Fellaini does what Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar can't

Brazil's Neymar receives treatment from medical staff after sustaining an injury during the match against Mexico at Samarana Arena in Russia

Neymar - the second highest-paid footballer in the world - scored the first goal against the Mexicans, giving the Brazilians the lead.

Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio has slammed Neymar's theatrics during their 2-0 defeat to Brazil on Monday, where the Seleção's poster boy once again hit the headlines for his playacting.

Neymar, 26, reacted strongly to an incident in which Mexcio's Miguel Layun seemed to stand on his ankle. Jan Vertonghen (69), Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui (74) and Nacer Chadli (90+4) all scored goals after being down 0:2 to Japan, all five goals scored in the second half.

"I just have to play, help my teammates, help my team". Neymar then made another bursting run forward, setting up Firmino in the 89th minute to seal the game.

"The delay for one player lasted four minutes, and that is a lesson for even children who play.

It is a game for tough people and not to act like a clown", said Osorio.

They may not have hit their free-flowing stride going forward yet, but Brazil are gaining momentum and have still conceded just once in Russian Federation. Diego Maradona was not acting, Lionel Messi is not acting.

England became the last team to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals after a dramatic penalty shootout as favourites Brazil and fancied France trained their sights on their last-eight opponents.

"In the World Cup you want to be ideal but it's about getting through, it's about winning", Martinez said. But I mean the pain threshold of Neymar is just incredibly low, I must admit.

"There are many ways to see football and interpret it", Ronaldo told reporters.

Mexico threatened at times but their World Cup challenge ended at the first knockout stage for the seventh consecutive tournament.

While his scoring is so often the focus, Neymar also creates goals for his teammates.

Mexico has now lost in the round of 16 at every tournament over the same period of time, extending its wait for the "quinto partido" - or fifth game - for at least another four years.

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