Clemens Wickler and Julius Thole from Germany are also the favorites for the EuroBeachVolley 2020 gold.
The German said that signing Alcantara was "nothing to do with being champions; we constantly try to develop and find solutions to the new challenges before we have the problems with them. That's how football works. It's not only about changing things it's about finding the right approach and plan again for this season," he commented.
Capped seven times for Brazil's national team, Neves has also had spells with Fluminense, Flamengo and Germany's Hamburg over a career spanning more than 15 years.
"We've taken note of all of his personal and technical characteristics as well as watching him play," Tite told a virtual news conference. "He is a new emerging talent in an important position," he added.
ROME, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The 2020-21 Serie A season opened on Saturday with Fiorentina's narrow 1-0 win over Torino.
Frank Lampard's expensively assembled Chelsea side also began the new season with three points, winning 3-1 away at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Monday evening kick-off.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Alexander Nouri, the Iranian-German coach, has been shortlisted to take charge of Iran's top-flight Esteghlal soccer club, Persian Football website reported on Thursday.
The emblem and mascot of the 11th China's National Games for Persons with Disabilities & the 8th China National Special Olympic Games were unveiled at the gala.
Club officials said the number of fans must be manageable.
"I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career. I will close this chapter in this wonderful football club where I have grown as a player for seven years... Triumphs, joys and also hard times but what I am most proud of is that I arrived in Munich as a young man full of dreams and now I will leave completely fulfilled with the club, a history and a culture," he commented. Enditem
According to the police, the players aged 12-15 were on their way back from a football registration exercise when the incident happened, with dozens of the footballers hospitalized. Enditem