Ex-midfielder of the Russian national football team Alexander Mostovoy said that the loss of concentration led to the defeat of Brazil by Croatia in the quarterfinals of the World Cup (1:1, pen. 2:4).
"When Neymar scored, it seemed to the Brazilians that the game was over," Sport-Express quoted him as saying.
Mostovoy is not surprised by the successful performance of the Croats, although he did not expect their victory over the Brazilians.
"When the Croats didn't play well in the first match, I immediately said that we had to wait," he said.