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Neymar bursts into tears moments after outrageous rainbow flick against Costa Rica

The Brazilian magician had huffed and puffed all game until two moments of magic in injury time

Well that was a breathless ending.

Brazil huffed and puffed for 91 minutes against Costa Rica but finally found the breakthrough that got their World Cup back on track.


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Late but great

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Late but great

A lot has been made of Neymar’s performances so far, with the legacy of that broken foot suffered earlier this year clearly still affecting him.

And while he was frustrated by a resolute Costa Rican side for the vast majority, he inevitably had the final say with two moments of magic in injury time.

Firstly, after Philippe Coutinho had struck to finally give Brazil the lead, the PSG maverick channelled his early days with an audacious rainbow flick in the corner.

Brilliant, but hardly surprising he’s targeted so much by defenders.

Remember what happened to Kerlon, the seal guy?

Neymar then got on the scoresheet himself, finishing a flowing move by turning home Douglas Costa’s cross to make sure of the points.

With emotions running high, the 25-year-old then burst into tears after the final whistle.

An outpouring of relief, maybe?

Or is that injury still causing him grief?

A mini breakdown?

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A mini breakdown?

Most importantly he’s now off the mark in Russia – and pre-tournament favourites Brazil look like they’re only getting better.


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