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Brazil manager Tite defends playing Neymar after latest injury

Brazil national team coach Tite defended his use of Neymar in the squad's 1-1 friendly draw against Nigeria in which the Paris Saint-Germain star limped off after 12 minutes with an injury. 

The latest medical setback for Neymar is the third he has suffered while on national team duty in the last year, and comes as he was gaining his club form with PSG.

When asked about Neymar's injury after the match in Singapore on Sunday, Tite said his No. 10 was "not at all" an injury risk.

"It would be...

Gernot Rohr must address questions about Super Eagles' game management

Nigeria are about to play Brazil for just the third time in history, at the National Stadium in Singapore, 23 years after the first, cataclysmic, fixture between the sides at the Atlanta Olympic Games.

And much as there isn't as much riding on the fixture in Singapore as there was in Atlanta, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr may still be feeling a little pressure. 

In 1996, Brazil had high hopes of claiming their first Olympic football gold medal.

They had good reason.

Most Brazil squads are...

Tite has squad headaches ahead of Brazil's friendlies in Singapore

Sadio Mane is relishing the chance to play against Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino as Brazil host Senegal.
Philippe Coutinho is tasked with naming his favourite player and his top games and goals after completing his move to Bayern Munich.

Just three months have passed since Brazil deservedly won the Copa America. It is surprising, then, that coach Tite finds himself under pressure so soon.

True, the September friendlies did not go well. His side needed to come from behind to hold Colombia to a draw and then lost to Peru. But many of the attacks the coach has subsequently suffered have in effect found him guilty of trying to do his job.

The coming friendlies against Senegal and Nigeria are controversial for a number of reasons....