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Every Brazil player rushed to defend Neymar after he was clattered by Tunisia player, sparked brawl

Nasir Jabbar

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Every Brazil player rushed to defend Neymar after he was clattered by Tunisia player, sparked brawl

Almost every Brazil player rushed to defend Neymar after he was clattered by a Tunisia player during their friendly clash.

Brazil secured a big 5-1 win over Tunisia on Tuesday in their final match before the 2022 World Cup.

Neymar was as influential as ever, scoring his side's third goal from the spot - despite having a laser pointed in his face.

Tunisia couldn't contain the Paris Saint-Germain superstar and resorted to foul play, with Dylan Bronn smashing into him in the first-half.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

But the decision to clash with Neymar didn't do down well with the rest of the Brazil team as they rushed over to the scene of the tackle to defend their talisman.

A mini brawl ensued as Bronn was subsequently red carded for his tackle on Neymar.

Tunisia's rough tactics didn't sit well with Brazil head coach Tite either as he claimed they tried to rule Neymar out of the World Cup.

"The game on the pitch - we knew he would be competitive, loyal, but I didn’t imagine the move that happened to Neymar.

"It’s a move to get players out of the World Cup," he said.

"The competitive spirit doesn’t allow you to play a friendly that doesn’t have an emotional clash, so we wanted to prepare and we went to risk it, yes. But that’s what we decided to do."

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Neymar's goal against Tunisia moves him to 75 international goals, just two behind leading Brazil scorer Pele who has 77 international goals, according to FIFA.

Featured Image Credit: via Twitter

Topics: Neymar, Football, Brazil

Nasir Jabbar
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