'Soft hotel mattress' blamed for Brazilian's World Cup injury

Marcus Newton
June 30, 2018

Neymar "likes to exaggerate fouls", says Mexican defender Andres Guardado.

Brazil will take on Mexico in the round of 16 of this years FIFA World Cup.

Real Betis midfielder Guardado said El Tri could get past Brazil despite never having defeated them at a World Cup.

Mexico survived a scare in their final group stage game: El Tri lost to Sweden 3-0 and needed South Korea to hang on for a win against Germany to secure Mexico their spot in the knockout round.

"It's the biggest game of our lives".

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The German tactician is being criticised for failing to take Manchester City's in-form winger Leroy Sane to the World Cup . We have no idea who, when or where we will play in the next round, but we're pleased we're in the next round.

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Then, Mexicans at the game - and around the world - cheered wildly when South Korea scored its first goal. Mexico, having beaten Germany and South Korea , will take on the victor of Group E in the next round.

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Argentina need a win over Nigeria to have any chance of making the next stage, and even then it is not guaranteed. To see him looking so stressed and unhappy at this World Cup was a real worry.

Thiago Silva jumped highest to head home the definitive goal as Neymar tried, and even had a one-on-one, but it didn't come off for him.

Speaking with Le Parisien, the PSG captain clarified that he was "joking" when he told Globo Esporte that he was "saddened" by his club and worldwide teammate's behaviour towards him.

On Wednesday, he earned the start for his country, becoming the first-ever active Whitecaps FC player to appear in a World Cup match.

Neymar thought he had won Brazil a penalty in the 2-0 victory over Costa Rica last week, but the decision was overruled with the help of VAR, referee Bjorn Kuipers instead deeming it a dive.

Osorio added: "No one doubts the talent that Brazil have in attack, with Willian, Douglas Costa, Neymar. but I think Coutinho makes the difference because he's a player that can play anywhere in midfield or further forward".

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