Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs looking forward to Brazil test
Team GB captain Ryan Giggs has admitted that he is looking forward to playing against Brazil tonight in a warm-up friendly ahead of the Olympics.
''It's always special to play against Brazil, the history they have in the game, the players they have and you know they have the best in the world and they are a proud nation," the former Wales international told reporters.
''The Olympics is probably one of the only competitions they haven't won, speaking to Rafa I know they are desperate to win it, especially with Argentina winning it a few times in the last tournaments.
''Like anything, we're going to have to be competitive.''
Brazil have been tipped as the favourites to take home gold after naming a strong squad full of exciting young talent such as Lucas Moura, who has been linked with Manchester United, Oscar, who is on the verge of joining Chelsea, and Paulo Henrique Ganso, who is believed to be on both the Blues and Red Devils' radar.
But haven spoken to two of his United team-mates Anderson and Rafael, Giggs is excited about getting a closer look at Santos forward Neymar.
The 38-year-old said: ''Neymar is one player that Rafa and Anderson have told me about it, and they say he's something special.''
''I think also with the next World Cup in Brazil, these players will be trying to impress and trying to put a marker down that they can play tournament football."