The 28-year-old Bayern Munich defender is back in the Brazil squad for the first time since 2008 and is eager to make a lasting impression against South Africa on Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The 65-year-old says there is still time for players to make a late push for a place in his squad but admits most places are already taken.
The prolific attacker has no regrets over his decision to snub Brazil for the reigning world champion and is eager to prove his worth to la Roja coach Vicente del Bosque.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's men have won their last six friendlies and will be hoping to maintain their good form with another victory over Bafana Bafana.
Monday, March 3, 2014
The Selecao chief says Luiz Felipe Scolari's men will survive without the Atletico Madrid forward.
The 28-year-old midfielder has returned to the Brazil squad for the first time since 2012 and has outlined his intentions to claim the defensive midfield role in Scolari’s side.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
The Brazilian attacker was the man of the match in the eyes of many observers against Marseille, but his coach wants him to add goals to his game
Footballing legends will take part in a exhibition encounter in Switzerland on Tuesday to raise funds for the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines
Friday, February 28, 2014
The Brazilian wing back has hailed his compatriot's contribution to Barcelona, while he also hopes Paris Saint-Germain can make an impact in the Champions League.
Monday, February 24, 2014
The Brazilian is in a bullish frame of mind with the Rossoneri having moved to within five points of fifth-placed Inter with a 2-0 win over Sampdoria at the weekend
The Atletico Mineiro striker is determined to cement his World Cup place while goalkeeper Jefferson is hoping to make a major commitment to the Selecao.
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Paris Saint-Germain defender says he still has a chance to make Luiz Felipe Scolari's 23-man squad and will fight for his place in the Selecao.
The Catalan club faces charges for alleged tax fraud as the saga into the Brazilian's move rumbles on. Here, Goal takes a closer look at the ongoing investigation.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The midfielder hopes that the Brazilian will not allow the tax issues raised by his move from Santos to Catalunya last summer affect his concentration
The 65-year-old says that playing at home is a major advantage for the Selecao, arguing that they will have the benefit of a "12th man"
The Catalan club failed to declare a 37.9 million euro payment in its signing of the Brazilian forward from Santos, according to a judge at the Spanish High Court.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Barca attacker defended his parents for making millions on his move to Barcelona and ranted after his father was branded "a jerk" by a former club chief.
The Catalan club is under investigation for fraud following alleged failure to declare 37.9 million euro relating to the Brazilian's transfer between 2011 and 2013.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Construction issues at the Arena da Baixada had put its hosting rights in question, but FIFA has given the venue the green light
The Brazilian, who hopes to be fully fit to face the Premier League side, believes the Catalan club's extra European experience will be key in the Champions League last 16 tie