Neymar Named New Brazil Captain

Brazil's clash against Colombia at Miami's Sun Life Stadium on Friday night will be a replay of this year's World Cup quarterfinal between the teams, which Brazil won 2-1. Neymar will captain the Brazilian side.

updated: September 05, 2014 12:19 IST
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File Photo of Neymar gesturing at a press conference during the FIFA World Cup 2014.


Miami: Brazil coach Dunga has confirmed Neymar will captain the national football team for friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador in the US.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Dunga confirmed the 22-year-old would replace injured defender Thiago Silva, who has captained Brazil since 2011, as reported.

"It has already been confirmed. It's going to be Neymar," said Dunga, who did not say whether the appointment was permanent.

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