Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to secure first win

Neymar in training

After drawing their first game Brazil needed a victory to safeguard their passage through to the last-16 and Philippe Coutinho grabbed a crucial opener in the 91st minute to put his side ahead.

"If I was the referee I would not go back but I respect that because it is subject to interpretation", the Brazil manager said.

"Even parrots can talk, but walking the walk ... not everyone does it". "The tears were of joy, of overcoming of the will to win".

"In my life things have never been easy, [it] would not be right now!" The dream - no, the OBJECTIVE - is still alive. "Congratulations for the performance, guys".

Philippe Coutinho is overjoyed after scoring the first Brazil goal and his second in the tournament.Neymar about to volley home Brazil's second goal.

The five-time winners seemed poised for another draw, especially after a penalty awarded to Neymar was overturned by referee Bjorn Kuipers after consulting VAR. In the 48th minute, Navas raced out to clear but his clearance went straight to Paulinho, who got his head up and chipped to Neymar at the far post.

Ahmed is an ardent fan of Neymar Jr and the Brazilian football team.

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Social media wasn't kind as plenty - including former England star Gary Lineker - slammed the 26-year-old for his Oscar-worthy dive.

After Neymar's jinking run, the ball dropped to Coutinho and he shot towards the target. It earned Brazil's biggest star a yellow card.

Neymar dropped to his knees after the final whistle, sobbing in his hands as his teammates surrounded him and then lifted him off the ground.

The Brazilians who were yet to record a win at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, played out a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their opening game, and were close to record another draw.

Coach Tite fell to the floor as he sped onto the pitch following Coutinho's strike. Costa Rica were eliminated from the tournament.

Neymar burst into tears at the end of the game, drawing some concern about the emotional state of the team as they set off on another high-pressure pursuit of a sixth World Cup triumph. "Genuine or not, Neymar's crying is worrying".

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