Over the shoulders of Neymar is the tremendous weight of leading the five-time World Cup champion to close the only wound that Brazil still isn’t able to heal from: not lifting the trophy in front of its own people.
In the last four years, the 22-year-old forward has been growing up in the best place to learn and understand the legendary jersey he is going to wear this summer: the Brazilian National team. Mano Menezes, and now Luiz Felipe Scolari, have trusted the talented Neymar to be the main attacking weapon, the one responsible for carrying the Jogo Bonito in the current Brazil squad.
Neymar has definitely evolved with the Brazilian senior team since his debut back in 2010. The Barcelona striker has shown that he is up to the task and has no fear of being the chosen one to erase the “tragedy” of 1950, especially after a magnificent performance during last year's Confederations Cup.
Here are six of Neymar’s most brilliant moments with the Canarinha.