Brazil's Neymar lies on the ground suffering after a collision during the World Cup Round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, July 2, 2018

WATCH French Football Legend Cantona Mock Neymar Over His World Cup Play-Acting

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Brazil football star Neymar caused outrage on social media after he rolled on the pitch after encountering a rival during his team's 2-0 win over Mexico at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Eurosport has published a video of French football icon Eric Cantona mocking Brazil star Neymar's theatrical performance during the match.

In the video, Cantona puts a yellow suitcase onto a table and calls it Neymar, describing the footballer as "a great player and a great actor."

"If you are hit in the right shoulder, you can't be crying in pain holding your left cheek," said Cantona.

Twitter netizens were quick to react to the footage, with some of them making sarcastic remarks on Neymar.

Earlier this week, Brazil made it to the World Cup's quarterfinals by eliminating Mexico 2-0 in a match that saw Neymar rolling around on the pitch after a Mexican footballer stood on the Brazilian's ankle. Neymar has repeatedly been criticized on social media over his theatrics.


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