"From MRI images we discovered Neymar's brain activity to be less than 10 percent of an amateur player," researcher Eiichi Naito told AFP on Friday.
Asked why Brazil failed Neymar said there were simply things that could not be explained.
Shockingly in some instances of violent and reckless play, referees showed fewer yellow and red cards per game than at any World Cup since 1986.
Over the course of World Cup 2014, we will be keeping an ear out for what people say – from players and coaches to legends and fans.
For Messi, the loss of the World Cup final to Germany, left him stunned and a little dazed. We take a look at how Messi reacted post the match.
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The now four-time world champions, the first European team to win it on South American soil, earned the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports after a 1-0 victory.
A list of the top goal-scorers, assist-getters and goalkeepers of World Cup 2014.
As it rains heavily in Rio and the sun attempts to shine through the clouds, we have to admit that Germany was simply the better team in terms of training, strategy, talent and sportsmanship.
Argentina and Germany have appeared collectively in nine previous World Cup finals and two against each other.
"I won't say he came to injure me, I don't what was going on in his head but everyone who understands football can see that it wasn't a normal challenge," Neymar told reporters.
Come to think of it — you could see Brazil were invisible against Germany when they lost 1-7 in Belo Horizonte in the World Cup semifinal.
Netherlands has gained a reputation of being the master strategy team. Yet it all went horribly wrong against Argentina.
Live goals, updates, stats and pictures as Netherlands take on Argentina in the second semifinal of World Cup 2014.
He also added that two players declined to take the first penalty, which forced Ron Vlaar to take the responsibility.
There's too much at stake for either team to push forward relentlessly, meaning that the game in Sao Paulo is about much more than its star strikers.
Here are four key battles in the World Cup semi-final between Netherlands and Argentina at the Corinthians arena on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi has scored four of Argentina's eight goals, while Dutch forwards Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie have each notched three.
Brazil should have zipped their emotions in their kit-bags and walked out as Brazil — not as a Brazil clinging onto Neymar's identity.
The Germans will face either Argentina or the Netherlands in Sunday's final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.