Brazilian footballer Neymar in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (5th-21st 8) tries to atone for the failure of the local World Cup 2014. “canary” on them ignominiously lost in the semifinals to the Germans 1 to 7.
Since then, the 24-year-old FC Barcelona striker has not represented his homeland at the big events. “It’s a special occasion. I do not think it just me, we feel that everyone in the team. The eventual gold medal would be of great value for the whole of Brazil. It is shocking that we still have never won the Olympic tournament,” said Neymar.
For him it will be the second participation in the Olympics four years ago when London led the team to the finals. There in a position superfavorita not enough with teammates to Mexico. “Neymar is among the best in the world. It is our great strength, sure to be a leader for the younger and less experienced players,” said Brazil coach Rogerio Micale.
He was replaced on the bench Dungu after the Brazilians not advanced from the group stage at this year’s continental championship Copa América in the United States.
Tournament within the Olympics is not an official FIFA event, so clubs are not obliged to release their stars. Neymar, however, managed to “Blaugranas” negotiate an exception. “Never to avoid responsibility. We have a tremendous opportunity to get a medal and I hope it will be golden. Makes no distinction between tournament, everyone want to win,” he concluded a native of the suburbs of Sao Paulo Mogi das Cruzes.