Neymar says he is already getting goosebumps when the Brazil star thinks about the World Cup opener.

A day before Thursday's match against Croatia, Neymar is not hiding the fact that he is both anxious and excited to finally get going in the home tournament.

Neymar said Wednesday that "the time everybody had been waiting for has arrived" and he will finally be able to fulfill his dream of playing in the World Cup in Brazil.

The 22-year-old striker knows he will be carrying the hopes of the entire country when the tournament begins, but warned that he doesn't play by himself and "there are 11 players on the field" trying to help Brazil win.