With 5 FIFA World Cup titles to their name, the Brazilian national side has won that competition more than any other national side.
However, when it comes to winning the Olympic Games the Brazilian team has struggled to win gold as they have never done it before and now the pressure is being built around Neymar and company to finally make it happen.
The Brazilian national side is not going through the best of times as they were knocked out from the 2014 World Cup in an embarrassing fashion after losing 1-7 against Germany in the semi-finals.
Brazil also had an underwhelming campaign in the Copa America as they failed to make it past the group stages. It’s clear that the Brazilian national side is struggling to consistently snatch victories and make impressive performances; this is something that they were known for.
Neymar is one of the main figures that is expected to change the fortunes of the Brazilian team as the pressure is being built around the 24 year old player as Neymar has to prove why he is being labeled as the future of Brazil, as the next big thing from the Brazilian national side.
In the 2016 edition of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil was placed in group A along with Iraq, Denmark and South Africa. The Brazilian side managed to snatch the top spot with 5 points and have advanced to the quarter-finals where they will have to face off with Colombia on August 13.
Even though Brazil did manage to secure the top spot from group A, their performances were fairly underwhelming as they only managed to win 1 match from their 3 games.
At the age of 24, Neymar has already lifted just about every top club competition with Barcelona and now he has to lead the way for the even younger generation of Brazilian players that have been emerging including: Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Barbosa Almeida.