Takumi Minamino joined Salzburg from Cerezo Osaka in 2015 and has scored 41 goals in 129 league games for the Austrian side. Photograph: Getty

Liverpool are in advanced talks with Red Bull Salzburg to sign the Japanese forward Takumi Minamino for a fee of €8.54 million (£7.25 million). The 2(...)

Neymar and Brazil return to Belo Horizonte for the first time since their 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Germany in the 2014 World Cup. Photograph: Reuters/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil v Argentina, World Cup qualifier, Belo Horizonte, Thursday 11.45pm (GMT) It has been 28 months, but finally Brazil will return to the site o(...)

Lionel Messi reacts after missing his penalty during the Copa America final between Argentina and Chile. Photo: Jason Szenes/EPA

The vast majority of lives, in football and elsewhere, end in failure. The poignant farewell, the reminder of the transitory nature of the gloria mund(...)