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Neymar will be 'the best player in the world' according to Romelu Lukaku ahead of World Cup quarter-final

Posted: 6 July 2018 Time: 18:00

Brazil superstar Neymar has come under severe criticism during the 2018 FIFA World Cup his received backing from Romelu Lukaku ahead of their quarter-final fixture tonight.

Neymar has received some bad press because of his antics at the global event but found an ally in Romelu Lukaku - who played down his alleged play acting when being fouled.

It's believed the world-record transfer holder will be a favourite for the Ballon d'Or if he leads the Selecao to World Cup glory, something Lukaku seems to be aware of.

"Neymar isn't an actor and has incredible quality as a player," the Belgian said to the reporters at his pre-match press conference.

"It's normal for defenders to be a bit tougher against him but for me he's going to be the best player in the world in the future."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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