Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist

Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist

Brazil win but old questions of mental focus persist

He easily leads the table at the World Cup for number of fouls against him: 10 in the first game against Switzerland and four against Costa Rica.

Two physios will stay in Sochi, where Brazil have their headquarters, to try and accelerate his return.

Neymar is one of the best players in the world, and that status has made him a target for opposing defenses.

The incident observed as Costa Rica appeared to be wasting time for a player's injury objective.

Lasmar sought to reassure Brazilian media anxious about Neymar's fitness after he limped out of a training session with a sore right ankle following Brazil's opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland last weekend.

"I would like everyone to understand Neymar's situation, and that he no longer has any problem with his right foot".

It is claimed the former Bayern Munich ace felt a twinge during his second-half appearance against Costa Rica but carried on playing, even assisting Neymar for Brazil's second goal in a 2-0 win.

It's unclear why Neymar was so emotional after the game, but the three points were crucial for Brazil that only need a draw in their final group game to reach the knockout stages.

Brazilian star Neymar cries after scoring his team's second goal against Costa Rica during their 2018 World Cup match at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on Friday. Back in 1970, when the country won its third World Cup title, it was Carlos Alberto Torres - referred to as "Capita" from that moment onward - who got to raise the trophy.

"Today (Friday), he disappointed me, because he insulted me really badly when I returned the ball".

"Not everyone knows what I went through to get here".

"I think you have to let it out, a great weight was lifted off our shoulders", Silva told Globo's website.

However, if they're to do that, it will be without Douglas Costa, who suffered a thigh injury towards the end of the game against Costa Rica.

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