USA: Neymar appointed Brazil's new captain ahead of US friendly

Brazil’s coach appointed Neymar the permanent captain of the national football team, commenting on the decision during a press conference held in New Jersey on Thursday, ahead of the team's friendly with the United States. Neymar alongside the rest of the team was seen training ahead of the friendly against the US on Friday. «He is a player who has a technical leadership, he is a player who... Еще has reached a high level and matured with time, someone who has absorbed important situations,» said Tite, who has scrapped Brazil's policy of rotating the captaincy. Neymar said that the World Cup was «a bad moment» for his career because he had returned injured. Regarding allegations he gets about his falling over too often in the tackle, he said that this happens because he is the «fastest», and is «lighter,» and the opposition doesn't let him pass «without a kick.»

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