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Pre-tournament favourites Brazil were held by Switzerland and struggled to overcome Costa Rica in the group stage, but impressed in the second half of their last-16 win against Mexico.

Three games on and the total is 23 fouls against - not one in the penalty box - eight more than Lionel Messi after the same amount of games.

Neymar must help Brazil lift the trophy next week if he wants to join the greats, according to the World Cup victor who first took home FIFA's top individual award.

A winged football fan was found in the Russian city of Kirov, which has caught football fever despite not being among the 11 World Cup host destinations.

Under-fire Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has remained in Russian Federation, reportedly to watch the likes of Brazil and Uruguay in preparation for next year's Copa America, but it's believed that his days in the job are numbered.

"I think it's a shame for football".

But he also received criticism for what Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio described as "acting" when Miguel Layun appeared to step on his ankle.


It's no secret that Osorio want to pit his wits against the very best managers out there, work with players on a daily basis and try his hand in Europe.

"I saw what happened, everyone who is watching, and you can see the image", said Tite, before praising the forward, who scored the opening goal in their 2-0 win over Mexico.

"But my God, Neymar was even given the man of the match by Federation Internationale de Football Association, but we need to have Federation Internationale de Football Association looking at this, the way he behaved in this game, I can't find any other way [of describing it] than disgraceful". Then Roberto Firmino netted the second goal closer to full-time, securing a win.

Twitter users weren't hesitant to express their disappointment in the Paris Saint-Germain player's "theatrics", with one user saying, "Neymar has already won a big award this tournament".

Thomas Meunier (c) celebrates with teammates after creating Belgium's late victor vs. Japan.

Ronaldo, a three-time victor of FIFA's best player award, and Matthaeus spoke at a briefing about the individual accolade that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have won five times each in the past decade.

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