DeAndre Yedlin's comment to referee on a Neymar dive was flawless

Neymar named permanent Brazil captain by coach Tite

Neymar was back at it again on Friday night, when Brazil claimed a 2-0 victory over the United States of America in an global friendly.

Neymar is going to get a lot of this.

Yedlin wasn't too impressed by the decision as the Newcastle United defender turned around and asked the Mexican referee, Fernando Guerrero, "Did you see the World Cup?", in an apparent reference to Neymar's propensity for theatrics during the global tournament earlier this summer. The tricky winger set up Brazil's opener with a sensational turn of pace and he nearly teed up Neymar in the second half - his range of passing on show.

Viewers reckoned that Yedlin asked the ref: "Did you watch the World Cup?".

The Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker appeared to have little to do and managed to save a goal at 72 minutes by U.S. midfielder Wil Trapp, what was perhaps the US' best chance in the match.

Having drawn 1-1 with eventual winners France before the World Cup, in their last friendly, the USMNT were hoping to add tp that promising result. Fabinho played a 1-2 with Firmino and cut into the penalty area. Neymar converted a penalty kick in the 44th for his 58th goal in 91 worldwide appearances, third in Brazilian history behind Pelé (77) and Ronaldo (62).

Neymar stutter-stepped in his run-up, Steffen dove to his right and the striker softly kicked the ball in the other way.

Yedlin could feature for his country again when US host Mexico in Tennessee on Tuesday night. The temporary grass field installed over the artificial turf had some brown patches and was immediately removed to prepare for the New York Giants' opener Sunday against Jacksonville.

Paris Saint-Germain star forward Neymar Jr. on Friday had been named as full-time captain by the Brazilian national football team head coach Tite.

Selecao coach Tite made a series of changes after the break, handing Arthur, Lucas Paqueta, Richarlison and Everton their first minutes in a Brazil shirt.



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