"In this World Cup, he helped us so much, scoring four goals". Neymar's theatrics distracted from Brazil's 2-0 win over Mexico that took the five-time champion into the quarterfinals. "I'll support him as a friend and teammate so that he gets his head back up as soon as possible".
So before you lock in your 2018 World Cup bracket on FIFA's official site or anywhere else, you need to see what European football expert David Sumpter has to say.
Germany's Joachim Low set for talks about future after World Cup exit
Germany is out of the World Cup , the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage. Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 to top Group E and cruise through to a last-16 meeting with Mexico .
But, speaking on the eve of that second-round clash with France, Sampaoli said: "I remember that point in time but everything I say to my players is personal and I will not divulge what was said. You will see a team which will have a lot of motivation to win". "For me, Neymar this season, he did not show until now he can be the best". He's a shining light for us all, and we have to do our very best to all try to be at his level.
Ronaldo singled out Neymar as a potential victor - noting that he himself won the Federation Internationale de Football Association award after an injury-hit season that peaked with Brazil's World Cup title.
The biggest irony is that this couple had fallen in love when they met in a bar while watching the 2002 World Cup.
President orders flags to half staff for journalist killings
Until 2016, when courts rejected a last round of his many appeals, Ramos pursued his claim that he had been wronged by the paper. A building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper's offices is seen at dawn, June 29, 2018 , in Annapolis, Md .
"I give them maybe one or two years more", he said, "then there will come a change for this award".
Ronaldo is 33, and many have suggested that this may have been his final shot at World Cup glory, though Silva believes he is actually improving with age.
Sweden win scrappy Swiss encounter
The Swiss defender Manuel Akanji stuck out a foot but a deflection took the ball past the wrong-footed goalkeeper. At the other end, Albin Ekdal was even closer, and completely free, when he sidefooted Lustig's cross over.