Gisele was pretty pumped for Brazil’s dramatic World Cup win

26 June, 2018, 22:16 | Author: Amy Huff
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In the second half, Brazil were more aggressive but Costa Rica still found a way to stop them in the final third by switching their 3-4-2-1 formation to a 5-4-1 whenever the Brazilians tried to pounce into their penalty box. "To me it was a penalty", he said.

Neymar, who was roughed up in the first match as he committed 10 fouls, once again missed a big opportunity to put Brazil ahead in the 72nd minute as his shot went wide of the target after snatching the ball from Costa Rica's Gamboa. The wonderful video is going viral on the internet for all the right reasons.

The fact that Brazil are already as one of the red-hot favourites to win the World Cup this year or at the very least get through to the final game, doesn't bode well for Costa Rica, but with an upturn in their form and with the team now full conversant with the playing conditions in Russian Federation I for one will not be too surprised if they do win this match.

"We don't need referees decisions to win a game", Tite said.

Serbia, who had a strong claim for a second half penalty turned down, had dominated the first half, knowing a win would have confirmed their place in the knockout stages.

Costa Rica had just three shots in this match, with all of those coming in the opening 15 minutes.

Neymar's obsession with social media has undoubtedly opened him up to more criticism - and pressure - than ever but former players acknowledged even the most balanced individual is under massive stress in Russian Federation.

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Fan Alberto Gomez told Xinhua that "it was a good game with Brazil, but it can not be that this team has so little to offer in attack". Costa Rica has zero points and can not advance. But we don't want any help. "I told him that (crying) is good".

A brace by Ahmed Musa earned Nigeria a 2-0 win over Iceland and ensured the battle for the second qualification spot from Group D will go to the final round of matches.

However, those worries will be squashed as he is believed to have been back training and is expected to play against Costa Rica. Is he going to be back to his best?

With his 56th global goal, Neymar is now one ahead of Romario - which could be a useful omen for Brazil.

Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria its first win at this year's World Cup, and gave Argentina a gift.

The question now is how he approaches the last group game against Serbia.



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