To put is loosely, football is to Brazil is what cricket is to India, if not more. For a nation that has nurtured a tradition of passionate football, churning our amazing footballers has never really been difficult. From the legendary Pele to the electric Ronadinho, the hosts of the 2014 edition of soccer World Cup have served as a nursery for some exceptional football talent, and the latest to join the list is Neymar.
Aged 22, Neymar is already a global superstar and is being billed as the next big thing in soccer arena. If comparisons with Pele and Lionel Messi were not enough, the Brazilian’s rising stocks in FC Barcleona’s ranks serve as a definitive indicator for his imminent greatness.