Brazil coach wants Neymar with the national team in the Tokyo Olympics


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Sao Paulo: Brazil’s Olympic coach Andre Jardin revealed that he wants to include Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar in the ranks of his team, which is preparing to defend his title as champion in the football competition in the Olympic Games scheduled in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8 next.

The Brazilian team, led by Neymar, was crowned the title in the last edition in Rio de Janeiro by defeating Germany by penalty shootout, knowing that the Brazilian star scored the decisive kick in the final match, granting his country the first title in the history of his Olympic participation.

“Since we want the strongest possible team to participate, Neymar is one of the main pillars,” said the coach of the Olympic team.

However, any participation of Neymar in the ranks of the Seleção needs the approval of the French capital club, because the latter is not obliged to free its player in a competition not recognized by the International Federation of Football, which is the case of the Olympic football competition.

Neymar’s chances of participating in the Olympic Games are considered slim, as he will defend the colors of the national team in the South American Nations Cup (Copa America) from June 13 to July 11, while the football competition begins in the games ten days later. Only and ends two days after the start of the new season in the French League.

It is noteworthy that the Olympic football match has placed Brazil in a difficult group alongside Germany, Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia.


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