Previewing Neymar and Brazil's matchup with Costa Rica at the 2018 World Cup | ESPN FC

  • Published on Jun 21, 2018
  • The ESPN FC crew previews Brazil's matchup with Costa Rica at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, in which Neymar & Co. will try to get their first win of the tournament.
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Comments • 59

  • Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin 9 months ago

    Unfortunately, shitty Brazil were winning. Country of crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chai With Khan
    Chai With Khan 9 months ago

    I bet you 100 rupees that Iran is going to win the World Cup

  • jl c
    jl c 9 months ago


  • Brandon Perkins
    Brandon Perkins 9 months ago

    I have to admit this is by far the weakest world cup in the history of world cups.

  • Jeff Darnell
    Jeff Darnell 9 months ago

    I cannot believe Brazil STILL can't score in the Cup. They've come so far downhill, it's sad. They'll get smashed by Spain or Portugal, or any of the REAL alphas.....

  • Jorge Guzman
    Jorge Guzman 9 months ago

    Let's go Costa Rica. Let's go CONCACAF. From a Mexican fan. Dale fuerte CR.

  • Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin 9 months ago

    Costa Rica 2, Brazil 1. Time for Brazil to end scout holidays!

  • Led Zeppelin
    Led Zeppelin 9 months ago

    GAYmar will swim back to Brazil!!

  • Esteban Garita
    Esteban Garita 9 months ago

    Costa Rica has great football, they have potential, what they lack is management, the Costa Rican football federation is corrupt and they put just about anyone as a coach, for some reason they have not learned that former good players do not make good coaches all the time, look at what happened in 2014 when they finally got a real coach, now they put a drunkard as coach, the cycle continues, Pinto pushed those guys to work hard and they perfomed well because of it in 2014, now they perform like crap, probably because the new "coach" has no clue and lets the guys do what they want, you can't aspire to be great when you are not willing to put in an effort, they can't rely on luck, not at this level.
    Simply "wanting" to win is not enough.

  • No Shucking No Jiving
    No Shucking No Jiving 9 months ago

    Pura Vida Lets go CR!

  • water bear
    water bear 9 months ago +1

    Flat neymar earth

  • Archiworks 992
    Archiworks 992 9 months ago +2

    one thing bout south american teams.....they always dont perform when they play european style football....look at brazil 2002 the last time brazil played the samba style...since then all these SA teams just dont do well....

  • MexiKingiCon
    MexiKingiCon 9 months ago +6

    Saudi Arabia taking it all

  • Elmano Locko
    Elmano Locko 9 months ago +2

    This World Cup is full of surprises... Costa Rica could win!!

    • Gustavo Henrique
      Gustavo Henrique 9 months ago

      wrong Brazil 2-0

    • Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin 9 months ago +2

      Costa Rica will win!

    • Elmano Locko
      Elmano Locko 9 months ago +1

      @TheFirstEverBlackPerson - This is the Underdog World Cup... There's no such thing as "Elite Teams" no more!!

    • Alicia les Bleus
      Alicia les Bleus 9 months ago +1

      All is possible... VIVA COSTA RICA !!!

  • TheRdfrota
    TheRdfrota 9 months ago +11

    Lol... These guys have no clue. Tite came out and said Neymar is the embodiment of brazilean football. And he is not going to stop dribbling beacuse of butthurt foreigners

    • Ibrahim Barrientos
      Ibrahim Barrientos 9 months ago

      The First Ever Black Person He wasn’t diving. Fouled 10 times every time he received the ball

    • DreiBBC
      DreiBBC 9 months ago

      The First Ever Black Person hasnt dived and cried once wtf, if u wanna see that watch Portugal....oops.....i mean ronaldo

    • The First Ever Black Person
      The First Ever Black Person 9 months ago +1

      TheRdfrota we want him TO dribble not diving and crying

  • Ronald Donald
    Ronald Donald 9 months ago +5

    Brazil will struggle.

    • John Blessed
      John Blessed 9 months ago

      Ronald Donald lol I think not sir

  • Ronald Donald
    Ronald Donald 9 months ago +2

    The sooner they teach that spoiled brat that he is dispensible he will stop fooling around. Brazil can win without him easily. He destroyed the momentum in the last game. He hurt them.

    • Jonathan Drake
      Jonathan Drake 9 months ago

      Brandon Perkins that’s why Neymar scored and without Neymar they wouldn’t have made history in winning the olympics and coming back 6-1 right oh and other stuff he has done

    • Brandon Perkins
      Brandon Perkins 9 months ago

      you know what I cant disagree with you man. he needs to understand its a time to play around and a time to be serious. he's out there on the pitch and acts like he's God. he's changed a lot after that transfer to PSG, and correct me if I'm from but it seems to me like his ego is getting in the way of his passion and love for the game.

    • Jonathan Drake
      Jonathan Drake 9 months ago

      Ronald Donald yeah no if I remember correctly without Neymar in his last season in Barca the would have never beaten psg Messi would have missed the penalty and would have missed the freekick

  • Marcus De Villiers
    Marcus De Villiers 9 months ago +3

    Brazil is not Brazil right now. But the fact is once they get in a gear that's it. Silva needs to be captain. He is respected and organises the team. Neymar will get back into his playing form and that's gonna be it.

  • bloxxhitz bh
    bloxxhitz bh 9 months ago +7

    This world cup all the power houses playing like shit guess the rest of the world starting to catch up

    • ahrlj24
      ahrlj24 9 months ago

      The First Ever Black Person yea and no one was looking forward to Iceland but now they have re invented a new style in long throws that a lot of teams are starting to use. No one really played sweeper keeper before neuer or at least it wasn't popularized before he did it. Who knows maybe a south asian team can bring their own style and succed.

    • The First Ever Black Person
      The First Ever Black Person 9 months ago

      ahrlj24 im not looking forward to that. I mean imagine sitting through india vs Bolivia lol

    • ahrlj24
      ahrlj24 9 months ago

      bloxxhitz Jr And remember all the hate about 48 teams??? Hahahha

  • Christian
    Christian 9 months ago +14

    Brazil doesn't need Neymar! they didn't miss him when he was gone. they have a bunch of good players that will help them win it

    • Rome1017
      Rome1017 9 months ago +1

      Jeff Darnell why do Spain and Portugal not have anything to prove? All the teams are trying to win the cup..they're all trying to prove they're the best in the world.
      It's been 4 years since the broken squad of the last world cup and Brazil have lost just one game in the last 23, (against Argentina 1-0 in a friendly). They've scored 49 goals and conceded just 11. On the way, beating Germany twice, being the first team to qualify for this world cup and are on a 13 game unbeaten streak.
      What more do they have to "prove" that other teams don't?

    • Jeff Darnell
      Jeff Darnell 9 months ago

      Rome1017 Portugal has absolutely nothing to prove. Neither does Spain. Brazil needs to get out and kick some ass. I'm pulling for them, make no mistake. I just get disgruntled by teams I KNOW....can do better.

    • Rome1017
      Rome1017 9 months ago

      Jeff Darnell
      You're talking about brazil playing poorly. That they wont do well against these "larger" teams...
      Portugal barely scored 1 against Morocco
      Spain got extremely lucky to get 1 vs Iran
      France scraped a goal and a penalty against Australia and got a deflection for an easy tap in against Peru
      Argentina got 1 vs Iceland
      England scraped a 90th minute win against Tunisia
      Germany couldn't even get a lone goal against Mexico
      Have you been watching the same world cup? Because Brazil just won 2-0 vs Costa Rica.
      The same Costa Rica that beat Uruguay, Italy, free with England to knock them out, knocked out Greece and then only lost on penalties to Netherlands.
      You may have forgotten their keeper is Keylor Navas, the same keeper that's won 3 champions league trophies in 3 years

    • Jeff Darnell
      Jeff Darnell 9 months ago

      Christian Brazil can't even score a damned goal!! In 2 separate matches against lower teams!! What are they gonna do against Spain or Portugal???

    • Rome1017
      Rome1017 9 months ago +1

      Jonathan Drake or the 2013 Confederations Cup.

  • Julius C.
    Julius C. 9 months ago +8

    Costa Rica is kinda like Switzerland in the sense that they're very organized. We'll see, I'm not as sure if Brazil is just going to run them over from start to finish. Maybe in the 2nd.

    • Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin 9 months ago

      Costa Rica will defeat this miserable and arrogant Brazil!!

    • Bob Gnarly III
      Bob Gnarly III 9 months ago +1

      Julius C. There a solid team but I think they should win I knew Switzerland was going to be a problem, but it all comes to that Serbia game. Because if Serbia wins.....Brazil might not make it out.