Why Neymar was in tears after Brazil's 3-1 victory over Japan

Why Neymar was in tears after Brazil's 3-1 victory over Japan

He added his second after the hour mark with a shot from distance that Leandro Castellanos could not halt. The contest in this northern French city served as an opportunity for Brazil coach Tite to provide playing time for his substitutes ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The world's most expensive player has made a fine start to life at Paris Saint-Germain on the pitch since his record-breaking move from Barcelona during the transfer window, but he has also made headlines for negative reasons.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud hit his 29th international goal in the second half to complete the win.

Joachim Low's Germany came closest to scoring when winger Leroy Sane rattled the crossbar midway through the first half.

"That Inter team and Mourinho will be in the hearts of Inter supporters forever".

Both Brazil and Japan have qualified for next year's World Cup in Russia.

"On the field or off it he is always in a good mood, affecting everyone".

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Having scored one penalty and missed another penalty in Brazil's 3-1 win over Japan in Lille on Friday, Neymar then cried at a news conference after his coach defended his reputation.

"Even with the changes, we had fluency, we had performance". He may find one flaw in their approach to defending set-pieces, and when Japan did rally in the second half, Tomoaki Makino rose in between Jemerson and Alex Sandro to head home from a corner.

The defender then tangled with Fernandinho in the area and Brazil were awarded a penalty via the video assistant.

Portugal didn't miss the resting Cristiano Ronaldo as it defeated Saudi Arabia 3-0 with goals from Manuel Fernandes, Goncalo Guedes and Joao Mario. "I think we are in a good way".

The first time a European audience got a look at him was in London, in a friendly against Scotland staged at Arsenal's stadium at the end of March 2011. This time, the award was more straightforward. William and Neymar worked off the flanks in support of Gabriel. He looked affronted whenever there was the hint of physical contact from a Japan player: don't they know he is not allowed to be tackled?

It happened again on Friday, when Brazil were coasting to a comfortable win against Japan. Coutinho was never expected to come on because of a thigh problem.

He was back at the same venue a few months later, lining up in a 2-1 defeat to England in the first game of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's spell in charge.