Neymar sniper celebration for Brazil could mean Fifa sanctions

Brazil 3 - 0 Paraguay

Neymar sniper celebration for Brazil could mean Fifa sanctions

Neymar sniper celebration for Brazil could mean Fifa sanctions

The Barcelona superstar scored the second of Brazil's three goals against Paraguay and chose to celebrate with a gun-toting pose which may land him in trouble.

Following his goal against Paraguay in Brazil's 3-0 World Cup qualifiying win, Barcelona star Neymar chose to celebrate by taking the corner flag out of the ground, kneeling down and using the pole to simulate shooting a gun.

Sniper Cavani punished, Neymar not

The Brazilian, who many claim is one of the hottest properties around this year, scored the second of his side's three goals and as yet we are not clear what the reason for his celebration was. What we do know is that Edison Cavani did a similar act and was booked for it - which was followed by another yellow for protesting about it - while playing for PSG against Lens.

Edison Cavani was booked for this non-corner flag shooting celebration.

Edison Cavani was booked for this non-corner flag shooting celebration.

Some people have suggested that Neymar should have at least seen a yellow card for removing the corner flag (which is covered in refereeing advice on the laws of the game) or under the Fifa guidance of "unnecessary and excessive display of celebration".

Fifa response unknown after Messi ban

For many, it was a harmless and fun way to enjoy the moment and something that should be encouraged but we await to see if any action will be taken for his celebration which would mar a fantastic night for the country that was first to book its place in World Cup 2018. But after seeing the post-match reaction to Messi, it is difficult to predict what Fifa will do.

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