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Neymar can be back at his best for Copa America - Brazil boss Tite

Kylian Mbappé scored a hat trick against former side Monaco and Neymar came on a half time, as PSG were crowned Ligue 1 champions before kickoff.

Brazil coach Tite has said captain Neymar can arrive at the Copa America in June back in top form after returning to action following a long injury layoff.

Neymar played 45 minutes in Paris Saint-Germain's 3-1 win over Monaco on Sunday, his first game since suffering a foot injury in January.

"He has already come back and we are going to hope for his rapid return [to form]," Tite told reporters. "It's a process of normal progress."

Tite said Neymar's situation was not the same as that of last year,...

Ex-Brazilian FA chief Jose Maria Marin banned for life by FIFA

The crew weigh up Neymar's level after he fell outside the top 10 in ESPN Brazil's poll of greatest post-Pele players for the Selecao.

Brazilian football official Jose Maria Marin was banned for life by FIFA on Monday, 16 months after he was convicted of corruption charges in the United States.

The 86-year-old Marin, who led Brazil's organising committee for the 2014 World Cup, was sentenced in August to four years in prison for racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud.

FIFA said Marin was also guilty of taking bribes linked to media and marketing rights for South American and Brazilian football competitions.

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Selecao's return to white kits a timely reminder of Brazil's past

Roberto Firmino equalized and Gabriel Jesus scored the winning brace to give Brazil 3-1 come-from-behind victory against the Czech Republic.
After Brazil's draw against Panama, ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Gab Marcotti delve into where the weaknesses lie for the 5-time world champions.
The crew weigh up Neymar's level after he fell outside the top 10 in ESPN Brazil's poll of greatest post-Pele players for the Selecao.

Just under two months from now, Brazil will take the field for the opening game of the Copa America wearing their traditional white shirts.

That might seem like a strange way to end a sentence, but it is true. From their first match in 1914 (against Exeter City) and for almost four decades afterwards, Brazil wore white.

A change was forced by the trauma of losing the 1950 World cup on home ground beaten 2-1 by Uruguay in the decisive game in the giant, newly built Maracana stadium.

A competition...

Pele undergoes successful kidney stone surgery

The crew weigh up Neymar's level after he fell outside the top 10 in ESPN Brazil's poll of greatest post-Pele players for the Selecao.

Brazilian football great Pele has successfully undergone surgery for the removal of a kidney stone in a Sao Paulo hospital.

The Albert Einstein Hospital said on its website that Pele's surgery went well, but did not provide additional details.

The 78-year-old returned to Brazil on April 2 after spending five days in a Paris hospital for a urinary infection.

He had been in France to attend an event with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.

Pele has been in the hospital frequently over the last...

Vinicius models new, white Brazil jersey nearly 60 years after infamous WC loss

Real Madrid striker Vinicius Jr. was in Brazil on Tuesday, but not because of some emergency international duty. Well, not on the field at least.

The rising star from Brazil was back in his native country to "re-debut" a very special jersey of sorts that the national team will wear as their second jersey at this summer's Copa America.

The white jersey -- in stark contrast to the Selecao's iconic yellow jersey -- is an homage to the 1919 Copa America team, who won the country's first...