Neymar Is Pulling for Argentina, Lionel Messi to Win the World Cup

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJuly 10, 2014

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Neymar (L) and Lionel Messi of Barcelona walk off in good spirits following their team's victory at the end of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester City and Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium on February 18, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Brazilian superstar Neymar gave his first press conference since being knocked out of the World Cup due to injury during Brazil's quarter-final win over Colombia. 

In an impassioned session, Neymar revealed that he's pulling for fellow South Americans Argentina and, of course, Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi. 

Neymar: "I prefer that Argentina wins the World Cup. Messi deserves it for all he has done in football. He's my friend, I wish him the best"

— barcastuff (@barcastuff) July 10, 2014

Neymar: "I wish both #GER & #ARG luck. For what Messi has done, he deserves this title. As his friend, his team-mate, I'm supporting him."

— Jack Lang (@snap_kaka_pop) July 10, 2014