Previous
Zenit St Petersburg
AS Monaco
0
0
FT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Juventus
1
0
FT
Game Details
Malmo FF
Olympiakos
2
0
FT
Game Details
FC Basel
Liverpool
1
0
FT
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Real Madrid
1
2
FT
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
Benfica
3
1
FT
Game Details
Anderlecht
Borussia Dortmund
0
3
FT
Game Details
Arsenal
Galatasaray
4
1
FT
Game Details
Leeds United
Reading
0
0
FT
Game Details
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Huddersfield Town
1
3
FT
Game Details
Fulham
Bolton Wanderers
4
0
FT
Game Details
Puebla
UNAM
1
2
FT
Game Details
America
Veracruz
2
0
FT
Game Details
Morelia
Pachuca
0
1
FT
Game Details
Chiapas
U. de G.
1
1
LIVE 55'
Game Details
Tijuana
Cruz Azul
0
0
LIVE 22'
Game Details
Ottawa Fury FC
Atlanta Silverbacks
2
0
FT
Game Details
Bahia
César Vallejo
2
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
EC Vitória
2
2
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Emelec
Goiás EC
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
San Lorenzo
Olimpo de Bahía Blanca
2
0
FT
Game Details
Estudiantes La Plata
Independiente
2
0
FT
Game Details
Crucero del Norte
Sp. Belgrano
1
0
FT
Game Details
All Boys
Sarmiento de Junín
1
0
FT
Game Details
Santa Marina
Atlético Tucumán
1
0
FT
Game Details
Unión de Santa Fe
Patronato
0
0
FT
Game Details
Boca Unidos
Colón de Santa Fe
0
0
FT
Game Details
Instituto de Córdoba
Guaraní A. Franco
1
1
FT
Game Details
Independiente Rivadavia
Huracán
1
1
FT
Game Details
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
Aldosivi
1
1
FT
Game Details
Cruzeiro
ABC
1
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Botafogo
Santos FC
2
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Corinthians
Atlético MG
2
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
América RN
Flamengo
0
1
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Atlético Bucaramanga
Deportivo Pereira
1
1
FT
Game Details
Los Caimanes
Inti Gas Deportes
0
0
FT
Game Details
Unión Comercio
Universitario de Deportes
2
0
FT
Game Details
Sporting Cristal
Real Garcilaso
1
1
FT
Game Details
León de Huánuco
César Vallejo
Postp
Game Details
Guaraní
3 de Febrero
2
3
FT
Game Details
Deportivo Capiatá
Sportivo Luqueño
1
3
FT
Game Details
Libertad
Nacional
0
0
FT
Game Details
General Díaz
Olimpia
1
1
FT
Game Details
Mushuc Runa
U. Católica
2
0
FT
Game Details
Manta F.C.
Barcelona
2
4
FT
Game Details
Olmedo
Club Deportivo Cuenca
2
2
FT
Game Details
El Nacional
LDU Quito
0
0
FT
Game Details
Independiente del Valle
Deportivo Quito
2
0
FT
Game Details
Club Petrolero de Yacuiba
The Strongest
2
1
FT
Game Details
San José
Oriente Petrolero
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Western Sydney Wanderers
FC Seoul
2
0
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 0
Game Details
Saprissa
Alajuelense
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
CD Dragon
Alianza FC
0
0
FT
Game Details
Pasaquina FC
Juventud Independiente
1
1
FT
Game Details
Santa Tecla
Metapan
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Atletico Marte
Aguila
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
CD FAS
Universidad de El Salvador
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Valledupar F.C.
Atlético Junior
2
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Patriotas F.C.
Once Caldas
0
0
FT
Leg 1
Game Details
Next
May 8, 2014

Thiago Silva: Neymar can shine

ESPN FC's Rubens Pozzi discusses the Brazil squad named for the World Cup.

The world's attention will be on Neymar this summer as the symbolic face of the host nation at the World Cup in Brazil, but Selecao captain Thiago Silva says his teammate can handle the pressure.

Thiago Silva, left, says Brazil teammate Neymar can handle the pressure of the World Cup.

Vickery: Brazil squad analysis

Neymar has refrained from doing interviews while on duty with the national team, but Silva said in an interview with ESPN Brazil that the Barcelona man does not need protecting.

Asked if Brazil needs to keep Neymar away from the spotlight for Brazil to be successful, Silva said, "I wouldn't say to protect him from criticism. Protection is too strong a word.

"It makes him look stupid, and this is all that Neymar is not. He is smart, adored by everybody, he speaks well, and knows how to take care of himself."

Neymar scored a hat trick in Brazil's most recent friendly in South Africa in March, but he notably did not talk to the media during the trip. Allegations surrounding Neymar's transfer to Barcelona had arisen, and reports said Neymar's high-profile relationship with actress Bruna Marquezine had just ended weeks before.

Silva said both events played a factor in keeping Neymar away from reporters.

"Restraining him in that particular occasion was a good measure since there were some people more interested in his private life," Silva said. "We know how annoying it is to keep answering the same thing over and over.

"Rodrigo [Paiva, Brazil's communications director] and the staff did well in avoiding that kind of contact in that particular moment. All the questions would have been about Bruna and his transferring to Barcelona."

On the pitch with Brazil or Paris Saint-Germain, Silva is known for keeping his emotions in check, but he said relations with his teammates are not always so cordial.

"It is not a good attitude and I always remember that when I raise my arms and yell," Silva said. "I get sad because it is something that I do not approve of or it is not my style.

"When I make gestures asking a colleague to mark an opposition player, people can take it wrong. So I'd rather be cool, then. I can even yell something, but not act as clumsy. One day, there was a funny situation. I was upset with Marquinhos [at PSG] and I got on him really hard, but I bet nobody noticed it."

Silva said it has sometimes been difficult to contain his excitement to play the World Cup in his home country.

"It has not been easy," he said. "You think about the World Cup almost every day. At night, when I lay down on my bed, I think how things would be if we won, how the entire country would go crazy.

"Soccer is part of the Brazilian culture, it is in our blood. So can you picture the World Cup taking place in Brazil? If the Brazilian fans are highly anxious, you have an idea how it is for us, too."

Brazil will face Spain in the round of 16 if one team wins their group and the others are runners-up, meaning the hosts could go up against Brazilian-born Diego Costa, who chose to play for Spain. But Silva said he couldn't judge Costa on his decision.

"These are very particular choices that each person makes," Silva said. "Speaking for myself, I don't know if I would do that and I cannot say that I wouldn't do it because I am not going through the same things he is going through.

"I think it will be cool for him to participate in a World Cup. I am not criticising him."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.