March 28th, 2011
11:54 AM ET

Will Neymar win the 2014 World Cup for Brazil?

Brazil's Neymar scored a brace to help his country beat Scotland 2-0 in London on Sunday.
Brazil's Neymar scored a brace to help his country beat Scotland 2-0 in London on Sunday.

As I watched Brazil easily dismantle Scotland in London on Sunday, two things became apparent. The first: Neymar will soon become one of the best players on the planet. The second: the Selecao will not win anything, much less the next World Cup played on home soil, unless they find a top striker.

Let's start with Neymar. I have followed his career ever since he made his senior debut for Santos as a 17-year-old in 2009. He burst onto the scene with a deadly combination of dazzling skills and explosive pace. His ability to take defenders on and leave them in his wake quickly had most scouts around the world salivating. FULL POST

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