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Neymar, Costa on Brazilian Olympic soccer team

Brazil has named its Olympic soccer team, which includes two key players who did not play in the Copa America — Barcelona’s Neymar and Douglas Costa of Bayern Munich.

The team was announced Wednesday by Brazil coach Rogerio Micale, who took over the when Dunga was fired after Brazil was knocked out of the Copa America.

Two of the young stars to watch will be forwards Gabriel Jesus of Palmeiras and Gabriel Barbosa of Santos, the former club of Neyman and Pele.

Brazil has won five World Cup titles, but the men have yet to win an Olympic gold in soccer. Brazil lost the final to Mexico four years ago in London.

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