Costa Rica are in desperate need for a win after being defeated by Serbia in their opening group game and this set us up for a very interesting game.
Neymar was on the end of rough treatment from the Costa Ricans throughout the Group E game, which saw Brazil earn their first win at Russian Federation 2018 courtesy of injury-time goals by Philippe Coutinho and the Paris Saint-Germain forward.
Thiago Silva disappointed at the behavior of the stars of the team. We don't need any help, the players don't need help, I don't want help.
With one minute of it played, Coutinho broke the deadlock when he fired in after substitute Firmino and Jesus had combined. For me it was a penalty.
Following the whistle that ended the match, he sank to his knees in tears.
He added: "I just went to my corner and waited for the adrenaline to calm down".
They have bought themselves, and Neymar, precious time.
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It's part of a disappointing worldwide run in which Messi's only medal with Argentina came 10 years ago at the Summer Olympics. Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground on Saturday with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.
Ramirez denied that his team were unable to compete physically with top-level opponents but said they lacked the finishing touch they showed four years ago in their surprise run to the quarterfinals.
"I am serene about this and I was sad about his behaviour towards me".
Brazil's Philippe Coutinho, left, hugs Neymar at the end of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. "I'm not going to take that away from anybody". But if Argentina claims all three points, it can still advance depending on the result of the other match between Croatia and Iceland. "He needs some time to resume his high standard but before he does that there is a team which has to be strong and not dependent on him".
Brazil's late World Cup win over Costa Rica takes them to the top of the Group E but they have failed to convince in their two matches so far and the focus is once again shifting to the South American side's old foe - emotional stability.
Costa Rican fans and media were bitter after their team was eliminated from the 2018 Russia World Cup, after losing 0-2 to Brazil.
Brazil, five-time champion of World Cup, disappointed on their World Cup opener as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Rostov-On-Don on Sunday night.
"I wouldn't like there to be hard fouls on Neymar, the boys know that well", said Ramirez. "The tears are of joy, of overcoming, of courage", Neymar tweeted after the match.