Neymar Stopped Watching Brazil vs. Germany After 7th Goal, Played Poker Instead

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 10, 2014

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Brazil forward Neymar, who missed the 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany after picking up an injury, gave up on watching the game after Germany scored their seventh goal, according to reports in Spain and Portugal.

According to the reports, Neymar watched the game with his family at home, but as the goals rained in and Brazil's dream died, he switched it off at 7-0.

In a quote taken from Marca (Spanish), he said: "Ya no quiero ver esta mierda! Vamos a jugar poker"—which translates roughly to "I don't want to watch this s--t! Let's go and play poker."

That meant he missed the goal scored by Oscar, although it would have been scant consolation.

The report also goes on to add that his mother cried as Brazil suffered the humbling defeat, but neither Neymar nor his father did, because they could not believe what they were seeing.

Earlier in the day, the Barcelona forward had sent out a message of support to the rest of the team, seemingly confident that in his absence they would go on to win the tournament without him: 

Neymar's pre-game rallying cry to #bra #bravsger

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 8, 2014

His absence seemed to linger over the game, with Brazil wearing caps in his honour in the build-up and David Luiz even holding up his shirt during the national anthem.

But after the devastating defeat, Brazil now face a period of reflection and rebuilding after their World Cup dream came to such a brutal end.

[Juca Kfouri, UOL Esporte, Portuguese, h/t Marca]