Euro Papers has recently brought you reports that Neymar will not entertain the prospect of playing for either Real Madrid or Barcelona if Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi are still in office, so it may come as little surprise that neither were mentioned when he picked out six players who will shine at the 2018 World Cup.

The Brazilian superstar selected half a dozen stars for LiveSoccer who he expects to light up the tournament in Russia this summer, and it makes for an intriguing list.

“I believe that Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus can make a difference, I hope they do.

“Salah is a player that doesn’t belong to a title contender, but I believe he’ll do a good job.

“There are others like Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Luis Suarez who could get their teams to the next level.”

The PSG forward is expected to be fit for the Selecao in June despite likely missing the remainder of the Ligue 1 giant’s campaign.

But he resisted the temptation to name himself as Zlatan Ibrahimovic no doubt would have, so well done him.

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