Category: Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho swapping No 14 for No 7 at Barcelona

Former Barcelona captain Eric Abidal insists the La Liga champions haven’t strayed from their philosophy and club’s footballing values by signing Arturo Vidal. Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has swapped numbers ahead of the 2018-19 season. Coutinho, who wore No. 14 after completing a club-record move from Liverpool in January, will now […]

Philippe Coutinho boost for Barcelona after Portuguese citizenship granted

The guys respond to your tweets about Chelsea’s new-look midfield, Samuel Umtiti, annoying stadium experiences and their perfect day off. Philippe Coutinho has been granted a Portuguese citizenship, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC, easing Barcelona’s concerns over the number of foreign players in their squad. Each La Liga club […]

Barcelona working on Portuguese passport for Philippe Coutinho – source

Yerry Mina opens up about his future with Barcelona, as rumours continue to swirl over a possible move to Everton. Gab Marcotti says N’Golo Kante wouldn’t fit at Barcelona, but Craig Burley and Shaka Hislop think he could be a replacement for Sergio Busquets. Barcelona are working on obtaining a […]

Transfer Rater Philippe Coutinho to Paris Saint Germain Hirving Lozano to Manchester United

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper. Here are today’s top […]

Brazil strength built on collective effort not reliance on Neymar

ESPN FC’s Stevie Nicol and Alexis Nunes predict the next batch of last-16 clashes, headlined by Brazil-Mexico and Colombia-England. The guys respond to your tweets about Brazil-Mexico, Simeone for Argentina, Uruguay’s World Cup chances and Mbappe’s performance against Cavani’s. Seb Salazar and Herc Gomez delve into how the weather in […]

Philippe Coutinho not Neymar Brazil’s most decisive player at World Cup – Kaka

Former Brazil international Kaka says his country’s success at the World Cup depends on the team’s ability to protect their star man. Former Brazil international Kaka has hailed “protagonist” Philippe Coutinho as the Selecao‘s most decisive player at the 2018 World Cup and called for the national team to protect Neymar while […]

Brazils Neymar and Gabriel Jesus kept down by Switzerland in opening draw

Philippe Coutinho began Brazil’s World Cup campaign with a brilliant goal, but a header from Steven Zuber earned Switzerland a draw. Steve McManaman breaks down Neymar’s performance as the FC crew react to Brazil’s draw with Switzerland in their World Cup opener. Recap all the key storylines from the fourth […]

Philippe Coutinho’s Brazil teammates cover Barcelona star in eggs and flour for 26th birthday

Neymar leads an unpleasant surprise for Philippe Coutinho on his 26th birthday. Philippe Coutinho turned 26 on Tuesday, so his Brazil teammates celebrated the milestone in time-honoured fashion. The likes of Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus ambushing Coutinho during the morning training session at Brazil’s World Cup camp and plastered the […]

Phillipe Coutinho booed on Liverpool return as Anfield embraces football pantomime

French football expert Julien Laurens and the FC panel examine Fabinho’s move to Liverpool and how the Reds’ midfield will take shape in 2018-19. Philippe Coutinho made an early return to Anfield on Saturday as part of the Brazil side which beat Croatia 2-0 in a World Cup warm-up. He’d […]

Brazil selection dilemma Coutinho Willian Fernandinho Marquinhos before World Cup

Tite’s Brazil squad is loaded with talent but he is agonizing over who to start in central defence and central midfield to complement his attacking depth. Football can be fascinating even when it is dull. The first half of Brazil’s World Cup warm-up friendly against Croatia is a case in […]

Philippe Coutinho’s six months at Barcelona show early Liverpool exit was right call

The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on this summer’s transfer window and whether Thiago or Christian Eriksen would be a better fit for Barcelona. ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe explains what’s delaying Antoine Griezmann from making a decision on his future. Toby Alderweireld to Man United? Jorginho to Man City? […]

Philippe Coutinho is not a celebrity for being famous but for his football

Philippe Coutinho’s fame derives entirely from how he plays football. This is a profile of Philippe Coutinho, who is part of ESPN’s World Fame 100. He does not have the fame of Neymar, nor the charisma of Daniel Alves or Marcelo. Philippe Coutinho’s fame is nearly entirely associated with football. […]