Copa America 2019 – Neymar Has Been Replaced as Captain of the Brazil

Neymar has been replaced as captain of the Brazil national football team for next months Copa America by Paris St Germain team mate Dani Alves , the CBF said.

The 27 year old forward Neymar , given the role eight months ago but under pressure after recent disciplinary issues was informed by manager Tite on Saturday. Alves also lead the side in friendlies against Qatar And Honduras. He has captained Brazil four times , most recently in a 1 – 0 win over Germany in March 2018.

Neymar was banned for three matches by the French Football authorities earlier this month for hitting a fan after PSG’s French cup final loss to Stade Rennes and was also reportedly involved in a dressing fracas with his PSG Team mates .

The Copa America takes place in Brazil from June 14 to July 7 with the hosts taking on Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru in Group A.