Brazil already published the squad list for the Olympic Games that will be held in Brazil this summer. Blaugranas Neymar and Rafinha are part of the national team with the objective of winning the golden medal and forget about the Copa America Centenario failure, in which the Canarinha was knocked out in the group stage. The football tournament of the Olympics will be played from the 3rd to the 19th of August and the Brazilian players are expected on the 18th of July.
Neymar's participation was included in a deal between Barça and the Brazilian federation that gave the forward vacations after a very busy season. On the other hand, Rafinha was also supposed to participate to the Copa America but a few muscular problems prevented him from doing so. Now, he will be able to play the Olympics and add minutes to get more competition after the serious injury he suffered in the season with Barça.
Since Dunga was let go, Rogério Micale will be in charge of the team that contains great players like Douglas Costa, Felipe Anderson or Gabriel Jesús, a forward that has been linked with Barça ultimately.
Fernando Prass - Palmeiras
Uilson - Atlético Mineiro
William - Internacional
Douglas Santos - Atlético Mineiro
Zeca - Santos
Rodrigo Caio - São Paulo
Luan - Vasco da Gama
Marquinhos - Paris Saint-Germain*
Thiago Maia - Santos
Rodrigo Dourado - Internacional
Fred - Shaktar Donetsk
Rafinha Alcântara - FC Barcelona
Felipe Anderson - Lazio
Neymar - FC Barcelona
Douglas Costa - Bayern Munich
Luan - Grêmio
Gabriel Barbosa - Santos
Gabriel Jesus - Palmeiras
*According to L'Equipe, PSG decided to hold Marquinhos back, preventing him from playing the Olympics with Brazil. The club has the right to do so, and Brazil will be forced to call up another player to complete the squad list of 18 names. On Marquinhos' part, this is another hard moment.