"Neymar is our idol. He is the people's idol. He has had a nice string of matches, and everybody is happy about that. It's important for him to be going through all of these different situations with Brazil because it's something that will make him even better in the future.''
-- Brazil coachLuiz Felipe Scolari on Neymar, who scored goals in Brazil's first three games and set up both goals in the semifinals at the Confederations Cup. Just two months ago, Neymar was jeered by Brazilian fans during Brazil's 2-2 tie with Chile, the seventh in a string of nine games without a goal leading up to the Confederations Cup. (AP)