A duel between Kylian Mbappé and Neymar at the Olympic Games? This is still only a hypothesis, which seems impractical at this time. Like the French, the Brazilian would go well in Japan this summer (July 22-August 8), to personally aim for a second gold medal after the one won at home, in Rio, in 2016. But the star of PSG and La Seleçao knows that his club will certainly take a dim view of an overloaded summer, with the Copa America already on the program (June 12-July 12).
“I’m ready to do both, but I think it’s a little complicated, explained Neymar this Sunday evening after the prolific draw in Ligue 1 between PSG and Monaco (3-3), according to comments reported by Le Parisian. You have to talk to the club. When I was in Barcelona, they didn’t let me play both competitions, but we will talk about it and see what is best. I hope to be 100% to help the Brazilian team one way or another. “
Brazil not yet qualified for the Olympics
In 2016, Neymar had indeed had to skip the Copa America, which took place in the United States, at the request of Barça. The Catalan club had obtained from the Brazilian Federation that it play only one of the two summer competitions. Injured in 2019 before the start of the Copa America and forfeit the competition, won at home by the Seleçao, Neymar is inevitably expected for the 2020 edition in Argentina and Colombia.
For the Olympics, he can wait until February 9 before discussing it with PSG. Because the Brazilian selection has yet to obtain its qualification during a South American tournament with ten teams, with two tickets at the end, scheduled from January 18 to February 9. The question may not therefore arise …