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Brazil boss: Focused on Copa title, not Neymar

The guys debate Neymar's impact on Brazil, pointing out how his never-ending injuries and inflated ego are detrimental to the team.
Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer dive into the opening fixtures of the 2019 Copa America and share their predictions for who will lift the cup.

Brazil manager Tite said his squad is more focused on winning the Copa America than on the media attention that has surrounded injured star Neymar.

The player, who was ruled out of the tournament last week because of an ankle injury, appeared at a police station amid a media frenzy on Thursday to answer questions related to the allegations of a Brazilian woman who says he raped her when she visited him in Paris. Neymar has denied wrongdoing.

"There's more talk about Neymar [in the media] than there...

Neymar speaks to investigators in rape case

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar published a video explaining his relationship with an unidentified woman who accused him of raping her in Paris last month.

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar arrived at a Sao Paulo police station on Thursday to answer questions about rape allegations against him.

Wearing a black suit, the player was using crutches because of an injury to his right ankle that will keep him out of this month's Copa America. Investigator Juliana Bussacos met Neymar at the entrance amid a media frenzy. A crowd of fans also cheered the 27-year-old Neymar, who is Brazil's most recognizable player.

Neymar, who was accompanied by his...

Brazil must replace Neymar. Who will fill the Selecao's massive void at the Copa America?

Neymar will not take part at the 2019 Copa America, an ankle injury sustained in a friendly match against Qatar on June 5 ending the superstar's hopes of leading Brazil to the title on home soil. Brazil's main man's absence poses a couple of major questions for manager Tite: Who replaces Neymar? And one more: Will he deliver?

To answer the first question, we identified the top remaining players from Brazil's 23-man roster and took into consideration Tite's preferences in regard to picking his...

Time for Brazil's other stars to step up with Neymar out

Steve Nicol urges Neymar to change the way that he plays after the Brazil star suffered another injury setback that will cause him to miss the Copa America.
Neymar will not play any part in this year's Copa America after he injured his ankle against Qatar. Neymar was in tears as he left on crutches later that evening.

Well before the kick off the 2019 Copa America has already lost what looked like being one of its major themes.

The scene appeared set for Neymar to get his career back on course, shrugging off injury woes, disciplinary problems and controversy about his diving by leading Brazil to victory on home ground. Instead, he misses the tournament -- and the ankle injury he picked up almost came as a relief, allowing him to concentrate on defending himself against the serious accusations he faces.

For a...