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Brazil hopes to have Neymar for Copa America and Olympics

Neymar could be one of three players over 23 that coach Dunga will consider for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The Brazilian Football Confederation technical director Gilmar Rinaldi wants Neymar to play in the Copa America Centenario and Olympic Games in 2016, according to

"In principle, yes, [we want Neymar for both tournaments] but we are going to talk with the players and the clubs," Rinaldi said..

The Copa America will be held in the United States from June 3-26 before the Summer Games take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.

Brazil has World Cup qualifying matches against Uruguay and Paraguay in March before coach Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri (Dunga) picks three players over 23 years old that he would like to have for the Olympics.

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“We are going to look at the three names that Dunga intends to select case by case and review the best decision to make with the clubs,” Rinaldi added.

Neymar won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, when Brazil reached the final before losing to Mexico 2–1 in the gold medal match.