The Barcelona star suffered a broken vertebra following a challenge from Juan Camilo Zuniga in the closing minutes of the Selecao's 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia on Friday.
The incident has ruled Neymar out of the rest of the tournament, but Pele - who saw his 1962 World Cup campaign curtailed through injury, only to see Brazil go on to win the tournament - believes Luiz Felipe Scolari's side are still fully capable of lifting the trophy.
I was also injured during the 1962 World Cup in Chile, and I was out for the rest of the tournament,— Pelé (@Pele) July 5, 2014
but God helped Brazil continue on to win the Championship.— Pelé (@Pele) July 5, 2014
I hope the same will happen with our Selecao in this World Cup.— Pelé (@Pele) July 5, 2014
Brazil will take on Germany in the semi-finals on Tuesday in Belo Horizonte.