Football: We tried, but we're slipping - Brazil's Neymar
Published on Jul 21, 2014 11:25 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazil starlet Neymar says his team strove hard for World Cup glory, but other countries have moved ahead of them and they must catch up.
In an exclusive interview with Globo television broadcast on Sunday, the 22-year-old said he and the team deserved at best seven out of 10 for their showing.
Brazil's campaign came to a shattering conclusion when the hosts saw Germany crush them 7-1 in a lop-sided semi-final.
By then, the Barcelona star was forced to watch from his coastal home in Sao Paulo state after he suffered a fractured vertebrae during the quarter-final with Colombia.
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