'He insulted me' - Thiago Silva 'saddened' by Neymar outburst

The PSG attacker opened his account at the World Cup against Costa Rica but also clashed with his club-mate, to the defender's chagrin

Thiago Silva admits he was "saddened" by Neymar's outburst at him during Brazil's 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica on Friday.

Neymar had an incident-filled outing, seeing a penalty overturned by a VAR review before scoring the second of his side’s stoppage-time goals after Philippe Coutinho had broken the deadlock.

Following the game, the superstar forward was seen in tears with his head in his hands as his team-mates celebrated a crucial Group E victory in St Petersburg.

Before Coutinho's breakthrough, the 26-year-old had lambasted Silva for returning the ball to Costa Rica in an act of fair play, much to the disappointment of his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate.

"I was saddened by his behaviour," Silva said.

"By the time I returned the ball, he insulted me. But I think I was right, because they were trying to save time.

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

"I am serene about this and I was sad about his behaviour towards me."

Brazil now just need a point from their final group game against Serbia to qualify for the last 16.

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