One of the greatest contemporary Brazilian footballer Neymar, it drawing great criticism for falling to the ground on the slightest touch and mimicking an injury.
Osorio, the Mexico coach, said: “I think it’s a shame for football. We wasted a lot of time because of one player. We stopped too often. I think this is a very negative example for the world of football and all the children who are following this game. This is a strong sport, a man’s sport and I think there shouldn’t be so much acting.”
These kids have created a viral video mimicking Neymar's behaviour
Neymar has attracted a lot of negative attention during this World Cup. Social media fans mocked his overdramatic reactions which had him flopping on the ground after a minor foul by a Mexican player.
It was revealed he had spent almost 14 minutes on the ground in the 2018 Russia World cup.
Kids enjoying themselves at The Neymar School of Excellence...pic.twitter.com/ieVljLgNUO— Football Mumble (@football_mumble) July 6, 2018