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Eric Cantona has taken to Instagram to slate Neymar following Brazil vs Switzerland

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There are many players at the 2018 FIFA World Cup that have the weight of a whole country on their shoulders, but if one man stands out on the pitch, it's Neymar.

The Brazilian showed his world-class ability on the pitch four years ago when his country hosted football's biggest competition, but his campaign was cruelly ended after suffering a fractured vertebra against Colombia in the quarter-finals.

Everyone knows what happened to Seleção in the semi-final, a 7-1 pulverisation at the hands of Germany, but they are out for revenge in Russia this summer, but their group stage fixtures didn't get off to an ideal start.

Philippe Coutinho's thunderbolt gave Brazil the lead against Switzerland on Sunday evening in Rostov-on-Don, only to be pegged back by a controversial header by Steven Zuber, who had shoved Miranda out of the way before powering home.

Being the focal point of his nation's attack, Neymar tried to make things happen but could not find a breakthrough against a solid Swiss defence, and a 1-1 draw was an unexpected disappointment in the grand scheme of things.

Neymar himself did not have the greatest of games. Entering the match with a unique new hairstyle, the PSG forward struggled to make an impact and was heavily slated by the Brazilian media.

His new spaghetti-style haircut caught the eye of many on social media, including former France and Manchester United great Eric Cantona.

Brazil v Switzerland: Group E - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Cantona has never been one to mince his words, as proved when stating he supported his adopted footballing nation of England at previous major tournaments instead of his home nation because he resented the figures at the head of the French national game.

And Cantona, who won 45 caps for his country but never appeared at a World Cup, took to Instagram today to mock Neymar for his new haircut, and you cannot deny that it is absolutely hilarious.

Sporting more than a few handfuls of cooked spaghetti on top of his head, Cantona held a picture of Neymar at the same time, the post being captioned; "Neymar style...spaghetti al dente!"

Who knew Cantona was such a troll when it came to social media?!

As for Neymar, he will be looking to bounce back from a poor first showing against Costa Rica on Friday, where fans around the globe will be hoping to see the Neymar they know and love rather than the one they saw against Switzerland.

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