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Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar has returned to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter and will miss their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on December 13, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar has returned to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter and will miss their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on December 13, 2017 (AFP Photo/Tobias SCHWARZ)

Brazil must take momentum into World Cup – Renato Augusto

The Beijing Guoan man also revealed he will be begin a specially-devised training schedule in order to ensure he arrives in Russia in peak condition

Independiente and Flamengo meet for South American trophy

Brazil's Flamengo Para, left, fights for the ball with Argentina's Independiente Fabricio Bustos during a Copa Sudamericana first leg final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Independiente and Flamengo meet for South American trophy

Brazil's Flamengo Everton, left, fights for the ball with Argentina's Independiente Fabricio Bustos during a Copa Sudamericana first leg final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Independiente and Flamengo meet for South American trophy

Brazil's Flamengo Vinicius Junior, far right, fights for the ball with Argentina's Independiente Maximiliano Meza during a Copa Sudamericana first leg final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Bafana Bafana line up friendlies with Brazil, England and Spain for 2018

Bafana have lined up international friendlies with three heavyweights of world football

Brazil's former soccer player Cafu places the FIFA World Cup trophy into a glass cabinet during a media preview at the new FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich

Brazil's former soccer player Cafu places the FIFA World Cup trophy into a glass cabinet during a media preview at the new FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich, Switzerland February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Brazil's former soccer player Cafu places the FIFA World Cup trophy into a glass cabinet during a media preview at the new FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich

Brazil's former soccer player Cafu places the FIFA World Cup trophy into a glass cabinet during a media preview at the new FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich, Switzerland February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Gremio v Venezuela's Zamora

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Copa Libertadores - Brazil's Gremio v Venezuela's Zamora - Arena do Gremio stadium, Porto Alegre, Brazil - 25/5/17 - Geromel of Gremio in action. REUTERS/Edison Vara/File photo

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Argentina's Lanus v Brazil's Gremio - Copa Libertadores Final

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Argentina's Lanus v Brazil's Gremio - Copa Libertadores Final - Ciudad de Lanus stadium, Lanus, Argentina - November 29, 2017. Gremio's coach Renato Gaucho celebrates at the end of the match. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File photo

Hope Solo is running for president of US Soccer

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo stands as players listen to the national anthems before a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Solo says she was not bothered by fans who chanted "Zika, Zika" at her as the U.S. women's soccer team defeated New Zealand in its Olympic debut on Wednesday. The crowd jeered the goalkeeper with the reference to the virus that has scared many athletes ahead of the Rio Games.(AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)

'Nobody said Coutinho will leave in January' - Klopp dismisses Barca transfer speculation

The Brazil international's future is again coming under scrutiny but the Reds boss has no interest in another protracted transfer saga

I have no crystal ball – Liverpool CEO unsure of Coutinho future

The Brazil international was wanted by Barcelona in the summer but the club supremo is unsure if he will remain at Anfield

I have no crystal ball – Liverpool CEO unsure of Coutinho future

The Brazil international was wanted by Barcelona in the summer but the club supremo is unsure if he will remain at Anfield

Madrid could face coach who says he was better than Ronaldo

FILE - A Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 file photo of Brazil's Gremio coach Renato Gaucho celebrating after winning a Copa Libertadores soccer game against Argentina's Godoy Cruz in Porto Alegre, Brazil. European champion Madrid and South American champion Gremio, coached by former Brazil forward Renato Gaucho, are the favorites for the tournament featuring the champions of FIFAs six continental confederations and the host nations league winner. (AP Photo/Wesley Santo, File)

Jürgen Klopp’s plan baffles supine Spartak with help from boys from Brazil | Andy Hunter

Jürgen Klopp’s plan baffles supine Spartak with help from boys from Brazil | Andy Hunter

Jürgen Klopp’s plan baffles supine Spartak with help from boys from Brazil | Andy Hunter

Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring Liverpool’s fifth goal against Spartak Moscow.

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Players of Flamengo thank their fans after losing. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Maximiliano Meza of Independiente celebrates after scoring. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Players of Flamengo react after Emmanuel Gigliotti scored. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Flamengo's Rever (on top) celebrates with his teammates after scoring. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Flamengo's Rever (C) celebrates with his teammates after scoring. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Flamengo's Rever (2nd R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Players of Flamengo react after Emmanuel Gigliotti scored. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Independiente v Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final

Soccer Football - Argentina's Independiente v Brazil's Flamengo - Copa Sudamericana Final - Libertadores de America stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 6, 2017. Emmanuel Gigliotti of Independiente scores a goal. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's head coach Reinaldo Rueda speaks to journalists before a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's head coach Reinaldo Rueda talks to players during a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's Felipe Vizeu takes part in a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's Romulo (R) and Everton take part in a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's Federico Mancuello (C) and Diego, alongside teammates, take part in a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's head coach Reinaldo Rueda talks to players during a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - The shadows of Flamengo players are seen as they take part in a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's head coach Reinaldo Rueda speaks to journalists before a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's Federico Mancuello (3rd R), Diego (2nd R) and Everton Ribeiro (R), alongside teammates, take part in a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo training

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo training - Boca Juniors training camp, Buenos Aires, Argentina - December 5, 2017 - Flamengo's head coach Reinaldo Rueda talks to players during a training session. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Brazil's Neymar ‘happy’ to avoid Nigeria at World Cup

The Brazilian superstar expressed delight after they were handed a group bereft of an African side, most importantly the Super Eagles

Brazil regain favourite status but it feels good just to be at the World Cup | Amy Lawrence

Brazil regain favourite status but it feels good just to be at the World Cup | Amy Lawrence

Brazil regain favourite status but it feels good just to be at the World Cup | Amy Lawrence

Spot the odd one out: Vladimir Putin, Pelé and Diego Maradona share the limelight at draw for the 2018 World Cup in Moscow.

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