The Brazilian team, led by Neymar, was crowned the title in the last edition in Rio de Janeiro by beating Germany by penalty shootout, noting that the Brazilian star scored the decisive kick in the final match, awarding the first title to his country in the history of his Olympic participation.
“Because we want the strongest possible team to participate, Neymar is one of the main pillars,” said the coach of the Olympic team.
However, any Neymar’s participation in the ranks of the Seleção needs the approval of the French capital club, because the latter is not obliged to release its player in a competition not recognized by the International Federation of Football Association, which is the case with the Olympic football competition.
Neymar’s chances of participating in the Olympic Games are considered slim, as he will defend the colors of the first team in the South American Cup of Nations (Copa America) from June 13 to July 11, while the football competition begins in the games only ten days later and ends two days after the start The new season in the French league.
It is noteworthy that the Olympic football draw has placed Brazil in a difficult group, along with Germany, Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia.
It is noteworthy that each Olympic team will consist of 18 players, 3 of whom are over 23 years old.