Brazil coach Tite has made only one change to his squad for the November World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Peru.
The Selecao, top of the table in CONMEBOL qualifying, host struggling Argentina in Belo Horizonte on Nov. 10 -- a match Tite has said embodies their South American rivalry.
Tite added Sao Paulo's Rodrigo Caio to cover the potential absence of Real Madrid's Casemiro, who broke a bone in his leg last month and is only just returning to training. Chelsea midfielder Oscar was left...
Shanghai Shenhua coach Gregorio Manzano has said he has not been contacted by the Chinese Football Association about the national team vacancy.
Speculation is growing that Manzano is a candidate to take over from Gao Hongbo, who resigned last week after picking up one point from China's first four matches in the final phase of World Cup qualifying.
However, the Spaniard, who joined Shenhua at the start of the year after two seasons at Beijing Guoan, stressed his focus remained on Shanghai.
Ex-Colombia star Carlos Valderrama says it is "strange" how much criticism James Rodriguez gets at Real Madrid, adding that it is about time the "crack" (top player) was left alone to get on with fighting for his place at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
James joined Madrid for €80 million from Monaco after winning the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and had an excellent first season under then Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti.
But more recently he has struggled for playing time under...