Zico

Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Neymar blasts off-the-field critics
Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar blasts the journalists that continue to question his life away from the football pitch.
Jul 27, 22:32
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Brazil captain Neymar cleared to face Uruguay
Brazil captain Neymar is cleared of any muscular damage after pulling up during a training session on Wednesday and will be fit to face Uruguay this weekend.
Mar 24, 14:58
Ex-Brazilian footballer Ronaldo on July 7, 2014
Ronaldo: 'Neymar is the heir to Lionel Messi'
Barcelona attacker Neymar has the potential to achieve what club teammate Lionel Messi has in the game, according to former Brazil striker Ronaldo.
Feb 19, 22:48
Neymar in action for Brazil on November 18, 2014
Ronaldinho hails "great player" Neymar
Former Brazil international Ronaldinho backs "great player" Neymar, who has 46 goals in 67 games for his country, "to make history" for the Selecao.
Oct 27, 13:50
President of UEFA Michel Platini attends the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace on July 25, 2015
FIFA to investigate alleged "smear campaign" against Michel Platini
The alleged "smear campaign" against UEFA president Michel Platini is to be investigated by FIFA after the European football governing body lodged a complaint.
Aug 17, 15:09
A generic shot of the FIFA World Cup taken on October 20, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland
Liberia Football Association chairman Musa Bility to stand for FIFA presidency
Liberia FA chairman Musa Bility announces plans to stand for the presidency of FIFA following Sepp Blatter's decision to stand down from the role.
Jun 18, 19:41
Picture of the logo of the Global football's governing body FIFA taken on October 3, 2013
Zico to run for FIFA presidency
Brazil legend Zico says that he intends to stand for the role of FIFA president to replace Sepp Blatter.
Jun 10, 21:56
Press Conference at Wembley Stadium on May 8, 2014
Zico: 'England can hold 2022 World Cup'
Zico questions Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup and claims that England would be suitable to step in if required.
Jun 5, 08:07
Kenny Dalglish the Liverpool manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on April 28, 2012
On this day: Liverpool lose in Intercontinental Cup
Thirty-three years ago today, Liverpool lost in the final of the Intercontinental Cup to a Zico-inspired Flamengo.
Dec 13, 10:14
Robert Pires looks on during an Arsenal training session at London Colney on September 30, 2013
Robert Pires 'punched in the face' by opposition head coach in ISL
Robert Pires reportedly accuses Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez of punching him in the face during half time of FC Goa's Indian Super League match.
Oct 24, 12:53
Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of Brazil reacts after a disallowed goal and a yellow card during the game with Chile on June 28, 2014
Zico: 'Brazil must make changes'
Zico insists that Luiz Felipe Scolari's departure is just the first of many changes that need to be made for Brazil to be successful again.
Jul 17, 04:21
Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of Brazil reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Third Place Playoff match against Netherlands on July 12, 2014
Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil coach
Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil coach following their poor finish to the World Cup.
Jul 14, 23:09
Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari sits on the bench on June 26, 2013.
Luiz Felipe Scolari 'to keep Brazil job' after World Cup
The president elect of the Brazilian Football Confederation suggests that Luiz Felipe Scolari will keep his job in charge of the national team.
Jul 12, 19:17
Luiz Gustavo, David Luiz, Fernandinho and Dante of Brazil look dejected after a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match on July 8, 2014
Zico questions calibre of Brazil squad
Brazil legend Zico questions the calibre of the current Selecao squad following their World Cup exit, claiming that few of them are leading figures for their clubs.
Jul 11, 12:59
Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari sits on the bench on June 26, 2013.
Brazil legend Zico calls for Luiz Felipe Scolari sacking
Brazil legend Zico calls for manager Luiz Felipe Scolari to be sacked and replaced with someone who will return the Selecao to playing more flamboyantly.
Jul 11, 12:34
Luiz Gustavo, David Luiz, Fernandinho and Dante of Brazil look dejected after a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match on July 8, 2014
Zico "livid" at Brazil defeat
Zico expresses his anger after seeing Brazil suffer the worst defeat in their history against Germany.
Jul 9, 23:14
Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben celebrates with his team-mates after scoring a goal during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014
Greatest World Cup team performances
Following Holland's destruction of Spain in the World Cup last night, Sports Mole looks back at some of the greatest team performances in the tournament's history.
Jun 14, 12:06
Pele in action for Brazil in May 1960.
Brazil's top five World Cup goals
Sports Mole selects the top five World Cup goals scored by this year's hosts Brazil.
Jun 7, 11:32
Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella shouts out orders on October 11, 2013.
Zico: 'Argentina vulnerable at the back'
Zico believes that Argentina will have to be tight defensively if they are to win the World Cup this summer.
Jun 4, 15:54
Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa celebrates scoring for Japan against South Korea on August 10, 2011.
FIFA World Cup countdown: Top 10 Japanese footballers of all time
As part of the countdown to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Sports Mole takes a look at the top 10 players in the history of Japan.
May 15, 12:15
Pele, when playing for Santos, smiles at the camera ahead of a friendly match on June 13, 1965
FIFA World Cup countdown: Top 10 Brazilian players of all time
As part of our 50-day countdown to the FIFA World Cup, Sports Mole looks at the top 10 players in the history of host nation Brazil.
Apr 28, 10:14
Newcastle's Cheik Tiote argues with referee Mike Jones after his goal is disallowed for offside against Manchester City during their Premier League match on January 12, 2014
Top five worst refereeing decisions
Sports Mole picks out five of the poorest decisions made by British referees and their assistants down the years.
Jan 13, 11:48
Ronaldinho
England vs. Brazil - Five memorable matches
With England preparing to take on Brazil tomorrow, Sports Mole looks back over five memorable encounters between the two nations.
Feb 5, 16:43
Diego Maradona
Iraq FA denies Diego Maradona interest
The Iraq Football Association denies that it is interested in appointing Diego Maradona as national team manager.
Dec 22, 13:41
Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona linked with Iraq job
Diego Maradona is close to becoming the next coach of the Iraq national team.
Dec 20, 23:35
Zico on November 11, 2011
Zico criticises 1982 Italy team
Zico says that Italy's World Cup triumph in 1982 was bad for football.
Nov 29, 15:54
Novak Djokovic playing in a football friendly in Brazil on November 18, 2012
Novak Djokovic scores penalty in exhibition football game in Brazil
Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic features in a charity football match in Brazil and manages to score a penalty in the 3-3 draw.
Nov 19, 12:24
Oscar
Oscar: 'I feel no pressure'
New Chelsea signing Oscar reveals that he feels under no pressure to shine at his new club.
Aug 17, 17:43
Old Trafford
Adryan: 'I turned down Manchester United'
Brazilian youngster Adryan claims that he turned down the chance to join Manchester United last year.
Apr 10, 14:36
Socrates
In Pictures: The Career of Socrates
Pictures from the career of Brazilian legend Socrates, who died this morning after suffering intestinal complications from food poisoning.
Dec 4, 17:26



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