Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Brazil forward Neymar defends himself from accusation of over-acting

Brazil forward Neymar defends himself from accusation of over-acting

In the first 45 minutes against Mexico, Brazil again struggled to get the ball to their best players on a regular basis, due partly to a pragmatic midfield of Casemiro and Paulinho. "Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus and Marcelo - the whole team". "How we use him is very important in a tournament like this, when we have very little time to recover between games". The club said they have "made no offer of any kind to PSG or the player".

"We had 21 chances, it was a great game and I really enjoyed it". "This is a strong sport, a man's sport and I think there shouldn't be so much acting", he said.

The FC crew discuss the most impressive teams in the World Cup, the best player thus far and try to dig deep and find some compliments for each other.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have dominated the game for the past decade, have gone home, their hopes of ever winning the World Cup probably over. "At the top level, this is a lot", said Tite after Brazil booked their spot in the quarterfinals.

"It's a red card nowadays because they've spotted somebody stand on his foot, but the pain threshold of Neymar is just incredibly low I must admit".

More news: Ronaldo, Portugal unable to continue great run at World Cup

"Neymar does not need [to do] it". I don't like this provocation and acting and I can not understand why a player likes to cheat. 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.

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

Brazilian forward Neymar was in control most of the match and racked up one goal and one assist.

However, he has faced accusations of diving at this year's World Cup.

France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Like this: