“Facing Messi Is Not Good” Neymar Set To Face Off Messi In November

Brazil and Argentina face off in the third CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup qualifying fixture in November and FC Barcelona star Neymar has said that he would rather play alongside than against Lionel Messi.   Five-time world champions Brazil will open their World Cup qualifying campaign away against Copa America champions Chile, followed by Venezuela in October, but Neymar Jr. will miss both matches while he serves out his 2015 Copa America ban. However, the FC Barcelona superstar will return for Brazil in the crucial game against Argentina in November where he will be up against his club mate and Argentina captain Lionel Messi. ‘Playing against Messi is not good’ Stating that he would rather play alongside Messi than against him, Neymar told Globo’s SporTV on Sunday: “Messi is a great player, playing against him is not good, it is bad.” “Qualifying is going to be close, the national teams are very well prepared. I think we have to be very attentive, train well and […] Read more »

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FIFA Confirms Luis Suarez Banned Till 2016

FC Barcelona star Luis Suarez will not play for Uruguay until 2016 after the player’s request to have his suspension reduced was rejected by FIFA.   The FC Barcelona striker was punished for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at last year’s World Cup when he was playing for Uruguay. The former Liverpool FC man wrote a formal letter to world football’s governing body earlier this month in the hope of seeing his ban reduced. FIFA reject Suarez appeal to reduce ban But FIFA has confirmed that any appeal will not be considered with the disciplinary panel’s verdict  on the ban final. A FIFA spokesperson said: “As the decision in the relevant case was final and binding, FIFA was not in a position to enter into the merits of the recent request submitted by the Uruguayan FA and Luis Suarez.” Luis Suarez had made appeals last year to both FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport which had proven to be unsuccessful. The Uruguayan […] Read more »