Neymar celebrates after one of his four goals in Brazil's 4-0 win over Japan.
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By The SI Staff
October 14, 2014

It's easy to forget Neymar is just 22, but the Brazil and Barcelona standout is now the fifth-leading scorer in his storied nation's history after a personal-best day at the office.

Neymar tallied all four goals ​in Brazil's 4-0 rout of Japan in Singapore on Tuesday, marking his first four-goal game in a Selecao uniform. The performance came two days shy of two years to the day that he scored twice against Japan in another 4-0 friendly win for Brazil.

​He was the recipient of a pair of nice defense-splitting balls to get started. Diego Tardelli, who scored twice in a 2-0 win over Argentina Saturday, and Philippe Coutinho each played Neymar down the center and he took it from there to beat Eiji Kawashima with ease in the 18th and 48th minutes. 

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Neymar then popped up at the right place to fire home a rebound off a Coutinho rocket from long range in the 77th minute to cement his hat trick. The Selecao captain, wasn't done though, as four minutes later he elevated to head home a cross from Orlando City SC's Kaka to cap the scoring. 

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The four-goal haul gives Neymar 40 international goals for his career, making him the fifth Brazilian to reach that plateau, doing so in just 58 games. 

Watch all four of his goals below:

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