And while it was understandably a bad night for the losing team, it was worse for Neymar da Silva Santos Jr., who got sent off after an altercation with Colombia’s Jeison Murillo and Carlos Bacca.
The Barcelona forward, currently one of the best players in the world, who already picked up a second yellow card of the tournament, was handed a red one after he exchanged words with Murillo – the only goal-scorer of the match – and head-butted him.
Neymar was going to miss the next crucial match with Venezuela but his second mistake may cost him a lengthier ban.
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This isn’t the only bad news involving the Brazilian soccer star though. Neymar has been named in a fraud lawsuit linked to his Barca transfer.
“A Spanish judge has accepted a legal complaint filed by Brazilian investment fund DIS that alleges it was the victim of a fraud perpetrated in Barcelona's signing of forward Neymar from Santos,” Reuters reports.
“DIS, which owned 40 percent of Neymar's rights when he was at Santos, alleges it was paid less than half the cash it was entitled to when the player agreed to join the Spanish and European champions in 2013.”