By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a disappointing 2018 World Cup in which he has become globally ridiculed for his theatrical dives and flamboyant rolls, Brazilian star forward Neymar has seen his commercial player value drop eleven percent, from US$229.7 (€197.3) million to US$204.2 (€175.4) million, reported Brazilian sports-consultancy group, Pluri Consultoria.
"Neymar entered the World Cup surrounded by global expectations from the biggest transfer in the history of the soccer world (€222 million)," said Pluri Director, economist Fernando Ferreira. "[Neymar] was often appointed as the natural successor to . . .