Neymar says Brazil must be respected after Confederations Cup win over Spain

After scoring his fourth goal of the Confederations Cup in the Maracana Stadium on Sunday, Neymar won the Golden Ball award as the best player of the tournament. "Brazil has shown to the world that this is the Brazilian national team and that we must be respected," Neymar said.

updated: July 01, 2013 11:34 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: In winning the Confederations Cup, Brazil has regained the respect of fans at home and rivals around the world.

Entering the 2014 World Cup warm-up tournament after a lackluster run of results and jeered by their own fans, the Brazilians capped their revival in Sunday's final by overwhelming Spain 3-0.

Epitomizing Brazil's upturn has been Neymar, with Barcelona's new recruit turning in performances to match the hype surrounding him.

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