Firmino helps Brazil to late win over Costa Rica

Gabriel Jesus to retain Brazil place ahead of Roberto Firmino against Costa Rica

He didn't speak to reporters after the game but soon took to Instagram to explain his emotions.

Not everyone knows what I've been through to get here, everyone can talk about it, but not everyone can do it!

"Things were never easy in my life, so why would they be now?"

"The dream continues, not the dream. the MISSION!"

And Brazil coach Tite admitted the Paris Saint-Germain star is still not fully match-fit.

Brazil's previous two World Cup coaches, Dunga and Luiz Felipe Scolari, had a tendency to lead and encourage protests against referees but the current incumbent Tite is a much calmer presence and it is surprising he has not tried to curb Neymar's excesses. "We each show it in our own way".

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"He is a human being - he needs some time to resume his high standard".

"Is he going to be back to his best?" Neymar thought he had a penalty with 13 minutes remaining when the referee awarded a spot-kick, then changed his decision after a video assistant referee (VAR) review and adjudging he dived.

"I think today will be real start for us, after the bad haircut and bad start", Carolina said. "It is clear, it is not open to interpretation, the touch robs him of the possibility of him finishing". For me it was a penalty. They should be fair for everyone.

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.

"I have to take my responsibility, so does everyone else on the team". We're gonna win and go for the next game, 3-0.

Costa Rica and LAFC forward Marco Ureña told reporters this week that his side can spring an upset. "It's something the professor [Tite] always highlights - being mentally strong until the end".

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