Sport Neymar lines up the trophies after Brazil defeated Spain to win the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Word of his prowess grew on the web, where football fantasies are fed

Robinho turns down Fenerbahce offer

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Barcelona deny Robinho Ibrahimovic swap rumours

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'Special' Neymar leads Brazil back to their roots

One game, one win and already the beautiful game is back. Brazil – led for the first time by their new coach Mano Menezes – beat the United States 2-0 in New Jersey on Tuesday night. That was enough for some to herald the return of the Joga Bonito.

New-look Brazil impress against the US

A young Brazil side enjoyed an impressive 2-0 win over the United States in a friendly at the Meadowlands stadium on Tuesday, handing new coach Mano Menezes a victory in his first game in charge.

City play down Adebayor's hopes of move to Juventus

Having just awarded Emmanuel Adebayor the No 9 shirt, Manchester City are determined that he will be wearing it come the start of the Premier League season next week. Yesterday, the Togo striker appeared to signal the end of his stay at Eastlands after just one controversial season by saying he was considering a move to Juventus, but City have no intention of letting him go.

City may leave £32.5m Robinho out of squad

Manchester City may be facing the prospect of paying Robinho, the most expensive footballer in the history of the English game, to sit in the stands as the player prepares to head back to pre-season training against his wishes.

Man City: The price of revolution? £130m please

Mancini's spending spree will be biggest of any English club ever, but City see it as only way to smash the cartel.

Transfer Talk: City look to trim squad by offering Robinho to Milan

Robinho is likely to become Manchester City's first big name sacrifice in their attempt to recoup £50m worth of transfer spending. The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Milan, who have been watching the player with some interest since his stint on loan at Brazilian club Santos, and he could prove a valuable replacement for Ronaldinho, should his reported move to Flamengo be completed.

Holland: Brotherhood is why the future's orange

Tantrums and strife are a thing of the past. Holland are finally at one, and now the world is at their feet.

Oranje boom! Sneijder winner brings curtain down on Dunga

Holland 2 Brazil 1: Brazil coach quits as backlash over lack of style is sparked by favourites' shock defeat

'Famous four' take a back seat as team spirit wins the day

Dismiss, for a moment, all thoughts of Wesley Sneijder's pomp, or Arjen Robben tormenting Felipe Melo to the point when rationale gave way to rage and he weighed in with the full force of his studs.

Holland stun Brazil in World Cup

Holland 2 Brazil 1

Andy Cole: Eight still standing but Argentina and Brazil in league of their own

Forward Thinking: Dunga's men are starting to purr while playing almost entirely within themselves. There is something European about them

Dunga to discuss bookings with Kaka

Brazil coach Dunga plans to speak to Kaka over the coming days in a bid to help the playmaker stop picking up needless yellow cards.

Robinho conducts Brazil's command performance

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