Brazil head into the 2022 World Cup as slight favourites to win the tournament, and it isn’t hard to see why. With world-class talent in every position, they have all of the attributes needed to go on and seal a record sixth title. While much of the personnel has changed since the last World Cup in Russia, one constant for Brazil is the coach, with Tite still in charge.
The former Corinthians manager helped guide the Selecao to a first Copa America title in more than a decade, after they beat Peru in the final of the 2019 edition on home soil. Brazil followed that up with a stellar World Cup qualifying campaign, which saw them win 14 of their 17 matches to top COMNEBOL qualifying. (more…)
Arsenal’s victory over Crystal Palace last Friday showed a lack of depth in their squad. This could be partly the reason for Mikel Arteta to make late substitution calls as the game was still in the balance. However, against Leicester City on Saturday, the Arsenal boss could have some of his key players back in the matchday squad, which improves the overall quality.
Takehiro Tomiyasu, Fabio Vieira and Emile Smith Rowe have returned to full training this week after shrugging off recent fitness troubles. Reiss Nelson, however, suffered a quad injury which will keep him out of action for a couple of months. (more…)
Brazilian star DenilsonNeves was part of a youthful Arsenal team that went all the way to the 2007 League Cup final before they were beaten by London rivals Chelsea in the final. The Blues won after coming from behind to score twice including a late goal from Didier Drogba.DenilsonNeves and Arsenal began their League Cup campaign in the third round. The Gunners secured their place in the fourth round with a 2-0 win over West Brom away from home.
In the fourth round, Emmanuel Adebayor scored the winning goal five minutes from time as Arsenal secured a 1-0 away win over Merseyside team Everton for a place in the fifth round, also known as the quarterfinals. (more…)
DenilsonNeves didn’t make a single appearance for the Brazilian senior team when he was at the peak of his career despite the fact that the midfielder captained his country at junior level. He was invited to the Brazil squad for the friendly match with Switzerland in November 2006 as a replacement for Arsenal teammate Gilberto Silva who pulled out of the squad due to personal reasons. Denilson was benched for the whole game and he failed to get another opportunityto play for the five-time world champions.
At the FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in Peru, Denilson captained the Brazilian team in the final as Mexico ran out 3-0 winners. Carlos Vela scored the first goal of the game in the final to seal his status as the Golden Boot winner. Apart from Vela, Ever Guzman and Omar Esparza also scored for Mexico in the final. Guzman scored four goals for Mexico during the tournament to finish one goal behind Vela, while Esparza scored two goals during the tournament. (more…)
DenilsonNeves made his name as a professional footballer during his time in the Premier League with Arsenal. He had joined the Gunners around a year after making his first-team debut at boyhood club Sao Paulo in his home country Brazil. Arsenal were said to have paid around £3.4m to sign the midfielder from Sao Paulo in the summer of 2006. Denilson was relatively an unknown quantity when he left Sao Paulo to join Arsenal before the start of the 2006/07 season. He spent five seasons at the Emirates Stadium before making the decision to return to Brazil.
Brazilian midfielder DenilsonNeves would later reveal that he was homesick and that informed his decision on a return to Brazil in 2011. Sao Paulo signed him from Arsenal on loan and he would later spend another season on loan before reaching an agreement over the termination of his Arsenal contract in 2013.
DenilsonNeves was the skipper of the Brazilian team that went all the way to the final at the 2005 FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in the South American nation of Peru. He was an important member of the Brazilian team that were favourites until they came unstuck against Mexico in the final.
Mexicogave Denilson and his Brazilian teammates a lot of problems that they could not solve on the way to losing the final convincingly.
Brazilian midfielder Denilson Neves has gone under the radar since his Premier League spell ended eight years ago. He was an Arsenal player for seven years until he secured a return to Sao Paulo in 2013.
DenilsonNeves now play his club football with Brasil de Pelotas in the Brazilian league. The 33-year-old joined Brasil de Pelotas as a free agent earlier this year and he has already played eight times for the club in the league. Since leaving Arsenal, Denilson has played for Sao Paulo again, United Arab Emirates club Al Wahda, and Brazilian team Cruzeiro. He has also featured for Botafogo in the Brazilian league plus Silema Wanderers in the Maltese Premier League since his time in the English top flight. (more…)
DenilsonNeves came through the Sao Paulo youth system before he was promoted to the first team during the 2005 season. He was part of the Sao Paulo squad that won the 2005 Copa Libertadores and went on to win the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup which they qualified for as South American champions. Denilson was not a regular in that Sao Paulo team. In total, he started four games plus eight substitute appearances before signing for Arsenal in the summer of 2006.
Premier League club Arsenal paid around £3.4m to Sao Paulo for the transfer of Denilson who was largely an unknown quantity when he arrived in London. Denilson came to Arsenal on the back of little club football experience.
DenilsonNeves has returned to his native Brazil to play for Serie B team Brasil de Pelotas following his spell in Malta, Southern Europe. The 33-year-old was unveiled by the second tier club last week Monday and he has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season.
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Denilsonmade a total of 14 appearances for Silema Wanderers in Malta during his time at the club with ten starts and four substitute appearances. Before then, he played once for Brazilian club Botafogo during his six-month spell there. Denilson featured for 15 minutes during his brief stay at Botafogo in 2019.
Former Arsenal player DenilsonNeveshad a restricted national team career with Brazil. He played for his country at several youth levels but was unable to make his debut for the senior team. Denilson didn’t play for the five-time world champions even when the midfielder was at the peak of his powers in the Premier League.
Denilsoncaptained the various Brazil youth teams as from the u-15 level. He was the captain of theBrazil team to the 2005 FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in Peru. The former Arsenal and Sao Paulo man could not save his country from losing the final of the tournament as Brazil had to settle for second place. A Carlos Vela-inspired Mexico team thrashed the Brazilians 3-0 in the final with the Los Angeles FC striker scoring one of the goals.