Shakhtar field midfielder despite threat of doping ban
Shakhtar field midfielder despite threat of doping ban

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu admitted he went against UEFA`s wishes in fielding midfielder Fred in Tuesday`s Champions League qualifier despite being aware of a possible doping violation hanging over the Brazilian international.

My family told me to quit after World Cup: Fred
My family told me to quit after World Cup: Fred

Former Brazilian striker Fred has revealed his family asked him to quit after Brazil's World Cup semifinal defeat to Germany in July 2014.

Fred hits out at critics after brace
Fred hits out at critics after brace

Former Brazil striker Fred surged to the top of Brazil's Serie A scoring chart with a brace in Fluminense's 5-2 victory over Corinthians.

Fred declares World Cup nightmare over
Fred declares World Cup nightmare over

Former Brazil striker Fred has declared his World Cup nightmare over after scoring twice in Fluminense's 3-0 victory over Palmeiras.

Fred ends goal drought

Fluminense coach Cristovao Borges has hailed the return to form of Fred after the striker ended his goal drought with a brace in the Brazilian team`s 4-0 victory over Sport.

Gremio give Luiz Felipe Scolari first win, Fred fluffs Flu penalty

Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari enjoyed his first win since returning to Gremio and Fluminense forward Fred missed a penalty in their 2-0 defeat against Botafogo in the Brazilian championship.

Fred criticises Fluminense teammates

Former Brazil striker Fred severely criticised his Fluminense teammates after the side crashed out of the Brazilian Cup, beaten by minnows America-RN.

Shakhtar `confident` players will return to Ukraine

Shakhtar Donetsk president Rinat Akhmetov says he is confident Brazil striker Fred and five teammates who have refused to return to Ukraine after the Malaysia Airlines crash will be back soon.

Fred retires from international football

Brazilian striker Fred has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 30 after a poor show in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

We will be scarred for life: Brazil Striker Fred

Brazil striker Fred has said the team`s 7-1 World Cup semifinal loss to Germany will leave a permanent scare on the Selecao`s players.

From Ground Zero: Brazil win semi-final berth but lose Neymar

Brazil’s star striker Neymar suffered a fracture in the vertebra on the left side in the dying moments of their match against Colombia which they won 2-1. But now, according to the medical department of the Brazilian team, Neymar will not play in the World Cup any more.

Neymar ruled out of World Cup as Brazil face mighty Germans

Brazil`s talisman Neymar will miss the remaining action at home and most importantly in the most crucial stage of the show-piece FIFA World Cup 2014. Brazil overcame Colombian challenge in the quarter finals last night but their biggest challenge lies ahead now - Germany!

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung wants Hulk, Fred to ease pressure off Neymar

As the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014 start today, its battle of the world`s heavyweights who know a win could get them to the last-four. Germany are pitted against France as hosts Brazil face gritty Colombia. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said that Hulk and Fred need to help Neymar for Brazil. He also added that the flu that hit several German players will be a blow against France.

Kaka backs Fred and Jo to get goals for Brazil

World Cup winner Kaka says Brazil`s current strikers do not measure up to those from years gone by, but he has backed Fred and Jo to come good at this tournament.

Fred jumps to defence of Suarez

Brazil striker Fred said on Thursday the lengthy ban for biting handed down to Uruguay`s Luis Suarez could "ruin his livelihood."

FIFA World Cup 2014: Fred, Neymar sharpen teeth in training

Brazil strikers Fred and Neymar jokingly took a leaf out of Luis Suarez`s book on Wednesday by pretending to bite teammate Marcelo and Dani Alves in training.

`Mustache goal` gets Fred going at World Cup

Brazil striker Fred got his first goal just in the whisker of time at the World Cup, scoring as the group stage was coming to an end.

Football World Cup 2014: Brazil not giving up on misfiring Fred

Brazil are not eyeing an alternative to centre-forward Fred at the World Cup and are confident the misfiring forward will start hitting the target soon.

Alves attacks Shearer over Fred criticism

Brazil`s Dani Alves on Saturday hit out at former England star Alan Shearer for "moronic" comments that show a "lack of respect" to his team-mate Fred.

From Sao Paulo: Croats cry foul as controversial Neymar steers Brazil home

With much suffering and some contribution from referee Yuichi Nishimura, the Brazilian team beat Croatia 3-1 in the opening game of the World Cup at the Itaquerão stadium here on Thursday. Neymar scored the first two goals, while Oscar slotted in the third. The first goal was a low shot from about 22 yards. The second one came in a penalty kick given by match-referee Nishimura who had denied Brazil a penalty in the quarter final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.