FIFA World Cup: Brazil Players Ready to Cope With Neymar's Absence

Neymar's tournament ended in tears on Friday when he suffered a fractured vertebrae in his back after a crunching challenge from Juan Zuniga in the 2-1 quarter-final win against Colombia.

updated: July 07, 2014 12:48 IST
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Neymar and Juan Zuniga
At 22, Neymar has emerged as one of the biggest stars in international football. The foul in the quarterfinal vs Colombia brought his FIFA World Cup campaign to a sad end.

Teresopolis, Brazil:

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Willian and Bernard, the two leading contenders to replace Neymar in Brazil's World Cup semi-final line-up against Germany insisted on Sunday that the team can still win the competition without their star player.

"Neymar sets the standard for us. He is capable of deciding any game, so playing without him will be difficult," said Chelsea midfielder Willian. (Brazil Seek Punishment for Zuniga)

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