Category: Football

Neymar’s return ‘better than expected’ – Brazil physical trainer

Brazil’s star forward Neymar is returning to training “better than expected,” after more than two months out with a broken foot bone, the Brazilian team physical trainer said Wednesday.

Mikel Arteta favourite to become Arsenal manager

Mikel Arteta is now the favourite to become the next Arsenal manager, Sky Sports News understands.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis wants Arsene Wenger’s successor to fulfill a head coach role to fit into the club’s new management structure.

Former Arsenal midfielder Arteta, who has been working as assistant coach under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, has no management experience.

Neymar’s foot operation a success

Surgery on the broken right foot of Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar went successfully Saturday, officials said, leaving the planet’s most expensive footballer in a race to recuperate before the World Cup.

The operation, performed by Brazilian national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar, began early on Saturday morning in the Mater Dei hospital in Belo Horizonte.

Just after midday (1500 GMT), a spokesman from the Brazilian football federation announced that the operation was over.