Neymar 'happy' with Olympic silver medal
Neymar has stated that he is ‘happy’ with his Olympic silver medal as the Seleção look to recover in time for Wednesday’s friendly with Sweden.
The disappointment of missing out on the Olympic gold medal has started to wear off for some in the Brazil team, just days after their surprise 2-1 defeat to Mexico at Wembley.
Santos striker Neymar has said that “life goes on” as Brazil begin their journey to the 2014 World Cup with a friendly in Stockholm tomorrow.
Neymar played an integral role in his country’s journey to the Olympic final, with three goals to his name, but made very little impact against Mexico and struggled to get any goal-scoring opportunities - a time when he was most needed.
The 20-year-old said: "I am satisfied with the Olympics and we won a silver medal after all and I'm happy that I was there.
"We tried hard, but it wasn't enough. Sometimes things don't go your way, it happens."
Wednesday’s friendly will be the last game at Sweden's Rasunda Stadium as plans are in place for it to be demolished next year. It marks a re-run of the World Cup final that was staged there in 1958 when Brazil beat Sweden 5-2.
The Swedish FA has invited Pelé and other members of that Brazil team to attend as the guests of honour.
The game also offers another chance for coach Mano Menezes to return home from Europe on the back of a win.
However, the Brazilian Football Federation hinted before the Olympics that a disappointing result in London could cost Menezes his job but a decision is not expected until the team returns to Brazil later this week.