Neymar will wear the captain's armband in Brazil's Olympic warm-up against Japan on Saturday, manager Rogerio Micale has announced.
Former manager Dunga named the Barcelona star captain in September 2014, following Brazil's humiliating World Cup campaign on home soil, saying at the time: "We have to have a strong group so that Neymar can grow more each day, as a player, as a person, being an example to children."
However Neymar's leadership has come under intense scrutiny since that appointment....
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has accepted that "it is not easy" to attract a forward to the club knowing they will have to compete for playing time with superstars Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez has admitted regularly this summer that he is looking for backup for the first choice trio of Messi, Neymar and Suarez, but has as yet been unable to bring in someone happy to work in that situation.
The Camp Nou outfit have been linked with a host of players...
A fan of Barcelona star Neymar was arrested after being discovered in the laundry room of the Brazil national team's hotel ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Neymar and his teammates are currently preparing for August's OIympic Football Tournament, where they begin against South Africa on Aug. 4, and also play Iraq and Denmark in their other Group A games.
These preparations were affected momentarily when a 21-year-old sports student managed to get into the team hotel in the...
Manchester City target Gabriel Jesus is on the verge of completing a transfer out of Palmeiras -- but has not confirmed his destination.
The 19-year-old forward, currently with Brazil's Olympic squad, has also been linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
While his focus now is on his country's home Games, he promised his destination will be known "before long.''
"My future is almost decided,'' he said at a Brazil news conference.
"My family, my representatives and Palmeiras...