Tite takes a tumble celebrating Brazil goal at World Cup

Neymar will be fit to face Costa Rica in Brazil's second Group E match

Neymar will be fit to face Costa Rica in Brazil's second Group E match

"He had a knock, but I think it was the first time in three-and-a-half months he played 90 minutes", said Tite.

Barcelona's Coutinho, who scored with a brilliant strike in the opening game, failed to find his range and Chelsea's Willian, taken off at half-time, was bad on the right.

Many thought they would steamroll Switzerland in their Group E opener, but the European side held out for a 1-1 draw. And after a dramatic outburst late in the 2-0 victory over Costa Rica on Friday, he dropped to his knees and cried when the referee blew the final whistle.

And in the dying seconds, Neymar, only recently recovered from a broken foot, tucked home Juventus midfielder Costa's square ball.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward took to social media in the aftermath of the Group E victory to explain why he put his head in his hands and cried after scoring Brazil's second goal in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time to wrap up his side's first victory of Russian Federation 2018.

"When he (Neymar) draws the foul he is in front of goal", Tite said.

"Not everybody knows what I went through to get here". In the next match against Costa Rica, he complained to the referee frequently about not getting calls in his favour.

For long periods Costa Rica's flat-back five kept Neymar on the periphery, with Johan Venegas and Cristian Gamboa both man-marking him out of the game as Brazil found it hard to carve out chances in the first half. "I told him that (crying) is good".

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The Brazilians are now in pole position at the top of the group with four points, ahead of Switzerland who also have four, on goal difference.

The first was beautifully placed by Philippe Coutinho and the second by Neymar Jr.

Neymar, receiving from Philippe, nearly scored before he took out Keylor Navas amid scramble.

However, those worries will be squashed as he is believed to have been back training and is expected to play against Costa Rica.

"I returned the ball because it was not this ball that was going to win us the game".

Ramirez, whose side lost 1-0 to Serbia in their opening game, said those switches had made the difference.

Costa Rica's only previous World Cup victory against South American opposition came in the 2014 tournament (3-1 vs Uruguay).

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