Neymar 'entitled to feel upset', says Brazil teammate Fagner

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The world's most expensive player scored Brazil's second stoppage-time goal and was in tears at the full-time whistle.

Thiago Silva admits he was "saddened" by Neymar's outburst at him during Brazil's 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica on Friday.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Brazil were forced to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their first Group E match.

In a typically defiant post on Instagram, Neymar claimed his tears were of joy and his team mates defended his public display of emotion.

"I would like everyone to understand Neymar's situation, and that he no longer has any problem with his right foot".

"I believe the whole squad is with him and will support him".

Before Coutinho's breakthrough, the 26-year-old had lambasted Silva for returning the ball to Costa Rica in an act of fair play, much to the disappointment of his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate.

"We all know what we have had to go through to be here".

Neymar's obsession with social media has undoubtedly opened him up to more criticism - and pressure - than ever but former players acknowledged even the most balanced individual is under massive stress in Russian Federation.

The Dutch official, who was close to the action, pointed to the spot.

Brazil are confounding. On the pitch, they are probably the most balanced side in the competition, and showed a reasonable level of resilience in finally breaking down Costa Rica yesterday.

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