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Neymar scores 100th goal of World Cup in Brazil's 100th game

June 24, 2014 02:59 IST

Brazil striker Neymar scored the 100th goal of the 2014 World Cup when he netted his side's first goal in their final Group A game against Cameroon on Monday.

The goal came in what is Brazil's 100th World Cup game. They are the only team apart from Germany to notch a century of matches at the tournament.

This World Cup has featured many free-scoring matches and the goal-per-game ratio looks set to be the highest since the 1970 tournament which had an average of 2.97 goals per match.

Image: Neymar

Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images