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VIDEO & GIFS: Neymar’s dive against Uruguay is ridiculed

Neymar, whose dive against Uruguay in the Confederations Cup semi-final was ridiculed
Neymar… Dived (Image: Christopher Johnson from Tokyo, Japan)

Neymar’s dive against Uruguay while he was playing for Brazil in the first semi-final of the Confederations Cup has been criticised for being acrobatic and a tad over-the-top.

The Brazilian forward’s antics have inspired creative videos and GIFs trying to explain the possible reasons behind it.

From Street Fighter to garden rakes, they’ve got it all.

First let’s take a look at Neymar’s dive against Uruguay at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil:

Neymar's dive against Uruguay while playing for Brazil in the Confederations Cup semi-final 2013

Now see Neymar get hit by an uppercut from Ken, cult hero of the vintage video game Street Fighter:

Neymar gets hit by Ken from Street Fighter against Uruguay while playing for Brazil in the Confederations Cup semi-final 2013

Next, it’s Neymar getting hit in the face by a garden rake:

Neymar gets hit by a garden rake against Uruguay while playing for Brazil in the Confederations Cup semi-final 2013

Finally, let’s watch the full Street Fighter 2 sequence, contributed by the Daily Mirror:

GIFs spotted on 101GG

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