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Transfer Rater: Marcelo to Juventus

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Marcelo, Karim Benzema anonymous as Real Madrid get smashed by Sevilla

The ESPN FC crew break down why Real Madrid couldn't take advantage of Barcelona's upset loss against Leganes, instead losing themselves to Sevilla.

Real Madrid's Sanchez Pizjuan curse deepened as the European champions were thoroughly outplayed and lucky to escape without further humiliation as Sevilla deservedly beat Julen Lopetegui's side 3-0 on Wednesday.

Andre Silva (two) and Wissam Ben Yedder provided the goals in a first-half attacking masterclass from Pablo Machin.

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"Black Wednesday" has already been coined by a different kind of crash and Barcelona were beaten at Leganes, which is about all the comfort Lopetegui will take from...

Barcelona's Malcom earns first Brazil call-up, Gabriel Jesus, Marcelo recalled

Brazil head coach Tite admits he's copied Liverpool's attacking formation, with Roberto Firmino dropping into the midfield.
Following their friendlies against Brazil and Mexico, ESPN FC's Brian McBride ranks the three U.S. players who impressed him the most.

Barcelona forward Malcom got his first Brazil call-up on Friday in a largely familiar squad to face Saudi Arabia and Argentina in the October friendlies.

The 21-year-old was one of three new names alongside Pablo, the centre-back who followed Malcom from Corinthians to Bordeaux earlier this year, and 19-year-old Gremio goalkeeper Phelipe.

"Pablo, who won the championship recently with Corinthians, is a powerful centre-back, who heads well," manager Tite, a former Corinthians boss, said. "It's...

Transfer Rater: Marcelo to Juventus, Daniel Drinkwater to Leicester City

The latest transfer rumours from around the world.
The latest transfer rumours from around the world.

Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper.

Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip

Marcelo to Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Real Madrid to Juventus made waves, and it looks like there could be more to come. According to Spanish outlet El Confidencial,...

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Brazil's Marcelo to return against Belgium as Miranda warns of tough test

Sebi Salazar joins Get Up! to talk about Neymar's continued theatrics and takes a look at a few children mimicking the Brazilian strikers antics.

Real Madrid full-back Marcelo will be back in the side for the World Cup quarterfinal against Belgium on Friday, coach Tite has said.

Marcelo suffered a back problem that meant he was taken off as Brazil beat Serbia in their last group game and sat out the round-of-16 win over Mexico.

But Tite told a news conference in Kazan that the 30-year-old was ready to return to action and would come in for Felipe Luis.

"I talked to Marcelo and Filipe Luis. Filipe Luis played very well in those matches, but...

Brazil's Marcelo could be sidelined by 'hotel mattress' injury - Brazil doctor

A soft mattress may be behind the back injury that forced Brazil left-back Marcelo out of his country's 2-0 victory over Serbia, according to the team's medical staff.

Marcelo limped from the pitch early during Wednesday's game in Moscow, being replaced by Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis, with the score still at 0-0.

Speaking in the Spartak Stadium's mixed zone after the game, Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar explained that the substitution had been a precaution as the 30-year-old had felt muscles...

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Marcelo exits Brazil match against Serbia with back spasms

Brazil left-back Marcelo limped out of the Selecao's final Group E match of the World Cup with back spasms.

The Real Madrid star pulled up within the first 10 minutes of the match and asked manager Tite for a substitution after a pair of Serbia attacks down his side left the defender well behind the play.

Filipe Luis quickly warmed up and entered the game, with Marcelo gingerly walking off the pitch to be evaluated.

The Brazilian Football Confederation later confirmed he suffered back spasms...