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Video: Neymar and Brazil booed despite scoring classy goal

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Neymar is the darling of football in Brazil and has the weight of the near 197million-strong population's expectation on his shoulders.

This isn’t always a good thing, as the 21-year-old found out last night when Brazil were held to a 2-2 draw by Chile in a friendly and the home fans booed Neymar and his teammates.

Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side struggled to really get going in the match at the newly refurbished Mineirao in Belo Horizonte and fell behind to a Marcos Gonzalez header inside ten minutes.

Brazil levelled on 25 minutes through Atletico Mineiro centre back Rever, before Neymar missed a good chance to take the lead from close in.

However, the Santos star did not fluff his lines when finishing off a beautiful passing move involving Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato.

It was a brilliant flowing move involving the Samba stars and should have spurred Brazil to go on and get the win.

Chile weren’t finished though, and Eduardo Vargas levelled the score little under ten minutes later with a screaming drive from all of 30 yards.

The 53,000 Brazil fans in attendance weren’t happy when the final whistle was blown and the players were booed off the pitch.

Worries over the Seleção’s form heading into the Confederations Cup this year and the World Cup next year have even meant Scolari was questioned over his future in the job after the match, despite only taking over in November.

Watch all the goals from Brazil 2-2 Chile below…

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