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Brazil head coach sends another warning to Neymar

Dani Alves and Neymar with their blonde hair
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New Brazil head coach Dunga has admitted he wouldn’t have let Barcelona duo Neymar and Dani Alves dye their hair had he been in charge of Seleção during the 2014 World Cup.

The 1994 World Cup winner was quoted by Football Espana after discussing Brazil’s number one man Neymar.

The 50-year-old said: “I wouldn’t have allowed these players to die their hair while they were with the national team.

“Either do it before or after, but they should be thinking about the World Cup.

“Neymar appears with a cap or without a cap. It should be [a Brazil cap]. We should be talking about what happens on the field.”

The new Brazil head coach then admitted if Neymar wants to be first choice for his country he has to earn the right.

Dunga insists he won’t pick the 22-year-old based on his reputation, another shot at the superstar after insisting following his appointment that the national team won’t be dependent on him anyway.

“Neymar is a reference for the world,” Dunga said.

“He won’t play based on who he is. He’ll play depending on the team.”

The former Internacional head coach continues on his quest to warn Neymar that he won’t be picked because of his reputation.

However, considering the Barcelona ace has 35 international goals in 54 Brazil caps, he has hardly been underwhelming for his country in his international career to date.


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