Spanish press trying to destabilise Neymar, says Luiz Felipe Scolari

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari feels that stories about Neymar diving to get penalties and the controversy over his transfer from Santos to Barcelona were aimed to put him off his game ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

updated: April 08, 2014 08:38 IST
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Lisbon: The Spanish press are orchestrating a campaign to try and destabilise Barcelona's Brazilian star Neymar ahead of this year's World Cup finals Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari claimed on Monday.

Scolari told a press conference in Lisbon that stories about 22-year-old Neymar's diving to obtain penalties and controversy over his transfer last summer from Santos were all aimed at putting him off his game as Brazil prepared to host the global football showpiece in June.

"Neymar's case is really simple, only those who close their eyes can't see it clearly for what it is," said Scolari, who guided Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title.

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