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Neymar confronts referee in angry exchange during Brazil win over Colombia


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During Selecao’s 2022 World Cup qualification triumph, the Selecao star was fortunate to escape the penalty for the incident.

During the first half of Brazil’s 1-0 triumph against Colombia on Thursday, Neymar seemed to push referee Roberto Tobar, clinching the nation’s 2022 World Cup qualifying.
In the opening exchanges, the Selecao star was frustrated by the visitors’ robust style, with challenges landing him on the ground many times.
Neymar went on to score an assist in the victory, which extended Brazil’s undefeated run in CONMEBOL qualification.

How did it happen?
In the 9th minute, Neymar confronted Tobar and looked to make furious contact with the official.
He was not booked for the ninth-minute altercation with Tobar, but he did receive a yellow card for dissent later on.
Later in the game, as Brazil battled for the lead, the striker came close to scoring, but his final contribution came as the provider for Lucas Paqueta’s game-winning goal.

Brazil has officially qualified for the 2022 World Cup after this victory.

Contributions by Neymar in the World Cup Qualification
With his second-half assist on Thursday, the attacker added to his stellar World Cup qualification record.
He has seven assists and seven goals for Brazil in their 12 appearances.


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