Dunga: Neymar can emulate Pele

Carlos Dunga has expressed his belief that Neymar can one day surpass Pele's goalscoring record for Brazil and lead the country to World Cup glory.

The Barcelona forward upped his tally to 43 for the Selecao thanks to his strike in a 3-1 victory over France on Thursday, and his Coach has challenged him to not only break the legendary attacker's haul of 77 but also emulate his hero's distinction of being crowned world champion.

"Neymar's doing very well and can only improve," he told reporters.

"In regards to goals, I don't think [Pele's] goalscoring record is too difficult an objective.

"But it's not about that. It's about how many World Cups he wins."

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