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Neymar: Brazil’s strong defence is ‘a truly vital characteristic’

Neymar says Brazil's defence is a launch pad for its attacks

The Barcelona forward has praised the World Cup hosts’ defensive performances.

In an interview with FIFA.com, Neymar said: "It's become a truly vital characteristic of ours. We've been doing this since the Confederations Cup.

"Even when we're not managing to score, we can't go switching off at the back. It gives us more chance of starting attacks too: if we're all on our guard at all times, we can try and win the ball back as quickly as possible."


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