Historic Neymar goal celebrated despite Brazil exit – Friday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from December 9.


Neymar claimed a share of Brazil history despite his team’s World Cup elimination.

But Rio Ferdinand asked why Neymar did not take a penalty in the shoot-out against Croatia.

Netherlands v Argentina – a fixture steeped in history.

Bacary Sagna made a bold prediction.

History repeated for Gary Lineker.

Everton were back at it.

Alex Greenwood was ready for the Manchester derby.


The Barmy Army have been enjoying the day’s action in Pakistan.

And appreciated Ben Duckett’s sweeping.

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell was also engaged in the contest.


Two sporting heavyweights.


Nathan Aspinall showed his skills on the oche.