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Brazil no longer rely on Neymar to Win World Cup – Manager

Brazil no longer rely on Neymar to win World Cup, manager Tite said Sunday, with an Olympic gold medal-winning generation looking to step up at the World Cup.

Tite played down Brazil’s dependence on Neymar as his team prepared to face Japan in a friendly in Tokyo on Monday, saying a new generation of players is ready to share the load.

“I have been in charge of the national team for a long time, and in that time, I have made lots of mistakes and also made some good decisions,” he said.

“We have a new generation coming through and one good thing I have done is to try out a lot of players. Now we are not so dependent on one attacking player.”

Olympians like Richarlison and Bruno Guimaraes have broken into Tite’s senior squad, and assistant coach Cesar Sampaio said it was a “happy problem” to have.

“The players with experience and the players who won the Olympic gold here in Japan are now coming together,” said the former midfielder.

“We have players with a lot of speed and creativity, especially in attack.”

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