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Brazil beats Costa Rica in tense encounter

23 June, 2018, 00:46 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Gabriel Jesus to retain Brazil place ahead of Roberto Firmino against Costa Rica

Brazil will play Costa Rica on Friday at Saint Petersburg Stadium.

Equally, it was just as hard not to be infuriated by his behaviour during the Group E match where Brazil had to wait until stoppage time before breaking down the stubborn Central American defence, with Neymar himself scoring the second goal.

"Not everyone knows what I went through to get here", the 26-year-old posted on Instagram.

"Even parrots can talk, but walking the walk... not everyone does it". After revisiting what had happened, he decided that Benitez had not fouled Neymar and canceled the penalty amid protests from the Brazilians. I cried out of happiness, overcoming, grit and desire to win. "Genuine or not, Neymar's crying is worrying", Globo said. In my life, things were never easy, and they wouldn't be now! Congrats on the match boys, you guys RULE!'

Tite later addressed the media to say he would have backed his first instinct and offered his support to Neymar.




"He is a human being - he needs some time to resume his high standard".

Coutinho said Brazil "deserved the win", after the Selecao were held to a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their opening match.

Minutes before the yellow card, Neymar thought he won a penalty when he fell over backwards theatrically after a slight touch from Giancarlo Gonzalez.

"I have to take my responsibility, so does everyone else on the team".

Take a look through the gallery above to see some of the best reactions from Liverpool fans as Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino combine for Brazil. However, they lacked poise in front of goal and Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas was in fine form.

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