Monday, 22 August 2016

"Today I stop being a captain" - Neymar steps down as captain after leading Brazil to Rio Olympics glory

Brazil hero Neymar has stepped down as captain of the national side after firing them to Olympic gold in remarkable fashion on Saturday night.

At their home Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil won the gold medal match against Germany after Neymar struck a 25-yard free-kick and then slotted home the winning penalty in a shoot-out.
Admitting after the game that it doesn't get much better than that, the 24-year-old told Brazilian media: 
'Today I stop being a captain.''I will send a message to Tite [Brazil's coach] that from now he can look for another captain. Today I have become a champion and I give up the captain's armband. It was something I received and honoured with affection.'
The Barcelona forward also labelled the Olympic gold as one of the best moments of his life, as he sent a packed Maracana into raptures.


  1. Ma broda.. buy ur head.. pressure and criticism be too much on you.

  2. Best way for great men to leave the helm, not to be flushed out. He come back will be historic, I bet you!