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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil coach Tite defends Neymar over Fabio Capello's 'diver' jibe
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil coach Tite defends Neymar over Fabio Capello's 'diver' jibe

Tite was in a buoyant mood ahead of Brazil's final Group E match against Serbia on Wednesday until asked about Capello's remarks to Italian television.

FIFA World Cup 2018: VAR behind mega event in Russia heading to record number of penalties
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FIFA World Cup 2018: VAR behind mega event in Russia heading to record number of penalties

In Brazil four years ago, there were only 13 penalties in the entire tournament. The World Cup record, set in 2002, stands at 18.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar lashes out at critics after scoring late goal in Brazil's 2-0 win over Costa Rica
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar lashes out at critics after scoring late goal in Brazil's 2-0 win over Costa Rica

Neymar's emotions at the end highlighted Brazil's relief at getting their first win of the tournament after being held 1-1 by Switzerland in their opening match.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil clinch late win against Costa Rica but old questions over mental focus persist
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil clinch late win against Costa Rica but old questions over mental focus persist

Brazil have failed to convince in their two matches so far and the focus is once again shifting to the South American side’s old foe – emotional stability.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil display much-needed perseverance to earn morale-boosting win over Costa Rica
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil display much-needed perseverance to earn morale-boosting win over Costa Rica

The scoreline might be cruel to Costa Rica, but it also did justice to Brazil's perseverance. They kept coming at their opponents, and the quality of depth in their ranks made the win possible for them.

Neymar-led Brazil break Costa Rican hearts with late goals; Switzerland fight back from goal down to beat Serbia in Russia
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Neymar-led Brazil break Costa Rican hearts with late goals; Switzerland fight back from goal down to beat Serbia in Russia

Here are some of the top moments from Matchday 10 at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, including late goals from Brazil and Switzerland

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar needs more time to 'resume his high standard', says Brazil coach Tite
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar needs more time to 'resume his high standard', says Brazil coach Tite

Tite on Neymar: "He played the full match. He is a human being, he needs some time to resume his high standard. Before then there is a team that has to be strong and not depend on him."

FIFA World Cup 2018: Relived Neymar breaks down in tears after scoring late goal for Brazil against Costa Rica
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Relived Neymar breaks down in tears after scoring late goal for Brazil against Costa Rica

The relief of sealing Brazil's first win in Russia was all too visible as Neymar broke down in tears moments after tapping home Douglas Costa's cross for a 2-0 victory.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil strike late to edge past Costa Rica and inch closer towards Round of 16
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil strike late to edge past Costa Rica and inch closer towards Round of 16

The Central Americans looked likely to hold on for a hard-earned draw, particularly after Neymar had a penalty award chalked off by referee Bjorn Kuipers after he consulted the Video Assistant Referee.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Nathania John K from Tamil Nadu becomes first Indian girl to become Official Match Ball Carrier
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Nathania John K from Tamil Nadu becomes first Indian girl to become Official Match Ball Carrier

Nathania John K became the first Indian girl to become the Official Match Ball Carrier (OMBC) at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Costa Rica may use two players to man mark Neymar, says coach Oscar Ramirez ahead of Brazil clash
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Costa Rica may use two players to man mark Neymar, says coach Oscar Ramirez ahead of Brazil clash

Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez could task two of his players with man-marking Brazil playmaker Neymar but said his side would not try to foul the forward out of the game.

Highlights Brazil vs Costa Rica, FIFA World Cup 2018, Match 24 in Saint Petersburg Stadium: Coutinho, Neymar win it for Samba Boys
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Highlights Brazil vs Costa Rica, FIFA World Cup 2018, Match 24 in Saint Petersburg Stadium: Coutinho, Neymar win it for Samba Boys

Catch the live scores and updates from Brazil vs Costa Rica as Neymar-led side look to get into the groove against Costa Rica

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil attempt to bounce back, Iceland take on Nigeria and other things to watch on Day 9
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil attempt to bounce back, Iceland take on Nigeria and other things to watch on Day 9

Brazil take on Costa Rica to improve upon their 1-1 draw against Switzerland. Iceland, buoyed by their 1-1 draw against Argentina, look to boost their hopes for advancing with a win.

FIFA World Cup Google Doodle celebrates football culture in Brazil, Nigeria and other nations on Day 9
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FIFA World Cup Google Doodle celebrates football culture in Brazil, Nigeria and other nations on Day 9

Friday's Google Doodle features the six teams from Group D and Group E that will play their matches in Russia. The teams are Brazil, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Iceland, Serbia and Switzerland.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar to play against Costa Rica despite injury fears, informs Brazil coach Tite
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar to play against Costa Rica despite injury fears, informs Brazil coach Tite

Neymar was given a rough ride by the Swiss in a 1-1 draw on Sunday, suffering 10 fouls during the match, the most for any player in a single World Cup game for 20 years.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil star Neymar limps off during team's training session ahead of Costa Rica tie
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil star Neymar limps off during team's training session ahead of Costa Rica tie

Neymar hobbled out of a training session on Tuesday, setting alarm bells ringing in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Friday.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Under cooked Neymar needs to come back strong to bolster Brazil's hope after slow start
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Under cooked Neymar needs to come back strong to bolster Brazil's hope after slow start

The world's most expensive player told journalists there was "nothing to worry about" regarding his latest knock, but there is concern whether Neymar can perform to the levels needed to lead his country to a sixth World Cup title.

Hirving Lozano stars in Mexico's shock victory over Germany; Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland
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Hirving Lozano stars in Mexico's shock victory over Germany; Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland

Hirving Lozano scored in Mexico's stunning win over defending champions Germany; Brazil were off to a slow start with a draw against Switzerland while Serbia pulled off a 1-0 win over Costa Rica.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Aleksandar Kolarov's brilliant free-kick gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica in Group E opener
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Aleksandar Kolarov's brilliant free-kick gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica in Group E opener

Aleksandar Kolarov's brilliant second-half free-kick gave Serbia a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in their opening World Cup group match in Samara on Sunday.

Costa Rica vs Serbia Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2018, Match 9 in Samara: Aleksandar Kolarov helps Serbia to win
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Costa Rica vs Serbia Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2018, Match 9 in Samara: Aleksandar Kolarov helps Serbia to win

Serbia and Costa Rica begin their World Cup campaigns on Sunday with the teams likely to adopt contrasting approaches to making the most of their limited resources at the tournament.