Neymar urged to stop acting, win titles to be crowned world's best

Neymar urged to stop acting, win titles to be crowned world's best

Jesus, meanwhile, has failed to score in any of Brazil's games but the assistant said the 21-year old was still an integral part of a team that is getting better with each game and now moves into a quarter-final game with either Belgium or Japan.

"In Neymar's defence he has been fouled more than any other player at this World Cup and he is regularly the target of rough treatment".

But it turns out that even while out in Russian Federation, the players are using some of their time off from matches, travelling and training to sit down at their PC setups and get some matches in.

For the second match running, Neymar has attracted the ire and ridicule of football supporters on social media for his reactions to tackles and physical intimidation by opposition players.

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"I don't care much for criticism, or praise, because this can influence your attitude", Neymar told TV Globo.

Neymar, 26, reacted strongly to an incident in which Mexcio's Miguel Layun seemed to stand on his ankle.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo called recent criticism of countryman Neymar for diving at the World Cup "nonsense" and said he hasn't been protected by referees.

However, with his side trailing 2-0 and seemingly crashing out of the World Cup in a huge shock, Martinez reacted just in time to save Belgium's chances of lifting the World Cup for the first time. The last time Mexico reached the quarterfinals was when the country hosted the tournament in 1986. Diego Maradona was not acting, Lionel Messi is not acting.

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"Gabriel is like a tractor, he works very hard", Sylvinho said.

"Everybody knows Neymar's class - he is an admirable and spectacular player", Suarez said at a Uruguay news conference ahead of their game against France.

Brazil are usually thought of as an attacking team but, in fact, they take very few risks, usually parking three players on the halfway line even when they win a corner, and on Monday they allowed Mexico to enjoy 53 per cent of possession.

Miranda and Thiago Silva were again imperious at the back, while first-choice full-backs Marcelo and Danilo could be fit to return for a much tougher defensive test against Belgium on Friday.

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While Brazil fans were celebrating wildly, the El Tri fans were egging their players to come back to the game.

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