What Neymar said to Costa Rica defender after controversial incident in Brazil win

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It was an emotional afternoon for Neymar against Costa Rica.

After Brazil laboured to a 1-1 draw with Switzerland, the pressure was on for Brazil and their star player to secure a result against weaker opposition.

When the fourth official raised his board to announce stoppage time, though, the scores remained deadlocked at 0-0.

Neymar had missed a number of chances during the game and went down under controversial circumstances to win a penalty that was later ruled out by VAR.

In the end, Brazil found the net with Philippe Coutinho prodding home a late winner through the legs of Keylor Navas.

Neymar frustrated vs Costa Rica

Then, in the 97th minute, Neymar bagged the goal he so badly wanted with a left-footed finish in front of an open goal.

The emotion of the victory proved too much for the Paris Saint-Germain forward who was seen weeping at the full-time whistle and felt necessary to explain his reaction on Instagram.

And another theme of his performance revolved around a seeming feud with referee Bjorn Kuipers.

Brazil v Costa Rica: Group E - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

What Neymar shouted at Duarte

Television cameras picked up numerous disagreements between the pair and Neymar even sought to criticise him at half-time in the tunnel.

During the penalty incident, Neymar told the Dutchman: "Don't touch me, don't touch me."

Just minutes later and Neymar was finally awarded a yellow card after throwing the ball into the ground and shouting verbal abuse at Oscar Duarte.

It's been revealed by Marca that the Brazilian had shouted: "Son of a b**ch, your mother is a w***e, go f**k yourself."

Although insults must be regularly thrown around on a football pitch, this instance is bang out of order from Neymar.

The 26-year-old can often cut an angry figure on the pitch and it seems the frustration of the Costa Rica draw had quite the effect on him.

Kuipers handled the game well in spite of the constant protestations, though, and his response to complaints from Neymar have since gone viral on social media.


So far, it's been difficult going for Brazil and they'll have to improve to justify their status at favourites.

The Selecao will be looking to improve upon the heartbreak of 2014 and that'll require Neymar taking his anger out on the ball, not Costa Rican defenders.

Serbia awaits for Brazil on Wednesday in a game that could see them secure the group.

Do you think Brazil will win the World Cup this summer? Have your say in the comments section below.

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