a narrow 3-2 victory over Egypt last week, before going on to beat Belarus 3-1 in Manchester on Sunday.
Their third and final group game sees them up against a New Zealand side who have only managed a single point from two games, and will bow out of the competition unless they claim maximum points against the Brazilians.
The South Americans reiterated that they are the team to beat from the competition after cruising past their rivals.
Brazil advanced to the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games after coming from behind to defeat Belarus 3-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday.
But Mano Menezes' men were in for an initial shock, when in the 8th minute Belarus took a surprise lead when Renan Bressan Bardini nodded home a free header.
But their joy was short-lived as seven minutes later Alexandre Pato drew Brazil level when he was caught out in the area by Neymar with a superb delivery, and headed the ball into the back of the net from close range.
The Brazilians picked up their game immensely since getting on level terms, but despite coming close to adding their second goal they were continually kept out by the heroics of Belarus goalkeeper Aleksandr Gutor.
The South American giants will progress to the following phase of the competition with a victory at Old Trafford.
Brazil come into their clash with Belarus as the odds-on favourites, after their 3-2 victory over Egypt in their opening Group C match on Thursday.
The South Americans will be assured of progression to the following phase of the competition if they overcome Belarus at The Theatre of Dreams on Sunday.
For many Brazil are the main contenders for the Olympic gold medal, even if they were made to sweat on Thursday, as after taking a comfortable 3-0 lead against Egypt they allowed the Pharaohs to pull back two second half goals.
The Olympic gold medal hopefuls ran out 2-0 winners in a one-sided warm-up game at the Riverside on Friday.
Brazil reaffirmed their Olympic gold medal candidacy after beating hosts Great Britain 2-0 at the Riverside stadium in Middlesbrough.
The South Americans won the game courtesy of first-half goals from Sandro and Neymar.
Neymar, Brazil's key figure, was in sensational form, ripping apart the Great Britain defence time and time again.
It was precisely Neymar who set-up Brazil's first goal, when in the 12th minute he curled a free-kick into the back post, and Sandro was at the right place at the right time to nod home.
The Round of 16 stage of the Copa Libertadores kicks-off on Wednesday night with two enticing match-ups: Santos versus Bolivar and Internacional against Fluminense.
Apr 25, 2012: Internacional vs Fluminense
Internacional, the worst team of the Group Stage of the Copa Libertadores, face Fluminense, the best team, in the Round of 16 stage of the competition at the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre on Wednesday. The match-up is without any doubt the…
The Copa Libertadores champions will clinch top spot of Group 1 with a victory over The Strongest at the Vila Belmiro on Thursday.
April 19, 2012: Juan Aurich vs Internacional
Internacional travel to Peru to take on Juan Aurich in a match which they must win to secure themselves of a place in the round of 16 stage of the Copa Libertadores. Inter, winners of the competition in 2006 and 2010, count with one of the most…
Once again the outspoken former Brazil World Cup winner has rated Neymar above Messi.
Pele has affirmed that he believes Lionel Messi isn't the best player in the world, not to mention the best of all time.
According to the three-time World Cup winner, young Santos and Brazil striker Neymar is a better player than the Barcelona and Argentina superstar, and he also went on to say that Messi doesn't even deserve a place amongst the world's best ever players.
Messi, who has been named FIFA World Player of the Year for three consecutive years, has been brought to the conversation over who is the best player of all time, due to his absolutely sublime performances for European and world champions Barcelona.
Fresh off a superb hat-trick against Internacional, the gifted striker believes Santos are in for a tricky test.
Santos ace Neymar believes that his team's Copa Libertadores clash with Juan Aurich on Thursday will be "tough" because according to him the Peruvians are "a good team."
Neymar took pressure off his side by declaring that Santos don't come into the game as the favourites, even if they face a side with little Copa Libertadores experience.
Santos arrived in Lima on Tuesday in preparation for what is expected to be a hotly contested battle between two teams that are in much need of the three points.
The South American rivals will fight for supremacy in the latest edition of the 'Derby of the Americas' at the MetLife stadium.
The Argentine Football Association confirmed on Tuesday that South American heavyweights Argentina and Brazil will lock horns in a high-profile friendly match in the United States on June 9.
Widely regarded as the biggest international derby in the world, the one-off match will be staged at a fitting venue: the impressive $1.6 billion 83,000-capacity MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
The match will serve both sides as preparation for the 2014 World Cup, which will be held in Brazil. While Brazil have already qualified for the tournament as being the hosts, Argentina will have to fight it out during the South American World Cup qualifiers for a berth in the finals.
Teenage sensation Neymar is the overwhelming favourite to run away with the trophy.
Santos striker Neymar and Universidad de Chile striker Eduardo Vargas are the front runners to be named South American Footballer of the Year for 2011. The poll conducted by prized Uruguayan newspaper El Pais signalled that one of the two youngsters will claim the honours.
Neymar, who is without doubt the hottest property in South American soccer at the moment, played a key role as Santos lifted the Copa Libertadores for the third time after beating Penarol in the final in June. He also guided Santos to the Paulista State championship and earned himself a starting eleven spot in the Brazilian national team.
He was one of Brazil's best players in the Copa America, but he couldn't do anything as the Selecao were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the competition after losing a penalty shootout to Paraguay.
The 2011 FIFA Club World Cup final between Barcelona and Santos is heated up with the thrilling individual battle between Neymar and Lionel Messi.
Somehow, the Neymar-Messi rivalry has become more notable in recent weeks due to Pele’s controversial statement that placed the Brazilian far ahead of the Barcelona superstar in terms of accomplishment.
Pele stated that what made Neymar a more complete player was his ability to score goals and to play well with both feet, on both flanks, and for his club as well as for his country. Hence, Sunday will be a time for correction for Messi in the Club World Cup final.
Even if nothing changes Pele’s opinion, both players should at least prove themselves in a game on which all eyes will be set. Below, we look at both players’ run in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup so far:
The latest news from Barcelona’s camp is that David Villa will be sidelined for a long period of time. What impact will this info have on the club’s January transfer window plans?
The 30-year-old striker is believed to have fractured his tibia during Barca’s semi-final game against Al Sadd on Thursday. Villa was part of Guardiola’s starting XI for this 2011 FIFA World Club Cup encounter. He had to quit the field of play after 39 minutes only due to his leg injury.
David Villa’s prolonged absence will leave a hole in Pep Guardiola’s squad. Why should Barcelona deprive themselves from strengthening their attack whereas the transfer window is just around the corner?
Earlier this week, Spanish news source Marca claimed that the Catalans have opened the door for Villa to join the highest-bidding team from the English Premier League. But upon hearing this report, coach Guardiola categorically refuted it by stating loud and clear: