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Mexico Star Lashes Out At Neymar's Play-Acting

Mexico Star Lashes Out At Neymar's Play-Acting

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 03, 2018 09:36 AM @KeeganKruger

A frustrated Mexico international has slammed Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar for his play-acting in Brazil's 2-0 win over El Tri at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Monday.

Click through the gallery above to see pictures of Neymar’s play-acting against Mexico.

Defender Miguel Layun, who was involved in a controversial incident with the Brazilian in the second half of the match, appeared to step on the forward's ankle while trying to collect the ball.

However, Neymar reacted dramatically to the light contact from the North American, writhing around on the turf before receiving treatment and returning to the field.

After the match, Layun hit out at the 26-year-old, suggesting that he is more concerned about his acting on the field than the game itself.

"This is football. If he does not want to be touched, he should try doing something else," he said, according to SCMP.com.

"He is more concerned about being on the floor. If he wants to lie down, he should go home and sleep.

"He was down, and I touched him looking for the ball, I know all about his talents, but I also know his tricks.

"We know Neymar, and he likes to be the protagonist on and off the field. It is obvious,

"Anyone who has seen the game knows exactly what I am referring to. He is like that. His personality is like that. You have to leave that aside and wish him the best like always.

"I think he is a player with a lot of talent who hopefully one day dedicates himself to playing a little more. The truth is he would be more spectacular if he devoted himself more to playing football instead of doing other things.

"Ultimately, I think that is what's important. I think maybe he was a bit worried and that was his way of getting rid of the stress he had."

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Brazil will now face Belgium in the quarter-finals after the Red Devils beat Japan 3-2 on Monday night.

Are you happy to see footballers react the way Neymar does sometimes? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 05, 2018 06:04 AM
Neymar yes is a good player but he react like a clown!
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aubreysadawana Joined: 13 Jul 2015
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aubreysadawana Jul 04, 2018 01:00 AM
Why did this Mexican defender touched Neymar on the ankle while collecting the ball? His intention was to injure Neymar off the ball. He is the bad loser.
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Sanchez Alexis Joined: 29 Dec 2015
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Sanchez Alexis Jul 03, 2018 03:49 PM
Leave Neymar alone please
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Warras4phefeni Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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Warras4phefeni Jul 03, 2018 02:19 PM
VAR I agree is bias I thought I only view it wrong shame
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jul 03, 2018 12:39 PM
@alizebucs1986 Old trick from Neymar........Layun barely touched him, although his(Layun's)complaining is just sour grapes. I lost count of how many times the Mexicans took out Neymar illegally. It is up to FIFA to address play-acting. If players are allowed to do it and benefit from it, they will continue doing it..........simple as that.
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laqwela Joined: 21 Jul 2017
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laqwela Jul 03, 2018 11:57 AM
and he is running out of time Mo Salah has passed him Mbappe is right there
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laqwela Joined: 21 Jul 2017
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laqwela Jul 03, 2018 11:53 AM
Neymar is a complete players technically,his problem is upstairs (sisikhothane) had he had CR7's mentality he wud have already have atlist one Ballon'do in his cabinet
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Great white shark Joined: 07 Jul 2017
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Great white shark Jul 03, 2018 11:46 AM
as soccer players we always do dat i dnt thnk it was malicious, Neymar will always make a meal out of it
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Jul 03, 2018 11:22 AM
@Coach M i don't think u were watching the Game,let alone seeing the incident because Layun knew exactly what he was doing,Yes Neymar always do that but that incident Layun should have been sent off because he did it on purpose
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Coach M Joined: 03 Jul 2018
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Coach M Jul 03, 2018 11:09 AM
Neymar always does that he is always jumping wherever the is touch on him.the Mexican should have known that
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Jul 03, 2018 09:57 AM
Layun is a fool,he was lucky because this VAR system is incompetent and favours certain Teams,he stamp on Neymar intentionally and that warrantied a Straight Red Card..stupid Layun

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