Late in the second half, at the 71st minute, Neymar would give the Brazilians the go-ahead goal on a penalty kick.
The penalty got quite a bit of scrutiny, as it seemed like a terrible call. Brazil’s striker, Fred, took a dive in the penalty area—much in the fashion of Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson—after Croatian center back Dejan Lovren barely touched him. The resulting penalty kick, shot by Neymar, gave the home team the lead.
— Ronny Turiaf (@Ronny_Turiaf) June 12, 2014
Soccer players need to start being fined for flopping haha — Festus Ezeli (@fezzyfel) June 12, 2014
This is a crazy game — Darius Miller (@uknum1) June 12, 2014
Wow — Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) June 12, 2014
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) June 12, 2014