Neymar helped Brazil nab an extremely important group stage victory over Costa Rica.
And after the game, the global superstar was seen in floods of tears, leaving people perplexed. But now we know why.
Brazil ran out 2-0 winners over their South American rivals thanks to goals from Philippe Coutinho and Paris Saint-Germain attacker.
It’s a better start than their initial World Cup game: a 1-1 draw with Switzerland isn’t’ ideal for the five-time winners of the competition.
So the win over Costa Rica is a welcome return to form, even if it took a while for them to get there, Neymar becoming visibly frustrated with his side’s inability to get a goal for a majority of the game.
And it clearly meant lots to Neymar, who cried on the pitch after the match.
Now the star has taken to social media to explain just why he ended up in floods of tears.
He wrote: “Not everyone knows what I’ve come through to get here.
“The cry is joy, overcoming. In my life things have never been easy, would not be now right! The dream continues, not dream, OBJECTIVE! Congratulations on the match.”