Friday, April 8, 2011

neymar da silva santos

(born 5 February 1992 in Mogi das CruzesBrazil), more commonly known simply as Neymar, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Brazilian club Santos and the Brazilian national football team.
Following Neymar's performances for Brazil's U-17 team at the 2009 U-17 World Cup in which he scored a goal in the opening match against Japan former Brazilian football players Pelé and Romário reportedly urged coach Dunga to take Neymar to the 2010 World Cup.[ Although the widespread opinion that Neymar deserved a place in Dunga's squad went as far as a 14,000 signature petition,[ and despite the huge pressure on Dunga to pick Neymar,[he was omitted from both the squad of 23,[ and the stand-by list. Although Dunga described Neymar as "extremely talented", he claimed that he had not been tested sufficiently on the international level to earn a World Cup spot and he had failed to impress enough while on international duty.[
On 26 July 2010, Neymar was selected in the squad for the Brazil team by new head coach Mano Menezes for a friendly match against the USA on 10 August 2010. He started the game and wore the number 11 jersey. He scored on his debut after 28 minutes, a header coming from an André Santos cross in a 2–0 win for Brazil.[
On 27 March 2011, he scored twice in a 2–0 win against Scotland at the Emirates Stadium.During the match against Scotland somebody threw banana onto the pitch after a penalty was taken, which Neymar claimed was an act of racism from a Sottish fan.] However a German student later admitted to throwing the banana. This then lead to the Scottish Football Association asking the Brazilian Football Confederationfor an apology for the accusations made to the Scottish fan.(wikipedia)


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