South America

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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The Selecao captain was on the end of a number of robust challenges in the Superclasico but insists it was no more than he expected

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The defender has his eyes set on a move to Turin in the future and revealed former Bianconeri star Lillian Thuram was his childhood idol

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Joachim Low's side routed the Selecao 7-1 at the Estadio Mineirao in July and the midfielder has confessed that he told his team-mates at half-time not to "showboat"

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ANALYSIS: As part of a special series examining the form of this summer's major signings, Goal takes a look at the Brazil international following his move to Paris

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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The Selecao coach described their 2-0 Suerpclasico victory the Albiceleste as 'fantastic' but was critical of the referee, who he says was "not prepared" for such a game

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The Argentine captain feels defensive blunders and his missed penalty were decisive as his side lost 2-0 to Brazil on Saturday

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The forward was on the receiving end of several tough challenges as Brazil continued their revival under Dunga with victory in Beijing

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Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as a Diego Tardelli double secured Dunga's men a valuable victory over their greatest rivals in the Superclasico de las Americas

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The 29-year-old was the hero after scoring twice in Beijing, while the Barcelona star had a game to forget after missing from 12 yards in the first half

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The striker, on loan at Manchester United, was making his first start for his country in nearly a year as he helped them to beat El Salvador 3-0 in a New York friendly

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The Brazil international was a target for Barcelona in the past but says a run of starts has given him a real boost at Parc des Princes

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Tata Martino and Dunga have both made positive starts to their reigns and will be keen to maintain the momentum they have built up by triumphing at the Bird's Nest Stadium

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The former Portugal star took a light-hearted view of the debate over the world's top talent as he believes it is too difficult to choose between them