Neymar Included As Brazil Unveils Olympics Squad

Brazil have unveiled their squad for this summers olympics.

Neymar, Douglas Coata and Marquinhos are the high profile names in the squad as they aim to put on a show in the tournament.

Brazil have unveiled their squad for the Olympics
Brazil have unveiled their squad for the Olympics

The Barcelona star was left out of the disappointing Copa America campaign as a concession to his club, who were not prepared to allow him to play in both competitions.He is one of three sanctioned over-age players in the under-23 squad, along with goalkeeper Fernando Prass and Douglas Costa.

There are also places for emerging stars Gabriel Barbosa and Gabriel Jesus, plus PSG defender Marquinhos.Coach Rogerio Micale will be looking to make history this summer because Brazil have never claimed Olympic gold in football. Here is the squad in full;

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Goalkeepers

  • Fernando Prass (Palmeiras)
  • Wilson (Atlético-MG)

Defenders

  • Luan (Vasco da Gama)
  • Rodrigo Caio (São Paulo)
  • Marquinhos (PSG)
  • Douglas Santos (Atlético-MG)
  • Zeca (Santos)
  • William (Internacional)

Midfielders

  • Rafinha (Barcelona)
  • Rodrigo Dourado (Internacional)
  • Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk)
  • Thiago Maia (Santos)
  • Felipe Anderson (Lazio)

Forwards

  • Neymar (Barcelona)
  • Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich)
  • Gabriel Barbosa (Santos)
  • Gabriel Jésus (Palmeiras)
  • Luan (Grêmio)
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