Neymar dreams of Argentina final

Neymar has claimed he is dreaming of beating club teammate Lionel Messi in the World Cup final.

Brazil have been named in Group A for this summer’s home tournament, alongside Cameroon, Mexico and Croatia.

And the Barcelona forward has admitted that he is hoping to face his Blaugrana peer in Rio on July 13.

“I shall try to play at the best of my abilities while Lionel will try to do the same,” he told the Times of India.

“And after the match, we shall embrace each other. These two things will be there for sure, the rest is unknown.

“Actually, we had such conversations in the Camp Nou dressing room and I had always said that if we meet in the final, we shall be the winner. But he says the same too. 

“It's really great to know such a talent from close quarters. I am really lucky.”

The hosts could face Spain in the last 16, but the young forward has insisted that his side will be ready to face whoever they come up against.

“These days, there is nothing unknown about your opponents. We know about them, they know about us.

“When you are trying to be the best, you cannot choose your opponent, can you? You have to play at the best of your abilities against each and every team. Only then you can be the best. 

"They are the defending champions and they have won two European championships as well. Needless to say, they will be the best-prepared side to defend their crown.

“But we are ready to realise our dream too.

"We need to start it well, just like we did in the Confederations Cup. You need to be at your best rhythm from the first whistle.”

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