Brazil have taken the surprising step of rewarding the pathologically immature Neymar Ltd with added responsibility. Tite used to rotate the captaincy through the squad, but ahead of last night's friendly game with the United States, he announced that Neymar was to be the permanent captain.
Neymar, in turn, said he had accepted the armband "because I've learned a lot and I will learn much more, and this responsibility will be a good thing for me".
To last night's game, then. In the first-half, Neymar threw himself to the ground a little too easily for DeAndre Yedlin's liking. The referee, however, deemed it a foul and gave Yedlin a stern talking to, to which the defender responded by asking, "Did you watch the World Cup?"
Even if it was a foul, Neymar has developed a reputation for himself that will follow him around for some time.
Brazil ran out 2-0 winners, with goals from Roberto Firmino and....Neymar.