The 24-year-old announced he would no longer wear the armband, leaving it up to Brazil coach Tite to choose his successor.
“I don’t take it as a pressure, it is you (the press) who say it,” Neymar said to TV Globo. “But today, as a champion, I am giving (up) the captain’s armband. I was glad to receive it, I have honored it, but today I am (leaving it). Tite can choose another captain.”