World Cup: Brazil’s Scorers to Step Up in Neymar Jr.’s Absence

Best Scorers For Brazil Without Neymar

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Neymar Jr. has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup because of an injury. Brazil is now without its top scorer for its semifinals match against Germany, which could be when it needs Neymar most. However, Brazil should not fear, because it still has many great scorers in its lineup. These are the top 5 players who I think will score for Brazil in Neymar's absence.

5. Paulinho

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5. Paulinho

Paulinho Brazil 2014 World Cup

Paulinho could be the one to score the goals when least expected. As a midfielder for Brazil, he has been known to make his share of goals for the team. In Neymar's absence, he can step up and add to that tally, which can help Brazil get past Germany and beyond.

4. Oscar

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4. Oscar

Oscar Brazil 2014 World Cup

Oscar scored in the World Cup opener against Croatia; although the match was very controversial due to some calls -- and lack thereof -- made by the referees, it does not take away from Oscar's ability to score. He's made several goals for Brazil as a midfielder, and if given the chance he'd love to add the tally and help Brazil win it all.

3. Hulk

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3. Hulk

Hulk Brazil 2014 World Cup

Hulk has yet to make a goal for Brazil in this World Cup, but I don't think he'll let it end that way. He is a powerful forward, and without Neymar I think he'll try to make more goals for Brazil. His purse mass and stature can be intimidating, and he can use it to the best of his ability in hopes of scoring for his team.

2. David Luiz

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2. David Luiz

David Luiz Brazil 2014 World Cup

David Luiz has been making headlines for his powerful performances during this World Cup. He is the second top scorer for Brazil this summer -- Neymar Jr. being the first -- and I think he will score at least one more time. He is playing well and finding the space needed to make the goals. Germany will need to keep an eye on him.

1. Fred

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1. Fred

Fred Brazil 2014 World Cup

Fred has only made one goal in this World Cup so far, and it was against Cameroon. He is one of Brazil's top scorers, and I think he will be the one to step up and try to take Neymar Jr.'s place. He will be the one Brazil will look to when needing the important goals, and he will not let the team down.

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