Neymar the Star Attraction as Brazil Come to London

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterFebruary 6, 2013

Neymar the Star Attraction as Brazil Come to London

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    As Brazil jet in to London, and more specifically Wembley Stadium, to face England on Wednesday night, there's a sneaky feeling the international friendly is nothing more than a sideshow.

    It's Luiz Felipe Scolari's first game in charge and all eyes will be on his team selection and tactics. Roy Hodgson has some tough calls to make too, but none of this matters.

    Why? Because it's Neymar's birthday and everybody loves him.

Captain's Elect

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    Thiago Silva, Brazil's captain in Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad, posted an older picture of star forward Neymar so he could wish him happy birthday using his Instagram account.

Best Buddies

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    Here's one from the night before the game as Oscar and Neymar celebrated the latter's big day.

    The Chelsea midfielder could be forgiven for thinking he'd be getting most of the attention in this part of town, and Blues fans will be hoping this is a partnership that links up at club level.

Stealing the Show

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    You'd think David Luiz, affectionately known as Sideshow Bob, could steal the limelight in any photo, but it's birthday boy Neymar the fans are screaming for.

    Two pictures taken with Chelsea stars—I'm sure fans will be willing them to whisper in his ear.

"Bring Him to Barcelona!"

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    Contrasting styles here show Dani Alves with hair (he usually has none) and Neymar with very little (he usually has a big mohawk).

    Even Dani Alves, the Barcelona and tiki-taka star, isn't the source of the comments for this Instagram photo.