Vinicius Junior called up for Brazil for 1st time
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Vinicius Junior has been called up to the Brazilian national team for the first time for friendly matches against Panama and the Czech Republic.
Paulinho back with Brazil for 2 London friendlies
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho has returned to Brazil for friendlies against Uruguay and Cameroon in November.
Brazil coach Tite announced his squad on Friday for the two matches in London on Nov.16 and 20. Both games will be at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.
The 30-year old Paulinho returned to China's Guangzhou Evergrande after the World Cup. He was not called in the two squads announced after the tournament in Russia.
Napoli beats Sassuolo 3-1 to move 3 points clear in Serie A
MILAN (AP) — Napoli reinforced its title credentials by beating Sassuolo 3-1 to move three points clear in Serie A on Sunday.
Goals from Allan, Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens helped Napoli to its 10th win in 11 matches. Diego Falcinelli had leveled for Sassuolo and both sides hit the woodwork twice.
Juventus and Lazio, which earlier won 5-1 at Benevento, are tied for second. Inter Milan is two points further back and visits Hellas Verona on Monday.
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Despite another losing effort, Napoli has something to look forward to.
The Italian team was eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid on Tuesday, but it didn't go down easily.
"I think we had a great game and that has to be proof to us we can play against anyone and help us have a great end to the season," Napoli midfielder Allan said.