And while Brazilians at live screenings of the game around the country erupted in joy at the win, there was withering criticism of Neymar for his apparently over-theatrical fall in front of the Costa Rican goal - leading to a penalty being overturned on VAR analysis.
Oh, and Neymar was doing Neymar things.
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"He had a knock, but I think it was the first time in three-and-a-half months he played 90 minutes", said Tite.
The old trim, which he debuted in Brazil's opening match versus Switzerland in Rostov, a surprising 1-1 draw for the Samba Boys, was heavily criticized by Twitter users.
Brazil's final game will be against Serbia on June 27 in Nizhny Novgorod.
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With a win Iceland could put Argentina on the brink of elimination.
Brazil fans attending the game are adamant the change in style will be to their benefit after seeing on of the pre-tournament favorites to lift the trophy in Russian Federation stutter in their Group E opener.
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