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Kaka, Neymar not included in Brazil's squad for Copa America

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Rio De Janeiro, May 6: Brazil’s tiol team coach Dunga on Thursday announced the fil list of 23 players that will play in the 2016 Centennial Copa America in the US from June 3 to 23 and the list does not have mes of veteran Kaka and Barcelo star Neymar.

The fil 23 came from a shortlist of 40 mes released last week, which does not include veteran Kaka, who currently plays in the US and gives preference to players who are younger than 23-years-old.

This has been seen as a preparation tactic for the upcoming Olympic Games 2016 which will take place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, throughout August where Brazil will be looking to win the gold medal.

Even though new players have been incorporated into the team, Dunga has kept his main players from recent teamsheets.

However, Barcelo star Neymar will not participate in the competition as he can only participate in one intertiol tourment per year in line with Barcelo’s conditions and the tiol coach has decided to use Neymar in the Olympics instead.

In the 2016 Centennial Copa America, Brazil has been placed in Group B along with Ecuador, Haiti and Peru. The South American side’s first match of the intertiol tourment will be on June 8 against Haiti. IANS

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