Vinicius Jr

‘It was the best performance of the season’

Regarding his thunderbolt, Vinicius added: “I don't tend to shoot from outside the box but I felt confident and I didn't get to play the last game and it came off. I'm thrilled but now we have to rest up before Tuesday." 

Sports, politics and the ugly by-product 

Ideally, sports and politics should never mix, but inevitably, sports and politics always mix.

Vinicius becomes UNESCO goodwill ambassador

The UN cultural agency on Friday named Brazilian footballer Vinicius Junior its "goodwill ambassador for education for all".

Ancelotti ‘on cloud nine’ as Real outclass Barca

A quickfire hattrick from Vinicius Jr. within 40 minutes elevated Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti "on cloud nine" as Los Blancos clinched the Spanish Super Cup after a 4-1 humiliation of arch-rivals Barcelona in Saudi Arabia yesterday (Bangladesh time).

Madrid Super Cup hero Vinicius 'no saint'

The Brazilian winger, 23, is often criticised by opponents for going down easily, confronting officials and humiliating them with dribbles.

Vinicius doubtful for World Cup qualifier against Argentina

Brazilian attacker Vinicius Junior said it will be "a bit difficult" to be fit in time for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Argentina, after limping off with a left-thigh injury against Colombia.

Vinicius, Rodrygo score twice as Real thrash Valencia 5-1

Real are second in the standings on 32 points, two behind surprise leaders Girona, who beat Rayo Vallecano 2-1 earlier on Saturday.

Vinicius vows to continue fight against racism as he seals Socrates Award

Vinicius, who has been racially abused regularly in LaLiga games for the last two seasons, was recognised for starting a foundation that is building schools in impoverished areas and investing in education in Brazil.

Xavi critical of Barca spokesman's post attacking Vinicius

The Brazilian forward was racially abused during his team's 1-1 draw on Saturday at Sevilla, with the Andalusian club ejecting a fan from the stadium.

October 12, 2023
October 12, 2023

Diniz excited about Neymar, Vinicius combination

Diniz took temporary charge of Brazil when Tite left the role following their quarter-final exit at the World Cup in Qatar and will be replaced by Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti next year

October 7, 2023
October 7, 2023

Ancelotti angry over attacks on 'victim' Vinicius

Valencia-based newspaper Super Deporte ran a front page on Friday labelling Vinicius "Pinochius" with an image of a long nose over the player's face -- a reference to fictional character Pinocchio, whose nose grows every time he tells a lie.

September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023

Vinicius returns to Brazil squad for World Cup qualifiers

The 23-year-old has been out since suffering a hamstring injury against Celta Vigo on August 25 but has recovered quicker than expected.

August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023

Brazil tap Raphinha to replace injured Vinicius

Vinicius, who limped off early in Madrid's 1-0 La Liga win against Celta Vigo on Friday, will reportedly be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury, taking him out of Brazil's qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru on September 8 and 12, respectively.

August 29, 2023
August 29, 2023

Vinicius out for over a month with hamstring injury

Los Blancos confirmed the Brazilian's injury in a statement but did not specify his expected absence time

June 18, 2023
June 18, 2023

Vinicius complains as advisor racially abused at Brazil friendly

"While I was playing in the already historic black shirt and getting emotional, my friend was humiliated and mocked at the entrance to the stadium," wrote Vinicius on Twitter early Sunday

June 18, 2023
June 18, 2023

Vinicius and Brazil spot on with black strip anti-racism protest

In a powerful move Brazil abandoned their iconic yellow and green shirts and were instead kitted out in an all-black strip in a stand against racism for the first half of the game

June 15, 2023
June 15, 2023

Vinicius to lead new anti-racism committee : FIFA

"There will be no more football with racism in it. The games should be stopped immediately when it happens. Enough is enough," Infantino said on Thursday

June 13, 2023
June 13, 2023

Spain, Brazil to play anti-racism friendly in Madrid after Vinicius abuse

The Spanish and Brazilian football federations presented their plan on Tuesday for a friendly match at the Santiago Bernabeu in March 2024 to combat racism, after global outrage at the abuse of Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior.

May 29, 2023
May 29, 2023

Vinicius, Joelinton in Brazil squad for June friendlies

The games against the two African countries--Guinea and Senegal-- are part of an anti-racism campaign by Brazil in support of 22-year-old Vinicius Jr, who last week suffered racist insults from fans -the 10th time this season he has been abused in LaLiga

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