Neymar can't take sole responsibility for Brazil: Coach

Neymar will be fit to face Costa Rica in Brazil's second Group E match

Neymar will be fit to face Costa Rica in Brazil's second Group E match

"It's [head coach] Tite's decision on who is better at the moment to get on the pitch".

For all Brazil's efforts - seven shots, but only one on target - Costa Rica went into halftime knowing they had taken a lot of punches, but were still standing. I cried out of happiness, overcoming, grit and desire to win. Nothing was ever easy in my life, it wouldn't be any different now, right! "No, not the dream, the GOAL!".

Facing their South American rivals in the second game, many questions were raised on how Brazil would approach this match-up, especially with the news that their superstar Neymar was not 100 per cent fit.

Brazil will play their last group match next Wednesday, against Serbia, while Costa Rica will face Switzerland at the same time.

There have been talks of players unrest in the Costa Rican team but coach Oscar Ramirez has played down those reports.

Shaqiri's runs down the wings were a constant threat to Serbia's defense, and the Swiss midfield recovered after a shaky start to dominate the same way it did against Brazil in its tournament opener.

Friday was an important day for Neymar.

Referee Bjorn Kuipers twice waved away Neymar's claims for fouls in the first half. It earned Brazil's biggest star a yellow card.

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"He was three-and-a-half months out (with injury) and he played the full match", Tite added, referring to the foot injury that kept the Paris St Germain player on the sidelines between February and June.

Following the whistle that ended the match, he sank to his knees in tears.

Neymar's ire at this year's tournament has even been turned on his own teammates.

But with Brazil still five matches away from their sixth World Cup, concern is growing over Neymar's ability to handle the vagaries of fate still to be handed to him at Russian Federation 2018.

The clock had ticked past 90 minutes, and the five-times champions looked to be edging to a second disappointing draw, when Marcelo floated the ball in from the left and substitute Roberto Firmino headed across to Gabriel Jesus.

"The great merit of this team was not giving up at any time", Silva said.

"It's possible I'm going to score another two goals", said Musa, 25, who scored Friday in the 49th minute on Victor Moses' cross and again in the 75th minute.

"I was saddened by the behavior of Neymar for me".

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