Previous
Getafe
Valencia
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Ipswich Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Estoril
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Getafe
Valencia
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Ipswich Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Chester City
Wrexham
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Spezia
Carpi
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Valenciennes
Clermont Foot
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Estoril
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FK Amkar Perm
Krasnodar
1
2
FT
Game Details
FK Torpedo Moscow
Dinamo Moscow
1
3
FT
Game Details
Istanbul Buyuksehir BSK
Trabzonspor
1
1
FT
Game Details
Bursaspor
Besiktas
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Atvidabergs FF
IFK Norrkoping
2
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Defensa y Justicia
San Lorenzo
9:10 PM GMT
Game Details
Racing Club
Newell's Old Boys
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Unión de Santa Fe
Huracán
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Douglas Haig
Guarini A. Franco
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Santamarina
Patronato
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
River Plate
Fénix
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Shimizu S-Pulse
Gamba Osaka
5:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vegalta Sendai
Kashima Antlers
5:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Albirex Niigata
Urawa Red Diamonds
5:30 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Tokyo
Tokushima Vortis
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Yokohama F. Marinos
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Omiya Ardija
Kawasaki Frontale
6:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
May 15, 2014

Scolari denies Neymar reports

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has denied reports Barcelona star Neymar is being pressured to sit out Saturday's La Liga title decider with Atletico Madrid for fear he will suffer an injury setback.

Tomas: Barca's final push

Neymar, who is expected to play a leading role for Brazil at this summer's World Cup, has not played since the Copa del Rey final defeat to Real Madrid on April 16. He is close to a recovery but is struggling to prove his fitness in time for this weekend's decisive match at the Camp Nou.

Marca reported this week that the Brazilian FA (CBF), as well as sponsors plus the player's father and agent, were concerned that the 22-year-old could be risked for the match and that he is being urged not to take part.

However, Scolari issued an official statement via the CBF website insisting Neymar's participation could be a major positive for Brazil.

"I do not just want him to play, I want them to be champions," Scolari said. "That will lift his morale and his self-esteem and, with that, the Brazil team also wins. It would also help him get back his match-fitness."

The CBF's medical chief, Jose Luis Runco, added that any decision on the player's fitness to play against Atletico was a matter for Barca to decide.

"This is a decision that is exclusively down to the club," Runco said in the statement. "In some moments there were concerns about an escalation of Neymar's problem, but we are fully aware of his condition and there is now no reason for fear."

Barca's medical staff are due to carry out more tests on Neymar's foot on Thursday and make a decision on whether it is possible he can play some part.

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.