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Neymar: England not one of Brazil's rivals for the World Cup

The Santos forward does not consider the Three Lions serious contenders in 2014 believing that they are over-reliant on Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

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karim1238d ago

Neymar endearing himself already to the English faithful..

Nes_Daze1238d ago

I wonder if Neymar will be able to score against England... usually he gets thrown around easily by a team with a decent defense.

karim1237d ago

He easily bullies weak defenders, let's see what he can do againt Premier League level defenders..

asmith23061237d ago

Haha, premier league defenders who leak goals. On topic, he is right, England are so arrogant and as a result, overrated.

buddymagoo1237d ago

Cahill, Smalling and Johnson bossed him tonight to the point where I had to check if he was still on the field.

jony_dols1237d ago

Neymar is the most unproven, overrated player on the planet. The closest thing to top-tier football he's played, was when his team Santos were hockeyed 4-0 by Barca in the the World Club Final. Hell even Brazil's standards have dropped since he started playing international football.

vulcanproject1237d ago (Edited 1237d ago )

Oh well, Brazil ran their mouths before the game and in truth got mostly beat up.

The penalty was harsh, and their goal was a stupid mistake from Cahill whereas England's 2 goals came from creation in open play.

England might very well not have any chance to win the World Cup next year but on this evidence Brazil are no better off.

It is a nice little boost for England anyway, there is some progress there. The World Cup will come too soon but the younger players are filtering in just fine, Wilshere bossing that game, Cleverley working hard etc

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listenkids1237d ago

Try harder next time Neymar, you might be noticeable.

Nes_Daze1237d ago

As you can see, he went missing, he needs some experience in Europe, and Brazil needs to work better up front. This guy couldn't score against Mexico, which has a decent defense, why would anybody think he could score against England??

krazykombatant1237d ago

Getting Ronaldinho to take the penalty was a mistake. Let alone starting him. Fair result for England, though I dont know what to make with some people. Had England lost would have heard, it was just a friendly. But they won and all the prem/England supporters come out. Neymar maybe not have scored but he was still plenty dangerous. Brasil, need the confederation cup to try and work out what they need.

Also, am I the only one that thinks it weird that julio cesar got called back, yeah hes been in form lately but still, there must be better keepers in Brazil's pool.

shadowraiden1237d ago

must be better keepers have you seen Cesar's record ok he had some bad results for inter but then the whole team became pathetic after mourinho left.

Cesar has been the brazilian GK for a long time and has been showing in england why hes classed as 1 of the top 5 gk's in the world so i doubt they have better.

as for neymar he was dangerous yeah at maybe turning up he did nothing and has yet to show anything against a decent defence hes another arrogant kid who thinks hes all it when hes too scared to prove himself in the big boy leagues like the best players are, there are plenty of strikers i would be more scared of in europe then neymar because they dont get bossed about like a little kid.

krazykombatant1236d ago

Cesars form has dropped from that of 06 WC back then he was solid, maybe casillas and buffon (the usuals) would be the only ones close to his prowess.

As for Neymar, don't say that there are "scarier" players the likes of oscar does well at chelsea. Scolari has plenty of work to get done before next summer. For the most part most people haven't seen the kid play that much outside of these friendlies. I'm sure quite a few people will be surprised at his leveled skilled. Furthermoe, been as young as he is, he still has plenty of time to improve over any gaps in his skill.

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