Dani Alves will replace his club mate Neymar as the Brazil captain during next month's Copa America Tournament slated to be staged on home soil.
In a statement released on Monday, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said: "The decision was communicated to Neymar by Tite on Saturday."
The announcement comes after a turbulent end to the season for Neymar at Ligue 1 champions PSG, where coach Thomas Tuchel has ruled out the former Barcelona star becoming captain.
Neymar-who scored 23 goals in all competitions this season after recovering from a foot injury is set to serve a three-match ban for striking an opposition supporter after last month's Coupe de France defeat against Rennes.
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.
Brazil is set to host the Copa America, with the eight-time champions – who failed to progress beyond the group stage in 2016 – drawn alongside Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela in Group A.
Tite's Brazil will open the tournament against Bolivia in Sao Paulo on June 14.
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