Brazilian soccer fans let their men's national team know that a 1-0 victory over South Africa in an exhibition match just won't do.
The fans, accustomed to watching a dynamic, attacking style that few nations have been able to match decade after decade, booed their team Friday night and in particular their young star, Neymar, who was roundly jeered when he went to the sideline late in the game for a substitute.
For their part, the players were upset with their fans' harsh critique during a win.
"We all know that we did not put in a great performance, but we still managed to win the game," Neymar said. "I was very disappointed that the fans were booing us. I do not ask the fans to like me, but I ask them to cheer for the national team."
Brazil, which will host the World Cup in 2014, was able to pull out the victory when Hulk scored in the 76th minute.