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Mexico captain calls out Neymar for embellishment

Moscow, June 30: Mexico captain Andres Guardado has said that FIFA and match referees should be aware of Brazilian star Neymar’s tendency to “exaggerate fouls.”

“We all know Neymar. It’s not up to me or us to judge, but the referees and FIFA,” Guardado said during a press conference on Friday, ahead of Mexico’s round of 16 contest with the five-time World Cup champions.

“Now they have VAR (Video Assistant Referees), they have to watch his style of play and the referee needs to be on top of it because we know he likes to exaggerate fouls, he likes to drop to the floor a lot,” the Real Betis midfielder said. “But I repeat, it is his style of play and those who have to judge and in a way put an end to it are the officials, not us,” Guardado said of the Paris Saint-Germain striker. IANS