Stars of the Russian Premier League at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Portuguese defender Luis Neto is a first-choice pick at Zenit under new coach Andre Villas Boas. However, the Petersburg club’s new mentor makes no bones about his desire to strengthen the defensive line, since Neto is often the butt of unfavorable remarks by fans and pundits alike. In Portuguese colors, Neto is unlikely to be a match for more stellar central defenders.

Portuguese defender Luis Neto is a first-choice pick at Zenit under new coach Andre Villas Boas. However, the Petersburg club’s new mentor makes no bones about his desire to strengthen the defensive line, since Neto is often the butt of unfavorable remarks by fans and pundits alike. In Portuguese colors, Neto is unlikely to be a match for more stellar central defenders.

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The Russian team under Fabio Capello features no players from outside the domestic league; besides Russia, other teams at the finals will also field players from the Russian championship
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