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Brazil vs Costa Rica : Neymar starts as Tite keeps faith in stars

Brazil vs Costa Rica : Neymar starts as Tite keeps faith in stars

Brazil´s forward Philippe Coutinho reacts to a missed shot during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 22, 2018.

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.

He scored nine goals in 34 La Liga appearances which has seen the lofty midfielder become first choice in Brazil's side, and Spurs fans reacted to his performance on Twitter - asking why he could not perform the way he did at Spurs.

Brazil made a change at the break, bringing on Douglas Costa for Willian, and their bright start to the second period was nearly rewarded when Jesus crashed a header against the bar after 49 minutes.

With Brazil increasingly trying their luck from outside the box as Costa Rica defended with discipline, Willian shot over and Navas saved Marcelo's low strike.

Had the match ended in a stalemate, Brazil would have only had two points and may have needed to win their final game in order to advance.

Priest slaps baby because it won’t stop crying during baptism
The disturbing video, posted on Wednesday, has generated 245,898 views and 389 comments, but it is unclear where it was filmed. Another person said: "If that video would end with the father giving the priest a very strong bitch slap it would be ideal ".

Costa Rica boss Ramirez has also had to play down claims there are divisions in his squad.

Do you think Brazil will win the World Cup this summer? After one open shot from 20 yards sailed into the stands, Neymar hid his face in his shirt, devoid of the usual swagger he carries on the world's biggest stage.

Brazil were frustrated by Los Ticos until second-half stoppage time, when Philippe Coutinho found the breakthrough and, with the pressure off, a free-wheeling Neymar added a second before the final whistle.

Although insults must be regularly thrown around on a football pitch, this instance is bang out of order from Neymar. Firmino drove through the middle before Douglas Costa squared for Neymar finally to find the net.

Tite didn't escape unscathed, either.

Switzerland's equaliser was only the sixth goal Brazil conceded in 22 games under Tite, while Neymar struggled to perform at his best. "I was going to celebrate with them but I had to limp back". He said: "Not everyone knows what I went through to get here".

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