Soccer-Neymar double puts Brazil 2-1 ahead at halftime

BRASILIA, June 23 (Reuters) - Brazil's in-form forward

Neymar scored twice to give the World Cup hosts a 2-1 lead over

Cameroon at halftime in their final Group A game on Monday and

take his tally to four for the tournament.

Neymar struck after 17 minutes with a deft side-foot inside

the area and added a second in the 35th when he ran at the

defence and struck a low right-foot shot into the net after

Cameroon had equalised through Joel Matip.

(Writing by Ken Ferris; editing by Ed Osmond)