Neymar of Brazil plays with the lovely abandon of a boy in a park and then behaves like a child. He is a delicate talent who is turning himself into a planetary punchline, a back-heeling brilliant brat with a pickpocket's elusiveness who, by the way, should fire his hairdresser. On the ground is where he does his best work and where he also lies.
The Brazilian is as slender as a sapling and clearly as sturdy. Against Costa Rica he dived in search of a penalty and against Serbia he rolled repeatedly on the turf and into meme history.