Menezes pleads for time to get Brazil on track

Mano Menezes has defended his Brazil team, insisting that his record was not "all negative" after they were eliminated in the quarter-final of the Copa America on Sunday night. Brazil lost 2-0 on penalties to Paraguay after drawing 0-0 in 120 minutes. Brazilian newspaper O Globo described it as an act of "historical incompetence".

Scottish test offers Menezes the chance to answer critics

There are more than three years to go before Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup, but the pressure is already building. At home the pace of stadium and infrastructure development is so slow that Fifa have already expressed concern, and impending budget cuts forced by the global recession are unlikely to help.

Robinho reveals he talked Kaka out of move to City

Ghosts of Christmas past will stalk Manchester City for as long as they fail to lift silverware. One of them is Robinho, who claimed yesterday that while he was a City player he had talked his compatriot Kaka out of signing two years ago.

Robinho turns down Fenerbahce offer

Robinho has turned down a formal offer from Fenerbahce hoping to leave Manchester City for a Spanish or Italian club before the August 31 transfer deadline.

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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.

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.