Brazil routs Honduras 7-0 ahead of Copa America
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil routed 10-man Honduras 7-0 Sunday in a show of strength in its last warmup match ahead of the Copa America tournament.
Having too many players to choose from is a problem most coaches relish.
For Tite, it's a problem he could do without.
The Brazil coach recently picked his squad for this year's Copa...
PSG looks to win French league title with depleted squad
After running away at the top of the standings all season, Paris Saint-Germain has found it hard to wrap up its eighth French league title.
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.
Buffon behaves when faced with another penalty
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — There wasn't a hint of protest from Gianluigi Buffon this time.
Returning to the Champions League following his three-match ban for comments about the referee last season, Buffon immediately realized there was no point in arguing when Napoli was awarded a penalty that turned out to be the equalizer in a 1-1 draw Tuesday.
Buffon and Paris Saint-Germain teammate Thiago Silva had just sandwiched Napoli forward Jose Callejon.
Brazil brings in Danilo, Fred, Diego for last qualifiers
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite has brought defender Danilo, midfielders Fred and Diego, and striker Diego Tardelli for the last World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Chile next month.
Gremio midfielder Arthur has been called up for the first time.
Brazil qualified for the 2018 World Cup in March. It goes to Bolivia on Oct. 5, and faces Chile on Oct. 10.
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Cassio (Corinthians), Ederson (Manchester City).
Brazil scores after 12 seconds, beats Australia 4-0
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Diego Souza scored after 12 seconds and again in the last minute as Brazil beat Confederations Cup-bound Australia 4-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday.
The Brazilians swooped quickly in front of almost 49,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when Australia defender Bailey Wright gave the ball away to Giuliano, who provided the space for Souza to fire a right-foot shot in off the hands of goalkeeper Mitch Langerak.
PSG playing its best soccer since Qatari takeover in 2011
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain is dreaming big, just like its motto says.
The French club, desperate to join Europe's elite since Qatari owners QSI took over six years ago, made an eye-catching breakthrough in the Champions League on Tuesday, routing Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of the last 16.
"This was the best performance I've been part of since coming to PSG," said midfielder Blaise Matuidi, one of QSI's first signings after its takeover in June 2011.
PSG must cope without key defender Silva against Barcelona
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain will face Barcelona's mighty strike force without its best defender and talismanic captain, after Thiago Silva was ruled out of the first leg of their Champions League knockout match on Tuesday.
The center half sat out training and was not included when the squad was announced on Monday. No further details were given, but Silva missed Friday's French league match away to Bordeaux because of muscle problems.
Silva scores as PSG beats Metz to reach cup semifinals
PARIS (AP) — Center half Thiago Silva scored a header in each half as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain beat Metz 2-0 to reach the League Cup semifinals on Wednesday.
Both of Silva's goals came from Angel Di Maria corners and took the Brazilian defender's tally to four in the last three games.
Although Metz hardly threatened, PSG was thankful for Silva's input given that top scorer Edinson Cavani was having one of his wasteful matches.
PSG beats woeful Lorient 5-0 to take some pressure off Emery
PARIS (AP) — Striker Edinson Cavani scored his 18th league goal of the season as Paris Saint-Germain trounced woeful Lorient 5-0 on Wednesday to take some pressure off coach Unai Emery heading into the winter break.
Third-place PSG is three points behind Monaco, which beat Caen 2-1 at home, and five behind league leader Nice, which drew 0-0 away to Bordeaux.