Brazil Names Neymar, Douglas Costa In Olympic Squad

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Barcelona’s Neymar and Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa have been named as over-age players in Brazil’s Rio 2016 Olympics squad.

The third permitted over-age player is Palmeiras goalkeeper Fernando Prass.

Gabriel Barbosa, the teenage Santos striker who scored on his Brazil debut last month, is one of five forwards in the largely under-23 squad.

Under-20s coach Rogerio Micale will manage the side after Dunga’s sacking following the Copa America.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Fernando Prass (Palmeira), Uilson (Atletico Mineiro).

Defenders: Marquinhos (PSG), Luan (Vasco da Gama), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo), Zeca (Santos), William (Internacional), Douglas Santos (Atletico Mineiro).

Midfielders: Thiago Maia (Santos), Rodrigo Dourado (Internacional), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Rafinha (Barcelona), Felipe Anderson (Lazio).

Forwards: Neymar (Barcelona), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras), Gabriel Barbosa (Santos), Luan (Gremio).

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