Neymar, Thiago Silva & Julio Cesar close to tears singing Brazilian National Anthem pre-Croatia [Videos]

The 2014 World Cup is kind of a big deal to Brazilians, to say the least.

The country’s been waiting for this moment for 7 years, 64 if you want to get technical about it, dating all the way back to the 1950 Maracanazo.

SO when the time came to sing the national anthem ahead of the inaugural game against Croatia, emotions nearly got the better of some players, with Neymar, Thiago Silva, and Julio Cesar holding back the tears as they bellowed out the anthem.

Incredible passion, but then bleeding heart Julio Cesar doesn’t need a second invitation to shed a few man-tears!

Thiago Silva