Real Madrid and Brazil defender Marcelo on Saturday called Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow Brazil teammate Neymar the football players in the world right now without mentioning Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo and Messi have won FIFA Ballon d'Or awards five times a piece, while Neymar has yet to win one.
Ronaldo scored a hat-trick during Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain on Friday.
"I agree with opinion that [Cristiano] Ronaldo and Neymar are the best right now. I saw Ronaldo play last night," Marcelo told journalists.
Brazil have been drawn in Group E along with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. The five-time World Cup winners will play their first game of the tournament against Switzerland on Sunday.