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Brazil boss backtracks on doubts about Neymar

Brazil coach Dorival has said Neymar will continue to play a key role in the national team's future amid the Al Hilal forward's recovery from serious injury.

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44dAdriana Garcia

Dorival: Brazil must learn to live without Neymar

New Brazil coach Dorival Junior said he considers Neymar among the world's best three players but accepts his team must learn to play without the injured star.

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46dAssociated Press

Brazil, Argentina fined for Maracanã fan brawl

The Brazilian and Argentine soccer federations were both fined by FIFA on Wednesday for a brawl between rival fans ahead of their World Cup qualifying game in November.

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FIFA backs embattled CBF president Rodrigues

FIFA has again backed embattled Brazilian soccer confederation (CBF) president Ednaldo Rodrigues. Emilio García, chief legal officer for world soccer's governing body, visited the confederation's headquarters on Monday.

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FIFA warns Brazil over court intervention in CBF

FIFA warned Brazil on Sunday it could suspend its national teams and clubs from international competitions if an intervention by its football body leads to the election of a new president in January.

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Scaloni says he's still considering his future with Argentina ahead of the Copa America (1:10)
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86dESPN News Services

Messi: After struggles in Argentina, fans love me

In an interview with Star+, Lionel Messi said, a year after lifting the World Cup trophy in Qatar, that one of his top triumphs is having turned criticism into praise from Argentina fans.

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93dAssociated Press

FIFA to probe fan violence at Brazil-Argentina

FIFA opened disciplinary cases against Argentina and Brazil on Friday after fan violence at the Maracanã delayed the start of the World Cup qualifier.