Mbappé will not be the only Parisian to have to stay at home this summer.

Like the Frenchman, Neymar and captain Marquinhos were not called up to reinforce the Brazilian hope team at the Olympic football tournament, where the Auriverde selection will defend their title.

In 2016 in Rio, Neymar scored the last penalty in the final against Germany, offering the gold medal to the country of Pelé.

The desire was strong to try to conquer a second Olympic title for the Parisian striker.

But the Games are not part of the official FIFA calendar, so clubs are not obliged to release their players.

"Neymar is a world reference, the great leader of the main selection. We would have liked him to be with us. But it was complicated that he played both the Copa America and the Olympics. That he was happy and wins the Copa América, "said Branco, ex-world champion full-back in 1994 and coordinator of Brazil's youth teams.

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Only Douglas Luiz, captain of the Espoirs since the Toulon tournament in 2019 and spent in the A, will chain the two competitions in the Auriverde jersey.

Daniel Alves, who returned to Brazil at 38 and worked with FC Barcelona, ​​will bring his experience to Japan.

Two Ligue 1 players are also on André Jardine's list: Bruno Guimares (Lyon) and Gerson (OM rookie).


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