Associated Press  |  Last updated June 16, 2013
The world's top strikers are on show at the Confederations Cup in Brazil, a warm-up tournament for next year's World Cup. Here are some of the players to watch for. Also, some of the very best players did not make it. Neymar: The host's rock-star forward, the 21-year-old Neymar already met expectations by scoring the first goal of the tournament in Brazil's 3-0 win over Japan on Saturday. Earlier this month, Neymar signed a five-year deal with Barcelona, ending his highly successful tenure at Santos, Pele's former club, where he scored 54 goals in 103 appearances - more than one goal every two matches. Known as much for his dramatic hairstyle as his sublime skills. Mario Balotelli: Just 22, Mario Balotelli is easily Italy's most explosive player. His two-goal performance in the Azzurri's victory over Germany in the semifinals of last year's European Championship was his most memorable night with the national team, and he now seems rejuvenated after transferring to AC Milan in Ja...
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