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Neymar and Brazil were frustrated in Bolivia .

Neymar took to social media to complain after Brazil's draw with Bolivia

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Brazil now have the world's most expensive player in their ranks following Neymar's summer move to PSG.

That wasn't enough to help them past Bolivia on Thursday night, as they were held to a frustrating goalless draw in La Paz.

The €222million man wasted a number of chances and seemed reluctant to pass to his team-mates even when they were in much better positions.

Fortunately for Tite's men, this fixture was hardly the be all and end all of their World Cup hopes, as they'd already qualified for next summer's tournament in Russia prior to kick-off.

Plenty of fans will still have been keeping a close eye on Neymar, however, as he's been in unmissable form so far this season.

Thanks to his eight goals and seven assists in all competitions, it's easy to see why PSG were willing to risk the wrath of the Financial Fair Play authorities to get their man from Barcelona.

And say what you want about the quality of Ligue 1, the 25-year-old was equally impressive in the 3-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

It was well-documented at the time that he wanted to leave the Nou Camp to establish himself as the best in the world and maybe even win a Ballon d'Or - now, to do that, he's got to start picking up some serious silverware.

Guiding the Selecao to next year's World Cup would surely put him in with a shout.

Is Neymar ever happy? 

You'd think, then, that he'd be in buoyant mood after their latest qualifier, even if they couldn't quite get past their South American opponents.

That wasn't the case, as Neymar took to Instagram to bemoan the playing conditions in La Paz, a city which is 3,640m above sea level. 

That must make the altitude very difficult for players not used to that environment, and the Brazil squad were pictured wearing oxygen masks after the game.

“Inhuman to play in such conditions," Neymar wrote.

"Field, altitude, ball…All bad. But we were happy for the performance of the team even with these conditions!"

The truth is not everyone will have been happy with Neymar for some of his more selfish moments, but at least Brazil are through, which is more than can be said of Argentina.

They complete their qualifiers with a home match against Copa America champions Chile next week.

Will Brazil win next year's World Cup? Have your say in the comments. 

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