Neymar was neglected by the Brazilian national football team during 2010 World Cup football, despite his immense talent with the ball. Many big football stars like Pelé and Romário had a direct conversation with team manager Dunga to recruit him in the national team for World Cup. Even after a petition signed by 14,000 fans reached Dunga, requesting him to include Neymar, he didn’t respond. Neymar was not even on the stand-by list for that World Cup. Under the new manager Mano Menezes, he made his debut in a friendly match against the United States on August, 2010. He also scored in his debut match for his national team.