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The Brazil forward turned in a superb display to get their Confederations Cup title defence off to the perfect start and despite an injury scare is raring to go in the next match

Brazil forward Neymar insists he is ready to take on Mexico despite picking up a late injury scare during their 3-0 Confederations Cup victory over Japan.

The new Barcelona signing scored the pick of the goals three minutes into the game to end his personal drought of nine games for club and country without a goal.

He was then withdrawn late in the second half to a standing ovation after picking up a slight knock, but he told reporters after the match that there is nothing to worry about, while dedicating his strike to his loved ones.

He confirmed: "I am 100% ready for the Mexico match. I always think about my family and get inspired to play. "I don't know, I think it [his goal] has to go to my family, my dad, my mum, my sister, son, girlfriend. It was a very good feeling."

The 21-year-old also expressed his happiness with his own personal display and feels that the team are progressing.

"I am delighted to have scored. I always say that I want to evolve my game, and want the team to play as a group."

Brazil could secure progression to the semi-finals with victory against Mexico in Fortaleza on Wednesday.

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