Pele is the only player to have won three World Cups – in 1958, 1962 and 1970Legendary Brazil forward Pele has spoken for the first time since his son claimed he was reluctant to leave his house, saying his health issues were “normal for people of my age”.Pele’s son Edinho said the three-time World Cup…

Pele has had hip problems for some timeLegendary Brazil forward Pele is reluctant to leave his house because he cannot walk unaided, his son has said.The three-time World Cup winner, widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was taken to hospital with a urinary infection last year.Pele, 79, has had problems with his…

Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he will create an “Amazon Council” to protect and ensure the “sustainable development” of the world’s largest rainforest, following intense criticism of his environmental policies. The council will be led by Brazil’s vice president, General Hamilton Mourao, Bolsonaro said on Twitter, and will coordinate “diverse actions within…

Brazil had scored just two goals in their last four outings before this win.Brazil ended their five-game winless run with a comfortable victory over South Korea in Abu Dhabi. Tite’s side, who lost to Argentina on Friday, had not recorded a win since lifting the Copa America in July. But Lucas Paqueta’s early header and…

Lionel Messi has scored five goals against BrazilLionel Messi scored on his first Argentina appearance since July as they beat old rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia.Messi had a penalty saved by Alisson in the friendly, but scored the rebound for his 69th international goal.Gabriel Jesus had earlier missed a penalty for Brazil.Barcelona forward Messi was…

Neymar has scored 34 goals in 37 league appearances since joining PSG in August 2017 to help the club win back-to-back Ligue 1 titlesParis St-Germain say they will take “appropriate action” after Brazil striker Neymar failed to turn up for the first day of pre-season training.The 27-year-old was due back at the club’s training ground…

Brazil are eight-time winners of Copa America2019 Copa America final – Brazil v PeruDate: Sunday, 7 July Venue: Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro Kick-off: 21:00 BSTCoverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website from 20:45 BSTMarquinhos has suggested that the “tiny details” will make the difference as Brazil seek victory over Peru in Sunday’s…

This is the first Copa America meeting between the sides since the 2007 final, which Brazil won 3-0Brazil defender Thiago Silva believes Argentina’s Lionel Messi could be saving his best form for Wednesday’s Copa America semi-final.Hosts Brazil meet Argentina in Belo Horizonte (01:30 BST) for a place in Sunday’s final.Messi has scored once in the…

Brazil have won two of their three games so far, with Chelsea’s Willian (centre) and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino (right) scoring against PeruHosts Brazil are eager to avoid a penalty shootout as they face Paraguay in the Copa America quarter-finals.Brazil were booed by their own fans in their first two games before beating Peru 5-0 to…

Alves scored once in Ligue 1 for PSG last season and provided seven assistsBrazil right-back Dani Alves is to leave Paris St-Germain after two seasons with the French club.The 36-year-old former Barcelona and Sevilla defender scored eight goals in 73 appearances for PSG after joining from Juventus in 2017.Alves scored in Brazil’s 5-0 victory over…