Confederations Cup: Uruguay captain accuses Neymar of fooling referees

Lugano had a clear message for Enrique Osses, who will referee the match in the Mineirao Stadium. "Neymar can feign a foul so we must be watchful that nobody is fooled by his ability," the Paris Saint-Germain defender said.

updated: June 26, 2013 10:18 IST
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil: On the eve of their Confederations Cup semifinal meeting, Uruguay captain Diego Lugano on Tuesday accused Brazil star Neymar of fooling referees during the Confederations Cup by pretending to be fouled.

In three group-stage matches, Neymar won 18 free kicks and committed 13 fouls as Brazil advanced with three victories.

"I am worried about the fouls of Neymar," Lugano said through a translator. "At this Confederations Cup it's not just a case of someone being very apt at pretending to be fouled — Neymar is very lightweight. He can drop to the ground and fool the referees, and the rivals.

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