Neymar Breaks His Silence On Brazil’s World Cup Exit


Neymar was personally tipped for glory in the competition but endured a hard tournament, scoring twice for Brazil but also receiving severe criticism from around the world as a result of his perceived tendency to dive and exaggerate injuries.

Croatia will next play England in the semifinals on Wednesday in Moscow.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Lloris said: "They are an exhaustive team, they know how to do everything".

This will be the first World Cup in 12 years, and just the fifth overall, with all four semi-finalists from one confederation.

They also won a shootout for the first time in four World Cup attempts by knocking out Colombia in the last 16, a sign of their progress in preparing for every possible outcome.

The 31-year-old Lloris describes the Belgium lineup as "quite simply, the most complete side in the tournament, in all aspects of the game". Its team of seasoned, well-travelled players, with big-name stars who play for big clubs, is making a compelling argument that experience is a cornerstone to success on football's biggest stage.

Chance was not on Brazil's side in painful defeat, says coach Tite
Brazil and Belgium go head-to-head on Friday evening with a place in the World Cup semi-finals up for grabs. Belgium won the first back in a 1963 friendly, while Brazil have won the following three meetings.

Sure, there are penalties and set-piece goals aplenty in his handsome tournament haul of six, but it is time to stop pretending those goals somehow count for less.

There was another against Sweden, with Maguire heading in a driven corner from Ashley Young in the 30th minute. At 22, Alli became the second-youngest scorer for England at a World Cup behind Michael Owen.

"It is a fantastic generation and in order to beat them we will have to play a great match". "And also that little ball that Jesse sent in for Dele, that was great".

The report further reveals that supporters chanted and cheered the players on as they got off the airplane and appeared in the airport lounge. "It is an opportunity in our careers and we have to grab it with both hands".

With an epic comeback in the last 16 against Japan, fighting back from 2-0 down and scoring a sensational victor in the dying seconds, the Red Devils not only broke Japanese hearts but put to bed doubts about the team's character.

These two have looked the best two teams in the tournament.