Lukaku: Neymar will be the best

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."