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Neymar, Ganso to miss Brazil friendly

Neymar, Ganso to miss Brazil friendly

By Reuters
Last update 15/05/2012 at 17:03 - Published on 15/05/2012 at 16:00
By Reuters - 15/05/2012 at 17:03

Forward Neymar and midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso will miss Brazil's friendly against Denmark after the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) agreed to release the Santos pair for a club match.

The CBF said in a statement it had accepted a request by Santos to allow them and team mate Rafael to play in the Copa Libertadores quarter-final second leg against Argentine side Velez Sarsfield on May 24.

Brazil face Denmark in Hamburg two days later.

Ganso is seen as a potential playmaker in Brazil's 2014 World Cup team while 20-year-old Neymar is by far the most exciting forward Brazil has produced in the last few years.

The CBF said the Santos trio would travel directly to Washington for a friendly against the United States on May 30.

Brazil also face Mexico in Dallas on June 3 and Argentina in East Rutherford, New Jersey, six days later.

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