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The 30-year-old says that the Barcelona forward "makes the difference" for his country and can lead the Selecao to World Cup glory on home soil, with two goals already

Brazil striker Fred says that fans are right to pin their hopes of a World Cup win on star man Neymar, observing that the Barcelona forward "makes the difference".

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Neymar has been heralded by Selecao supporters as the man to help their nation win a sixth title world title on home soil and, after the 22-year-old scored two goals, including a penalty, in his team's opening 3-1 victory against Croatia, the Fluminense man expects him to continue his positive performances against Cameroon on Monday.

"Everyone knows that, in our team, Neymar is the player who makes the difference," the 30-year-old told L'Equipe.

"Our opponents are forced to impose particular marking [systems on Neymar]. If it is an off-day [for him], our group has the capacity to find other solutions to be effective.

But often we try to bring the game to Neymar because he is our star."

Luiz Felipe Scolari's men go into their final group match against the already-eliminated Cameroon knowing that, if they were to lose in Brasilia and Croatia and Mexico to draw, they would be out of the tournament.