Neymar celebrates at the end of the group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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As Brazil forward Neymar broke down and wept uncontrollably on the pitch at the end of his team's hard-fought 2-0 win over Costa Rica Friday, it was hard not to be moved by his reaction.After publicly remonstrating with coach Dorival Junior, who refused to allow him to take a penalty in a Brazilian championship match, Neymar was dropped from the team.However, with World Cup officials less likely to indulge Neymar, there is a risk that he could become his own worst enemy.Brazil's previous two World Cup coaches, Dunga and Luiz Felipe Scolari, had a tendency to lead and encourage protests against referees but the current incumbent Tite is a much calmer presence and it is surprising he has not tried to curb Neymar's excesses.
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