Neymar, Costa lead Brazil Olympic team


June 30, 2016
AP Brazil's Neymar yells out to teammates during a training session.


Coach Rogerio Micale named the Brazilian men's football team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics yesterday, including two key members who did not play in the Copa America Barcelona's Neymar and Douglas Costa of Bayern Munich.

Micale took over the Olympic team when Dunga was fired after Brazil was knocked out of the Copa America.

Two of the young stars to watch will be forwards Gabriel Jesus of Palmeiras and Gabriel Barbosa of Santos, the former club of Neymar and Pele. Barbosa is known as 'Gabigol' and has already played for Brazil's senior team.

Brazil has won five World Cup titles, but the men's team has yet to win an Olympic gold in football. Brazil lost the final to Mexico four years ago in London.

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