By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After weeks of silence, Brazilian superstar forward Neymar finally spoke to the media on Sunday, July 22nd, regarding Brazil's surprising early exit from the 2018 Russia World Cup and the ensuing global ridicule he received from what many believe were his over-the-top theatrics on the pitch.

"I would not go as far as to say I did not want to play again but I did not want to see a ball or to see any more football played, because I wanted to disconnect a bit from everything," Brazil . . .

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