Saco-Indonesia.com — Striker Brasil, Neymar, menegaskan bahwa mereka tak terpengaruh oleh sejumlah kritikan terhadap Selecao. Pemain yang baru saja bergabung dengan Barcelona ini justru yakin, Brasil kian menjanjikan usai menang 3-0 atas Perancis pada laga uji coba, Minggu (9/6/2013).

Brasil tengah mempersiapkan diri tampil di turnamen Piala Konfederasi, di mana mereka bertindak sebagai tuan rumah. Banyak kalangan yang pesimistis tim Samba mampu merebut trofi tersebut. Namun, Neymar punya keyakinan bahwa mereka akan membuat semua prediksi itu keliru.

"Kami tidak bermain untuk semua kritikan, kami bermain untuk kami sendiri. Kami tak peduli apa yang dikatakan, karena hal terpenting adalah apa yang anda perlihatkan di lapangan," ujar pemain berusia 21 tahun ini seperti dikutip dari Goal.com, Senin (10/6/2013).

"Kami membuktikan bahwa kami bisa memenangi kompetisi itu."

Neymar gagal mencetak gol dalam tujuh pertandingan terakhir bersama Brasil, termasuk ketika melawan Perancis. Meskipun demikian, pelatih Luiz Felipe Scolari mengaku senang dengan penampilannya.

"Saya tidak setuju (dengan kritikan). Menurut analisisku, Neymar sudah melakukan apa yang saya minta. Cara dia bermain membuat saja nyaman," ujar Scolari.

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Neymar Yakin Brasil Bisa Menjuarai Piala Konfederasi

BEIJING (AP) — The head of Taiwan's Nationalists reaffirmed the party's support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former bitter enemies.

Nationalist Party Chairman Eric Chu, a likely presidential candidate next year, also affirmed Taiwan's desire to join the proposed Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank during the meeting in Beijing. China claims Taiwan as its own territory and doesn't want the island to join using a name that might imply it is an independent country.

Chu's comments during his meeting with Xi were carried live on Hong Kong-based broadcaster Phoenix Television.

The Nationalists were driven to Taiwan by Mao Zedong's Communists during the Chinese civil war in 1949, leading to decades of hostility between the sides. Chu, who took over as party leader in January, is the third Nationalist chairman to visit the mainland and the first since 2009.

Relations between the communist-ruled mainland and the self-governing democratic island of Taiwan began to warm in the 1990s, partly out of their common opposition to Taiwan's formal independence from China, a position advocated by the island's Democratic Progressive Party.

Despite increasingly close economic ties, the prospect of political unification has grown increasingly unpopular on Taiwan, especially with younger voters. Opposition to the Nationalists' pro-China policies was seen as a driver behind heavy local electoral defeats for the party last year that led to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou resigning as party chairman.

Taiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with China

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