Neymar will not captain Brazil during next month's Copa America, with Dani Alves handed the armband for the showpiece South American tournament on home soil.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar was named permanent Brazil captain by head coach Tite in September 2018, however, he has been replaced by 36-year-old club and country team-mate Alves.
In a statement released on Monday, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said: "The decision was communicated to Neymar by Tite on Saturday."
The Brazilan star scored scored 23 goals in all competitions this season after recovering from a foot injury with 15 goals coming in Ligue 1 play.
That number was good for fifth in the French league, with team-mates Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani as well as Florian Thauvin and Nicolas Pepe surpassing Neyamr this campaign.
The 27-year-old also appeared to be weighed down by the burden of expectations on his shoulders during Brazil's World Cup campaign last year as the Selecao lost in the quarter-finals.
Tite's Brazil will open the tournament against Bolivia in Sao Paulo on June 14.