After a shaky start to their World Cup 2018 campaign, Brazil have recovered impressively as they registered convincing 2-0 win over Mexico to cruise into the quarter-finals.Their impressive run, however, has been overshadowed by the debate over Neymar’s play acting.And now a Swiss TV station has come up with the minutes the forward has spent down on the ground. According to RT Sport, the PSG striker has 14 minutes on the deck throughout the World Cup.According to the report, Neymar was down for five minutes and 29 seconds total in the match against Mexcio. The biggest interruption in the match came in the 72nd minute when he writhed about after Mexican Miguel Layun appeared to step on his ankle.The incident was clearly meant to wind Neymar up, and Layun was lucky to escape punishment.But he didn’t look to have put pressure on Neymar’s leg, and the player’s delayed and exaggerated response was the subject of heated debate, especially coming after similarly petulant displays in earlier matches.Even fans who appreciate Neymar’s unquestionable brilliance have been turned off by the antics of a player who too often comes across as spoilt and immature.Neymar has the lowest pain threshold of any player in World Cups since Opta stats began.Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 2, 2018pic.twitter.com/s3J9Fc62R1Imara 5 (@Ferrari_SEB5) July 5, 2018Im sure he can triple that amount in the remaining games. What a blight on the record of an otherwise talented player.Robert E Baillie (@RobertEBaillie2) July 5, 2018All sorted !! pic.twitter.com/1cdCMazBemadvertisementPaul Darley (@13darlo) July 5, 2018After he dived in a bid to win a penalty against Costa Rica in Brazil’s second match, Tostao, a striker in the legendary 1970 World Cup-winning side, encouraged coach Tite to have a heart-to-heart with the player and “demand that he stop with the fits, the complaining, the arguing and the faking.”The opprobrium heaped on the 26-year old has prompted a counter-reaction from fans, who, with some justification, believe Neymar is more sinned against than sinner.You should be protecting him instead of criticizing him, he’s the most fouled…GHEORGHE NAVIT (@navit1) July 5, 2018Such a haters hahahaha….Neymar is freaking awesomeDaniela Rocha (@danibignati) July 5, 2018He has been fouled 23 times so far in the tournament, more than Uruguayan duo Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani combined.Meanwhile, Brazil coach Tite has defended his player over the criticism.”I’ve already talked about Neymar and I’ve been very specific about what happened,” Tite said. “You should look at the videos. All you have to do is look at the images.””What makes me happy is to have him playing at his best. It’s not just with the ball, it’s not just dribbling. There are actions, there are transitions, defensive transitions and if you look, you see how much he has contributed.”The former Barcelona player will be back on the pitch on Friday as Brazil will take on Belgium in the quarter-finals.
People Email Address Kindred Group has completed its move to new state-of-the-art premises in Stockholm, where the operator expects to hire 250 new employees to consolidate expansion “in the coming years”.The move to the AMF Real Estate in Urban Espace facility (pictured) in the Swedish capital has more than doubled the workspace for Kindred’s 350 employees in the city, from 3,000 to 7,000 square metres. Kindred will take up two floors in the building, with other tenants in the tech cluster including Microsoft, EQT and Netlight.The operator, which has around 1,500 staff members worldwide, anticipates significant growth after having posted a 20.8% year-on-year increase in revenue to £907.6m (€1bn/$1.2bn) in 2018.Kindred, which is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap exchange, also went live in the newly regulated Swedish market at the start of the year, expanding on its links to the country.“It is very exciting to finally move into new premises in the middle of Stockholm where we can continue to grow at a fast pace,” Kindred chief executive Henrik Tjärnström said.“Since the birth of Kindred more than 20 years ago, it has been important for us to create a work environment that reflects our culture and our values.“We are in an expansive phase right now and the new premises will allow us to grow rapidly. Several hundred new employees will be recruited to the Stockholm office in order for Kindred to secure its position as a digital gambling company at the forefront of technology development and sustainability.”In other news, Kindred-owned Unibet has been unveiled as the official betting partner of the Qatar Goodwood horseracing festival – commonly known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’ – in the UK county of Sussex.Unibet has sealed a three-year deal, running through to 2021, with the agreement encompassing exclusive naming rights for the feature races across the week, including the Stewards’ Cup, Golden Mile and Nursery Stakes.The 2019 festival will take place from July 30 to August 3. 10th April 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Topics: People Kindred Group has completed its move to new state-of-the-art premises in Stockholm, where the operator expects to hire 250 new employees to consolidate expansion “in the coming years”. Kindred to increase Stockholm workforce following relocation Tags: Online Gambling