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Neymar: England Lack Quality

Neymar is sure to receive a feisty welcome from the Wembley crowd tonight, after writing off England’s chances at the next World Cup.

The Santos ace says that the Three Lions do have some good players, but that Brazil will not fear them if they manage to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

According to Neymar, teams like Brazil, Spain and Argentina are streets ahead of England, because they all have a host of top quality players, unlike England who he feels rely too heavily on Wayne Rooney.

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

"They have the players to do well, but do I think they have the same quality as Spain and Argentina? No. "I think maybe they rely on Wayne Rooney."

"At Brazil we have many players who can win the game. The same with Argentina: if Messi is not having a great game they still have Aguero and Tevez.

“With Spain if Iniesta is having a bad game they have Xavi and Villa. Once you look past Rooney you don't see an obvious player who can win them [England] a game."

Meanwhile, Neymar has expressed his delight at being able to play alongside Ronaldinho, after the ball juggler extraordinaire was recalled to the Brazil set-up by Big Phil Scolari.

And he has spoken of his joy at ‘Dinho’s assertion that he may soon eclipse Leo Messi as the world’s best player.

"I think [Scolari] made exactly the right decision to bring Ronaldinho back. He is not just one of the best players of recent years but one of the best players to ever play the game. For three years he was the best player in the world. He has won everything with Brazil and also during his time at Barcelona - he brings a lot to the team,” Neymar said.

"It is nice when I hear top players say I will be the best player in the world," Neymar added, regarding ‘Dinho’s effusive praise.

"It is important to stay humble - but I have to believe that I can be the best in the world. I know I have the talent to be, I just need to carry on working hard and learning off the players and coaches around me.”

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