Five English PL players figure on Twitter`s top 10 list

Five English Premier League Players figure in Twitter`s list of top 10 most followed players in the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Brazil leave out key trio for friendly

Skipper Thiago Silva and midfielders Paulinho and Fernandinho will sit out Brazil`s World Cup warm-up friendly with Panama on Tuesday in Goiania, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Sunday.

Paulinho has all the qualities to shine at World Cup, says Clodoaldo

Paulinho is being tipped to be one of the standout players at this year`s World Cup as his all-round strengths will allow hosts Brazil to take control of the midfield area as they chase a record sixth title, 1970 Cup winner Clodoaldo said.

Scolari: Not worried about Neymar`s fitness

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says the form and fitness of Neymar ahead of the World Cup doesn`t worry him at all.

Spurs win in style, keep Fulham in trouble

Tottenham Hotspur strengthened their push for a European place and kept Fulham trapped in the Premier League relegation zone with a 3-1 home victory on Saturday.

Flamengo draw with Vasco in Rio championship final

Forward Paulinho scored a second-half equaliser to earn Flamengo a 1-1 draw against Vasco da Gama in the first leg of the Campeonato Carioca final.

Paulinho says World Cup spot not threatened

Brazil midfielder Paulinho insists a lack of first-team football with English football club Tottenham Hotspur will not affect his FIFA World Cup selection chance.

Winning trumps style for pragmatic Brazilians

Winning the World Cup for a sixth time matters more to Brazil than putting on a display of the "beautiful game", Brazil technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira said on Friday.

Pardew slams struggling Newcastle after Spurs romp

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admits his players lack confidence and appear to not know what they are doing following Wednesday`s 4-0 home rout at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham complain to FA about Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam

Tottenham Hotspur have written to the FA and asked them to take action against Stoke City`s Charlie Adam, whose heavy challenge on Paulinho is likely to sideline the Brazil midfielder for at least a month, the club said on Tuesday.

Spurs lose Paulinho for a month as Adam row continues

Tottenham`s Brazil midfielder Paulinho will be sidelined for a month after suffering ankle ligament damage following a collision with Stoke`s Charlie Adam, who has a tainted history against the North Londoners.

Five-star Liverpool swamp sorry Spurs

Luis Suarez scored twice as Liverpool moved back into second place in the Premier League with a crushing 5-0 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Corinthians announce Paulinho`s Spurs move

Corinthians director Roberto de Andrade has confirmed that Paulinho will complete a move to Tottenham.

Corinthians, Tottenham agree on Paulinho deal

Corinthians confirmed they have agreed in principle to sell Brazil international midfielder Paulinho to Tottenham.

Hernanes replaces Paulinho for Italy showdown

Lazio midfielder Hernanes is set to replace injured Corinthians star Paulinho in Brazil`s starting line-up against Italy here Saturday.

Corinthians await Tottenham bid for Paulinho

Corinthians says it is expecting English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur to make an offer for Brazil international midfielder Paulinho.

Confederations Cup: Defending champions Brazil beat Japan 3-0

Brazil got their Confederations Cup title defence off to the perfect start with a thrilling 3-0 victory against Japan in Brasilia.

Paulinho earns draw for Brazil in Maracana reopening

A sublime 83rd-minute volley from Paulinho earned Brazil a 2-2 draw against England in the first match at the revamped Maracana stadium.

Livorno promoted to Italian Serie A

Livorno were promoted to Italian Serie A after holding off local rivals Empoli 2-1 on aggregate in the play-offs.

England and Brazil play out 2-2 draw

England recorded an unlikely draw against Brazil as Roy Hodgson`s side battled from a goal down to take the lead before Paulinho sent the iconic Maracana Stadium into raptures with a late leveller.