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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Football

Dunga talks up Neymar
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Kolkata, October 23, 2012
First Published: 00:15 IST(23/10/2012)
Last Updated: 00:17 IST(23/10/2012)

Santos striker Neymar is possibly the biggest talent in Brazil at present and wanted by several big European clubs including Barcelona and Real Madrid but 1994 World Cup winning captain Dunga believes the 20-year-old should continue to ply his trade in Brazil until the 2014 World Cup.

"For now I feel he should stay in Brazil. If he moves to Europe now, he will have to adapt to a new environment and that could affect his form. His target should be to do well in the 2014 World Cup and for that it's best if he remains in Brazil," Dunga said here at a press conference for the announcement of an exhibition match involving former greats from Brazil and other countries was made here on Monday.

The two teams for the match will be 'Brazilian Masters' and 'Sport Minister Legends', with both teams also expected to have celebrities and under-19 players from all over the country. It will be played at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan on December 8. Dunga, who was in charge of Brazil during the 2010 World Cup, feels it's still early days for his successor Mano Menezes but believes there is enough talent in the team to go all the way in Brazil 2014.


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