Neymar hits back at critics with emotional post after Costa Rica win

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His first touch took the ball away from the defender and Coutinho raced in to poke it through the legs of Keylor Navas from six metres out and claim his second goal of the tournament.

RT special guest host said Dutch referee Kuipers should be given the World Cup final gig after the courageous decision to reverse the penalty. I gave the ball back because it wasn't going to be that ball that would make us win.

Brazil's exasperation was embodied by Neymar, who squandered a glorious chance on 76 minutes when he whipped a shot over the crossbar after pouncing on a mistake from Giancarlo Gonzalez to run clear, and then saw a penalty award overturned following consulation with VAR.

Neymar has since revealed on Instagram the real reason for his tears, saying: "The cry is of joy, of overcoming, of clawing and willing to win".

Brazil captain Thiago Silva says he was "saddened" by Neymar's attitude during the second half of his country's win over Costa Rica.

A gifted right winger, the Chelsea player is able to constantly threaten from the flanks and has the innate ability to swing the ball inwards for strikers to easily pick off and score.

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"The dream continues, not [the] dream".

During Friday's World Cup match between Brazil and Costa Rica, Neymar, the most famous soccer player in the world, was caught cursing at the Costa Rican players when the game got heated. "Congratulations for the performance, guys".

At the final whistle, Neymar sat down on the grass and wept, with the emotion of victory hitting home after a tense Group E contest at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

Tite said that Neymar, who endured a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a metatarsal injury before the World Cup, is still regaining form and full fitness as Brazil's Group E campaign unfolds. "He needs some time to resume his high standard but before he does that there is a team which has to be strong and not dependent on him".

Neymar faced the most devoted of markers in Costa Rica's Cristian Gamboa, the Brazilian spending most of the half hopping over scything tackles or dodging past a barging shoulder.

Tite again stressed the Paris St Germain forward was still getting back up to speed following his lengthy spell out injured.

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