Neymar wants Copa, Olympics

Barcelona forward Neymar reportedly wants to appear for Brazil in both the Copa America and Olympic Games this summer.

Sport reports Neymar prefers to play in both competitions despite Luis Enrique having made known he would rather the Brazil captain only participate in the Olympics, to be held in Rio de Janeiro.

The Brazilian federation’s team co-ordinator, Gilmar Rinaldi, has confirmed Neymar doesn’t want to skip either tournament, while national team Coach Dunga was in Barcelona recently to discuss the situation with Neymar and Enrique.

Rinaldi added that Neymar could be given a week’s vacation after the Copa America, to be played in the United States to mark the trophy’s centenary, so he can rest ahead of the Olympics, which begin in August.

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