Neymar: 'England are not one of Brazil's rivals for the World Cup'

Neymar: 'England aren't a rival for the World Cup'
Brazil striker Neymar doesn't believe that England are one of his side's rivals to win the World Cup in 2014 because they rely too much on Wayne Rooney.

Brazil striker Neymar believes that England are not a threat to his side's chances of winning the World Cup because they rely too much on Wayne Rooney.

The 21-year-old is part of the Brazil team that will take on the Three Lions at Wembley as part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the English Football Association.

"England are a good team with some very good players — but I don't look at them as one of our main rivals for the World Cup," he told the Daily Mail

"Maybe they rely too much on Rooney — once you look past him you don't see an obvious player who can win them a match. But Brazil have got many players who can.

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

Neymar has made 27 appearances for Brazil after making his international debut 2010, scoring 17 goals.

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