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Scolari: Neymar can win World Cup

December 3, 2012
By ESPN staff
Neymar is not too young to shoulder the burden of leading Brazil's World Cup hopes, new national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says.

Santos forward Neymar, 20, is still viewed as a rookie, but Scolari has faith in his ability to deliver when Brazil host world football's biggest tournament in 2014 and pointed to the achievements of Pele, who won the World Cup as a teenager in 1958, and Ronaldo. When asked if he was concerned by Neymar's age, he told FIFA.com: "No, because Ronaldo used ...

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