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Neymar in question as PSG chief blasts club's 'celebrity behavior'

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says Neymar and his other highly-paid stars should 'assume their responsibilities even more than before'

OUT. Neymar remains sidelined with an injured foot. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Neymar's rape accuser abandoned by third lawyer

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:27 PM

A new twist unfolds in the scandal that has gripped football-mad Brazil as another lawyer withdraws from the Neymar case

Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

Neymar rape accuser gives police statement

Jun 08, 2019 - 3:42 PM

More than 60% of Brazilians believe Neymar is innocent of the sexual assault allegation that has gripped the football-mad country

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on May 4, 2019, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG star striker Neymar has made an appeal against his suspension for three games in the Champions League next season, UEFA told AFP on May 10, 2019, confirming reports in the newspaper L'Equipe. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Neymar denies rape allegations

Jun 02, 2019 - 6:09 PM

'It surprised me, it's a really ugly thing and a sad thing because anyone who knows me knows what kind of person I am,' says football star Neymar

BLACKMAIL. Neymar and his family say that the female complainant has tried to extort money. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar accused of raping woman in Paris

Jun 02, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The family of Neymar says the football star is a victim of blackmail

CONTROVERSY. Neymar's family coes to his defense, noting that the female complainant has tried to extort money from the Brazilian player. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Mbappe wants responsibility, 'maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere'

May 20, 2019 - 11:23 PM

The French wonder has been regularly linked with a potential move to Real Madrid

TOP OF THE LEAGUE. Kylian Mbappe is hailed the Ligue 1 player of the season. Photo from Paris Saint Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_inside)


Neymar banned from 3 matches for lashing out at fan

May 11, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The Paris Saint-Germain striker gets sanctioned for figuring in a fracas with a fan following the club's shock defeat in the French Cup final

ADDED WOES. On top on the new sanctions, Neymar has also appealed a three-match Champions League ban. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

PSG's Kylian Mbappe slapped with 3-match ban

May 04, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The gifted 20-year-old striker is penalized for a reckless tackle

MISSING TIME. Kylian Mbappe, though, will be available for the last two games of the season. Photo from Paris Saint-Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


Neymar says he was wrong to hit fan after French Cup final loss

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The Brazilian star was caught on numerous phones striking a fan in the face

DETHRONED. Neymar and PSG fail to stretch their reign in the French Cup to a fifth straight time. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


Neymar returns in newly-crowned PSG's Monaco match

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Neymar returns to PSG after sustaining a right foot injury since January 23

RETURN. Neymar comes into the match as a substitute in the second half. Photo from PSG Twitter

PSG miss chance to wrap up French title

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The defending champions could have secured the Ligue 1 crown with still 8 games to spare

KINGS OF FRANCE. Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain shoot for their eighth Ligue 1 championship. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


LOOK: Mbappe fan sneaks on-pitch selfie during PSG game

Apr 01, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The young man manages to shake Mbappe's hands before he is escorted outside the pitch by security

BACK OF THE NET. Kylian Mbappe fires PSG to a win over Toulouse. Photo from Paris Saint-Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


'Spineless, shameful': PSG stars face fury and abuse after European exit

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The French giants invited some fans back to their home turf only to witness that decision spectacularly backfire

FOR THE LONG HAUL. Kylian Mbappe guarantees that he will stay with Paris Saint-Germain. Photo from Twitter (@PSG_English)


Neymar ruled out for 10 weeks, to miss Manchester Utd tie

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Sidelined by a foot injury, Neymar will likely return to action in the Champions League quarterfinals, if Paris Saint-Germain qualifies

KEY LOSS. Neymar is set to miss a crucial stretch in PSG's campaign. Photo by  Christophe Archambault/AFP

PSG cruise to victory as Neymar set to miss Man Utd clash

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The world's most expensive footballer suffers a recurrence of a metatarsal injury

OUT. Neymar is set to miss Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League showdown with Manchester United. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Tuchel: 'Neymar went home early with my permission'

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:46 PM

PSG star Neymar posts Instagram images of himself in Brazil with his family as he skips his club's last match of the year

VACATION. Neymar misses PSG's last game of 2018 to be with his family. Photo from Instagram (@neymarjr)

Liverpool on the ropes as PSG nears qualifiers

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Paris Saint-Germain takes a big step towards qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages after Neymar helps sink Liverpool

STAR POWER. Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar (left) celebrates with fellow star teammate Kylian Mbappe after scoring a goal against Liverpool FC. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Liverpool to snag Champions League win away from Anfield over PSG

Nov 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

2018 Champions League runner-up Liverpool needs to prove that it can still pack a punch on the road

REDEMPTION. Liverpool looks to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain from the Champions League playoffs contention. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

PSG optimistic over fitness of Mbappe, Neymar for Liverpool showdown

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Both injured PSG forwards Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are expected to be well in time for the Liverpool clash

GOOD SIGN. Thomas Tuchel says that Kylian Mbappe is getting better everyday. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Mbappe, Neymar injured in international friendlies

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Football stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar remain questionable for Paris Saint-Germain's crucial Champions League clash with Liverpool

France's midfielder Kylian Mbappe (C) reacts after getting injured during the friendly football match France vs Uruguay, on November 20, 2018 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Mbappe, Neymar steer PSG to new win record on troubled day

Nov 03, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Paris Saint-Germain posts a record 12th straight league win amid allegations made by a Football Leaks investigation

HOTSHOTS. Paris Saint-Germain's teen star Kylian Mbappe (right) celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring a goal against Lille. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Dropped Mbappe proves worth as PSG equals European win record

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:56 PM

PSG nails its 11th win to match Tottenham Hotspur's record from the 1960-61 season, the best in any of Europe's big 5 leagues

SPARKPLUG. Kylian Mbappe provides immediate impact off the bench. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP


Four-star Kylian Mbappe helps PSG break 82-year-old record

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The young French star scores a hat-trick within 8 minutes as Paris Saint-Germain bags its ninth straight win in Ligue 1

HISTORIC. Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain now have the longest winning streak in Ligue 1 history. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP


Messi, Barcelona outgun Spurs as Neymar bags hat-trick

Oct 04, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Tottenham finds it impossible to subdue Messi as Barcelona ends its three-match winless streak in emphatic style

STELLAR. Barcelona's superstar striker Lionel Messi shoots to score his second goal during their Champions League match versus the Tottenham Hotspur. Photo by Ian Kington/AFP

Super sub Firmino hands Liverpool flying Champions League start

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:55 AM

Roberto Firmino's last-gasp strike secures Liverpool the win over the star-studded Paris Saint-Germain

THRILLER. Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (center) celebrates with Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) and Mohamed Salah. Photo by AFP

Neymar on the mark as PSG up and running under Tuchel

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The world's most expensive footballer scores just 10 minutes into his first start for Paris Saint-Germain in almost 6 months

DOMINATION. Neymar leads Paris St. Germain to a 3-0 thrashing of Caen. File photo Franck Fife/AFP


Neymar returns as PSG thrash Monaco in China

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The world's most expensive footballer came in as a late substitute but did not need to showcase his scoring prowess

RETURN. Neymar rejoins Paris Saint-Germain following his stint with Brazil in the World Cup. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Neymar blames 'brattish' behavior on his inner child

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:31 PM

The world's most expensive football gets back at his critics, saying they have no idea what he goes through

THEATRICS. Brazil's Neymar was widely lambasted in the recent World Cup for his theatrical reactions to challenges. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini


Tite hails 'extraordinary' Neymar's golden return

Jun 04, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Brazil manager Tite couldn't believe what the performance of striker Neymar in his first appearance for over 3 months

COMEBACK. Brazil's striker Neymar returns from a 3-month hiatus. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP


Brazil's Neymar to return from injury against Croatia

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The PSG striker races to be fit for his national team's World Cup opener against Switzerland on June 17

READY. Brazil's star striker Neymar shares a light moment with midfielder Philippe Coutinho during a training session ahead of their international friendly football match against Croatia. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week

May 22, 2018 - 1:30 PM

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi suggests that Buffon can replace the French club's no. 1 goalkeeper Alphonse Areola

BIG DECISIONS. 40-year-old Gianluigi Buffon says that he cannot make decisions in a spur of the moment at his age. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

PSG appoints Thomas Tuchel as new coach

May 15, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The 44-year-old German agrees to succeed Unai Emery who will leave after the final game of the French season

NEW START. Thomas Tuchel will take the reins of the top team in Ligue 1. File photo by Sascha Schuermann/AFP

Injured Neymar on track to be back for World Cup

Apr 28, 2018 - 10:46 AM

The Brazilian football star gears up for the World Cup, but puts a lid on his season with Paris Saint-Germain

ROAD TO RECOVERY. 'Neymar is recovering the best way possible,' the Brazil team doctor says of the 26-year-old forward. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

PSG coach Emery confirms departure at end of season

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:14 AM

Under Unai Emery, Paris Saint-Germain’s record in the Champions League leaves much to be desired

EXIT. The contract of Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish coach Unai Emery ends in June. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

No release clause in Neymar's PSG contract – French league

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:34 AM

Rumors abound the Brazilian football superstar may leave in the next transfer window

MILLION-DOLLAR STAR. Reports say Neymar’s release clause may be worth more that $300 million. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Neymar 'about a month' away from comeback after operation

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:16 PM

'I need about a month, but it is healing well. Everything is happening normally,' says Neymar, who broke a metatarsal bone in his right foot late February

ROAD TO RECOVERY. Neymar says he is a month away from a full recovery from his foot injury. File photo by  Christophe Archambault/AFP


No shame in losing to Real Madrid, says embattled PSG coach

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not,' says Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery

GOAL. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid on March 6, 2018, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Photo by  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT

Neymar leaving hospital to begin rehab

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Will Neymar be able to catch PSG's remaining season or even be in shape at the start of Brazil's World Cup campaign in Russia?

FRACTURED. Brazilian superstar Neymar (R), is pictured next to his doctor Rodrigo Lasmar (L), upon his arrival in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil on March 2, 2018 ahead of an operation on his fractured foot. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Neymar arrives at hospital for foot operation

Mar 03, 2018 - 12:07 PM

The procedure takes place Saturday, March 3, led by Brazilian national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar.

NEYMAR ON WHEELCHAIR. A picture obtained from Twitter account of @Claire_Dorland shows Brazilian superstar Neymar as he arrives at Rio de Janeiro after flying from Paris on March 1, 2018 ahead of an operation on his fractured foot. Photo by Claire Dornald Clauzel / Twitter / AFP

Brazil's Neymar sidelined for up to 3 months with foot surgery

Mar 02, 2018 - 4:56 PM

'The (recovery) period will be around two and a half to 3 months,' says Brazil's national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar, who flew with Neymar to Rio de Janeiro

A picture obtained from Twitter account of @Claire_Dorland shows Brazilian superstar Neymar as he arrives at Rio de Janeiro after flying from Paris on March 1, 2018 ahead of an operation on his fractured foot. Brazilian superstar Neymar flew into Rio de Janeiro early Thursday ahead of an operation on his fractured foot that will rule him out for up to three months. Neymar suffered a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot as well as a twisted ankle late in PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday Claire Dornald Clauzel / Twitter / AFP

Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal, serious doubt to face Real Madrid

Feb 27, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The Brazilian, who signed for PSG in a world-record move from Barcelona last year, is now a serious injury doubt for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes on March 6

OUT. Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar Jr celebrates in this file photo of their French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille (OM) at the Parc des Princes in Paris on February 25, 2018. Photo by Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP

PSG coach 'optimistic' injured Neymar will recover to face Real Madrid

Feb 26, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Paris Saint-Germain faces Real Madrid at home on March 6 in the Champions League last 16 where they need to overturn a 3-1 deficit

TWISTED ANKLE. Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Thiago Silva (up) speaks to Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar Jr lying on the pitch during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille (OM) at the Parc des Princes in Paris on February 25, 2018. Photo by Geoffroy van der Hasselt /AFP

Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid take control against PSG

Feb 15, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Ronaldo sets record with 100th Champions League goal for Real

CONTROL. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match Real Madrid CF against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP.

WATCH: Ref under fire for kicking Nantes player in PSG game

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The official stunned the stadium by kicking out at Carlos before brandishing a second yellow card at the unfortunate player.

BAD FORM. Nantes midfielder Valentin Rongier had a good view of the incident and called for referee Tony Chapron to be given a lengthy ban. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Neymar strikes as PSG reach League Cup semis

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:11 PM

PSG were again without Edinson Cavani, who also missed Sunday's French Cup rout of Rennes

ON TO THE NEXT. Neymar scored a second-half penalty as four-time defending champions Paris Saint-Germain toiled before overcoming 10-man Amiens. Photo by Francois Lo Presti/AFP

Ronaldo vs Neymar as Real Madrid draws PSG in Champions League

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid stands in the way of Neymar's Paris Saint-Germain after the big-spending duo were drawn together in the tie of the round in the Champions League last 16

SUMMIT CLASH. Stars will collide as PSG and Real Madrid face off in the round of 16. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Neymar heads to Brazil for 'personal matters'

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Neymar might miss Wednesday's clash with Strasbourg

PERSONAL MATTERS. Neymar heads home to Brazil for personal reasons. Photo from AFP

Brazil's football scouts search for the next Neymars

Nov 27, 2017 - 12:09 PM

To become the next mega-bucks football superstar like Neymar is the dream of many in Brazil, a country mad about football and with no shortage of talented youngsters from poor backgrounds hungry for a chance

BE LIKE NEYMAR. Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar controls the ball during the French L1 football match between Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Louis II stadium, in Monaco, on November 26, 2017. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

PSG, Bayern reach Champions League last 16 as Man United edges closer

Nov 01, 2017 - 2:59 PM

PSG advances with a 5-0 rout of Anderlecht

SWEET 16. Layvin Kurzawa scored an unlikely hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain powered into the last 16 of the Champions League. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

No Neymar, no problem as Cavani sends PSG 7 points clear

Oct 28, 2017 - 1:23 PM

PSG makes history by striking its 2,500th league goal

NO PROBLEM. PSG wins by 7 points despite Neymar being suspended. File photo by Alain Jocard/AFP.