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England-Brazil: Neymar doesn't consider Three Lions as World Cup rivals

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Brazil star Neymar has revealed that he does not consider England as a serious contender for the World Cup in 2014.

The 21-year-old striker, who celebrates his birthday today, is set to line-up against the Three Lions at Wembley on Wednesday as part of the FA’s 150th anniversary.

The Seleção head into the game unbeaten against England in eight matches, and Neymar doesn't believe they have enough star players to challenge for the world title next year.

He told the Daily Mail: "England are a good team with very good players - but I don't look at them as one of our main rivals for the World Cup.

"They have the players to do well - but do I think they have the same quality as Spain and Argentina? No.

"I think maybe they rely on Wayne Rooney.

"At Brazil we have many players who can win the game. The same with Argentina if Messi is not having a great game they still have Aguero and Tevez with Spain if Iniesta is having a bad game they have Xavi and Villa.

"Once you look past Rooney you don't see an obvious player who can win them a game."

The match on Wednesday will be the first occasion since Neymar and several of the Brazil squad have revisited the stadium since the final of the Olympic Games, a game in which the Seleção were defeated 2-1 by an excellent Mexico side.

Please visit Sambafoot at 7:30GMT tomorrow for live text commentary of the game.

Source: Globo Esporte

 

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