CM – Tokyo Olympics 2020: Superstar Neymar will not be part of the Brazilian soccer team at Games-Sports News, Firstpost


While veteran Daniel Alves announced the Brazilian squad on Thursday, Neymar’s PSG teammate Marquinhos, who also won a gold medal in Rio five years ago, is another name that is excluded.

Brazilian superstar Neymar (right) greets Venezuela’s Richard Celis at the end of the Copa America game. AP photo

Rio de Janeiro: Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, won’t play for Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics, but veteran Daniel Alves announced the squad on Thursday.

Neymar’s PSG team-mate Marquinhos, who also won a gold medal in Rio five years ago, is another name not on coach Andre Jardine’s list.

Former Barcelona star Alves, now at Sao Paulo, missed the ongoing Copa America with a knee injury.

Jardine hopes his veteran defender is fit in time to face defeated 2016 finalists Germany on July 22nd.

Two French players competing in Japan are Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon and Marseilles newcomer Gerson.

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Ramandeep said they are assessing their bodies and testing their skills by repeating their team’s Olympic schedule in training as they aim for a winning start to capitalize on early swing.

PM Modi has been informed that a total of 100 athletes in 11 sports disciplines have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and about 25 more athletes are expected to qualify, the PMO statement said.

This is the Indian women’s hockey team’s third appearance at the Games, the previous two coming in 1980 and 2016.

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