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Neymar: 'My dream is not over yet'
by Paul Kennedy, July 6th, 2014 12:50AM
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[BRAZIL 2014]A day after suffering a broken vertebra that has ruled him out of the rest of the World Cup, Neymar said he was confident Brazil will win the World Cup and he'll be there celebrating with his teammates.

The Brazilian soccer federation released a video in which Neymar said he hoped to be back as soon as possible.

“I don’t have words to describe what has been going through my head and my heart,” said Neymar. “I just want to say that I will be back as soon as possible. When you least expect I’ll be back.”


After flying back from Fortaleza to Rio de Janeiro, Neymar was take by ambulence to the Brazilian national team's training center in Teresopolis about an hour away. After the interview, he flew by helicopter to his home in Guaruja about 40 miles from in Sao Paulo.

“My dream is not over yet,” he said. “It was interrupted by one move, but it will continue and I’m certain that my teammates will do whatever possible so I can fulfill my dream of being a champion. I won’t be able to fulfill the dream of playing in a World Cup final, but I’m sure they will win this one, they will become champions, and I will be there with them, and all of Brazil will be celebrating together.”



-- FIFA spokesperson Delia Fischersaid the FIFA disciplinary committee is studying the play that led to Neymar's injury. Colombia's Juan Zuniga kneed the Brazilian star in the back in the 88th, culminating an ill-tempered match that featured a World Cup-high 54 fouls.

"The spirit of fair play is very important," said Fischer, "and we want to avoid difficult things on the field of play.”

BRAZIL MEDIA CHIEF BANNED.Rodrigo Paiva, Brazil's team spokesman, wouldn't be doing any more media duty after FIFA disciplinary committee imposed a four-match ban and fined him 10,000 Swiss francs ($11,180) for shoving Chile substitute Mauricio Pinilla as the teams left the field at halftime of the Brazil-Chile round-of-16 match.

Netherlands

CILLESSEN KEPT IN DARK.The decision of Dutch coach Louis van Gaal to insert backup keeper Tim Krul into the match against Costa Rica for the shootout was a planned move, but the Dutch coaching staff didn't tell starting keeper Jasper Cillessen of its plans for fear it would affect his performance.

"We always felt that Tim Krul would be the most appropriate player to stop penalties," said van Gaal. "He has a long reach and we prepared Costa Rican penalties. He dove into the right corner time and time again. We are a little bit proud that this trick has helped us through."

History Book

Brazil-Germany:
2002: Brazil, 2-0 (final)

Netherlands-Argentina:
1974:Netherlands 4-0 (second group stage)
1978:Argentina 3-1, OT (final)
1998: Netherlands 2-1 (quarterfinals)
2006: Tie, 0-0 (group stage)

Argentina

DI MARIA OUT.Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, who left Saturday's match against Belgium in the first half, will miss the rest of the World Cup with a thigh injury. He injured himself taking a shot blocked by Vincent Kompany.


3 comments
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    commented on: July 6, 2014 at 4:06 a.m.
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  1. Amos Annan
    commented on: July 6, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.
    Looks like a gangster. Why to people value the thoughts of child athletes with no real world experience over adults with experience?
  1. David V
    commented on: July 6, 2014 at 3:33 p.m.
    ROBBEN=DIVER... Now that Neymar is out, the worst diver left is Arjen Robben... it's hard to think Barca made a mistake, but Neymar will never hit the height of Messi or Ronaldo's careers... even if Lio never wins the cup...

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