RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's wealth of attacking options was highlighted when nine forwards were picked in the World Cup squad on Monday.
Neymar spearheaded the group of forwards including relative youngsters Vinicius Jr., Gabriel Martinelli and Rodrygo.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite has included Flamengo striker Pedro as a new attacking option for the team's pre-World Cup friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia in September.
Pedro is the top scorer in this season's Copa Libertadores with 12 goals and was picked Friday ahead of players such as Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus for the matches in France on Sept.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
The first Premier League match of the day is the biggest: Leader Manchester City hosts second-placed Chelsea. The Blues trail by 10 points and hope to keep their title hopes alive against the defending champion.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle began its first transfer window under Saudi ownership by signing fullback Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid on Friday, and Aston Villa brought Philippe Coutinho back to the Premier League on loan after he was unable to make an impact at Barcelona.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Philippe Coutinho is back in Brazil's national team after being called up by coach Tite on Friday for two World Cup qualifiers in November.
Coutinho hasn't played for Brazil since October 2020 but was recalled despite only starting four of Barcelona's 10 league games this season.
MADRID (AP) — Ansu Fati is quickly becoming Barcelona's go-to player in the absence of Lionel Messi.
The 18-year-old Fati made his first start for Barcelona after a long injury layoff on Sunday, scoring a goal and earning his team a penalty as the Catalan club halted its losing streak by rallying to beat Valencia 3-1 in the Spanish league.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Lucas Paquetá left the pitch in pain at the end of Brazil's 1-0 win over Peru at a Copa America semifinal on Monday, there was concern among teammates whether he would play in Saturday's final.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay are all facing injury problems ahead of upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.
For Brazil, forward Philippe Coutinho is out. Argentina will be missing striker Paulo Dybala...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona began erasing some of the bad memories from last season’s embarrassing Champions League elimination with a comfortable opening group win against Hungarian club Ferencváros on Tuesday...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi rejoined the rest of his Barcelona teammates at practice on Wednesday...
BERLIN (AP) — German clubs resisted any last-minute splurges as loan deals and departures dominated the final day of the transfer window on Monday...
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia...
AP PHOTOS: Heavyweights struggle on World Cup day 4
MOSCOW (AP) — Day 4 at the World Cup began much the way Days 1 and 2 ended: with a gorgeous, swerving goal off a free kick...