For the second time since the America Cup, Neymar He was ironic about the turf of the fields, whose condition has been the subject of criticism from other players and coaches during the tournament.

“Where will the team’s next match be?” The Brazilian star asked on Instagram through a text along with a couple of photographs. The first shows a desolate dirt court, while the second shows the stadium Wembley from London, with impeccable grass.

The next Canarinha match is scheduled to take place in the Nilton Santos Stadium from Rio de Janeiro, on a field to which the own Neymar had dedicated another sarcastic message on social networks more than a week ago.

“Celebrating yesterday’s goal on the ‘beautiful’ grass of the engineering. Please fix the field, “he wrote Neymar next to a photo of him on June 17, the day after he Brazil beat 4-0 to Peru.

The engineering is the other name by which the Nilton Santos, where three days before the members of the Argentine team were not very satisfied with the terrain after a draw against Chile. Both the star Lionel Messi like the Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni they complained about the conditions of the lawn.

The new critique of Neymar the state of the pasture comes after a weekend in which the Brazilian press published versions that the national team Verdeamarela he had sought to have his quarterfinal match scheduled for Friday move from Nilton Santos to another stadium.

It is unknown if there was a formal request for that move and what was the response of the CONMEBOL and the tournament organizers.

On Thursday, after the 2-1 victory over Colombia in the Nilton Santos, Brazilian coach Tite said the pitch was “inadmissible.” The next day, the CONMEBOL fined him $ 5,000 for criticizing the organization of the tournament, carried out in a hurry after Colombia Y Argentina they were discarded as co-hosts.


The Nilton Santos was used for athletics competitions at the 2016 Olympics and is regularly employed by the club Botafogo, who is currently playing in the second division. It must still host three games of the America Cup, this Monday, when Uruguay Y Paraguay closed the activity of the Group A, as well as the aforementioned duel of Brazil in the quarterfinals and a commitment to the semifinals.

The final will also take place in Rio de Janeiro, but in the Maracana. Just on Saturday, the CONMEBOL informed that he is replacing the grass of that enclosure, and he trusted that he is ready for the game for the title, scheduled for July 10.


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