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Tite's Brazil go 'forward by moving back' in encouraging win vs. South Korea

Arthur Rowe, boss of Tottenham's famous "Push and Run" 1950-51 side, had some advice for fellow coaches: Write down your starting lineup at the start of the season, he counselled. During the course of the campaign, when things get tough and your mind is confused, take out the piece of paper and have a look. You will probably come to the conclusion that your original idea was the best one.

Brazil coach Tite did something similar with a morale-boosting and highly welcome 3-0 win over South Korea in...

Brazil must replace Neymar. Who will fill the Selecao's massive void at the Copa America?

Neymar will not take part at the 2019 Copa America, an ankle injury sustained in a friendly match against Qatar on June 5 ending the superstar's hopes of leading Brazil to the title on home soil. Brazil's main man's absence poses a couple of major questions for manager Tite: Who replaces Neymar? And one more: Will he deliver?

To answer the first question, we identified the top remaining players from Brazil's 23-man roster and took into consideration Tite's preferences in regard to picking his...

Kylian Mbappe, Christian Pulisic and Frenkie de Jong lead soccer's 30 best players under 21

It's 2019. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the dominant forces in soccer, winning nearly every individual award and leading their clubs to title after title. Yet both are in the twilights of their careers, at 31 and 34 years old respectively, and previous heirs to the throne such as Neymar and Gareth Bale haven't come close to filling their boots.

It's the same story for a slew of defensive talent, as Vincent Kompany, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini are approaching...

Arrivals of Piatek, Paqueta have Gattuso, Milan in position to return to the Champions League

Last Friday afternoon, Gennaro Gattuso walked into his pre-match news conference and did what he always does. He walked down the aisle to his desk, exchanging a few words and shaking some hands only to notice that a couple of the reporters were not in their usual places. To great curiosity and no little amusement, Gattuso politely asked if they would move. Sitting to his left wouldn't do. Not when the recent uptick in Milan's results has coincided with this particular pair of journalists questioning...

AC Milan sign Lucas Paqueta from Flamengo for €35m

Gonzalo Higuaín scored his first goal in two months to help AC Milan come back from behind to defeat SPAL 2-1 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta has transferred to AC Milan from Flamengo and signed a five-year contract with the seven-time European champion.

ESPN Brasil reported back in October that the deal for the 21-year-old, whose real name is Lucas Tolentino Coelho de Lima, was for €35 million on a contract until 2023.

The Rossoneri staved off competition from Paris Saint-Germain to get the player. Both sides offered the same amount but Milan's Brazilian sporting director Leonardo swung...

AC Milan-bound Lucas Paqueta, Inter Milan's Gabigol among Brazil's Bola de Prata winners

Lucas Paqueta is set to join AC Milan from Flamengo
Lucas Paqueta is on his way to AC Milan in January.

AC Milan signee Lucas Paqueta was among the winners of Brazil's prestigious Bola de Prata (Silver Ball) awards on Monday.

The 21-year-old Flamengo midfielder completed a €35 million deal to join the seven-time European champions in January and was one of a number of recipients of Brazil's top club honours during a ceremony, being named to the team of the season alongside Palmeiras' Dudu, who was given the Bola de Ouro (Golden Ball) for the top player of the Brazilian championship.

Joining...