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2dTim Vickery

Neymar needs his maturity to match his game

Ronaldinho's childlike way was beloved and Neymar's adolescent angst is loathed. The latter can change that by showing maturity and self-control.

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5dTim Vickery

Ganso from superstar to forgotten man

Ganso and Neymar rose to prominence together at Santos but while Neymar has gone on to become a global superstar, Ganso has become a forgotten man.

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9dESPN staff

Brazil name 15 players to World Cup squad

Tite took the unusual step of revealing a partial squad led by four players from PSG: Daniel Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Neymar.

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15dTim Vickery

Neymar needs to show he can handle pressure

After moving out of Lionel Messi's shadow at Barca, Neymar now must prove his worth in the Champions League with PSG and at the World Cup for Brazil.

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19dIan Holyman

Neymar 'close' to Ballon d'Or - Ronaldo

Former Brazil star Ronaldo, who twice earned the award, believes a successful World Cup will help Neymar finally receive football's top honour.

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Neymar's antics: All in good fun or disrespecting the game? (3:44)
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37dPA Sport

Pele collapses with severe exhaustion

Pele will be unable to attend a London tribute dinner in his honour after he collapsed due to severe exhaustion.

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39dAlex Shaw

Celebrate Ronaldinho; don't lament 'what ifs'

There's been a tendency to reduce Ronaldinho's career to a bunch of "what ifs". Don't do that. Fire up your computer, dig a ball out & dare to dream.

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Ronaldinho officially retires from football (1:42)
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39dPA Sport

Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho retires

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, his brother and agent has confirmed.

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Pato hoping for Brazil return ahead of the World Cup (0:41)
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41dTim Vickery

Firmino front and centre for Brazil?

Firmino sent a message in Liverpool's win Sunday that he has the talent and mobility to trouble good defences. Will Tite take note for Brazil?

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47dChris Wright

Neymar trolls Coutinho over hairstyle

Neymar couldn't resist a cheeky dig at Brazil teammate Philippe Coutinho's hairstyle as he congratulated him on his move to Barcelona.

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49dTim Vickery

How Coutinho overcame setbacks

After signing him as a teenager, Inter gave up on Philippe Coutinho in 2013 for £8.5m. Five years later, Liverpool sold him to Barcelona for £142m.

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50dGlenn Price

Barcelona seal deal for Liverpool's Coutinho

The teams announced a deal had been agreed, with sources confirming a fee of £142 million (€160m, $192.7m), with Liverpool receiving £105m up front.

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52dJames Horncastle

Alisson, Ederson give Brazil the best keepers

There isn't pair in the world that can beat what Brazil have at goalkeeper in Alisson and Ederson, giving them options heading to Russia this summer.

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52dJonathan Smith

Gabriel feared missing World Cup - Ederson

Manchester City keeper Ederson says teammate Gabriel Jesus' tears were understandable after his fellow Brazilian feared he would miss the World Cup.

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