Brazil Star Neymar's Showreel Whets Appetite for England Friendly

Ian RodgersWorld Football Staff WriterFebruary 5, 2013

Brazil star Neymar and his teammates will return to Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night six months since missing out on the men's Olympic football gold medal to Mexico at London 2012.

The Brazilians were beaten 2-1 in the final but are back in London to face England in a friendly to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association.

Santos forward Neymar will again be among the high-profile names on show alongside two-time world player of the year Ronaldinho.

The Premier League will also be represented in the Brazil squad by QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar and Chelsea trio David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar.

But Neymar, 21, will be the player most England supporters will be looking to for the future.

With Brazil playing host to the World Cup Finals next summer and the Olympics in 2016, there has never been a better time to be the star name for former Stamford Bridge manager Luiz Felipe Scolari's team.

Neymar has an abundance of tricks and skills up his sleeve and has been linked with a future transfer from Santos to one of the big European clubs in the future.

Brazil legend Pele described Neymar as "already an excellent player" in an interview with The Guardian in October 2011 when the forward was just 19.

Such praise cannot be ignored and England supporters heading to Wembley on Wednesday will be relishing the opportunity to judge for themselves just how good Neymar is and could be.