This February 1962 file photo, shows Edson Arantes do Nascimento known as Pele, center, trainer Mario Americo, left, and Czech player Masopust. (AP Photo/File)
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The young striker who stepped in for the injured Pele and helped Brazil win the 1962 World Cup believes there are parallels with the loss of Neymar but no obvious saviours in an often ordinary Brazil side.Amarildo, who is 74 was a 22-year-old reserve in 1962 and not expecting to play when Pele tore a thigh muscle after 27 minutes of the second group stage game against Czechoslovakia.Amarildo got his chance in the next game against Spain and scored both of Brazil's goals in a 2-1 victory.He scored another in the final when Brazil played Czechoslovakia again and beat them 3-1 . Brazil will be missing talismanic striker Neymar, who suffered a fractured vertebra in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia Friday.Amarildo, who in 1962 was the same age as Neymar now, said the loss of the Barcelona striker is a huge setback for Brazil.Amarildo also urged Neymar, who has been told to rest, to take a leaf out of Pele's book and be present in any way he can.
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