Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat


Neymar's second World Cup will be remembered for his diving, rather than his performances on the pitch.

During Brazil's shock exit against Belgium, 1-2, Neymar feigned an injury only to be told by referee Milorad Mažić - probably not in these words - "mate, get up".

Flopping/diving is when a player tries to bamboozle the referee into thinking they've been fouled.

"A supporter who loves his team, it's in victory but also in defeat", said Ali, who works in deliveries for a multinational firm.

Many in the male-majority crowd donned Brazil's yellow jersey for the occasion, while families watched from their balconies as the sound of drums and vuvuzelas filled the narrow street.

"We were beaten in the semi-final in Brazil".

Martinez now faces a tricky decision concerning his line-up with Nacer Chadli and Marouane Fellaini pressing for starts after coming off the bench against Japan to turn the game around in the last half an hour.

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"The pain is very great because we knew we could get there".

"Individually, Brazil are the strongest team in this World Cup", Kompany, who made the last of his worldwide appearances as a substitute in the 1-0 win over England, told reporters.

Lukaku has brought his United form with him to Russian Federation, scoring four goals in as many games so far and adding a further assist.

"We have worked hard over two years for this and we are as ready as we ever can be".

Neymar, who only just recovered from a metatarsal injury in time to play in Russian Federation, spoke of his pride in his team-mates, who failed to emulate Brazil's achievement of reaching the semi-finals in 2014. "[But] I think offensively that we are really strong".

"Neymar is one of the biggest exponents of. decisive one-versus-one situations, so we'll have to keep an eye on him and allow our players to have a bigger role in the game".

The victor of the tie will face either France or Uruguay in St Petersburg on July 10.