Neymar 'needs to cut out diving' - Germany legend Lothar Matthaus

Posted July 05, 2018

"But not with this acting what he was doing now in each game".

"Everyone who loves football, I was looking at Twitter, people are in uproar about this".

Brazil's Willian and Gabriel Jesus were given special praise by coach Tite and assistant Sylvinho after the 2-0 victory over Mexico secured a quarterfinal place.

Brazil's then captain Thiago Silva branded Zuniga "a coward" over the challenge, in which the Colombian's knee made contact with Neymar's back.

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When asked about Neymar, he said: "Neymar doesn't need to act". It was clear that Belgium were the more exhausted team after 90 minutes of high pressing, so Chadli's goal was key as going into extra-time may have been more favourable for Japan.

"But the attacks on him by the foreign media and foreign fans frightens me".

"With Lionel Messi gone and Cristiano Ronaldo gone, you could argue that Neymar is the biggest star left in this tournament".

Ronaldo and Messi arrived in Russian Federation after Real Madrid won a third straight Champions League title and Barcelona won La Liga.

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Meunier, teammates with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, will likely be tasked with containing the Brazil striker and has told Globo Esporte that he does not know how to keep him in check. Neymar is Brazil's best player by any metric, and the Brazilians are the global ambassadors for skills and tricks in football- so if Neymar doesn't showboat, who will? On July 7, Russian Federation and Croatia will meet in Sochi.

The victor announced in London on September 24 is judged by a vote by national team coaches and captains, plus media from FIFA's 211 member countries, and fans voting online. Players like Fellaini and teams like Japan certainly add to the magic of the World Cup. The answers, delivered over a five-goal second half that saw the Europeans come back from two goals down to find an injury-time victor: Japan absolutely belonged, and Belgium has the stomach to fight back.

Brazil are bidding for a record-extending sixth world title after their semi-final humiliation four years ago against Germany on home soil, but would face a tough test against a talented Belgium outfit should the Red Devils get past Japan.

Martinez said: "When you play against Brazil, you have to understand you are playing against the best team in the competition".

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