Sports Van Basten urges Neymar to cut out theatrics

17:58  12 july  2018
17:58  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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DUTCH legend Marco van Basten has slammed Neymar for his dive antics. Neymar 's theatrics did not go unnoticed during the World Cup. Before the Samba stars crashed out of the tournament to Belgium, Neymar had spent an incredible 14 minutes on the floor.

Marco van Basten urges Neymar to cut out theatrics .

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MOSCOW - FIFA's technical director Marco van Basten says Neymar needs to cut down on theatrics after the Brazil star became a butt of jokes worldwide.

Van Basten says diving and simulating injury is "not a good attitude" and works against Neymar and his team.

The Netherlands great suggests "if you are acting too much I think everybody will understand that it's not going to help you. I think he personally should understand his situation."

Neymar was calculated to have spent almost 14 minutes on the turf injured or simulating injury during Brazil's five World Cup games, sometimes dramatically rolling over on the ground before coming to a stop.

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Mexico captain Andres Guardado has warned the referee of his nation's World Cup clash with Brazil to watch out for Neymar 's theatrical behaviour.The two nati Neymar has drawn criticism in Russia for his theatrics inside the box, most notably against Costa Rica when he had a penalty overturned

It started a trend in online videos of youth soccer teams practicing faking injury when their coach called out Neymar's name.

Van Basten was asked about Neymar at a FIFA briefing analyzing tactics and technical skills at the World Cup.

He says Neymar "makes people laugh so also I think that's a positive thing. It's always nice if we have some humour in the game."

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