Neymar mocked after epic fall in Brazil game against Costa Rica

Neymar mocked after epic fall in Brazil game against Costa Rica

Neymar mocked after epic fall in Brazil game against Costa Rica

But, as was the case in the opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland, it was Coutinho who broke the deadlock and inspired most of the Selecao's best work.

Brazil will face Serbia in their third and last match while Costa Rica will take on Switzerland on June 27.

Neymar dropped to his knees after the final whistle, sobbing in his hands as his teammates surrounded him and then lifted him off the ground.

In the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation on Friday, Switzerland defeated Serbia 2-1, Nigeria outplayed Iceland 2-nil, while Brazil beat Costa Rica by a similar 2-nil margin.

"I think they have a lot of big quality, both players", Ruiz said.

It was unfortunate that Navas failed to stop Coutinho's goal in stoppage time as the Brazilian's attempt went between the Real Madrid man's legs and the second goal was mostly the defence's fault but it should not take away from the fact that Navas had a stellar outing.

Costa Rica are winless in their last five World Cup matches (D3 L2).

Neymar, who has had accusations of not being 100% fit labeled at him, netted his first of the tournament after Coutinho got the opener very late in the game.

However, a review was called for and sure enough, Kuipers overturned his decision after seeing it again on the pitchside screen - thus robbing Neymar of his ill-gotten gains...

Unlike Argentina and Lionel Messi, Brazil is still in a good position to advance to the round of 16.

This was just his fourth appearance since breaking a bone in his foot against Marseille in February and only the second time he has completed the full 90 minutes.

The Semanario Universidad newspaper wrote "The Sele (selection) bids goodbye to Russian Federation in the most cruel banner", while also praising Costa Rica's defensive masterclass against Brazil. While the initial reactions were focussed on the victory, later many people also highlighted the goal scored by Neymar and his emotional outburst on the field.

Brazil football star Neymar said the tears he shed following Friday's 2-0 victory here over Costa Rica were an expression of joy and triumph.

Brazil's next game is against Serbia on Wednesday.

"Now, the game against the Swiss team will only be for honour before we withdraw with dignity, as we have zero points from two games, no goal scored and three received", it said.

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