Inside Neymar’s girlfriend’s exclusive 23rd birthday party from choreographed dance offs to snogs in front of live band

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Inside Neymar’s girlfriend’s exclusive 23rd birthday party from choreographed dance offs to snogs in front of live band

PARIS-SAINT GERMAIN star Neymar hosted an exclusive 23rd birthday party for his stunning girlfriend Bruna Marquezine at his Brazilian mansion.

Guests were treated to some impressive choreographed moves from the couple, but also had to watch them smooch in front of the live band.

Neymar hosted a 23rd birthday party for his stunning partner Bruna Marquezine Marquezine doesn’t turn 23 until Friday, but celebrated her birthday before Neymar flies back to France Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar couldn’t keep his hands off his girlfriend at the bash in his mansion Former Barcelona ace Neymar pulled off some impressive dance moves with girlfriend Marquezine

Marquezine doesn’t turn 23 until August 4, but her beau is due to report back for pre-season training in France ahead of the new Ligue 1 season.

Neymar – dressed in a black tank top and cap – organised the birthday bash at his home in Mangaratiba in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Videos from the evening show the loved-up duo dancing side-by-side, with the Brazilian actress then twerking for all to see – before being presented with her birthday cake.

And the 26-year-old Olympic gold medallist then capped off the night by serenading his partner as he hit all the right notes during the party.

Neymar, 26, is currently enjoying an extended break following the World Cup Marquezine twerked in front of her guests as she revelled in her party Marquezine was presented with her birthday cake shortly before being serenaded by Neymar Neymar netted 28 goals in 30 games for Les Parisiens last season

Among those reportedly in attendance include Neymar’s sister Rafaella Santos, supermodel Izabel Goulart and Caroline Dantas – the mother of the ex-Barcelona forward’s son Davi Lucca.

The former Santos magician has been living it up back in his home country after being given an extended break following his participation at the World Cup.

While he may have failed to light up the tournament in Russia, he managed to shine during the Brazilian poker series in Sao Paulo as he ended up in the final – finishing sixth out of 288 players.

New PSG boss Thomas Tuchel will be hoping Neymar carries on his fine form from last season, in which he netted 28 goals in 30 games.

Les Parisiens face Monaco in the Trophee des Champions on Saturday, before hosting Caen in their league opener a week later.

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LA Galaxy 4-3 Orlando City: Zlatan hat trick crushes Orlando

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Barcelona edge past Tottenham on penalties in pre-season match

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says 22,000-seater stadium is ‘too small’ for him, watch video

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Mario Balotelli scores incredible trick shot from behind the goal… and challenges others to beat it

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Mario Balotelli scores incredible trick shot from behind the goal… and challenges others to beat it

MARIO BALOTELLI scored an incredible trick shot from behind the goal in pre-season training… before challenging some of the world’s best players to beat it.

The Italian star, 27, is currently without a club after his second one-year deal at Nice expired last month.

Mario Balotelli pulled-off an outrageous trick shot for an Instagram videoMario Balotelli pulled-off an outrageous trick shot for an Instagram videoInstagram @mb459 Mario Balotelli booted the ball from outside of a gated football pitchMario Balotelli booted the ball from outside of a gated football pitchInstagram @mb459

But the former Liverpool and Manchester City star has had a crack at finding a new home in a novel, typically “Super Mario” way.

Balotelli took to Instagram to show off a bizarre trick-shot, as he netted a barely-believable effort from a near-impossible angle.

Standing outside of a walled-pitch, the striker boots the ball up and over the sides before it bounces, spins and edges over the goal-line in ridiculous manner.

The ex-Inter and AC Milan star then challenged Marcelo, Neymar and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to have a go, along with Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and a host of other footballing stars.

Mario Balotelli punts the ball up and over the side of the pitchMario Balotelli punts the ball up and over the side of the pitchInstagram @mb459 The ball bounces a few yards away from the goal-line heading in the other directionThe ball bounces yards away from the goal-line heading in the other directionInstagram @mb459 The ball then spins and bounces over the goal-line to complete the shotThe ball then spins and bounces over the goal-line to complete the shotInstagram @mb459

Balotelli captioned his post, “Marcelo, brother, let’s see if you can do this”, before tagging a load of famous pals.

The clip has already racked up well over one million views on social media.

Earlier this month, Balotelli fuelled speculation over his future by failing to turn up to Patrick Vieira’s first training session as Nice boss.

Instead the Italian remained in his native Italy to play football with rapper pal Tekashi69.

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Lionel Messi won't follow Cristiano Ronaldo to Italy - Inter Milan VP Javier Zanetti

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Europa League 'exciting' for Burnley players

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Manchester United target Harry Maguire must stay - Claude Puel

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Melbourne Victory nears Keisuke Honda signature as Kevin Muscat confirms interest

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Chelsea, Bayern Munich push Man Utd to name Martial price

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Chelsea and Bayern Munich are chasing Manchester United attacker Anthony Martial.

The Times says with rumours of Eden Hazard moving to Real Madrid, Chelsea are keeping their eyes peeled for a replacement and are looking at Martial.

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Arsenal hero Parlour: We can't sell Welbeck cheaply

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Arsenal hero Ray Parlour has urged the club not to let Danny Welbeck leave on the cheap.

Parlour believes Welbeck will attract plenty of interest.

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BREAKING NEWS: UEFA confirms AC Milan reinstated to 2018-19 Europa League

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UEFA has confirmed AC Milan have been reinstated to the 2018-19 Europa League following the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) ruling that their ban was not proportionate to breaching Financial Fair Play regulations. Milan were told in June that UEFA had taken action against their alleged breaches of break-even requirements, barring them from competing in Europe's second-tier competition for next season. The club immediately launched an appeal to CAS, who ruled on Friday that UEFA's punishment was too harsh. CAS' annulment of the ban did not officially act as a reinstatement to the competition, because they confirmed Milan's failure with respect to the break-even regulations and urged UEFA to hand down a "proportionate disciplinary measure". But UEFA has since released a statement on the situation and confirmed Milan – who finished sixth in Serie A last term and were runners-up in the Coppa Italia – will be allowed to compete in the competition next term, joining at the group stage. The statement read: "Earlier this month, the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Club Financial Control body, chaired by Jose Narciso da Cunha Rodrigues, decided that AC Milan had breached the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations; in particular the break-even requirement.  "As a result, the chamber decided to exclude AC Milan from the 2018-19 Europa League. "As is permitted, AC Milan appealed this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), who confirmed the chamber's view that there had been a breach of the regulations. "However, the CAS noted that there were some important elements that could not properly be assessed by the adjudicatory chamber – most significantly the improvement of the club's financial situation as a result of the recent change of ownership. "As a result, AC Milan is reinstated to the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League and the CAS has referred the case back to the adjudicatory chamber to decide on the appropriate disciplinary measure, in the light of these developments."

ICC questions: Madrid without Ronaldo, Mourinho mood, Liverpool title credentials

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The FC team answer your tweets on Cristiano Ronaldo's GOAT status, how VAR would have changed the 2010 World Cup and how close Liverpool are to title contention. Jose Mourinho isn't thrilled to not have several first-team players at his disposal as Man United embark on their preseason tour in the U.S. The 2018 International Champions Cup kicks off on Saturday, with Premier League champions Manchester City facing Borussia Dortmund at Chicago's Soldier Field in the opening fixture of the preseason tournament which takes place across three continents. A World Cup summer has shifted the focus away from the club game, but with most major leagues now in the final stages of preparations for the new season, what questions do the big clubs need to answer during the ICC? How will Real Madrid shape up in...

Alisson: Liverpool offer for Brazil goalkeeper accepted by Roma

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Alisson: Liverpool offer for Brazil goalkeeper accepted by Roma
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Liverpool agree a fee in the region of £66.8m for Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson.

Chelsea transfer news: Gary Cahill considering quitting amid reports of £44m Daniele Rugani arrival

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Chelsea transfer news: Gary Cahill considering quitting amid reports of £44m Daniele Rugani arrival

GARY CAHILL could follow Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard out of the Chelsea exit door.

The club captain is contemplating quitting the club with reports that new boss Maurizio Sarri is in the market for a new central defender with Juventus’ Daniele Rugani firmly in his sights.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is plotting a Stamford Bridge exitGetty Images - Getty

The 32-year-old also struggled to impress last season with Antonio Rudiger taking his spot in defence for a period of the season.

Cahill, who has also lost his starting position in the England set-up, is fearing another season on the substitute bench.

The former Bolton man has spent six years with the club, winning six major trophies but now feels it could be his time to move on, according to the Standard.

He will hold talks with the new gaffer once he returns from holiday as he continues his recovery from reaching the World Cup semi-finals with the Three Lions.

Juventus’ Daniele Rugani is wanted by boss Sarri is a £44m dealGetty - Contributor Cahill could be pushed further down the pecking order if Chelsea sign a new defenderReuters

Cahill has just one year left on his deal and it will be the club’s last chance to secure a fee for his signature or risk losing him for nothing in 12 months.

Sarri faces a tough task of keeping some of his key assets at the club with the futures of Hazard and Courtois shrouded in doubt.

Hazard made it clear that he wants his dream move to Real Madrid this summer when he revealed after the World Cup: “Everyone knows my preferred destination.”

His international team-mate Courtois is also attempting to steer a move to the Bernabeu.

Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois will be given a three-week holiday, putting their potential moves to Real Madrid in jeopardyEden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois are both being lined up for a move to Real MadridAFP

The keeper holds all the power with just 12 months left on his contract.

Courtois’ family all still reside in Madrid which only adds to his desire to return to the Spanish capital.

Chelsea could battle with Liverpool for Roma’s Alisson as a replacement.

Jorge Sampaoli stands down as Argentina coach after World Cup failure

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France World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

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The French squad is stacked with quality players, so they are expected to get a long way in Russia.

France World Cup FixturesKylian Mbappe has been France's best player, and faces Uruguay in the quarter finals (getty Images) The French squad is stacked with quality players, so they are expected to get a long way in Russia.

West Ham sign Paraguay defender Balbuena

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West Ham sign Paraguay defender Fabian Balbuena from Brazilian side Corinthians on a three-year deal.

England's Greenwood & Chamberlain in Man Utd Women squad

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Talking Tactics: Four lessons we learnt from World Cup semi-finals

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It isn't coming home after all. England's valiant World Cup campaign came to an end on Wednesday night with a disappointing extra-time defeat to Croatia that can be blamed on a mixture of tiredness and inexperience both mentally and tactically. Gareth Southgate has created a joyous England team, which is no small feat, but ultimately did not have a plan B as Croatia's cool-headed midfielders began to control the game.

Belgium will also rue a missed opportunity for their golden generation. Roberto Martinez was surprisingly conservative in his tactical decisions, leaving his side too static to break down such a stern France defence. For Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne, and Vincent Kompany, their dreams of lifting the World Cup trophy are over.

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Juve's Ronaldo deal prompts strike from Fiat workers

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Juventus spending €112million on Cristiano Ronaldo has been followed by an Italian trade union announcing Fiat workers in Melfi will go on strike. Juve, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and CNH Industrial (CNHI) are all owned by the holding company Exor, which is controlled by the Agnelli family. The Serie A champions' move for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has prompted a fierce response from the Unione Sindicale di Base (USB), which declared workers at a plant in the south of the country will down tools from July 15 until July 17. "It is unacceptable that while FCA and CNHI workers continue to make huge economic sacrifices, the company then spends hundreds of millions of euros on the purchase of a player," a statement from the USB read. "We are told it's a difficult moment, that we need to resort to social safety nets, waiting for the launch of new models that never arrive. "And while the workers and their families tighten their belts more and more, the company decides to invest a lot of money on a single human resource! "Is this right? It is normal for one person to earn millions, while thousands of families can't even get to the middle of the month? "We are all employees of the same owner, but in this moment of enormous social difficulty this difference in treatment cannot and must not be accepted. "The Fiat workers have made the company's fortune for at least three generations … and in return they have only ever received a life of misery. "The company should invest in car models that guarantee the futures of thousands of people rather than enriching only one. "That should be the objective, a company that puts the interests of their employees first. If it isn't, it's because they prefer the world of games, entertainment and everything else. "For the reasons described, the Unione Sindacale di Base has declared a strike at FCA Melfi between 22:00 on Sunday July 15 and 06:00 on Tuesday July 17."

Wiltshire landmarked was briefly made into an England flag

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It is believed to have been put up at the hillside monument by a football fan.

Wimbledon final will not be moved despite possible World Cup clash

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The Wimbledon men's singles final on Sunday will not be moved even if England reach the World Cup final on the same afternoon.

Former Tottenham & Dundee striker Gilzean dies

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Man Utd encouraged in Ronaldo pursuit as Juventus talks stall

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Manchester United have been encouraged in their pursuit of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

La Stampa says United may have been given a glimmer of hope in their pursuit of Ronaldo.

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Why does Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez have a walking stick and drive a mobility scooter?

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Why does Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez have a walking stick and drive a mobility scooter?

URUGUAY boss Oscar Tabarez’s managerial career spans 38 years and includes 16 posts.

The 71-year-old has coached in Colombia, Argentina, Italy and Spain, and first managed the Uruguay national team from 1988 to 1990.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez dishes out the instructions during a training sessionReuters

He returned for a second spell in 2006 and has been going strong ever since.

Before hanging up his playing boots Tabarez was a tough-tackling defender for six clubs.

He’s also worked as a primary school teacher…

So it comes as no surprise to note that Tabrez has been awarded the Fifa Order of Merit, having been at the helm for Uruguay at the Copa America five times.

The 71-year-old Tabarez is still going strong despite suffering from ‘chronic neuropathy’AFP or licensors Tabarez has a long history of 16 managerial postsReuters

This is his fourth World Cup and he’s already reached the round of 16 two times, and the semi-finals once in 2010.

So, Oscar Tabarez is still managing Uruguay but why does he use a walking stick and sometimes a mobility scooter?

Tabarez has an illness. originally reported in 2016 to be Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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This is a serious condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system, usually after a viral or bacterial infection.

But Tabarez say he is he is suffering from “chronic neuropathy.”

Tabarez ‘will continue at least until the results say otherwise’AP:Associated Press The Uruguyan boss has qualified for his fourth World CupEPA

He explains: “My illness, I have talked about with who I need to talk about it with.

“All the higher ups at the AUF knew that I had to move around in a cart. There are days where I am better than others.

“There are some days where I can move on my own, some others no. Still, nothing changes with my job, or dealing with players.”

How did the soccer world react to Tabarez ‘s illness when he was first diagnosed?

AC Milan posted a message in support of their former head coach when he first battled ill health.

At that stage two years ago Uruguay boss was determined to carry on, saying:

“I will continue [as Uruguay coach] — at least until the results say otherwise.

“When you are coach you know you are displayed by the results.”

World Cup 2018: Brazil and Barcelona ace Paulinho wanted by Chinese Super League side in £44m deal

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World Cup 2018: Brazil and Barcelona ace Paulinho wanted by Chinese Super League side in £44m deal

PAULINHO could be on his way back to China in a £44million move.

Spanish paper AS claim that Barcelona have an offer on the table for the Brazil midfielder from an unnamed Chinese Super League club.

Neymar celebrates with Paulinho after netting against MexicoAFP

They add that Paulinho does not want to be drawn on the move while he concentrates on the World Cup.

And AS also say that Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is keen to keep the 29-year-old.

However, club chiefs are reportedly preparing to sit down with Paulinho’s agent to discuss the offer.

The Spanish champions signed the Tottenham flop for £36.4m from Guangzhou Evergrande in August of last year.

Paulinho could be on his way back to ChinaGetty

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And he featured heavily in La Liga, make 21 starts and coming off the bench 13 times, scoring nine goals.

He has been a key part of Brazil’s World Cup midfield alongside Real Madrid rival Casemiro.

Paulinho started all three group games as well as the 2-0 win over Mexico in the last 16, netting against Serbia in their final group game.

He is set to line up alongside Manchester City’s Fernandinho against Belgium on Friday night, with Casemiro suspended.