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Neymar can lead Brazil to victory in Olympics: Roldo

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janeiro, May 20 : Brazilian football legend Roldo believes present tiol team captain Neymar can lead his side to an elusive victory in the upcoming Rio Olympics.

"Playing at home, with Neymar, I see a great possibility for the gold medal going to Brazil," Roldo was quoted as saying by on Friday. Neymar has opted to sit out of June’s Copa America Centerio in order to lead Brazil’s Olympians.

And Roldo said same things had happened to him in his playing career where he had to sit out competitions to take part in some other tourments.

"It happened to me, being uble to play because I was not released by my club, or because of scheduling conflicts,” he said.

“The calendar is increasingly packed full of more games and more competitions, and then players like Neymar are forced to choose between playing a Copa America or the Olympics.”

Brazil have been drawn in Group A of Rio 2016 and open their campaign against South Africa in Brasilia on August 4.

They have never won the Olmpic gold medal, the only top level football title yet to be won by them. IANS

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