Pele will watch as one of his successors as the face of Brazilian soccer leads the Olympic hosts in their quest for a first gold medal.

By The SI Staff
May 09, 2016

Brazil legend Pele will be watching closely as his native country and Olympic host plays for its first gold medal in men's soccer, with Neymar leading the charge.

Pele, whose biopic "Pele: Birth of a Legend" was released on Friday, speaks with Andy Adler about Brazil's quest for Olympic gold and the star player's summer plans to play in the Olympics and not Copa America Centenario. Barcelona stated it would not release Neymar for both competitions despite the player wishing to appear in both, and ultimately the club and country agreed that Neymar would only play at Rio 2016.

"This is a big argument," Pele said. "I don't know exactly what to say. ... He belongs to Barcelona." 

Pele also touches on his iconic career and legacy, maintaining his stance that he's the greatest to ever play." 

"People say, 'When is there going to be a new Pele, a new king?' I say never. Like Pele? Never." 

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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