Pele worried about great expectations for Neymar

PHOTO | VANDERLEI ALMEIDA Brazilian national football team striker Neymar controls the ball during a training session of the Brazilian national football team at the squad's Granja Comary training complex in Teresopolis, Brazil on June 10, 2014, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2014.

What you need to know:

  • The 22-year-old Barcelona striker is too young to be loaded with such expectations said Pele ahead of the hosts opening game with Croatia in Sao Paulo on Thursday.
  • They have scored 30 goals and conceded just two in their nine consecutive victories since losing to fellow World Cup finalists Switzerland last August.

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