Neymar celebrates birthday in style and on crutches

Neymar celebrated his 27th birthday with a glittering party in Paris on Monday evening joined by family, Paris Saint-Germain teammates and a smattering of celebrities. DJ Bob Sinclair, Brazilian singer Wesley Safadao and world surf champion Gabriel Medina were among the 200 guests at the fashionable Pavillon Gabriel near the Champs-Elysees.

Brazil club Santos names Argentine Sampaoli as new coach

Former Argentina and Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli is named as the new boss Brazilian club Santos, whose youth system produced Brazilian stars Pele and Neymar, but have not won a league title since 2004.

Neymar backs former Brazil forward Romario for Rio governor

Brazil’s football star Neymar is getting involved in politics and has given his backing to former fellow international forward Romario in his bid to become Governor of Rio.

Neymar: “I couldn’t look at a football” after the World Cup

Brazil superstar Neymar tells AFP in an exclusive interview that after his nation’s quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn’t look at a ball and didn’t want to see any of the remaining matches.

Football: Neymar rules out transfer move from PSG

Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, says he is staying with French club Paris Saint Germain, putting reports of him leaving down to ’speculations’.

World Cup: Brazil’s Neymar boards team bus to leave Russia

Brazil forward Neymar boards the team bus in Kazan to leave Russia, after their defeat against Belgium in the World Cup quarter-finals the day before. IMAGES

World Cup: Neymar’s Brazil head to stadium to face Red Devils

All eyes are on Neymar as favourites Brazil head to Kazan Arena for their World Cup quarter-final clash against Belgium and its “Golden Generation.” IMAGES

World Cup: Neymar unfazed by critics after histrionic behaviour

Brazil superstar Neymar brushed off his critics after firing the five-time World Cup winners to victory over Mexico and into a quarter-final showdown with Belgium. But his sparkling performance was tarnished by yet another example of his tendency to overreact to seemingly innocuous challenges.

PHOTOS: Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to qualify for quarter-finals

Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored the goals as Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in Samara to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. PHOTOS