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Watch: Neymar Stops Brilliant Move With Dive, VAR Overturns His Penalty

Watch: Neymar Stops Brilliant Move With Dive, VAR Overturns His Penalty
By Eoin Lyons Updated

Brazil struggled to break down a resilient Costa Rica side in their second match of Group E today, with some histrionics by Neymar the main talking point of the match.

In the 78th minute a brilliant Brazil attack was ended when Neymar got the ball in the box, turned inside and tried to make an absolute meal out of a stray hand from Costa Rica defender Oscar Duarte.

Referee Bjorn Kiupers initially seemed to signal for a spot kick, then went to VAR and upon reflection, disallowed the penalty.

Take a look:

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Neymar went on to see yellow for dissent after thumping the ball agains the ground with his fist, but the Selecao would eventually overcome their frustration with Philipe Coutinho making the breakthrough in added time, slotting the ball betweeen Keylor Navas' legs after a poor touch by Gabriel Jesus:

Neymar would add some gloss to the scoreline in the last minute of the game tapping home from a Douglas Costa cutback:

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