- Brazil manager Tite has accused Tunisia of attempting to injure star player Neymar and force him to miss the World Cup
- Neymar was persistently fouled by the North Africans, a situation which resulted in Dylan Bronn getting sent off for a cynical foul on the PSG star
- The Selecao emphatically thumped the Tunisians 5-1 in a match overshadowed by a racist incident
Brazil national football team coach Tite has accused Tunisia of trying to kick Neymar out of the upcoming World Cup.
During their friendly match in Paris, France, Neymar was on the end of constant fouling from Tunisian players.
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Brazil and Tunisian played a feisty friendly match at Parc des Princes last night, and persistent fouling made Brazil's boss Tite believe that the North Africans were trying to take Neymar out of the World Cup, according to The Sun.
The Brazilians comfortably won the match 5-1, but the incessant fouling from the Carthage Eagles angered Tite, who felt the match was way too competitive.
Tite accuses Tunisia of intentionally fouling Neymar
Tite said Tunisian fans in the stadium spurred the opponents to make rash fouls, which concerned him.
"On the pitch, we knew it would be competitive and loyal, but I didn't imagine an action like the one that happened with Neymar, which was to take a player out of the World Cup."
With Brazil 4-1 up after 41 minutes, a cynical foul from Salernitana player Dylan Bronn brought Neymar down, and the referee promptly sent him off.
Neymar was surprised by the brute force the North Africans brought to a friendly match. The PSG star scored a penalty in the match.
"They had a great party, but they exaggerated a little on the force."
Shame as Richarlison gets a banana thrown at him while celebrating a goal for Brazil against Tunisia
A brace from Raphinha and a goal each from Richarlison and Pedro saw Brazil easily beat the Tunisians.
Richarlison targeted with racist attack
Sports Brief earlier reported on Neymar's international teammate Richarlison being targeted with a banana in a racist attack after he scored his goal.
Brazil's players, alongside Richarlison, were celebrating their second goal when objects were thrown at them, one of which was clearly a banana.
Football personalities and fans have condemned the incidents and called for firm and severe consequences for the perpetrator.