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Brazil have the firepower to take Olympic gold – Luan

Olympian Luan says he believes Brazil have the firepower to take gold at the Rio Olympics in August.

The Gremio youngster was named in coach Rogerio Micale’s 18-man squad on Wednesday.

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And set to line up alongside the likes of Neymar and Douglas Costa next month, the 23-year-old is confident the Selecao are well prepared to end their long wait for final title still to elude the five-time world champions.

“For me, Neymar is an inspiration to all of Brazilian football, and to play with him will be a geat experience,” Luan told Globo

“We have everything to take the gold. I think this attack gives to place eyes closed either. Neymar, Douglas (Costa), Gabriel and Gabigol, who is playing, Brazil will be well represented.”

Luan went on to reveal his delight at making a very competitive squad.

“For me, it was a huge goal achieved,” he said. “It is the dream of every player compete in the Olympics.”

Brazil are hosting the Olympics for the first time in the country’s history.

The quest for gold in the football competition has become a national obsession as it remains the one title for which the Selecao are eligible that they are yet to win.