Neymar sends Brazil into last 16

Neymar sends Brazil into last 16


Neymar scored twice in a man-of-the-match display as Brazil rediscovered their attacking flair to overwhelm Cameroon and qualify for the World Cup knockout stage.

The 22-year-old produced two brilliant first-half strikes either side of a Joel Matip equaliser, with Fred and Fernandinho assuring their side of a place in the last 16 as winners of Group A.

Standing between the hosts and a place in the quarter-finals are Chile,and Brazil can approach that meeting in Belo Horizonte on Saturday with renewed belief that they are serious title contenders.

Unconvincing performances against Croatia and Mexico raised concerns about Brazil – and worries remain over their defence – but with Neymar at their disposal, anything is possible.

Read more at: BBC Sport

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