Team Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado has called on referees to closely examine the actions of Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar, who will be playing for Brazil in an upcoming match between the two countries, the news outlet Goal reported. Guardado explained that Neymar tends to "exaggerate fouls" and "throw himself to the ground."
"We all know who Neymar is, but it isn't up to me to judge him, but the referees and FIFA," he said.
The Mexican player urged referees to actively use the VAR (video assistant referee) system to determine whether a foul on Neymar has actually taken place.
Neymar has come under criticism for his behavior during matches, with the latest such episode occurring after the match between Brazil and Costa Rica, when football fans scolded him for first allegedly shouting at a referee "don't touch me!" and then approaching him in the tunnel at half-time to argue about his calls.