VAR drama, Neymar breaks down in dramatic win

Ruben Holloway
June 26, 2018

It had looked like Brazil, after drawing its opening game 1-1 with Switzerland, was heading for another stalemate.

Not lucky for them, and in the 78th minute when Dutch referee Kuipers first awarded a penalty for a foul against Neymar, but after the prompt assistants reviewed the episode in the video... reversed its decision.

If Switzerland win, Serbia must beat Brazil in their final game to progress.

At the final whistle, Neymar sat down on the grass and wept, with the emotion of victory hitting home after the tense Group E contest at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

The PSG star collapsed to the ground and burst into tears while the rest of his team-mates celebrated.

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Brazil's forward Philippe Coutinho (left) shoots to score a goal 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 Jun 22, 2018.

"I reacted to this episode quietly, but I was sad from such behavior on the part of Neymar for me", said Silva.

Just two minutes later, Coutinho missed the chance to score his second goal as well as for Brazil.

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Neymar added the second with practically the last kick of the game, racing on to Jesus's square ball following a quick counter-attack as Costa Rica were forced to push for the equaliser. If Nigeria wins, it will advance to the round of 16.

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And Brazil once again managed to repeat their heroics over Costa Rica with a convincing two injury-time goals. But he was also in theatrical mode against Costa Rica, tumbling over dramatically when touched.

Beside Uruguay, no other South American team had won a match until Brazil did so on Friday. "I was going to celebrate with them but I had to limp back".

Willian was hauled off at halftime and replaced by Douglas Costa, whose pace and trickery on the right wing allowed him to get in behind Costa Rica's compact defense.

It came at the ideal time with Brazil set to face a tough Serbia squad and the confidence they gained with this win could help them get three more points against the European squad.

In the end though, Neymar finally delivered and the goal should take some weight off his shoulders. Up next will be Serbia on Wednesday.

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The relief of sealing Brazil's first win in Russian Federation was all too visible as Neymar broke down in tears moments after tapping home Douglas Costa's cross for victory.

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