CARLOS ALBERTO: DON’T MAKE NEYMAR CAPTAIN

World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto for Brazil has given a very unusual advice in the midst of turmoil in the national team.  Alberto, who lifted the World Cup for his country as far back as 1970, urged the recently hired new coach Tite to strip the play maker of his captaincy, contrary to popular opinion.

The sacked two time coach of the national side Dunga made Neymar the captain when he took charge of the team after the 2014 World Cup Finals knockout. He is believed to be set to continue when Tite takes over fully but Alberto has urged him not to do so. (more…)

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BRAZIL SET TO DROP FIRMINO

Brazil is set to drop Liverpool star Roberto Firmino from the provisional players set to partake in the Olympic Games in Rio. Firmino who is just 24 years old was believed to be among the over-aged players that are permitted to play for the tournament. Liverpool are now set to get a boost ahead of the coming season as the player will not be included.

The Olympic Games would hurt the plans Liverpool have ahead of the coming season but the exclusion would hand the Reds a boost. Firmino missed out of Dunga’s squad that was knocked out of the Copa America in the United States. He was believed would be picked with Neymar and another over-aged player for the 18-man squad. Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho was speculated to be among the likely three for the tournament that the country will be hosting. (more…)

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