Group A has proved to be a trickier one than the five-time World Cup champions would perhaps have expected and the Selecao were rocked when Croatia took the lead in the opening game, with the entire world watching on.
But in his first-ever World Cup, Neymar stepped up for Brazil as he turned in a ttrue Player of Passion display. A fine 25-yard drive arrowed into the corner to level scores, before he coolly converted a penalty to give them the lead in a game they won 3-1.
While he failed to get on the scoresheet against Mexico, it was only because of goalkeeper Guillerme Ochoa's brilliance to deny him time and again, as Neymar remained Brazil's brightest spark.
Back in action for the third and final match against Cameroon, Neymar was at the fore again with his Inner Steel. Two superb goals paved the way for a 4-1 thrashing and secured top spot in the group, thus avoiding the Netherlands in the Round of 16.
Along the way, there has been eye-catching flicks and tricks that demonstrated the sheer extent of his skill as he soared to the top of the goal-scoring charts for now. There is no doubting that Neymar deserves to be named the Gillette Player of Steel for Group A, which is given to the best performer out of the four sides.
Brazil will hope Neymar can continue to showcase his Player of Passion and Inner Steel qualities in the later stages.
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