Football

Neymar Stripped of Brazil Captaincy Ahead of Copa America

Neymar Stripped of Brazil Captaincy Ahead of Copa America

PSG superstar Neymar has been stripped of the Brazil captaincy on the eve of the Copa America – which is to be held in his home country.

The 27-year-old former Barcelona striker was given the role eight months ago but it appears his off-field activities have rubbed manager Tite up the wrong way, with the BBC reporting that Dani Alves will lead the Brazilians in the upcoming friendlies against Qatar and Honduras.

Earlier this month, the French FA banned Neymar for three matches after he hit a fan following PSG’s defeat by Rennes in the Coupe de France final, and he was also reportedly involved in a dressing room incident with his PSG team-mates.

The Copa America takes place in Brazil from 14 June to 7 July, with the Brazilian hosts taking on Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru in the group stages, but what do you think of Neymar’s punishment?

Let us know in the comments section below…

More in Football

Video: Nikola Katic Targeting ‘Something Special’ After Signing New Long-Term Rangers Contract

Daniel CawOctober 17, 2019

Unai Emery Confirms Kieran Tierney is Ready to Start First Premier League Game

Daniel CawOctober 17, 2019

Video: Scott Allan on His Time at Celtic, Idolising Gazza and His Scotland Ambitions

Daniel CawOctober 17, 2019

Our Round-up of UK and Irish Teams in Euro 2020 Qualifiers

TalkingBawsOctober 17, 2019

Virgil Van Dijk is Bookies’ Favourite to Win Ballon D’Or

Daniel CawOctober 17, 2019

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Some Arsenal Teammates Play Bop It!

Daniel CawOctober 17, 2019

Gary Caldwell Says He’s Better Suited to Managing Scotland than Partick Thistle

Daniel CawOctober 16, 2019

Craig Levein Jokes He’ll Bid for Alfredo Morelos Ahead of Rangers Showdown

Daniel CawOctober 16, 2019

Christopher Jullien Apologises to Celtic Fans and Says Livingston Slip-up ‘Won’t Happen Again’

Daniel CawOctober 16, 2019