Neymar, Casemiro and Marquinhos Lead Manifesto against Copa America

Document will be shared by national team players after the game with Paraguay

São Paulo

The text of the manifesto of the players of the Brazilian team began to emerge from meetings between all 24 summoned by Tite. Members of the technical committee also participated. But the definition of the words to be used and the exact message was left to the players considered leaders of the squad, such as Neymar, Casemiro and Marquinhos.

Soccer Football - World Cup - South American Qualifiers - Paraguay v Brazil - Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asuncion, Paraguay - June 8, 2021 Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Cesar Olmedo - REUTERS

Since last week, the athletes have been trying to define what to say about the general dissatisfaction with the holding of the Copa América in the country and the relationship with the president of the CBF, Rogério Caboclo. His removal, last Sunday (6), made everything easier.

After the match this Tuesday (8), against Paraguay, they want to demonstrate the group's feeling about the tournament dispute in the country, after Argentina and Colombia withdrew. The idea presented is to criticize Conmebol, CBF and the way the process of choosing Brazil as the host city was conducted, in a hurry and without talking to the athletes.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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