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"It's not normal to cry in the second game of a World Cup", Brazil's biggest newspaper, O Globo, said.

Asked about the reason behind the decision, a Federation Internationale de Football Association spokesperson said: "The colours are actually shared with the teams in April and are only reconfirmed at the match coordination meeting on the day before the match".

The moment that captured a heated confrontation between Brazilian talisman Neymar Jr and Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers in Friday's World Cup against Costa Rica has become an online sensation. But Brazil's determination and talent paid off in the end, giving them three crucial points, which has them in a good spot to move on from the group stage.

The Nigerians haven't impressed me much and their recent form of four defeats and one draw doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. And with how Nigeria played, they'll enter the match with Argentina as the favorite. But thanks to Xherdan Shaqiri's victor at the death, Switzerland is now a draw against Costa Rica away from moving on.


The old trim, which he debuted in Brazil's opening match versus Switzerland in Rostov, a surprising 1-1 draw for the Samba Boys, was heavily criticized by Twitter users.

It was a free kick from Kolarov that put Serbia in solid position in the group, but Switzerland may be as tough a foe as Brazil.

Neymar returned and scored in World Cup warm-up friendly wins against Croatia and Austria but Tite admitted it could take up to five games for his star forward to be back to his best. Their results coming into Russian Federation weren't great and they were lucky not to lose by more than a goal to nil against Serbia on Sunday.

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