The Brazil soccer team is currently focusing on the Olympics.
There are certain changes that are being made in the squad accordingly. For instance, William and Phillippe Coutinho would be in the squad that would leave for Copa America. Dunga is being hailed as a competitive team for this tournament. Neymar is being considered either for Rio Olympics or for Copa America as per Barcelona’s request.
Copa America is coming up with US which will be played out next month. There has been a tough test that USA team faces in the run-up against teams like Costa Rica and Columbia for Copa America 2016. Dunga as Brazil’s coach has a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders. He has accepted Barcelona’s request that Neymar would be considered as a striker for either one of the competitions and that he be kept aside for the upcoming Rio Olympics that would be held in August. Dunga has named his squad for Rio and it includes seven players who are all under the age of 23 and would be eligible for Rio games. Besides Neymar, there could be Willian, who is a Chelsea midfielder as well as Philippe Coutinho, who has been selected from the Liverpool team. Both players have come in from England.
Brazil would be playing a competitive game in Group B. They would be pairing up with teams like Peru, Haiti and Ecuador. The campaign is scheduled to start on 4th June. The first game would be against Ecuador and would take place in Pasadena in the state of California. The competition would be celebrating centenary completion this year. It would also be the first time that it would be held in venues outside South America. The Brazil squad details have already been published in the media.