RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite picked Willian on Friday to replace the injured Neymar for the Copa America.
The Chelsea forward will join the squad on Saturday before a friendly...
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid players Lucas Vazquez and Dani Carvajal are expected to be sidelined for several weeks because of muscle injuries.
Madrid says exams on Thursday showed that Vazquez...
MADRID (AP) — Vinicius Juniors is expected to be sidelined for about two months because of an ankle injury sustained in Real Madrid's 4-1 loss to Ajax in the Champions League.
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.
Spain not immune to problems in VAR’s debut season
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid complained about it. Barcelona defended it. Fans are struggling to understand it.
Video review is not escaping controversy in its first season in Spain.
As in other countries, the implementation of VAR hasn't been smooth in the Spanish league, with confusion and criticism coming along with the process.
Vinicius Junior gives Real Madrid fans hope amid struggles
MADRID (AP) — The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium crowd becomes animated every time Vinicius Junior gets the ball.
Anticipation builds and the crowd murmurings rise as the young Brazilian sets himself and studies the opposition.
Real Madrid averts upset, beats Leganes 3-0 in Copa del Rey
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid avoided the upset this time, beating Leganes 3-0 on Wednesday to move closer to the last eight of the Copa del Rey.
After being eliminated by Leganes in the competition's quarterfinals last season, Real Madrid cruised to a first-leg victory at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Sergio Ramos netted his 100th career goal to put Madrid ahead, and Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Junior added to the lead.
10-man Real Madrid loses 2-0 to Sociedad
MADRID (AP) — Ten-man Real Madrid lost 2-0 at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday to concede further ground in the Spanish league title race.
The pressure is mounting on coach Santiago Solari with Madrid in fifth place behind Alaves, which moved ahead of the 33-time champion on Saturday.
Madrid fell behind in the third minute when Willian Jose converted a penalty following a foul by Casemiro on Mikel Merino.
Madrid went a man down in the 61st when Lucas Vazquez received his second yellow card.
Isco and Asensio lead Madrid into Copa del Rey’s last 16
MADRID (AP) — Marco Asensio and Francisco "Isco" Alarcon were the big winners in a match that had little at stake for Real Madrid.
The pair made the most of their chances in a second-string Madrid team on Thursday, scoring two goals each in a 6-1 rout of third division Melilla in the Copa del Rey.
Javi Sanchez and Vinicius Junior also netted as the European champion advanced to the last-16 stage 10-1 on aggregate after having won the first leg 4-0 in the small Spanish enclave in Africa.
Madrid needs late goal by Vinicius to end league slump
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid needed a late goal by Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior to beat Valladolid 2-0 and end its slump in the Spanish league as interim coach Santiago Solari made his home debut on Saturday.
A shot by substitute Vinicius took a deflection off defender Kiko Olivas in the 83rd minute and caught goalkeeper Jordi Masip out of position. Masip touched the ball but couldn't keep it from going in. The league credited the 18-year-old Vinicius with the goal.
Vinicius Junior big winner from Real Madrid coaching change
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior has become the immediate beneficiary of Real Madrid's coaching change.
The 18-year-old forward impressed in his first start for Madrid on Wednesday, helping set up two goals in a 4-0 win at Melilla in the debut of interim coach Santiago Solari.
The win came two days Solari was promoted from Madrid's reserve team to replace Julen Lopetegui, who was fired following a horrible run of results that ended with a 5-1 loss at Barcelona.
Vinicius Junior cleared from suspension ahead of ‘clasico’
MADRID (AP) — Vinicius Junior will be able to face Barcelona in the "clasico" after all.
The 18-year-old Real Madrid forward, who has not been a regular in the first team, had his suspension overturned on Friday.
Real Madrid teen bitten on head in youth game
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid wanted Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior to gain experience in its B team. He got more than he expected when he was bitten on the head.
The 18-year-old Vinicius, for whom Real Madrid paid 45 million euros ($52 million) last year, was bitten after a scuffle in a youth team derby against Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
Madrid taking its time with Vinicius Jr despite fans’ plea
MADRID (AP) — Brazilian teenage sensation Vinicius Junior arrived in Spain giving Real Madrid fans hope he could be the future star who would help fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure.
Fans were anxious to see if his quick moves and nifty dribbles would give the team the spark that vanished after Ronaldo left, especially since the club made no major signings to try to make up for Ronaldo's absence.