Neymar was being defended by many in Brazil, especially because he has been playing well and is helping the team succeed at the World Cup, but he continued to be loudly criticized internationally for his antics.
With Belgium looking to be heading home, Jan Vertonghen - the defender whose error had led to Japan's opener - made amends with a goal to put Belgium back in the game before Marouane Fellaini's powerful header brought them to 2-2. There is no doubting his ability, we saw a backheel, a finish and setting up of the second goal but it is pathetic when he is rolling around pretending to be in agony. "You have to do something and find a way and boy did he do it".
"No negative things, believe me", he said. "That's a bad example for a kid, for my son, for those who are going to watch this and think that it's good to take advantage of others".
"This is the most staggering World Cup ever", said former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton. "Is this the sign of a champion, a comeback like that?"
However, with his side trailing 2-0 and seemingly crashing out of the World Cup in a huge shock, Martinez reacted just in time to save Belgium's chances of lifting the World Cup for the first time.
Brazil and Belgium are ranked two and three in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings - behind only Germany.
Neymar leads Brazil into seventh straight quarterfinal
Brazil's match victor Neymar clearly thinks Mexico players "talked too much" before their round of 16 defeat on Monday afternoon. World Cup action continues today as England take on Colombia for a place in the quarter-finals against Sweden or Switzerland.
In the first 45 minutes against Mexico, Brazil again struggled to get the ball to their best players on a regular basis, due partly to a pragmatic midfield of Casemiro and Paulinho.
"People are focusing on Neymar, but if it was only Neymar, I'd be happy, but it's not only Neymar", Mourinho said on Russia Today after England's win.
"The results for Neymar with the national team are incredible and he's still not at his best", Ronaldo said.
The victor of the tie will face either France or Uruguay in St Petersburg on July 10. The Brazilian was on fire last night and caught a lot of eyes with his performance and his look, as he changed his hairstyle for the third time this World Cup.
Even that goal conceded against Switzerland in their opening game was a controversial one as Miranda was pushed by Steven Zuber but VAR didn't intervene much to the chagrin of the Brazilian football federation, who launched an official complaint to FIFA.