Neymar describes World Cup exit as painful time

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Brazil entered the tournament as favourites but leave with their wait for a sixth World Cup crown still ongoing, and writing in his Sunday World column, Aldridge was heavily critical of Neymar once again.

Neymar's wingman at Paris Saint-Germain, in Russia Mbappe has underlined his reputation as one of the most exciting players on the planet and performed as France's most potent attacking threat.

However that hasn't stopped people from making fun of their star player Neymar. National Hockey League mascot SJ Sharkie also completed a fine impression of the former Barcelona man.

The most elaborate efforts came from football summer camps with children learning how to play football the Neymar way during their training sessions.

The Brazilian attacker drew the ire of football fans around the world for his on-pitch antics, with his regular theatrics after getting fouled becoming tiresome very quickly for supporters.

The opportunity created by Argentina and Portugal's last-16 exits was not grasped by Neymar as he turned in a frustrating display in the 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium.

But the referee was wise to the deceit and waved away his appeal for a penalty. He should have been booked for simulation but escaped being punished.

Thanks to a recent study, we now know exactly how much time he's spent on the ground during the 2018 World Cup: a whopping 14 minutes.

An own goal from Miranda and a sublime strike from Kevin De Bryune gave the Red Devils a two-goal lead at half time.

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