We Tried, but we're Slipping: Neymar on Brazil's FIFA World Cup Campaign

Neymar was forced to watch the FIFA World Cup semi-final from his coastal home in Sao Paulo after he suffered a fractured vertebrae during the quarter-final with Colombia.

updated: July 21, 2014 15:27 IST
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Zunigas crunching tackle on Neymar ended the latters FIFA World Cup campaign
Zuniga's crunching tackle on Neymar ended the latter's FIFA World Cup campaign


Rio de Janeiro: Neymar says Brazil strove hard for glory in the FIFA World Cup, but other countries have moved ahead and they must catch up. (Scolari Booted Out)

While refusing to pin the blame on former handler Luiz Felipe Scolari, Neymar also warned young players to beware the damage some coaches could do to young players' development. (Neymar's agent calls Scolari 'old jerk')

In an exclusive interview with Globo television broadcast on Sunday, the 22-year-old said Brazil deserved at best seven out of ten for a Cup showing which ended with a 7-1 semi-final mauling by champions Germany.

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