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Neymar: ´You have to forget the pressure´

4 June 2014 03:45

Brazil star Neymar is trying to ignore the pressure on him and his team as they prepare to enter the FIFA World Cup as favourites.

Neymar, Dani Alves, Hulk and Willian were on the scoresheet for Brazil on Tuesday as they thrashed Panama 4-0 in a friendly.

The Barcelona star, 22, said featuring at a World Cup was a dream, but is eager to avoid thinking about the pressure on the hosts.

"I love playing football, and I always dreamed to play a World Cup, so from that point this is a dream," Neymar said after the win over Panama.

"You have to forget the pressure from outside and just play football."

Neymar opened the scoring with a delightful free-kick in Goias before his back-heel set up Hulk to make it 3-0 after Alves had struck from range, while Willian completed the scoring.

Hulk said he was pleased with the way Brazil performed, urging them to continue improving ahead of the World Cup opener against Croatia on June 12.

"We are happy, when we can play football, and especially when we play well tactically," he said.

"Now, we need to keep working to improve every game."

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4 - 0

Competition
Friendlies
Date
3 June 2014
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0

Goals

Neymar 27'  
1 - 0
Dani Alves 40'
(assist by Oscar) 
2 - 0
Hulk 46'
(assist by Neymar) 
3 - 0
Willian 73'
(assist by Maxwell) 
4 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
12
2 40'
4 11'
6
13
16
17
11
9
7 46'
10 27' 44'
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
# Player Bookings
1
23
5
13
14
6 68'
21
11 44'
19
18 25'
17
Coach: H. Gómez

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
18
23
14
21
19 73'
15
20
1
22
# Player Bookings
20
9
16
12
3
4
2
10
15

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