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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a press conference at the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) headquarters in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday (June 29th), coach Rogério Micale, announced the eighteen players who will play for the Brazilian Olympic national team in the upcoming 2016 Games. International stars Neymar and Douglas Costa, as well as local sensation Gabriel Barbosa, will lead the Seleção's quest for its first ever gold medal.

The Olympic football (soccer) tournament is the only major international football competition that Brazil has never won. They have won the silver . . .

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