When the World Cup comes to Rio next summer, an electrifying 21-year-old named Neymar is going to watched even closer than the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He may not be the best player in the world, but lithe striker’s footwork and creativity makes him arguably the most exciting.
Neymar was a one-man highlight show during Brazil’s Confederations Cup match against Mexico, scoring one goal and assisting on the other in a 2-0 Brazil victory. He’s the type of player that demands your attention whenever the ball touches his foot.
Neymar’s left-footed strike for the first goal of the game was beautiful, but the flair in his game really shows when he’s making a fool out of defenders. Like these two.
Which led to this wide-open goal.
Brazil will face Italy in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup this Saturday afternoon at 3pm eastern standard time. Do yourself a favor and catch a glimpse of the kid the world won’t be able to shut up about next summer.