After Brazil's Neymar took a spectacularly languid fall in the penalty area, social media users wasted no time in pointing out how unconvincing it was.
Coach Tite will come up with his best team on the field and with Neymar in the lead, Brazil have great chances of victory over the Costa Rica team.
"Before then there is a team that has to be strong and not depend on him", Tite said.
At first, referee Bjorn Kuipers gave the spot-kick but the incident was looked at again by VAR and, though Gonzalez did grab at Neymar's jersey as he slipped, the contact appeared minimal prior to the world's most expensive footballer hitting the deck. Instead, it was Philippe Coutinho who got Brazil's campaign off to a flying start with a wonderful long range strike to open the scoring.
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As the minutes ticked toward the end of regulation, Costa Rica, disciplined and organised in a five-man back line, held firm.
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Costa Rica boss Ramirez has also had to play down claims there are divisions in his squad.
"I think I kind of pulled a muscle!"
However, Coutinho insists Neymar remains the key figure in Brazil's pursuit of World Cup glory.
Marcelo's tame shot straight at Navas just before halftime was the first effort on target from either side, while Celso Borges spurned the best chance of the half for Costa Rica when he ran on to Gamboa's cut back but shot wide.
Costa Rica shocked England, Italy and Uruguay to reach the quarter-finals four years ago, but are even more in need of the points after losing 1-0 to Serbia in their opening game.
Brazil coach Tite announced his team the day before the game, with injured right back Danilo replaced by Fagner.
Neymar is known for his creative body art and has inspired fans to copy some of his designs, but this idea seemed to fall flat with his following.