2016 Summer Olympics

WATCH: “A little bit awkward” — Golf prodigy teaches Neymar to swing

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For every benefit of being ultra rich and even more famous, there’s are downsides, and here’s one of them.

Most of us learned to golf with just our parents, friends or older siblings watching us embarrass ourselves.

Neymar took his first hacks on video for the whole world to see.

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Was it as bad as his first baseball swings? We’ll let you make the call.

The girl who “taught” Neymar before and during the filming of the video is a 16-year-old Spanish golfer named Agueda Cortilla Mas.

Here’s how she described the encounter to the Irish Examiner, adding that Neymar was ready for another lesson:

“He never played golf before so it was a little bit awkward starting the lesson. But after the first few shots he started joking around, playing soccer with the golf ball and all that. After we finished recording he came over to my dad and thanked him for what I did because he knew it wasn’t easy.”

“Afterwards, I was going to my changing room and his manager asked me for my phone number. He told me that Neymar enjoyed the lesson and that he wanted to do more. The next day they called me but I couldn’t answer because I was in school.”

What other Olympic sports are on the horizon for Neymar? Could we see archery, water polo, or diving?

VIDEO: Top 10 Olympic soccer goals of all time

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With two weeks to go until the Olympic soccer tournament kicks off at Rio 2016, now seems like a good time to look back at some of the best goals in the history of Olympic soccer.

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Click play on the video above to watch Carlos Tevez, Angel di Maria, Megan Rapinoe and Kanu among others to grace previous summer games with sublime strikes.

Let’s hope we have plenty more of those in Brazil this summer in the tournament which runs from Aug. 3-20.

Remember, you can stream all of the games live online via NBC Sports.

Argentina may not put men’s team in Olympics; Martino steps down

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Argentina’s football federation is an absolute mess, and it could affect the Summer Olympics.

According to a report, the side only has nine members for the men’s soccer tournament, which begins in under a month.

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Argentina won Gold at the 2004 and 2008 Games, with Lionel Messi picking up his lone national team honors.

From the Associated Press:

Gerardo Werthein, president of the Argentine Olympic committee, said he was hopeful a team could be assembled, despite some clubs balking at releasing players.

“I have started talking with the football leadership, some club presidents,” Werthein said. “The clubs and the people who lead them are more responsible (than AFA). We have worked hand-in-hand … for Argentina to have a team.”

Argentina is to open against Portugal on Aug. 4 in the men’s football tournament.

Additionally, Tata Martino has stepped down from the full national team after two-straight Copa America final losses.

Neymar, Marquinhos, Douglas Costa headline Brazil’s Olympic team

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With respect to their recent international stumbles, it will be pretty surprising if Brazil isn’t able to land its first ever gold medal.

For one thing, the Olympics are on home soil this summer. For another, holy cow this roster.

The overage players include Barcelona’s Neymar and Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa, while the third is veteran goalkeeper Fernando Prass.

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As for the others, how about Marquinhos of PSG, Felipe Anderson of Lazio and Gabigol, a reported target of Arsenal. Also: Rafinha (Barcelona) and Fred (Shakhtar).

Neymar opted out of the Copa America Centenario in an agreement with Barcelona that would allow his participation in Rio.

Good luck, world.

Brazil U-23 roster for Rio Olympics

Goalkeepers: Fernando Prass (Palmeiras), Uilson (Atletico Mineiro).

Defenders: Luan (Vasco), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Douglas Santos (Atletico Mineiro), Zeca (Santos), Willian (Internacional).

Midfielders: Rafinha (Barcelona) Rodrigo Dourado (Internacional), Fred (Shakhtar), Thiago Maia (Santos), Felipe Anderson (Lazio).

Forwards: Neymar (Barcelona), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Gabriel Barbosa (Santos), Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras), Luan (Gremio).

Barcelona’s bargain with Brazil: Neymar can play Olympics, no Copa America

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Nevermind, then.

Reports that Neymar would play in the Copa America Centenario against Barcelona’s wishes have been defied by the club itself.

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Barcelona announced Wednesday that it would grant Brazil’s request to release Neymar for the Olympics — something the club is not required to do — with the understanding that the superstar would not be on the roster for this summer’s Copa America tournament in America.

From FCBarcelona.com:

FC Barcelona expresses its gratitude to the Brazilian Football Confederation and its president Marco Polo del Nero for accepting the Club’s proposal for Neymar Jr to only play at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer, to be held from August 3 to 21, and not at the Copa America in the United States from June 3 to 26.

Brazil is in Copa America’s Group B with Haiti, Ecuador and Peru, and will play group stage matches in Pasadena, Orlando and Foxborough. The loss of Neymar harms their chances to win the title, but shouldn’t give them a problem in group play.