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Neymar faces criminal complaint for homophobia

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:28 AM

In an audio recording, Neymar can be heard using an anti-gay slur against his mother's new 22-year-old boyfriend

NEW ISSUE. Neymar faces another controversial issue off the pitch. Photo by Pascal Guyot/AFP

Neymar donates $1 million to fight coronavirus

Apr 04, 2020 - 11:17 AM

Football star Neymar helps his native Brazil battle the worldwide health crisis

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar reacts during the French L1 football match between Montpellier and Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2019 at the Mosson stadium in Montpellier, southern France. (Photo by Pascal GUYOT / AFP)

PSG wins big again as Neymar continues to honor Kobe Bryant

Feb 03, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Neymar and PSG remain atop Ligue 1 with a dominant win over Montpellier

PAYING HOMAGE. Neymar pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant by wearing a shirt bearing his name. Photo from Instagram/@psg

Neymar dedicates PSG goal to Kobe Bryant

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:26 AM

Neymar flashes the No. 24 with his fingers in honor of Kobe Bryant's jersey number

REMEMBERING THE GREAT. Neymar pays homage to the late Kobe Bryant. Photo from Twitter/@PSG_English

Rapinoe named but Modric, Neymar miss out on Ballon D'Or shortlist

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:54 AM

FIFA Women's World Cup star Megan Rapinoe leads the shortlist for the 2nd women's Ballon D'Or award

HER YEAR. Megan Rapinoe is in the running to become the second women's Ballon d'Or winner. Photo from FIFA Women's World Cup's Twitter account (@FIFAWWC)

Neymar, Barcelona legal battle goes to court after talks collapse

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Football superstar Neymar and his former club Barcelona brace for a multi-million dollar court battle over a contract dispute

Photo by Pascal Guyot/AFP

Neymar's PSG Champions League suspension cut

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Neymar will be free to face Belgian side Club Brugge on October 22

BAN LIFTED. Neymar will only miss two UEFA Champions League games instead of 3. Photo from PSG Twitter

Neymar scores stunning winner in hostile PSG return

Sep 15, 2019 - 1:23 PM

'It is time to turn the page. Today I am a Paris Saint-Germain player and I am going to give everything on the field,' says Neymar

STILL WITH PSG. Neymar is determined to prove that he is committed to performing for PSG. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar 'relieved' after rape case dismissed

Aug 10, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Football superstar Neymar says the 'scar will remain' even after the dismissal of his rape case

Photo by Pascal Guyot/AFP

Neymar rape case dismissed

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:30 PM

A Brazilian judge dismisses the rape case against football superstar Neymar

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on May 4, 2019, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG star striker Neymar has made an appeal against his suspension for three games in the Champions League next season, UEFA told AFP on May 10, 2019, confirming reports in the newspaper L'Equipe. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Brazil prosecutors ask judge to close Neymar rape case

Aug 09, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Football superstar Neymar may have just gotten a reprieve as prosecutors agree with Brazilian police on the lack of evidence to prove the rape allegations

Photo by Evaristo/AFP

Neymar speculation lingers as PSG guns for title defense

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:48 AM

With or without Neymar, PSG shoots for its 7th title in 8 attempts

DOUBTFUL. Neymar's future continues to fuel transfer rumors. File photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE /AFP

Brazil police end Neymar rape probe over lack of evidence

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The prosecutors will evaluate the police decision of closing Neymar's rape probe in 15 days

FREE. Neymar is free from investigations conducted by Brazilian police on his rape allegations. Photo from

Neymar to miss PSG's final Asian matches – reports

Jul 29, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Neymar, who has made it clear that he wants to return to Barcelona, will stay behind to work on his fitness

IMPENDING EXIT. Neymar is expected to part ways with Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar returns to PSG training with future still up in the air

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:43 PM

The future is uncertain for Neymar with his strained relationship with PSG

NOT CERTAIN. Neymar is back in training with PSG. File photo from PSG Twitter

Neymar heads to Paris after PSG spat – source

Jul 15, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Neymar wants to leave and would prefer to return to Barcelona, but is struggling to find suitors due to his expensive contract

STRAINED RELATIONSHIP. Neymar could part ways with Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

PSG to take action on Neymar after pre-season no-show

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:01 PM

Neymar's camp argues that PSG 'was aware' that the Brazilian striker is taking part in his charity foundation

IN TROUBLE. Paris Saint-Germain releases a statement against Neymar for not attending its pre-season practice. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure / AFP

No Neymar, no problem as Brazil begins new Copa reign

Jul 09, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Brazil shows it is not 'Neymar-dependent' with the 2019 Copa America crown

NOT DEPENDENT. Brazil wins the 2019 Copa America without Neymar. File photo by Evaristo SA/AFP

La Liga president fears Neymar return would damage image of league

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Javier Tebas says he would prefer Neymar not returning to La Liga if the Brazilian star would set a wrong example off the pitch

STAY OR LEAVE. Neymar could make a surprise move back to Barcelona. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar wants Barcelona return, says club vice president

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Barcelona admits Neymar wants to return to the club, but says there's no effort to recruit the football superstar

PAY CUT. Neymar might have to agree to a salary cut if he wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar in question as PSG chief blasts club's 'celebrity behavior'

Jun 17, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says Neymar and his other highly-paid stars should 'assume their responsibilities even more than before'

OUT. Neymar remains sidelined with an injured foot. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Neymar's rape accuser abandoned by third lawyer

Jun 12, 2019 - 5:27 PM

A new twist unfolds in the scandal that has gripped football-mad Brazil as another lawyer withdraws from the Neymar case

Photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

New lawyer for Neymar's rape accuser considers dropping case – report

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:37 PM

Danilo Garcia Andrade, the new lawyer of the woman at the center of the alleged rape scandal, wants his client to provide further evidence

OUT. Neymar will not see action in the Copa America due to an ankle injury. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar rape accuser gives police statement

Jun 08, 2019 - 3:42 PM

More than 60% of Brazilians believe Neymar is innocent of the sexual assault allegation that has gripped the football-mad country

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on May 4, 2019, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG star striker Neymar has made an appeal against his suspension for three games in the Champions League next season, UEFA told AFP on May 10, 2019, confirming reports in the newspaper L'Equipe. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

WATCH: Brazil coach Tite refuses to judge Neymar after rape accusation

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:48 PM

'The facts are not sufficiently clear. Only time will give us answers,' says Tite

'TEAM FIRST'. Brazil head coach Tite focuses on preparing the national team rather than Neymar's personal matters. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Neymar denies rape allegations

Jun 02, 2019 - 6:09 PM

'It surprised me, it's a really ugly thing and a sad thing because anyone who knows me knows what kind of person I am,' says football star Neymar

BLACKMAIL. Neymar and his family say that the female complainant has tried to extort money. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar accused of raping woman in Paris

Jun 02, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The family of Neymar says the football star is a victim of blackmail

CONTROVERSY. Neymar's family coes to his defense, noting that the female complainant has tried to extort money from the Brazilian player. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar banned from 3 matches for lashing out at fan

May 11, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The Paris Saint-Germain striker gets sanctioned for figuring in a fracas with a fan following the club's shock defeat in the French Cup final

ADDED WOES. On top on the new sanctions, Neymar has also appealed a three-match Champions League ban. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Neymar says he was wrong to hit fan after French Cup final loss

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The Brazilian star was caught on numerous phones striking a fan in the face

DETHRONED. Neymar and PSG fail to stretch their reign in the French Cup to a fifth straight time. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)

Neymar returns in newly-crowned PSG's Monaco match

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Neymar returns to PSG after sustaining a right foot injury since January 23

RETURN. Neymar comes into the match as a substitute in the second half. Photo from PSG Twitter

LOOK: Neymar visits recovering Pele in hospital

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Neymar visits Brazilian football legend Pele who was hospitalized for urinary tract infection

LEGENDS. Neymar visits Pele in the hospital hours before the 78-year-old's discharge. Photo from Neymar's Instagram

Neymar hints at joining Real Madrid

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The world's most expensive football, though, says he is 'very happy' with Paris Saint-Germain

WHERE TO GO. Neymar says everything is possible in the future. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Neymar's father denies any contact with Barca over return

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Neymar Sr says his son's present and future is with Paris Saint-Germain

RUMOR HAS IT. Despite a blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar is still surrounded with rumors of return to Barcelona. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Neymar ruled out for 10 weeks, to miss Manchester Utd tie

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Sidelined by a foot injury, Neymar will likely return to action in the Champions League quarterfinals, if Paris Saint-Germain qualifies

KEY LOSS. Neymar is set to miss a crucial stretch in PSG's campaign. Photo by  Christophe Archambault/AFP

PSG cruise to victory as Neymar set to miss Man Utd clash

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The world's most expensive footballer suffers a recurrence of a metatarsal injury

OUT. Neymar is set to miss Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League showdown with Manchester United. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Tuchel: 'Neymar went home early with my permission'

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:46 PM

PSG star Neymar posts Instagram images of himself in Brazil with his family as he skips his club's last match of the year

VACATION. Neymar misses PSG's last game of 2018 to be with his family. Photo from Instagram (@neymarjr)

Liverpool on the ropes as PSG nears qualifiers

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Paris Saint-Germain takes a big step towards qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages after Neymar helps sink Liverpool

STAR POWER. Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar (left) celebrates with fellow star teammate Kylian Mbappe after scoring a goal against Liverpool FC. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

PSG optimistic over fitness of Mbappe, Neymar for Liverpool showdown

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Both injured PSG forwards Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are expected to be well in time for the Liverpool clash

GOOD SIGN. Thomas Tuchel says that Kylian Mbappe is getting better everyday. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Mbappe, Neymar injured in international friendlies

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Football stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar remain questionable for Paris Saint-Germain's crucial Champions League clash with Liverpool

France's midfielder Kylian Mbappe (C) reacts after getting injured during the friendly football match France vs Uruguay, on November 20, 2018 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Mbappe, Neymar steer PSG to new win record on troubled day

Nov 03, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Paris Saint-Germain posts a record 12th straight league win amid allegations made by a Football Leaks investigation

HOTSHOTS. Paris Saint-Germain's teen star Kylian Mbappe (right) celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring a goal against Lille. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Neymar risks prison over Barca move

Oct 31, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Brazilian football superstar awaits trial over alleged corruption

CONTROVERSIAL. The courts re-examine Brazilian forward Neymar's old case. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Messi, Barcelona outgun Spurs as Neymar bags hat-trick

Oct 04, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Tottenham finds it impossible to subdue Messi as Barcelona ends its three-match winless streak in emphatic style

STELLAR. Barcelona's superstar striker Lionel Messi shoots to score his second goal during their Champions League match versus the Tottenham Hotspur. Photo by Ian Kington/AFP

Neymar on the mark as PSG up and running under Tuchel

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The world's most expensive footballer scores just 10 minutes into his first start for Paris Saint-Germain in almost 6 months

DOMINATION. Neymar leads Paris St. Germain to a 3-0 thrashing of Caen. File photo Franck Fife/AFP

Neymar returns as PSG thrash Monaco in China

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The world's most expensive footballer came in as a late substitute but did not need to showcase his scoring prowess

RETURN. Neymar rejoins Paris Saint-Germain following his stint with Brazil in the World Cup. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Neymar blames 'brattish' behavior on his inner child

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:31 PM

The world's most expensive football gets back at his critics, saying they have no idea what he goes through

THEATRICS. Brazil's Neymar was widely lambasted in the recent World Cup for his theatrical reactions to challenges. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini

Stylish Neymar steers Brazil past Mexico

Jul 03, 2018 - 2:02 AM

The Brazilians blank the Mexicans in a 'difficult match' to reach the World Cup quarterfinals

WHOOP IT UP.Neymar (top) celebrates with Brazil's midfielder Paulinho after scoring the opening goal. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Brazil, Neymar find mojo to cruise to last 16

Jun 28, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The Brazilians top Group E to advance against Mexico in the knockout phase

RENEWED CONFIDENCE. Brazil says it can cope with the World Cup favorite tag. Photo by Kirill Kudryavstev/AFP

With Neymar tears, might emotional frailty prove Brazil's undoing?

Jun 26, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Not everyone back home has been sympathetic towards Neymar for his tears and his perceived play-acting in the Costa Rica game

CRYBABIES? Brazil's forward Neymar's tears during the Costa Rica match brought about criticism that the team is a bunch of "crybabies"  Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Neymar 'entitled to feel upset', says Brazil teammate

Jun 25, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Fagner says the entirety of the Brazil squad has the superstar's back as the team aims to secure a place in the last 16 of the World Cup

STILL HUMAN. Neymar is human, too, says Brazil teammate Fagner. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Neymar hits back at World Cup critics

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:37 AM

The Brazilian football superstar breaks down in tears after a win, then gets criticized for showing 'fragility'

EMOTIONAL. Costa Rica's Bryan Oviedo talks to Brazil's Neymar as he cries after scoring a last-gasp goal during their Group E match. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP