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Can Neymar be qualified as a diver ? Is he on level with Manchester United’s Young and Liverpool’s Suarez in-terms of diving. He is young and no doubt a talented player with good quick feet like Messi and Ronaldo, can pick out killer passes when he wants to and surely is destined to reach the levels of some best players across the world someday.
But the Brazilian, has this habit of diving in the penalty box and last night was not his first. His dives against Gremio in the league and in a friendly match against Netherlands were standouts which gives a certain heir to the Pele realm a very bad impression.
Santos and Sao Paulo met in a pre-season friendly last night, which saw Santos winning the match 3-1 against a strong Sao Paulo side. The match was four minutes into the second half when Neymar pulled off a spectacular dive, winning the penalty for his team and converted from the spot kick.
Watch the highlights here:
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And all this just a day before Brazil’s friendly match against England in the Wembley Stadium.