Neymar to Play at 2016 Rio Olympics, Says Coach

Ever since taking over the role of Olympics coach in July, Alexandre Gallo had expressed his intention to pick the mercurial striker. Neymar will be 24 when the Olympics come around.

updated: November 01, 2014 09:10 IST
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File Photo: Neymar celebrates after scoring his fourth goal against Japan during an international friendly.

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Rio de Janeiro: Brazil captain Neymar will be part of the home nation's Olympic football squad at Rio 2016, the team's coach Alexandre Gallo said Friday.

"I'll be calling up three players over 23, well, two in fact, as one of those will be Neymar," he said in an interview with Arena Sport TV.

"We can't think about Brazilian football without considering a star of his level."

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