Ahead of La Liga Decider, FIFA World Cup Hosts Brazil Deny Claims of Having Requested Barcelona to Rest Neymar

Brazil head coach Luis Felipe Scolari said he wants his players to experience success on the domestic front before joining the squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup. Neymar is key to Barcelona's La Liga title campaign.

updated: May 15, 2014 13:09 IST
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Ahead of the FIFA World Cup, Brazil have denied reports that they have requested national striker Neymar to be rested from Barcelona's final La Liga game.

According to reports, an appeal had been made by Brazil to Barcelona to leave the forward out during a crucial title deciding game against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on Saturday.

However, the Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol was quick to deny these media claims. They said in a statement that the information was incorrect and opposite to the thinking of members of the technical committee of the Brazilian national team.

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