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Neymar Not Worried By England

Brazilian superstar Neymar, who has just joined Barcelona, does not consider England to be a major contender to win next year's World Cup in Brazil.

“I have respect for a lot of the England players as they have achieved great things at their clubs,” said Neymar before having a dig at the quality of their football.

“But, as a national team, I don't look at England and think they are going to be a real threat at the World Cup.

“We want to win the Cup in front of our home fans and the two nations I look at as a real threat are Germany and Spain.

“After that it's a group including Argentina, Holland and Italy and one or two more.

“But England I don't even think about.”

The 21-year-old forward is expected to line-up for Brazil when they face England at the famous Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, and although he is not impressed by their quality he considers Sunday's game against England this weekend as being important.

“It's vital we impress the coach. There are only 11 places in the team for the opening game and each player needs to prove he's worth one of those places,” he added.

As for moving to Barcelona instead of Real Madrid, Manchester City or Chelsea, he said: “My family spoke to me about joining a club where you could not just win things but where there is stability.

“I didn't want to play for a team that changed its coach every season.”

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