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Neymar: 'Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi will star at the World Cup'

Brazil forward Neymar backs Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be the stars of the World Cup.

Brazil forward Neymar has tipped Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to be the stars of the World Cup.

The La Selecao man attempted to play down the expectation of his homeland ahead of the tournament and claimed that either his Barcelona teammate and Argentina captain Messi or Portugal forward Ronaldo will be the outstanding player in Brazil.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday evening, Neymar said: "Cristiano and Messi are two greats. I am a fan of both and I think one of them will be the best at the World Cup.

"It is a great honour to wear number 10 [for Brazil]. I will give my first shirt to my mother. I don't want to be the best player at the World Cup, I don't care if I score goals.

"I just want to realise my dream and win."

Brazil kick off the tournament against Croatia on Thursday.

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