Seamus Coleman scores Everton’s second goal during the  Europa League Group H match against VFL Wolfsburg. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

Everton 4 Wolfsburg 1 Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park last night.Manager Ro(...)

Injured Brazilian national soccer team player Neymar waits to be airlifted home from Brazil’s training camp inTeresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro. Marcelo Regua/Reuters

Brazilian coach Felipão did not bother mincing his words when he described Neymar’s enforced absence from the rest of the World Cup as a “catastrop(...)

 Brazil’s David Luiz scores his side’s second goal from a free-kick against Colombia during the World Cup quarter-final at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza. Photograph:  Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Brazil 2 Colombia 1 It was a supremely ugly win for Brazil, but one they will have been delighted with before the crushing news that Neymar, th(...)

 Brazilian  striker Neymar (L) and head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The talk has been of Brazil’s mental health: the pressure and the tears, the psychologist summoned to the camp. “In psychological terms I think we’(...)

Brazil’s players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot against  Chile at the  Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: EPA

Brazil 1 Chile 1 (aet, 1-1 after 90 mins. Brazil win 3-2 on penalties)The hosts survived and Chile had to suffer yet more World Cup heartbreak against(...)

Neymar: “The history of Brazil’s five world titles reveres the figure of the craque. He resolves the most complicated hours, improvises and scores decisive goals.”

And breathe Brazil! There had been no panic after the host’s unconvincing displays in its first two game of this World Cup. Frustration, preoccupation(...)

Neymar of Brazil celebrates scoring his team’s second goal in the World Cup Group A against Cameroon at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Brazil 4 Cameroon 1It was a night when Neymar delivered yet another reminder of how much the hopes of one nation, and 200m football-mad people, rest o(...)

Chelsea’s Brazilian players Willian, David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar have all been named in Felipe Scolari’s 23-man squad for the World Cup. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

All four of Chelsea’s Brazilian players have been named in coach Felipe Scolari 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in the South American nation.(...)

Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva is looking to become the Brazilian with the most Premier League games to his name. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Lucas Leiva was driving when his mobile suddenly started buzzing with an alarming frequency. With his wife expecting the couple’s second child imminen(...)

Bayern Munich’s Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo.

Luiz Gustavo has welcomed a potential move to Arsenal, with the club hopeful of completing a €16 million deal for the Bayern Munich defensive midfield(...)