Neymar nervous ahead of World Cup

Brazil's Neymar celebrates his goal against Spain during the Confederations Cup on June 30, 2013
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Neymar admits that he is feeling nervous ahead of this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

Neymar has admitted that he is starting to have "butterflies" ahead of this summer's World Cup.

The Barcelona forward is expected to play a key role for Brazil at the competition, and he claims that it is difficult to hide his nerves as the hosts look to win their sixth title.

"I think it is an honour to wear the Brazil shirt in my country and to see my greatest childhood dream come true," Neymar told Lance.

"But the nerves are starting to appear and I've butterflies in my stomach.

"We are going to give our all out there to give Brazil the title. Your opponents always want to win and will give everything against Brazil."

Croatia, Cameroon and Mexico will line up against Brazil in the group stage.

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