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Brazil will play in next month's World Cup qualifiers under Neymar's captaincy

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  • 20 September, 2020 13:39:01

Sports Desk: The international schedule could prove to be an effective medicine for Brazilian star Neymar Jr. to forget the loss in the UEFA Champions League final. One of the best footballers of the current season will wear the national team jersey in the two matches of the World Cup qualifiers next month. It is wrong to say that Neymar will be the captain of his country's national team. Brazil coach Tito has announced a 23-member squad for the two World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru on Friday. Where he gave the leadership of the team on the shoulders of Neymar. This is not the first time Neymar has captained the national team. He has been leading the national team for another 4-5 years.

Under Neymar, the Brazilian football team won the first gold medal in their history at the 2016 Olympics. Neymar has also captained the national team several times. They will play their second match against Peru five days later. They have these two matches in the schedule this time.

Brazil team in World Cup selection

Goalkeepers: Alison Baker (Liverpool), Waverton (Palmeiras), Santos (Club Atletico) Defenders: Danilo (Juventus), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid), Alex Teles (Porto), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), American Hughes (PSG), Felipe (Atletico Madrid)

Midfielders: Casimiro (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool), Bruno Gimarez (Lyon), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Everton Ribeiro (Flamingo), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona)

Forwards: Neymar (PSG), Everton (Benfica), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Rodrigo (Real Madrid), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) and Richardson (Everton).

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