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Pele in hospital: Brazil legend 'collapsed with exhaustion'

Brazil legend Pele is in hospital after collapsing on Thursday with exhaustion. The 77-year-old was due to travel to London this weekend for a dinner held in his honour by the Football Writers Association (FWA). Pele – the only player to win three World Cups – “has undergone a series of tests which appear to point to severe exhaustion”, said the FWA. “He is on fluids while doctors monitor his recovery. Thankfully there is no suggestion of anything more serious.” Pele has been taken to hospital for kidney and prostate…

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News: Turkish Airlines signs codeshare deal with Azul of Brazil

Azul, one of the largest airlines in Brazil, and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement. Through this codeshare partnership, the national flag carrier of Turkey will add its flight code, TK, to Azul domestic flights. As a result, customers will be able to purchase tickets directly from Turkish Airlines sales channels to fly to Brazilian destinations operated by Azul. In addition to TK’s other partnerships in the region, passengers will have more alternatives by virtue of this codeshare agreement. “The codeshare with Turkish Airlines will be very important to…

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Philippe Coutinho: The best pictures from Brazil star's Barcelona unveiling following £142m transfer from Liverpool

Monday, January 8, 2018 It’s official! Philippe Coutinho is now a Barcelona player, having signed a five-and-a-half year contract and been unveiled at Camp Nou on Monday. Liverpool announced a deal had been agreed to sell Coutinho to Barca on Saturday, with various reports stating the Reds will receive a fee of around £142m for the Brazil playmaker. Coutinho’s medical did reveal he has a thigh injury that means he will unable to play for almost three weeks, but that did not stop the crowds turning up at Camp Nou…

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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool agree £142m deal with Barcelona for Brazil midfielder

Media playback is not supported on this device Liverpool have agreed a £142m deal with Barcelona for midfielder Philippe Coutinho in what will be one of the most expensive transfers of all time. The Reds are expected to receive £105m up front – a British record – for the 25-year-old Brazil international, with the rest in realistic add-ons. The final deal will be eclipsed only by the £200m Paris St-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar last summer, and the £165.7m Kylian Mbappe will cost PSG at the end of his initial…

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Exclusive Interview: Wayne Rooney talks to Alan Brazil about the title race, tunnel bust-ups, drink-driving and the World Cup

Wayne Rooney with Alan Brazil Saturday, December 16, 2017 Wayne Rooney is one of the biggest names in football. So what happened when he met one of the biggest names in broadcasting? talkSPORT’s Breakfast legend Alan Brazil travelled north this week to meet the Everton star for an exclusive chat – and you can hear it all this Sunday morning at 10am. Listen as Rooney reveals all about… * This season’s Premier League title race * Life at Everton under Sam Allardyce * The Man United-Man City tunnel bust-up *…

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England youngsters rewarded brave selections against Brazil – Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate said his young side rewarded him for his “brave” team selection in their hard-fought goalless draw with Brazil in the friendly at Wembley. Southgate made five changes to the team that started the 0-0 draw with Germany on Friday, giving Liverpool defender Joe Gomez a full debut and introducing Dominic Solanke as a substitute for his first cap. “It gives me plenty to think about,” Southgate told BBC Radio 5 live. “We are in the early stages of piecing this team together and it gives me…

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