Golden Boy’s injury makes World Cup victory all the harder…
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Not only is Neymar the poster boy of Brazilian football, but he’s by far and away their best player as well.
The 22-year-old has scored four goals so far during the World Cup – but an unfortunate and untimely injury will keep him out for the rest of the tournament – much to the detriment of the host nation’s chances.
Without Neymar, here’s how Luis Felipe Scolari might choose to line up against Germany in the semi-finals, and the potential World Cup final afterwards.
GK) Julio Cesar
It’s as you were in defence. Cesar’s done well so far, and will keep his place barring injury.
DR) Dani Alves
Alves will play at right-back, while his german counterpart Philipp Lahm who plays in the same position, is arguably the only better defender in this position around.
DC) Thiago Silva
Arguably the best defender in the world – Thiago Silva will continue to lead his side out for the remainder of the tournament.
DC) David Luiz
The centre-back scored one of the goals of the tournament to confirm Brazil’s progression against Colombia in the quarters.
Click through the pages to read the rest of Brazil’s likely lineup!