Rating Brazil's Next Generation of Wonderkids

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Rating Brazil's Next Generation of Wonderkids
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Who is the next Neymar?

Watching the next generation of Brazilian footballers should infuse any fan with a sense of excitement and anticipation.

At any one time the Selecao youth ranks are scored with talented kids all vaunted to be the next best thing. Some make it and some don't, but the numbers never cease and nor does the curiosity into who these YouTube superstars are.

The current U20's crop got off to a less than glittering start to the South American Youth Championships in Argentina.

The tricks, flicks and showboat specials went awry as the Samba Boys stuttered to a 1-1 draw against Ecuador on Thursday night.

Despite Brazil fielding many of the purported legends, the Ecuadorans looked more like a team and were the better side throughout.

So how did the household names get on? I had a look at five of the players tipped for top things to see how they got along.

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