Brazil striker Neymar declares availability for 2012 Olympics

Brazilian wonderkid Neymar has spoken of his desire to represent his country at the 2012 Olympics to be held in London this summer. The Santos star has attracted attention from Europe’s top sides, who will surely be watching how he performs in the Olympics.

Neymar’s Brazil are expected to be filled with talented players such as AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato, Chelsea midfielder Ramires, Sao Paulo playmaker Lucas Moura and Neymar’s club teammate Ganso. Many have predicted the Selecao to win the gold medal for the first time in their history and the 19 year old has reiterated the importance of the tournament for Brazilian football, as well as his own dreams.

‘This is a dream of mine. Brazil have never won the gold and this is a chance for us to bring it back. It’s very important to everyone here. People in Europe do not think Olympic football is important, because it is less crucial for them to develop young players. In Brazil, we need to develop our youngsters and this is why the Olympic team is more important for us’, Neymar said.

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